It may be cold now and adding a deck to your home may be the last thing on your mind, but it’s never too early to start planning for spring!

Every year, home trends change and they can be hard to keep up with. However, 2018 is all about simplicity. Outdoor spaces are no exception to the everchanging design trends in home interiors. Let’s look at some upcoming trends for 2018 in decking and outdoor spaces.

Decking Trends for 2018

Minimalism is Everywhere

Less is more in 2018 with minimalist decks being the most popular trend we are seeing headed into the new year. Simple clean lines and less bulk are popular for design and unobstructed views of your natural surroundings are everything.

For the nice view you’ll have, lush yards and gardens are in, taking the focus back to nature rather than a large, cumbersome deck. Metal finishes, such as railings, are in creating a more modern, minimalistic look, as well as lighter wood finishes, such as whitewashed or gray stains.

Old and New

Combining old and new is a trend we’ve been seeing in homes over the last couple of years, but now that trend is being extended to the outdoor living space as well.

Rustic wood combined with sleek metal finishes makes for a nice balanced look. This look can also be achieved by incorporating some rustic, re-purposed furniture into your modern, minimalist deck design. If you are looking for a deck and patio combination, combining old and new in the design of your patio can also extend this look even further.


It is no surprise that composite decking continues to rise in popularity. Composite decking falls right in line with the trend of minimalism because it is easy to maintain and lasts longer than traditional decking materials. Likewise, composite materials have come a long way and are available in a wide variety of styles and finishes, making it possible to achieve that minimalist look or that rustic look you are going for.

Even though it is frigid outside now, dreams of a new deck are not out of the question. We are loving 2018’s deck design trends and deck decorating ideas, and are excited to help you design the deck of your dreams. If you are ready to discuss your future deck, call us at North American Deck and Patio today!

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Our 30+ years of experience and accumulated knowledge sets us apart from our competitors. We have designed and worked on a variety of different landscaping projects each customized to fit the needs of the customer. Our expertise allows us to ensure that you get exactly what you want – and we’ll even back it up with a warranty.

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Anne Arundel County Deck and Patio: Annapolis (21401, 21403, 21409), Arnold (21012), Crofton (21114), Crownsville (21032), Gambrills (21054), Glen Burnie (21060, 21061), Hanover (21076), Jessup (20794), Pasadena (21122), Severn (21144), Severna Park (21146).

Baltimore County Deck and Patio: Arbutus (21227), Catonsville (21228, 21250), Cockeysville (21030, 21031, 21065), Dundalk (21222), Edgemere (21219), Essex (21221), Garrison (21055), Lansdowne (21227), Lochearn (21207), Lutherville (21093), Middle River (21220), Milford Mill (21244), Overlea (21236), Owings Mills (21117), Parkville (21234), Park Heights (21215), Pikesville (21208), Randallstown (21133), Reisterstown (21136), Rosedale (21237), Timonium (21093), Towson (21204), White Marsh (21162), Woodlawn (21207), and more.

Calvert County Deck and Patio: Dunkirk (20754), Chesapeake Beach (20732), North Beach (20714), Prince Frederick (20678), Owings (20736), Solomons (20688).

Howard County Deck and Patio: Clarksville (21029), Columbia (21044), Cooksville (21723), Dorsey (21075), Elkridge (21075), Ellicott City (21043), Fulton (20759), Glenelg (21737), Glenwood (21738), Granite (21163), Hanover (21076), Highland (20777), Jessup (20794), Lisbon (21765), Marriottsville (21104), North Laurel (20723), West Friendship (21794), Woodbine (21797), Woodstock (21163), and more.

Montgomery County Deck and Patio: Olney (20832), Damascus (20872), Laytonsville (20882), Silver Spring (20910), Clarksburg (20871), Gaithersburg (20878), Germantown (20876), Bethesda (20816), Chevy Chase (20815), and more.

Prince George's County Deck and Patio: Bowie (20715, 20716, 20720, 20721), Beltsville (20705), Adelphi (20783), College Park (20740,20742), Greenbelt (25689), Hyattsville (20781, 20782, 20783, 20784), Landover (20785), Laurel (20707, 20723), Springdale (20774), Upper Marlboro (20772, 20774), Woodlawn (21207).

St. Marys County Deck and Patio: Leonardtown (20650), Mechanicsville (20659), Lexington Park (20653), Piney Point (20674), Tall Timbers (20690)

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