When we talk about ‘decking accessories’, we’re usually referring to our CONCEALoc® products – the screws and fasteners that are practically invisible once installed, leaving your flawless new deck unfettered by unsightly fixings.
That, however, is a blog post for another day. Today we’re talking about a different kind of decking accessory – the kind of accessory that looks appealing and adds interest to a space. These decking accessories will really help you to feel at home on your deck.
Right, now that we’ve hacked through the semantics, allow us to share with you some of our favourite decking accessories...
Every deck needs lighting – especially at this time of year, when the nights are starting to draw in – but nobody ever said that lights had to be boring. Top design boffins have harnessed the power of LED lighting to create colourful lamps like the one in the image above. Great for adding a bit of vibrancy to the deck – some of them even change colour!
A British favourite – those little triangular flags tend to be our first port of call when decorating the garden. Bunting looks great at any time of year, so why wait for another royal wedding? Get the bunting out and string it up in your outdoor space today.
You may have to pay a pretty penny for a recliner that can survive life in the garden (weatherproof armchairs tend not to come cheap!) but if you can get your hands on one, you’ll really, really appreciate the benefits. Just go out into the garden on a sunny evening, glass of wine in hand, and sit back as far as that chair will go...we feel relaxed just thinking about it!
It could be a cheese fondue, or it could be a chocolate fondue like the one in the picture above; either way, it’s hard to imagine the gathering of friends that wouldn’t enjoy having a fondue set at their centre! We’d advise you to place the fondue set on a table or mat of some sort, rather than straight onto the decking – you wouldn’t want to leave a burn mark. Other than that, just make sure everybody’s got a fork and tuck in!
Finally, we couldn’t finish off this list without mentioning fountains. A water feature will add elegance anywhere it’s placed, and we think that fountains look especially nice on deck. Don’t you agree?
Bunting image credit: jjagner
Fondue image credit: Wendi Kelly