Create ambiance with candlelight and add interest to a dining area with a nearby wooden planter. Designers with Front Door Communities placed benches next to this rectangular planter to create more space for food and drinks as well as seating.
The deep rich tones and realistic grain patterns of Fiberon ProTect Advantage Chestnut decking mimic today’s popular indoor hardwood looks, extending your living space into the great outdoors. There’s plenty of room on this composite deck to kick back and relax, or host the neighbors near the fire feature.
Angled off the back of the house to make optimum use of the sloped lot, this crisp white deck and patio with fire pit create a two-tier hub for outdoor living. The white hue blends with the home's rear facade so as not to stop the eye.
The “V” pattern of the Fiberon Horizon Ipe boards creates an eye-catching floor design. Using the same composite boards as top rails provides a striking contrast to the white posts and visually connects the space. The wide flat top rail also doubles as table-top dining. Add in the outdoor kitchen, and this deck is sure to impress.
Cozy, transitional style is carried outdoors with this colorful sitting area designed by Brian Patrick Flynn. The deck rail is dressed up by several baskets of flowers, while a bright blue rug adds color and comfort beneath the upholstered sectional.
This transitional curved deck is a stunning architectural feature highlighted by the furniture arrangement. Neutral colors and fabrics coordinate well with the natural outdoor elements. The outdoor area rugs really anchor and define each of these outdoor living spaces.
The woven design of the umber-hued lounge chairs on this cozy deck resembles classic wicker furnishings. A grand live oak, saved during the home's construction, provides a shading canopy over this outdoor sitting area.
Keep the elements in mind when designing for the outdoors. A large awning covers this deck to make the southern-exposed backyard more comfortable during the day, while a tall patinated copper water feature provides a soothing sound to block any outside noises. Plantings are layered to blend into the slope, allowing the property to feel larger.
Inspired by the laid-back Southern lifestyle, the back deck of the HGTV Smart Home 2014 in Nashville, Tenn., provides enough space to entertain and enjoy sunsets. The dining and grill station are visible from the great room and kitchen.
The uniquely designed outdoor sofas fit right in with the natural twisting tree limbs surrounding this California living space. Floating on a curved design, facing sofas give everyone seated access to the contemporary fire pit, providing a connection with the encompassing landscape long after the sun has set.