Enjoying Summer in Style: Tips for Decorating Your Deck

There’s nothing gloomier than a bare deck in summer. After all, the deck is the perfect place to enjoy the summer sunshine and a fresh breeze. Make the experience even more enjoyable by decorating it a bit. Read on as Exterior Source, a top roofing contractor in the state, shares some tips below.

Make Your Deck Look Cozier

Adding some outdoor wicker furniture and a few throw pillows can make your deck even more inviting. 

We recommend choosing one piece of outdoor furniture that becomes the focal point of your entire deck; a nice, big, comfy couch should do. And to protect your pillows from moisture and stains, spray them with a washable protectant.

Pick a Consistent Color Scheme

Make sure the color scheme complements the deck as well as the exterior of your home, including your roofing system and siding.

Add a Few Potted Plants for Privacy

Add a row of moderately tall evergreen plants behind your couch or on the edge of the deck to create a wall that can give you and your guests more privacy. Vibrant plants are the usual choice in summer; the bright sunlight makes their colors pop even more. If, however, you pick a neutral color scheme, evergreen plants are a better choice.

And if you prefer a bit more greenery on your deck, why not go further and create a mini container garden? Put the pots on rolling stands to make your mini garden portable.

Hang Some Wall Art to Add a Personal Touch

Turn blank and boring spaces on your outer wall into interesting conversation starters by hanging some wall art. It’ll also help your deck feel more personal.

Exterior Source is a home improvement contractor included in last year’s Qualified Remodeler’s Top 500. We have more than two and a half decades’ worth of experience and offer deck installation and roof replacement services. To get a free quote, call us at (804) 275-5323 or (757) 464-2060 or leave us a message on this form.

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