7 Great Deck Updates

Make the most of your deck with smart furnishings, accessories, and solutions guaranteed to add appeal.


1. Alfresco Dining. A dining set is a welcome addition to nearly any deck. It ensures the space is used as more than just a path to the backyard. This allen + roth® set features timeless design with a round cast-aluminum dining table (#158597) and four Dellinger Parsons stationary patio chairs (#162822). The rust-free aluminum construction and durable wood-look finish require minimal maintenance. Removable chair covers are easy to clean, too.

2. Grill Master. Compact, colourful, and convenient. That pretty much sums up the Char-Broil Patio Bistro electric grill (#186836). It’s great if you can’t have an open flame or just want plug-in convenience. Variable heat control and a built-in gauge ensure even cooking without flare-ups. Want to cook with gas? Check out the Char-Broil two-burner gas grill (#94772).

Char-Broil Patio Bistro grill

3. Green Scene. Boston ferns are beautiful indoor plants that vacation well outdoors in summer if given some shelter. The green foliage and cascading habit are perfect for softening the rigid lines of a deck. Simply place a potted fern in a galvanized pail hung from an eye hook or cable. Empty periodically to keep water from accumulating in the pail.

Hanging Fern

4. Screen Play. Sometimes the best garden art is homemade. These privacy screens are good examples. Stained and assembled using standard 1″ x 2″ [2.54 cm x 5.08 cm] boards and window screening, they’re hung from the overhead structure to provide both decoration and privacy (estimated cost: about $68 for three pairs of small screens). Choose your own design or duplicate this one. Download the stencil and get building instructions.

Privacy screen

5. Cool Accessories. There’s nothing like the convenience of an ice bucket when it’s set right where the action is. This allen + roth ice bucket and stand (#154524) will cool your drinks and warm your heart with its classic antique copper look. In fact, it’s so handsome you’ll be tempted to keep it out even when it’s not in use.

People with ice bucket and stand

6. Outdoor Pillows. Designed to wick away moisture and resist fading, these UV-protected outdoor pillows are perfect for furniture pieces. Aside from the obvious comfort factor, accent pillows offer a psychological benefit–as a subtle signal that guests are welcome to linger. From top to bottom: Three Birds (#134613), Damien Navy Floral (#161005), Topanga Stripe Navy (#163393), and Damien Green Floral (#135074).

Stripe and print outdoor pillows

7. Under Foot. Lounging pets and barefoot guests aren’t the only ones who will appreciate this casual outdoor area rug (#297479) made of durable 100% Olefin. Homeowners will love its muted colours and classic pattern. Plus, it’s stain-resistant and easy to clean.

Indoor/outdoor area rug


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