Is your deck getting old? Does it seem bland and functional, rather than a fun outdoor escape? Maybe it’s time for a little outdoor refresh. Whether you’re thinking about redecorating, remodeling, or even completely building a new deck, we’ve got a couple of suggestions to help you figure out what you’re looking for. From splashes of color to living privacy fences, check out our top 6 fun ideas to dress up your deck:

If you’re looking to dress up your deck, it’s all about furniture. We love these comfy canvas sling chairs, and since they come in so many colors, you don’t even have to worry about finding something to match! When choosing deck furniture, it’s a good idea to pick one or two pieces that you love, and that really stand out. Then decorate around those with other pieces that blend in and compliment your statement pieces.

You’re outside, so why not use plants to decorate? They’re a great way to liven up your space naturally! Succulents like the ones shown above are a really easy way to add some green to your deck as they require almost no maintenance. Another idea we love is landscaping for privacy. If you add some mid-sized shrubs, like arborvitaes, to one end of your deck, it adds a little bit of color and life to your deck, as well as providing some privacy.

If you want your deck to really stand out, add a few steps. You don’t even need an entire staircase – just two or three wide steps will add dimension to your yard, and work to separate your deck from the rest of your lawn. This is also a great way to break up your space into both a conversation and a dining area if you do a lot of entertaining.

This deck goes above and beyond with amenities! The gondola offers a little bit of shelter and visual interest, while the built in grill and mini-bar are perfect for entertaining. If installing a built-in mini bar seems a little too ambitious, hit up your local antique store for a vintage tea cart or library ladder. They make an easy DIY mini-bar.

If you’re looking for a simple way to dress up your deck, outdoor pillows are the way to go. A relatively inexpensive investment, they can change the entire look of your deck. Add bright, fun pillows to neutral furniture for a splash of color and added aesthetic. They’re super low maintenance too. As long as you get actual outdoor pillows, you won’t even need to bring them inside when it rains. The best part about using pillows to decorate? If you get tired of them you can always switch them out for something new.

For a deck refresh, there’s no better option than a pergola. Perhaps one of the most classic deck renovations, a pergola gives your home dimension, and adds a bit of shade to a full-sun deck. If you’ve got a green thumb, planting climbing vines or morning glories can maximize that shade in a natural way. Alternatively, consider decorating your pergola with brightly colored hanging baskets, like geraniums.

If you’ve decided it’s time to renovate, update, or even install a deck, give True Value Home Pro a call! We have decades of experience in the industry, and as a full-service home improvement contractor, there’s no job we can’t handle. Give us a call at 616-414-7578, or submit a request for a free estimate online today! We’d love to help you make your dream home a reality.