Just because your deck is small doesn’t it can’t be cozy and attractive. There are plenty of creative ways to decorate your deck that optimize space and create a beautiful, one-of-a-kind aesthetic. Here are five ways to bring a lot of style to a small deck.

How to decorate a small deck

1. Try Multi-Use Small Deck Furniture

There are several furniture options for small decks, but you really should consider multi-purpose furniture. For example, you can add a dining set that doubles as a bench when you aren’t using it. You might try a chair that can recline for tanning or that functions as a dining chair. Multi-use furniture is both stylish and functional.

2. Add a Privacy Screen

If you’re looking for a creative way to add some privacy to your small deck, a privacy screen is a good option. Build a privacy screen using lattice panels to protect your deck from prying eyes while also serving as a work of art. Add some flowers or vines across your lattice screen for added texture and color.

3. Incorporate Built-in Seating

You can maximize space by adding built-in seating around the perimeter of the deck. Having built-in seating eliminates the need for a bulky outdoor sofa or sectional while providing the same amount of seating. It will also free up space in the center of your deck, creating more standing room.

4. Try Designated Zones

Even small decks can feature multiple areas with different purposes. With the right furniture, you don’t need to choose between having a dining area or a conversation area. By strategically placing furniture, you create designated areas within your deck. For example, use an outdoor rug and dining set to create a designated eating area and strategically place lounge chairs elsewhere for a designated relaxation area. 

5. Utilize Color

Colors can easily make your deck feel smaller or larger. Soft tones, such as off-whites, blues, and greens, make the deck feel bigger. Try painting your deck in any of these colors, or buy furniture in these colors. You can also add pops of color around your deck for an aesthetically pleasing contrast.

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