Don’t you think it’s time to transition your summer deck from having fun in the sun to a cozy hotspot? Fall is just the ideal time to gather out with the family to enjoy the cool breeze, watch your favorite series when the stars are up, and listen to the birds, which can be so cozy.
Whether your outdoor space is grandiose or small, you can actually turn it into an oasis. The good news is it doesn’t take much time, effort, or money to create a dreamy deck idea that emulates an exotic vacation.
Having furniture alone on your deck isn’t enough. You can change your outdoor space into a magical cozy place by adding a beautifully designed pergola, bright lights, heating accessories, a minibar, multi-colored cushions on the couch, and a small outdoor rug to make your deck homey.
What accessories should I put in my decking area?
- Lounge furniture
- Grill and meal prep space
- Beautiful lamp lights
- Outdoor plants and Flowers
- Mini outdoor bar
- Firepit or bowl
- Outdoor rug
- Adding a pergola
- A dining area
How do I turn my deck into an oasis?
Remember your deck is an ideal place to have fun, entertainment, and relaxing outdoors. Here’s what you need to turn your deck into an oasis.
- Make your deck brighter with multi-colored décor
I’m sure you’ll agree with me that your deck doesn’t have to be too monochromic; get colorful furniture and place them on your deck to brighten your deck space. Paint your fences with bright colors get rainbow fabrics to have a fashionable decking space. Sunlight reflection on these bright colors makes your decking more inviting, cozy, and romantic.
- Get outdoor plants and flowers to make your décor fancy.
Natural plants are great for decorations and beneficial to the health, but they could also attract insects, so sometimes you might need to get faux flowers to make your space cozy and suit your décor colors. You may want to rotate the flowers seasonally to suit your table plates and cushions, leaving your space all cozy.
- Add a fire pit or bowl.
Adding a flame to your outdoor space will give it that cozy ambiance. It is amazing how the flames give your deck a twinkling warmth and a perfectly cozy atmosphere as twilight approaches. Using flameless candles too is a great alternative to fire flames in a pot or bowl. Well, either give that comfy ambiance. Many people abandon their outdoor deck space when it’s fall but keeping it warm with fire accessories creates a cozy space to rival your living room.
- A mini outdoor bar
Creating a small beverage space will definitely turn your deck into a suitable spot for all-the-time entertainment. You can get a shelving unit for storing glassware and serving drinks. Getting your own small bar outdoor is a vibe, and you’ll be sure that the music is just as good as the drinks your serving. Simply revamp a metal shelve unit by adding wood pallets into an outdoor bar to get that cozy ambiance.
- Have many pillows
Using plenty and colorful pillows on your outdoor chairs helps reiterate your décor. Get a collection of bright fabrics to make pillow covers for yourself, friends, and family so they could get to linger along the edge of your deck longer with soft, colorful cushions.
- Install a pergola
Installing a pergola not only turns your exposed bare deck into a beautiful, inviting outdoor room but also provides shade from direct sun rays and privacy in your outdoor space. Though it can help shield you from the sun, a pergola still maintains that open feel of the outdoor space. It is also a huge asset if you intend to sell your home as we’ve had some customers testify.
- Add an outdoor rug
Get an all-weather, durable, stain-resistant, and easy-to-clean attractive outdoor rug that is cozy and can break up a monotonous floor space. A floor rug too can be used to delineate a dining area from a lounge space on your deck.
- Add lighting
Decks are not just for daytime; paying attention to lighting will make your outdoor space as inviting as it were indoors. If you want to maximize the time spent outdoors, get good string lights along the pergola, place flameless candles on the table, or solar lights. Trust me; lighting will transform your outdoor space into an oasis; it leaves your space all cozy, enchanting, and romantic, a magical place to feel warmth and love.
- Create a little space for a dining and a grill
Having dinner with family or a loved one when the stars are up is such a vibe. Get a waterproof table and chairs for your dining. Make sure the furniture you select is an all-weather product as it will need to be water-resistant. Creating a little space for your grill next to the dining will definitely turn your deck into an oasis, and of course, you’ll be barbecuing in no time. Invest a little to get that cozy ambiance on your deck.
- Add at least one fun feature
if you want your deck area cozy and enjoyable, be sure to add a fun feature. This could include creating a cinema space, a playset for kids, an inflatable hot tub for relaxation, a hammock for swinging, or a small game area. Adding such fun features will give the feeling of your own personal outdoor oasis.
Is it expensive to create an outdoor space?
You can make your outdoor space cozy with a tight budget. Setting up your outdoor space and making it cozy with the use of some accessories and furniture will cost you like $100. Maybe you want to add up a fireplace and a kitchen space, depending on how luxurious you want the space to look. You could be looking at $2000 or more. Note that investing in your outdoor space could add value to your property when you eventually want to move.
Thinking of transforming your deck into an oasis? Well, if you are located in Northern Colorado/ Southern Wyoming, feel free to give us a call today at 970-663-2868 or visit the deck service page and fill out the contact form to make an appointment to discuss your next home improvement project.