As we transition to the beautiful summer season, we can’t help but anticipate all the fun we have planned. The summertime will be full of unforgettable memories and happiness, from trips with friends and family to spontaneous cookouts. Another way to make this upcoming season epic is by sprucing up your outdoor deck.
A deck is a great addition to your backyard. It expands your entertainment space, enhances your home’s look, and improves its value. Here are four budget-friendly ideas to bring your deck to life and beautify your outdoor space.
Live in the shade
Adding an umbrella or covering is the best way to get more use out of your deck. This way, you’re not in the sun all your time outside. Depending on where you live, the summer heat can be brutal, making you feel miserable. Adding a large umbrella around your seating area will provide shade and let you cool down.
Add comfy and stylish furniture
Adding stylish outdoor furniture is the easiest way to bring your deck to life. A deck without furniture or decorations looks empty. Thus, you wouldn’t spend much time out there. Adding a comfy outdoor couch, additional chairs, a table, and a rug is the best way to start your decoration process.
Although you’re on a budget, try to find and put together furniture with high-quality connectors and materials. The quality of your furniture matters since rain, heat, humidity, and other environmental elements can affect the integrity of your furniture.
Surround your deck with plants
Embracing nature and adding more plants around your deck will bring your patio to life. Plants are naturally beautiful and can protect your space from pests and insects. Plants such as basil, lavender, rosemary, lemongrass, and mint keep bugs away. So next time you’re at your local nursery, find plants that complement your space and keep it pest-free.
Spruce up your deck with other features
The ultimate way to spruce up your deck is by adding features such as a deck screen, a curved railing section, a hot tub, or a fire pit. Additional features will expand your entertainment spaces beyond the inside of your home. You can add an outdoor kitchen, TVs, and other features to your deck to keep the party going. If you’re using a deck for relaxation, adding a privacy fence or creative lighting can also make your experience more enjoyable.