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For many homeowners, their deck is their own private, outdoor space that they use to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. For others, it's the perfect place where they can entertain guests for hours on a cool summer evening, but neither of these scenarios is possible with just a deck alone. Your deck's decor plays a monumental role in achieving the perfect outdoor space. 

Now I know what you're thinking, decorating your deck sounds expensive but thankfully it doesn't have to be. You are perfectly capable of creating your private sanctuary or party place without breaking the bank! There are plenty of deck decorating ideas that you can do on a budget; here we look at some of the ideas that you can try for yourself. 

Deck Decorating Ideas on a Budget


Repairing Your Deck

First things first, before you go out and start buying any new deck decor, you should check to see if there are any repairs that you can make to your deck that will help to give it a fresh, new look. This simple, but often missed step can save you some money and a lot of bargain hunting if done effectively. 

If you have a traditional timber deck, over time your boards can become weathered and begin to crack. If this is the case for your deck, no matter what decor you end up buying, it will not make up for an old, tired-looking deck. Therefore, our first tip to decorating your deck on a budget is to definitely get those niggly repairs made, they will make the world of difference when complete. 


Painting Your Deck

Our second tip to rejuvenating your deck on a budget is to give it a fresh lick of paint. Now, if you have a composite deck, then this step will not be required as composite deck boards are fade-resistant and keep their gorgeous colour for years. But, if you do have a natural wood deck, then this is definitely something that you should consider.  

A trend which had caught a lot of traction over recent years is to paint your deck in patterns. This is a cool and nifty idea is an excellent way to add a unique colour and design to your deck without breaking your budget. If you decide to do so, however, ensure that you choose a deck paint that lasts. The best deck paint will be specifically formulated to use outdoors or for more intricate designs, acrylic paint may be a good option.


Lighten Up Your Deck

A very simple yet effective way to jazz up your deck decor is to add some deck lights. This helps to make your outdoor space useable even after the sun has set. Many deck suppliers, like us here at TimberTech UK, offer gorgeous deck lighting that you can add when you get your deck installed for the first time. However, if you've had your deck installed without lights, adding them after is an easy and often cheap job!

If you're interested in saving even more money, investing in solar lighting could be a great option. It will provide ample amounts of light in the evening whilst helping to care for the environment - perfect!


Adding Containers 

Another easy way that you can decorate your deck is to add some containers and plants! Natural touches like this can be added to your deck in a way that almost any homeowner can do, even if you've never delved into the wide and wonderful world of gardening before. And because containers and pots come in almost any shape and size, the choices are endless. Making them THE perfect way to add some well-needed flair and lavish to your outdoor space. 

If you're stuck on what type of plants to get for your deck, here are a few that thrive in containers:

  • Hostas
  • Violets 
  • Snapdragons 
  • Petunias

If you have some extra deck boards laying around after installing your deck, a great way to use these is to create deck planters. These give you the perfect place to add some much-needed greenery to your deck.


Rug It Up

If these tips are still not enough to bring your deck to life, you can never go wrong with adding a deck rug to truly bring the indoors outside! A deck rug has the ability to withstand all of the elements that mother nature has to offer (most of them anyway), whilst still adding a pop of colour and style. Available in a range of designs and sizes, an outdoor rug is most definitely likely to breathe new life into your deck. A word of advice, however, be sure to keep your rug covered or stored away during the colder, wetter months to extend both its life and value. 

If you would like more information on decorating your deck on a budget, be sure to get in touch with the experts here at TimberTechUK, we'd love to hear from you!  

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