Decks usually come in last place on our home to do list as far as decorating is concerned. But don’t worry, it is easy to add a symphony of color and life to your deck with a few simple tricks.
Pick a color scheme. Don’t be afraid of color, pick two or three colors to work with. Adding colorful pillows and changing out cushions is a simple and cheap way to spice up your current outdoor pieces and living area. Another fun and easy way to add vivacious color and life to your deck is with a rug. Rugs come in a variety of colors. You can also buy a neutral rug and add your own color and pattern with outdoor fabric paint. Just be sure that you purchase a rug made for outside decorating so it does not mold or dry out. Umbrellas are a great way to make a color statement on your deck. Plants offer another simple and inexpensive way to saturate your deck with color. Use plants from your local nursery to jazz up planters and flower boxes. A fun way to add life to your deck is with lighting, colored lights will add color day and night. You can also use outdoor colored lanterns which will deliver great color as well as adding warmth and ambiance. A quick fix for dull and weathered furniture is a fresh coat of paint. You can give new life and personality to your furniture with a fun pop of color. You can also paint or stain your deck to give a great base to your color masterpiece.
With a little planning and work your porch can easily become a colorful and trendy extension of your home. Soon your colorful outdoor oasis will be your favorite “room” in the house!