Some good backyard deck design ideas are: creating a semi-enclosed space for all-season entertaining, building an urban oasis, setting up a bar or fireplace for hosting parties, and making a deck into an at-home retreat with a tub and lounge furniture. When choosing deck designs, people consider several factors, such as space, budget and purpose. Decks used for hosting events and entertaining focus on furniture and entertaining accessories, while those used for privacy have plants, pillows and other serene features, notes Sunset magazine.
When it comes to designing decks, people can make them family-friendly, cater to guests, or even serve as children's play areas, reports Sunset magazine. With simple wood or stain-proof floors and lightweight glass doors, people create decks accessorized with a wicker chair or lounge chair for the adults, and keep several children's toys on the deck to serve practical and decorative functions.
Some people choose exotic themes, like Bali or tropical destinations, to design their decks. For privacy seekers, turning a deck into a Bali retreat with large pillows, lush tropical flora and small candles creates an virtual getaway. Placing two lounge chairs on an outdoor deck, along with a large coffee table topped with a bowl of fruit or small fruit-bearing tree, creates a relaxing and exotic atmosphere.
Even people with tight budgets can produce beautiful decks. Placing two simple lounge chairs under an umbrella makes a warm, welcoming space. To finish the look, add a coffee table and several simple decorations, like a small plant or set of nice tumblers and a coffee table book.