Winter Season Guide

Create a Welcoming Deck or Patio Space

Updated April 4, 2019

Creating a Welcoming Deck or Patio Space

Your home’s outdoor area is a great way not to just enjoy nature and relax, but it can also be used to entertain and welcome your guests as well. As a homeowner, you may want to use it to relax, entertain, have a place for your kids, or just increase the overall curb appeal of your home. But how do you make your deck or patio look welcoming so that you can create a great outdoor area that you can surely enjoy? Below are some tips:

For Your Deck

  • Install some shade on your deck area so that you can make it look more inviting. Try installing an umbrella. This way, you can also adjust the shade according to the position of the sun every day and every season as well.
  • Clean your deck from time to time by pressure washing it every season. A clean deck will look appealing to anyone who is about to enter your home. This will also help preserve its wood flooring. You should also get rid of debris regularly, to keep your deck looking well maintained.
  • Improve the overall design or décor. In order to make your deck look more welcoming, you should pay attention to the design. Avoid using hard elements or colors for your outdoor furniture because it won’t appear appealing or warm to your guests. You can put a rug to soften the look of your deck, and perhaps consider putting some garden artwork. You can also add in some throw pillows or curtains.
  • Install some fixtures. For example, you can install some colorful lanterns that can serve both as décor and lighting for your deck area. You may also want to add in a grill or arrange intimate seating areas or tables to make it look more inviting even during nighttime.
  • Install a firepot or firepit. To make your deck look cozy, you can also consider installing a firepot as well. They will also provide an intimate setting.
  • Put in some plants. You can also add some plants on your deck, potted ones are the easiest to put because they are affordable, and they can make your deck look better instantly.

For Your Patio

  • Install and outdoor kitchen. If you didn’t install a grill on your deck, then you can probably put it in your patio instead. An outdoor kitchen can be a great area where you can entertain your guests. You can consider using rustic bricks or tones to make it look relaxing and welcoming for your guests.
  • Choose a theme. Even if you can choose from a lot of types of furniture, it is important to make sure that the design of both your deck and patio blends well with each other. Look at the theme of your interior and exterior area, and try to work around that. Create a welcoming design based on your existing color schemes.
  • Add some outdoor furniture. Outdoor sculptures, fountains, fireplaces or fire pits can add some charm to your patio. A fireplace will have its uses as well. The sound of fountains will also add in a soothing feeling, and it can serve as a focal point or area for your patio as well.