Wayfair’s 11 Dreamy Deck Ideas

11 Dreamy Deck Ideas

Refresh your deck!

tall outdoor table setting on a deck

The transition period between winter and spring is the perfect time to transform your deck or porch from a rarely used space to a beautiful, lively extension of your home. Lounging or dining on your deck are amazing ways to take advantage of hot summer days and warm summer nights without leaving your house. Read our 11 deck ideas for inspiration for how you can revitalize your deck just in time for summer.

1. Create a Conversation Corner

deck idea featuring a wicker outdoor conversation set

The easiest way to turn a deck or patio into a living space that is just as comfortable as your indoor living room is to furnish it with an outdoor conversation set. Complete with a sectional or large couch, a matching coffee table, and sometimes accompanying side chairs, conversation sets have everything you need to create an outdoor living room, wrapped up in one easy purchase.

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2. Set Up a Dining Space

metal patio dining set

An outdoor dining set can immediately turn your deck or patio into the perfect place to enjoy a meal. Sit back and enjoy coffee and breakfast in the breeze or seat your whole family for dinner in the fresh air.

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3. Give Yourself Room to Lounge

large shaded outdoor daybed

If your deck or patio is large enough, consider furnishing it with an ultra-comfortable outdoor daybed. Perfect for taking soothing naps in the fresh air, many patio daybeds come equipped with shades that will protect you from getting too much sun while you rest. If your space is limited, try a hammock – they’re just as relaxing at half the size.

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4. Set Up a Gardening Station

potting table with pots and potting tools

Avid gardeners, this is the deck idea for you. A compact gardening nook is an excellent place to embrace your green thumb and put your gardening handiwork on display. Furnish your deck with a potting table that can hold all of your gardening needs, from spades and shears to rakes and pots. Not only are these potting tables incredibly functional, but they’re super stylish too.

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5. Turn Your Deck Into a Bar

wicker outdoor bar set

With an outdoor bar, some bar stools, and a bar cart equipped with all of your favorite refreshments, your deck can become your favorite destination for hosting guests. If your deck doesn’t quite have the space for a full dining set, an outdoor bar setup is a great space-saving alternative. Shop each piece separately or save yourself time by choosing a patio bar set complete with a bar and matching bar stools.

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6. Install a Stunning Pergola

a vine-covered white pergola over an outdoor dining set

Installing a pergola over your deck or patio space is a wonderful way to make your deck feel like an extension of your indoor space without sacrificing its sunny, open-air feel. The pergola’s gorgeous roof slats will provide just the right amount of shade over the living, dining, or lounging area beneath. If you have a green thumb, consider planting vines beside the legs of your pergola – they will create a beautiful canopy of leaves and flowers as they grow across the pergola’s roof slats.

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7. Get Grilling

gas grill

Nothing screams summer like a hot-off-the-grill meal enjoyed outdoors. Grills are a classic feature of any outdoor space, whether you’re hosting guests or spending quality time with your family.

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8. Hang a Classic Porch Swing

classic white porch swing with throw pillows and blankets

Porch swings, like hammocks, can provide a sweet spot to read, rest, or hang out on your deck. Compared with traditional Adirondack chairs, these gorgeous, classic pieces – often featuring naturally finished or painted wood – are unique in appearance and will leave guests stunned. Some porch swings, like the one in the deck idea above, hang from an overhead ceiling, while others have support beams that allow them to be freestanding.

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9. Treat Yourself to a Hot Tub

hot tub

Empty space is an invitation to furnish your deck with one of the most popular outdoor installations for comfort and relaxation: a hot tub. Whether you’re unwinding after a long day in the summer sun or warming up on a cold winter night, your hot tub will become one of the most used features of your deck year-round.

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Think a hot tub is the deck idea for you? Read our Hot Tub Buying Guide to learn whether your deck can accommodate one.

10. Don’t Forget the Foliage

outdoor sitting area decorated with wall-mounted plants and planters

Every living space can benefit from a little more greenery, even a deck! Create the perfect balance of indoor comfort and outdoor serenity in your deck space by filling it with a variety of vibrant outdoor plants. Use deck planter pots of all sizes, suspend hanging planters from overhead structures, or hang wall planters to adorn your home’s exterior.

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11. Create a Mini Café

outdoor bistro set on a deck

If you want to create a dining area on your deck but have limited space to do so, you’re in luck! Compact outdoor bistro sets are your solution. These small, space-friendly sets come with a cute, sometimes foldable table and two matching, sometimes foldable chairs. An outdoor bistro set will have you wanting to eat croissants and sip coffee on your deck all day long.

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