An awning is a great way to add shade to this outdoor space. Install one that is retractable or simply use the umbrella so you can still enjoy the sun when it’s desired, or you can add a permanent awning so you always have a comfortable space to entertain friends, relax after a long day, or spend time with family.
While you’re outside on the deck, you need somewhere comfortable to sit. Look online for deck furniture sets at places like Modern Home 2 Go that include things chairs, a small table, or a swing. Wicker furniture is easy to keep clean and works well outdoors since it can be cared for easily. You can often find various colors of wicker along with pillows and cushions that are in numerous colors and patterns. A glider swing is ideal for summer when you can enjoy a nice breeze while outside.
A Bar Area
If you like to entertain, consider adding a bar area to the deck. Once the bar is installed, add your favorite drinks and mixes on shelves along with barstools or a small table. Use lighting that creates a relaxing atmosphere. Blue or white lights create a dazzling environment, while still providing a calming sensation for the outdoor experience.
When you think about a deck, you probably think about a simple porch attached to a side of the home. Luckily, you can make it so much more. Create an area where you want to spend time. Add furniture so you can relax, or make a space where you can entertain friends and family in the evening. If you upkeep and organize throughout the year, this can be a gathering place for the long term.