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Ideas on How to Make the Most Out of a Small Deck

May 19, 2022

When the time comes to decorate your townhouse deck or patio, there are plenty of ways to maximize the area to enjoy private time in a place that speaks to your sense of taste and style. We have put together a few great ideas on how you can make the most of a small deck. Keep reading to learn more!

Townhouse communities are excellent for young families and busy professionals searching for new homes. The Utah County region’s premier new home builder, McArthur Homes, offers designs that feature efficient use of space, both inside and out.

Color Your Canvas

The Rockwell Ranch Townhomes feature second-level decks, perfect for decorating with your favorite blossoms and hues. You can bring the solid beige backdrop to life with garlands strung diagonally, side to side, or up and down. Then, consider adding patterned outdoor throw rugs and matching accessories such as outdoor wall decorations of animals, birds, floral patterns, celestial designs and placards of your favorite sayings. Potted plants are ideal for adding a pleasing shade of natural green and additional color. Popular choices include marigolds, roses and hibiscus.

Have a Seat

Table and Chairs on a Small Patio

Of course, when you are enjoying a comfy space, you will want a nice place to sit. You can maximize your patio area with compact furniture which can be folded up and stored away to save space. For a stylish look, you can choose colors and patterns which match your current choices of textures, patterns and colors. A table and a couple of matching chairs can help make the perfect place for enjoying your morning coffee or dining “al fresco” while watching the sunset. If an afternoon of sunbathing sounds ideal, consider portable lounge chairs, which can be easily unfolded on a summer day and stored away when not in use.

Hang Out There

You can make the most of your outdoor patio space by hanging accessories that present pleasing sounds and fragrances. Wind chimes are a great way to enjoy a morning flurry or a cool evening breeze. You can choose from various designs that emit soft notes and enchanting tones. Some popular choices include butterflies, colorful tubes, hanging bells, bamboo chutes, hummingbirds, etc. If your garlands aren’t enough for your floral motif, consider hanging plants known for pleasing aromas, such as lavender, petunias and chrysanthemums.

Light Up the Night

Large Bulb String Lights Lit Up

Evenings on your outdoor deck can be more enjoyable with a few tastefully-placed decorative lights. Outdoor string lights are among the most popular small deck ideas – and are available in a variety of shapes and hues. Depending on your tastes, you can choose LED lantern lights – a great look for any season or festoon-style bulbs in your favorite shades of blue, red, green, amber or above. Fairy lights are great for a festive pattern that twinkles and holiday-themed string light arrangements are perfect for adding a bit of cheer during the winter months and around summertime celebrations.

Cover It in Style

If you prefer shade over sunlight, or if you enjoy the option of choosing one or the other, you can employ protective elements such as shade sails, awnings and canopies. Your choice in color, texture and patterns can complement your other decorative statements while letting the perfect amount of light onto your patio. A great option for quiet time in the shade is to hang sheets of fabric that can be rolled up and down or drawn side to side like curtains. Also, stylish privacy panels, similar to those found in dressing rooms, are an excellent choice when you feel like enjoying an extra sense of seclusion.

Decorating your smaller-sized deck doesn’t have to be a huge ordeal. In fact, with a few simple tricks up your sleeve, you can maximize the space and make it your oasis. McArthur Homes is here to help – check out our blog for more home design and decorating ideas. Contact us to learn more about new townhomes designed for those who love to maximize the use of indoor and outdoor spaces.

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This post was written by Paige Giles

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