Not every deck party needs to happen during the day. With the right deck lighting – think side posts and post caps as well as riser lighting on the stairs for safety – you can create a warm, inviting atmosphere that’s perfect for an adults-only cocktail party or movies and s’mores for the kids.
Weather is rarely an issue with this covered patio that features a comfy seating area in wicker and a large gas grill with range hood. This space projects an upscale look, but with its brick walls and floor, it is low maintenance and durable, providing for many months of outdoor enjoyment.
The pergola's beam construction and dark staining integrates visually with the new beams at the front entrance and perimeter of this renovated country house. Three sets of wood-trimmed French doors line the patio and lead the way to the indoor space.
Who said decks had to be square? Today’s trends favor unique shapes and eye-catching board designs (notice the darker inlay in Tudor Brown that highlights the seating area). The variegated streaking of the boards, Fiberon Horizon composite decking in Ipe, gives the space added drama.
Stones in warm terracotta shades are used from the house exterior and garden walls to the patio and water feature. A round patio surrounds the traditional urn-style water feature, which provides soothing sound ambiance to the space.
An expansive outdoor patio on this transitional beachside home features fully retracting doors that create one space between the interior and exterior. Low chaise longues offer a great spot for reading a good book and enjoying the ocean views, while C-shaped side tables provide a handy spot for a drink.
This poolside sitting area features a brown wicker sofa and table with lime green cushions and bright throw pillows. Neutral Terrazzo tiles a used throughout the patio space, while a red flower wall hanging is positioned against the ocean-like blue stucco home exterior for a lively finishing touch.
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.
A woven sectional sofa offers ample seating in this clean-lined, modern backyard oasis. A pair of ottomans is versatile and serves as both extra seating and serving space. A modern wood deck surrounds the pool and continues the restful, modern lines of the architecture.
The open air pavilion serves as an entertainment hub complete with premium grilling area, central fireplace and comfortable seating. The open fireplace features a textural rock surround that extend up into the wood ceiling. Because the space is covered and protected from the elements, the outdoor dining space is elevated with an elegant set up and large pendant lighting.
We’re all a fan of the deep grain texture that a wood deck offers, but aren’t fans of the maintenance that goes along with it. Good Life composite decking from Fiberon, in the subtle Cabin color, showcases rustic graining against more modern furnishing and clean, white composite railing – but never requires staining or painting.
Now this is outdoor living! Even if you can’t add all these fun features, consider adding a fireplace or installing a roof over the deck. That way, a little rain doesn’t have to limit your outside time. For maximum elegance, choose Horizon composite decking, shown here in exotic Ipe.