In Wisconsin, summertime is like Christmas time—minus the snow (obviously). And there is no better way to enjoy these rare, warmer months than spending time outside on a deck. Unfortunately, not everyone has a giant outdoor living area. But this fact doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice elements when it comes to design. To prove it, we’re sharing our favorite ways to make the most out of your small outdoor deck.
Double-Duty Decor & Space-Saving Furniture
When in doubt, choose double-duty decor and space-saving furniture. Following this rule of thumb will help you make your outdoor living area’s design go far, no matter its size! Some of our favorite furnishings that fit into this multipurpose box include:
- Hanging chairs
- Fire-pit tables
- Side tables that double as storage chests
Prioritize Low-Maintenance Products
More stuff in a small space is never a good move; it can visually clutter the space, especially when the majority of the decor is high maintenance. On a deck, where everything is exposed to the elements, investing in sizable, easy-to-clean products will help you keep the space looking its best.
Have Fun With Color
Just because your deck is small doesn’t mean that you have to stick with a neutral color palette. By playing with color, you have the chance to express your unique personality as well as draw the eye away from the size of the space. Best of all, if you play the game right, you can create the illusion of a larger space. For example, try using a colorful rug to create distinguished zones on your small patio!
We hope that these design tips inspired you to get outside this summer! If you don’t have a deck and are looking for a low-maintenance option, reach out to Tundraland to learn about our composite decks.