Fun Ways to Dress up Your Deck

A deck makeover doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated. With summer in full swing, now’s the time to deck out your deck! These seven easy design ideas will add comfort and function to your outdoor space.

  • Funky Seating –
    Invest in some statement furniture for your deck. An easy way to really make your outdoor space pop is to add an accent chair like a bright red Adirondack. You can purchase such a chair from your local home improvement store for under $200.

    Funky Hanging Seat

  • Comfy Pillows –
    Pile on the pillows to soften and accentuate your sitting area. Choose bright complimentary colours for added interest. You will never want to leave your deck again, once you’ve created a nest full of comfortable pillows! You can easily buy these online for approximately $15 each.

Comfy Pillows

  • Eclectic Vases –
    Another fun and easy way to dress up your deck is by finding some unique containers for your plants. Contrast tall vases with shorter ones, and line areas beside doors or railings with pots in several different styles. A garden center will have lots of options for plant containers, and a typical pot can cost anywhere from $12 to $100.

Eclectic Vases

  • Colourful Accents –
    Fill your deck with colour with accents like summer annuals and painted furniture. Choose a colour theme, and then carry that theme throughout your space by painting a coffee table or dinette and choosing throws and vases in the same colour palette. You can purchase wood paint for under $30 at a home improvement store.

Colourful Accents

  • Natural Screens –
    Add some privacy to your deck with some attractive screens made from natural materials to better camouflage with the environment. This is an especially nice add if you have neighbours right next door and will make your deck feel extra cozy. Wooden small-slat screens or bamboo dividers can be purchased for $100 to $200 at a furniture or home improvement store.

Natural Screens

  • Outdoor Rugs –
    Choose a rug in an interesting pattern or bright colour that complements the theme of your deck. An outdoor rug is an easy way to add warmth to your space and tie in all the different elements of your deck. A rug in a durable material can easily be can be picked up at a store like Ikea for anywhere from $30 to $100.

Outdoor Rugs

  • Hanging Planters –
    Mix it up with some hanging baskets and add some green to your deck while you are at it. A cascading bloom with lush foliage doubles as a way to increase the privacy of your deck, and you can easily rotate seasonal flowers for spring, summer and autumn. You can find hanging planters online for as little as $50.

Hanging Planters

A deck is a place to relax with your friends and family and enjoy the beautiful summer weather. If you are looking to put a deck in this year, or need to refresh your existing deck, get in touch with us here at NeighborScape by calling 613-692-7052 or email

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