The deck: where you live the good life, where the rosé is more sparkling, the meals tastier and the get-togethers more festive. Whether it’s for a lovers’ dinner or a weeklong staycation, you’ll want your deck stylish, inviting and to your liking.
Whatever the look — boho, zen, Moroccan or tropical — here are 12 accessories that will add a bit of oomph to that deck.
THE BOHO LOOK
The famous boho deck! It just never goes out of fashion. The good news is you can capture this look at a reasonable price.
Your shopping list: some wicker storage baskets, industrial-style string lights and luxurious plants.
To take it to the next level, think about adding some decorative accessories like hats, a guitar or a bull’s head.
For a bit of shade or just more intimacy, consider installing a canvas tent or a rattan roof.
THE MOROCCAN LOOK
We’re seeing it more and more in Montreal hipster cafés or on the patios of big New York restaurants: Moroccan-inspired looks.
To recreate this kind of space, you’ve got to choose some geometrical or traditional patterns first. Then, pick out some pillows and fabrics in warm, lively colours. Finally, put it all together with some macramé planters.
Just goes to show that you don’t always have to cross the Atlantic to travel!
THE ZEN LOOK
After a hard day’s work or on an impromptu day off, nothing’s more relaxing than a getaway in your own zen garden. To pull off this look, you just need four components.
Uno, wood. A table, chairs, a pergola or shutters — be sure to have some wood items. Dos, candles. Nothing’s more relaxing than a subdued atmosphere. Tres, plants, lots of plants. And cuatro, monochrome accessories. Here, we’re looking to recreate the atmosphere of a Japanese garden, so we’ve chosen decorative elements in shades of grey, black or white.
THE TROPICAL LOOK
Want to feel like you’ve got both feet in the sand all summer? Yes, please. If you want a deck with a tropical look, the magic ingredient is … bright colours. You should try a range of turquoise, pink, yellow and orangey shades here.
Choose accessories with cactus or pink flamingo patterns, maybe floral prints, add some throw pillows, a bit of greenery, and you’ll be right there on your deck in the Caribbean.
Now, all you’ve got to do is get out those snacks, make that sangria and invite your family and friends to enjoy your new, oh so stylish and attractive deck! On that note, happy summer!