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Preparing for spring is a fun and exciting time. Spring represents a regeneration of life with beautiful flowers, color, buzzing bees and clean air. There is nothing better than to have a decorative and functional space to enjoy this lovely time of year. For many of us, that means the deck.

Decorate your deck for spring fun

Decorating your deck for spring with themed basics is a great way to introduce the change in season, and to get prepared to entertain or just relax with your newly updated outdoor space. The best part of this activity is that it makes your deck an extension of your indoor living space. Depending on your climate and home design, many people have found that they include their deck area as an open space as part of their home.

This is a great time to change, replace and design the perfect area to fully enjoy spring. Remember, the deck is part of your home, which means that beauty and fashion should not be excluded. There are outdoor living products available that guarantee long-lasting, weather-resistant materials. You can get free samples from retailers such as BuildDirect for the perfect selection. Here are some ideas for your new spring space:

Decorate your deck as an extension of your home

This is a great time to use vibrant colors that you’ve used to bring your interiors to life, and sample different types of styles. The benefit to this is that you have an exciting space to visit without spending a fortune. Most outdoor products like decking are made of materials that are cost efficient, and durable. This means that a little bit can go along way when working on a budget.

Use matching pieces from inside your home continued onto your deck. Think of traffic patterns, moving past chairs or decorative items. Consider the sun movement when placing a table and chair set in a certain space. This is a good time to think about umbrella placement, or the installation of an awning.

Get ready for outdoor entertaining

Having separate serving pieces for the outside area is a great way to divide the space between indoors and outdoors. This is a great way to express your colorful side. Try using bright prints or solid block colors. Deck design is based on the same philosophical design approaches and labels such as contemporary, traditional and the most common, Feng Shui. The last makes for perfect transition to the space, especially during entertaining. This will also help with perfect placement of your items to optimize the space, and to make the party conducive to the mood that you are striving to create.

Add your personality to your deck

This is key to making the space your own. Add garden art that you feel would enhance the look of your deck. There are concrete sculptures that are just as imaginative as the art you would place inside your home. This adds life to the area, and is one more way for you to express your inner designer, without having to sacrifice the integrity of the overall look.

Decorative and practical materials to consider for outdoor living spaces

Outdoor materials are intended to be weather resistant, but in the case of flatware, dinnerware and serving pieces, that can be more of a challenge. Glass is usually not recommended for this type of setting, so plastic is a viable option. This is not just for the sake of saving money, but for safety as well. There are many types of plastic items that are very attractive, and are available in an endless assortment of themes. The dishes come in sets, so you never have to worry hunting down bits and pieces to make the space look its best.

Cushions are the next decorator item that can make a big punch. Most table and chair sets are designed for cushions so that there is extra padding, or protection from heat if the set is wrought iron. Many companies offer cushions that are the same colors or themes as other decorative items that you can use for your deck. This helps to keep a consistent look in either pattern or color. The materials are intended to be heat- and moisture-resistant, and they keep a fresh and new look with little maintenance.

Deck décor accessories list

It is always nice to have a new beginning with a great space, and why not include common essentials to decorate your deck. This can include:

  • Pots and urns
  • Plants
  • Furniture
  • Umbrellas
  • Dishware
  • Cushions
  • Lounge Chairs
  • Fans
  • Canopies
  • Entertaining accessories like sun teapots, yard art and fountains

Choosing Styles That Best Fit Your Deck

If your deck stain is a dark color, then consider using block colors in bright blues, greens and yellows. The combination of the dark wood and bright colors presents a nice contrast that allows all the elements to be focal points. If the deck is lighter in color, this is a great way to bring in patterns that will complement the wood, while making the pattern pop. Spring is a great way to rejuvenate the area with lots of color, vibrant textures and thoughtful accessories.These items can include fans that work with breezes, or solar fans and canopies. These items are considerate for your guests on warm days. They can also be perfect additions to your theme, as they come in many different colors and patterns.

Including fountains on your deck can provide a calming focal point, as the sound of water creates a very relaxing environment. Couple that with sun teapots, and you have a little haven right outside your door. Imagine sitting in your new space, with pretty spring colors, perfect accessories, visiting with friends and family, while drinking tea and enjoying the fresh air.

Make your deck perfect this spring, and be the envy of everyone you know.

For tips and ideas that are right for you, look to BuildDirect for samples.

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Cate Morgan-Harlow

Cate Morgan-Harlow is an all arounder, writing about how-to, DIY, and design with gusto. She is a shadowy figure with a mysterious past.