10 Ultra-Dreamy Decks
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This rooftop deck may be tiny but it packs in the most privacy and the best views. The homeowner can easily sunbathe, dine, nap or read on the deck without a single distraction or interruption. An alternative to cold concrete floors, soft wooden planks make this rooftop deck even more warm and enjoyable.
For those who love to enjoy their outdoor space year round, a covered deck is the perfect solution for season-to-season comfort. Rate My Space contributor designgal71 enclosed her deck from top to bottom with a shaded roof and soft mesh curtains to keep out mosquitoes and provide a comfortable breeze during the summer months.
Nothing is more relaxing than enjoying coastal breezes right from your back deck. To truly enjoy your space, don't limit outdoor furnishings to just metal and plastic. You can cozy-up an outdoor space just as much as an interior with comfortable seating, weather-resistant throw pillows and a soft area rug. If you need a non-permanent and affordable way to provide coverage and shield yourself from the sun, an extra-large outdoor umbrella will do the trick. Photo courtesy of Pottery Barn
Perfect for entertaining during breezy summer nights and cool fall evenings, this partially covered deck is outfitted with a warm color palette and plenty of seating for everyone. When the weather is especially hot, the large coverall will provide shade and offer a slight breeze. But when the sun's rays are desired, there's plenty of open, uncovered deck space to lounge on. Sent in by Rate My Space contributor Trudie.
An extra-large tiered deck ensures that everyone in the family has a place of their own to unwind. Seek shade and shelter beneath the covered deck, or enjoy an outdoor meal at the patio table at the very bottom. To make this outdoor space appear even more spacious, Rate My Space contributor SavannahPalms kept the decor to an absolute minimum.
A unique way to provide shade and an interesting structural backdrop to a back deck is to add vertical wooden planks. In varying — but balanced — levels, the spaced planks provide the perfect amount of shade from every direction. Built-in bench seating on a raised deck platform sets the entire seating area apart from the remainder of the deck.
When you're surrounded by stunning scenery, the deck is best left with a minimal color palette and decor. The contemporary back deck from HGTV Green Home 2011 (made from eco-friendly materials) can be used for casual grilling or instantly used for a more formal gathering.
To coordinate the modern interior of this seaside retreat with its exterior counterpart, designer Madelyn Simon used metal, glass and mixed wood as her primary materials. She used the wood planks as deck flooring and created an enclosed railing with glass and metal to ensure the ocean views would be in clear view from every angle.
The rooftop deck from HGTV Green Home 2009 — surrounded by aluminum railing and paved with eco-friendly pavers — offers the ideal spot for those who enjoy stunning neighborhood views and watching the sunset. Complete with an outdoor dining table and lounge chairs, one can enjoy a cozy evening solo or opt for some company.
This rustic yet durable outdoor space made of cedar, stainless steel and AZEK decking is a mountain lover's retreat. The back deck from HGTV Dream Home 2011 features four weather-resistant chaise longues that face the surrounding mountains and wilderness. The deck was created to act as the calm retreat with few furnishings and no distractions.