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Woodworking/DIY: 19 easy wooden decks for your garden or patio

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If you're fond of woodworking and a good bit of DIY, you'll probably want to copy one of these wooden decks—which are easy and look awesome. 

Anyone who is fortunate enough to have a garden space at home knows what a privilege such an amenity can be, but we also know that it comes with the need for gardening, home improvement and woodworking skills that we quite simply don't all have. Naturally, those of us so lucky to have one, also want to optimise the space's potential. Regardless of whether you have a large or small garden, and whether it's in the city or the countryside, there are a few staples that can work in any space. One of those is the installation of a deck. 

Any professional in the business can tell you the reason why decking is a classic garden addition or feature, which is that natural wood just never goes out of style and always looks phenomenal. Plus, it's not at all difficult to install! If you've been considering adding decking to your gardening master plan, take a look at these amazing styles and see which would suit your space that best, then start measuring and get ready to install the deck of your dreams. Let's begin with our list of wonderful decking solutions…

1. Start small

modern Garden by homify
homify

Small town garden

homify

A small square of decking makes a perfect patio area and can be installed in hours.

2. Rooftop

 Patios by Greenmans Yard
Greenmans Yard

Ipe hardwood decking

Greenmans Yard

Rooftop gardens look contemporary and cool when finished with a deck. Transform an underutilised rooftop area into an additional living space in no time at all. 

3. Natural elements

What would a deck be without the addition of plants and vegetation? Grey decking looks great when complemented by some vibrant potted plants.

4. Stain

A richly coloured stain on your decking will instantly add bags of style. Just look at this rich red stain that warms up the space.

5. A balcony deck

 Patios by The Bazeley Partnership
The Bazeley Partnership

Contemporary Home, Bude, Cornwall

The Bazeley Partnership

Balconies are ideal for decking as they have crisp edges to work to.

6. Contrasts with stone

Decking contrasts perfectly with bricks and other stone patio materials.

7. Minimalism

 Patios by Unique Landscapes
Unique Landscapes

Roof Deck / Decking

Unique Landscapes

In a minimalist setting, warm wooden decking really stands out.

8. For the smaller spaces

 Patios by Greenmans Yard
Greenmans Yard

Basement garden space.

Greenmans Yard

Small courtyards look super high-end when they have dark wood decking in place.

9. Cute and charming

modern Study/office by The Gazebo Company
The Gazebo Company

​Highgrove Cabin 40 mm timber 576cm x300 cm. constructed on decking

The Gazebo Company

You don't need to add a lot of decking to make a big impression. This small terrace is just darling, and will not set you back very much. 

10. Deep and dark

 Balconies, verandas & terraces  by Morphogenesis
Morphogenesis

House 2, New Delhi, India

Morphogenesis

Ultra dark wood makes for a sophisticated style of decking that's extremely hard to beat.

11. Integration

 Patios by Shaun Lockyer Architects
Shaun Lockyer Architects

​The Sunshine Beach House

Shaun Lockyer Architects

Decking that integrates with your home is something really special, blurring the line between indoor and outdoor spaces.

12. Narrow lines

Skinny strip decking adds a Mediterranean feel to a garden, especially when contrasted with white walls.

13. Keeping it all white

White-washed decking is perfect for joining to an all-white exterior.

14. Complement to others

With wood being so adaptable, decking will complement any other garden material, such as stone.

15. Diner's paradise

A quick and easy way to add some height to your garden, a decked terrace is ideal for al fresco dining.

16. Following the interior

modern Living room by Dittrich Hudson Vasetti Architects
Dittrich Hudson Vasetti Architects

Rear extension and remodelling in Central Bristol

Dittrich Hudson Vasetti Architects

Decking can mimic interior design schemes to make your home and garden really cohesive.

17. Patchwork

modern Garden by Bowles & Wyer
Bowles & Wyer

Communal Gardens, London

Bowles & Wyer

You don't have to opt for solid decking! Smaller patches look great when interspersed with stones.

18. Wooden atmosphere

Placed next to wooden fencing panels, decking adds to a more organic feeling garden.

19. Creating more garden space

Decking can transform narrow spaces into beautifully curated, extra garden areas.

These decking ideas sure do have us inspired to improve our gardens, whether it be large lawns or small garden designs. We hope this inspirational list did the same for you!

Which of these decking ideas did you enjoy the most?
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