Enjoying your deck is a year-round activity, but the summer is undeniably the most popular time to make the most of it. The weather gets warmer, the sun shines brighter, and many of us will be looking for any excuse to spend time outdoors. When you take the time to decorate your deck, you can easily customize your outdoor living experience and improve your home’s exterior. Before you can start relaxing in style, we’ve got some tips for decorating your deck that address both form and function. Take a look!

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Start Fresh With Your New Deck

Before you can place any new decorations onto your deck, you need to make sure you’re starting off on the right foot. Begin by inspecting your deck for any damage or weak spots that might need to be repaired before you start using it regularly. Consider attending to any necessary repairs before moving onto the next step. If everything looks good, then it’s time to clean!

Clean your deck by using some water and a gentle cleaner. Deck cleaning products can be found at your local hardware store. Make sure you pick a cleaning product that is safe for your specific decking material before stocking up. A pressure washer can be an effective tool for cleaning your deck after the colder seasons. If you pressure wash your deck, just ensure you’re not putting too much pressure on your deck, as extreme force can cause chips and other damage. All in all, if you’re not sure how to clean your deck safely, call on a Columbia, MD decking company to guide you.

Assess Your Existing Decor

Before you go out in search of new deck furniture, take inventory of the furnishings and decor you already have. If that means taking the time to go through your home’s storage or the garage, so be it! Reusing items can save you money, and you never know what old items you might find that can be repurposed. Check furniture that was left outside during the winter for damage and strongly consider reusing any decor you own that fits your current style. If your outdoor chairs and tables didn’t make it through the winter, it might be time to invest in weather-proof deck furniture that will remain durable and stand up against the elements no matter the season.

Find Deck Decor that Suits Your Needs

Once you’ve decided what will stay and what will go with regard to your existing deck furniture and decor, it’s time to go shopping. Whether you’re crafty and prefer DIY decor, or you prefer the decorative items at your local hardware or garden store, there are plenty of deck accessories that can work with your deck, including:

  • Potted flowers
  • Lanterns
  • Hanging lights
  • Outdoor rugs
  • Raised vegetable gardens
  • Trellises
  • Fire pit
  • Tiki torches
  • Benches
  • Outdoor speakers
  • Hammocks

Get Professional Deck Design and Installation in Columbia, MD

If you’re in need of a brand new deck for summer, the Maryland deck builders at North American Deck and Patio are here to help. We offer expert decking construction and design services and are dedicated to building the perfect spaces for Columbia residents and homeowners throughout the state to make the most of outdoor living. Contact us to learn more about our deck accessories and deck design services today.

Why Choose North American Deck and Patio

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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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“Jim at North American patio and deck's came up with the most ingenious way of utilizing our small very slanted very water drained environment and turned it into a virtual oasis. Making this deck the envy of all our ambitions and gem for the community.”

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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).

Charles County Deck and Patio: La Plata (20646), Port Tobacco (20677), Rock Point (20682), Waldorf (20601, 20602, 20603)

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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