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Coordinating Your Deck With Your Home

The outside of your home is not only a representation of you and your style, but it is also a quick preview of what the interior of your home might look like. As such, it should flow in terms of layout, style, decor, color, etc.

If you have a deck and a backyard that are well designed, decorated, and functional, then you have essentially added another room to your home. This is another space for your kids to play, for you to relax, and for your guests to enjoy.

If you are in the process of remodeling your home or deck or you have been thinking about redecorating, then keep reading this blog for some tips and tricks on how to improve the flow and style of your home and yard.

Style

First and foremost, you need to figure out what style you want to go with when it comes to the design of your home. Do you like super sleek, modern, and minimalist styles? Or, are you more interested in a rustic style with a warm and earthy feel?

There are so many different options to choose from including French country, colonial, Victorian, cottage, craftsmen, Mediterranean, or ranch style, just to name a few. House styles will differ for every person and there is no right or wrong choice; it is all about personal preference.

The key here is making sure that if the interior of your home is very minimalistic with light colors and sleek furniture, then this style should be carried out onto the deck of your home.

Materials

Next, you need to think about the materials that are used in the design of the deck. If your home is set in the woods and was built using a lot of wood siding and paneling, you’ll want to carry this out onto the deck. It would look very odd if you had, say, a modern deck on a log cabin, so keep this in mind when you are designing your outdoor space.

If you have a front porch on your home or some kind of front railing, then consider using the same or similar materials. This will, once again, help to make your whole home feel seamless and connected.

Awnings

If your deck doesn't have an awning or it has one that isn't exactly appealing to the eye, then now would be the perfect time to add one or change it! A new awning or patio cover will help make your desk space feel like an outdoor living room and make it more comfortable in the heat of summer.

Your new awning doesn't have to cover all of the patio or deck space. In fact, it might be better to leave part of your deck uncovered so that you can use that space when the weather is nice outside. They also make retractable outdoor awning covers so your space can go from covered to uncovered in a matter of seconds. Whatever you choose to do just make sure it works with the style and functionality of your space!

Landscaping

While it is important to tie your deck in with the rest of your house, it is also important to tie it into your yard space as well. Landscaping can help make your deck look like it blends in seamlessly with the rest of the yard.

Whether you add extra plants to surround the deck or you add a stone pathway from the deck into your yard, there are plenty of options to help your deck fit in with your backyard.

Some homes, if the yard is large enough, will have two connected patio or deck areas. These will typically include a main deck area that is right off the back of the house and a smaller, possibly more private, secondary deck area. To improve the flow between these two spaces, consider putting in a stone pathway or a wooden plank pathway to make them feel more connected.

Gadgets

To really make your deck feel like it could belong inside of your home, think about installing some fun accessories outside. One option would be to create an outdoor kitchen area. You could install a grill with a small sink, a miniature fridge, and a counter space. This will not only be a great functional addition to your backyard, but it also looks amazing!

If you choose to add an awning to your deck and it is made out of a solid material, you could even add an outdoor fan to improve air circulation; a television could also be added for additional forms of entertainment.

Furniture

The furniture you choose to use on your deck and backyard will really help to cement the style you have chosen for your outdoor space.

Adding an outdoor couch, as opposed to the usual stiff lawn furniture, makes your yard feel cozy and enticing and will make you want to spend more time outdoors. Try to avoid using hard plastic seating, as this will most likely deter you from spending as much time in your yard as you could.

A hammock between some trees in your yard or between the posts of your awning adds a casual and relaxed feel to your yard. This is a perfect place to take a nap outside, read a book, or take some alone time for yourself.

Decor

Finally, the piece that ties everything together for your new outdoor living space is the decor! Try adding some pillows to the benches or chairs you add to your yard. These pillows will help to accent the color scheme and style you’ve chosen for your home and your deck. A few small potted plants will act as nice centerpieces for your outdoor dining table or counter if you choose to add a kitchen area.

Additionally, think about purchasing an outdoor heater so that you can use your deck and backyard throughout late fall and early spring as well! This will make any investment you put into your yard far more worth it because you will be able to use it for a larger part of the year.

Think of your deck as an extension of your home and don't care about it any less just because it is outside. There are so many great options for outdoor furniture, decor, and accessories that all hold up throughout the various seasons. However, when an inevitable storm hits your deck and there is debris and dirt covering it, then you can always count on Wall 2 Wall Cleaning Services to help you.

At Wall 2 Wall, we’ll handle all of your cleaning needs, no matter what you need to be cleaned. We can take care of your deck and fence cleaning needs or your carpet cleaning. Call us today or check out our website to learn more about all of the cleaning services that we offer!