Beautiful backyard deck design ideas for a functional outdoor space.
Creating the perfect outdoor oasis doesn't have to break the bank! With the right planning, vision, and materials, you can create a DIY deck to take your backyard from average to amazing. From stylish outdoor furniture to creative planters, enjoy a variety of backyard deck design ideas that are both budget-friendly and eye-catching.
Imagination is the key to effortless outdoor style, and with this guide, you'll find inspiration on how to build the best backyard deck ideas on a budget!
How to Change a Deck Space on a Budget
- Throw pillows
- Outdoor rugs
- String lights
- Water features
Types of Backyard Deck Design
Consider the various types of backyard deck ideas to meet the needs for your outdoor living space. My deck is composite decking with a covered deck. With our busy schedules, the composite materials are a great option for our family because of the low maintenance.
These are additional deck materials to weigh in as you regard different designs for your dream backyard.
- Wooden decks - more maintenance, but cheaper cost
- Freestanding deck or floating deck - usually not attached directly to your home and a good idea if you want more options on deck location
- Multi-level decks
- A deck cover for shade or privacy
- A ground-level deck versus a raised deck
Start by picking out a rug and furniture to compliment. You can get a completely different look for your deck design by simply changing out your outdoor rug. Just like a fresh coat of paint, changing the style of your rug is an affordable and good option that makes a big difference in your exterior design.
If your home is in a windy area like my house, take a look here at how I secure my rugs so they don't blow all over the place.
And here are different styles that I have used and switched out.
This rug pulls in neutral gray and white tones that visibly contrasts the dark coloring in the couch. It's a great idea for creating more of a boho look while brightening up the space.
And this rug creates a completely different look for our lounge area with its taupe and cream palette, creating a more modern appeal to the backyard deck design.
I love the darker weave for this rug that ties in my toss pillows and throw blanket. A darker rug can be a little bit easier to keep clean, depending on where you use it. A great way to keep your outdoor rugs clean is by using a power washer, like below!
Backyard Deck Outdoor Furniture
Different furniture can also change up your small spaces. You can also combine the two different sets for more functionality and outdoor use.
A nice and neutral furniture set like this one is always a great addition. I love the neutral colors of this collection. And if you happen to have a small backyard deck, a set with multiple pieces may be easier to fit into your living space.
I also love this outdoor couch that is a dark color and perfect for taking a nap on. Depending on your deck size and style choice, you can find an ideal option for a tight budget.
Because it is outdoor furniture, your couches may collect more hair and fur than normal. Keep your furniture clean with this fantastic hair remover tool. I have used this on my carpets and on my couches. See the video for how to use it!
Accessories for Backyard Deck Design
It doesn't take much money to add a little decor and is an easy way to embellish your exterior space. After all, a well-designed backyard deck is going to be more appealing and usable. Add accessories to a coffee table or even use a pouf as a table or for additional seating.
Any time you can add a small container garden or greenery in pots will add a beautiful design element from the vases and plants.
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A backyard deck design is the perfect way to make the most of an outdoor area. Looking to add a convenient spot for grilling? What about a comfortable spot to relax with family and friends? Maybe a beautiful stage for outdoor entertaining? With careful planning, the right materials and a bit of elbow grease, it's possible to design a backyard deck that meets all of your needs while simultaneously upgrading your property.
When it comes to designing and building a backyard deck, one of the most important pieces of advice is to think long-term. If you plan ahead, anticipate potential challenges, and strive for a timeless and practical design, you can ensure that your backyard deck works great today and for years to come.
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