14 Contemporary Deck Designs

See what's new and different in state-of-the-art examples for homeowners.

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Free Form Palette

Geometric patterns, intersecting lines and unusual shapes combine to make a highly original pool and composite deck design from MoistureShield.

Board Play

The type of hardwood you use for your deck can make an aesthetic difference as in this appealing rooftop deck from AdvantageLumber.com with its intriguing pattern of contrasting horizontal lines. Made of Cumaru, this hardwood is similar to Ipe in terms of strength, durability and longevity but is lighter in color.

Double Decker

The warm, earthy tones of cedar stand out in this compact but winning design from www.realcedar.com that offers an elevated, open deck for star gazing and an spacious underdeck for entertaining.

Unfettered Creativity

A backyard becomes a visual wonderland that is ideal for a garden party with your artist friends in a deck design that uses green space and hardscaping in clever ways. 

Made for Gazing

Decks are an ideal way to enjoy natural and the surrounding landscapes as in this spectacular Ipe deck which incorporates fire pits, separate garden bed areas and hardscape walkways into its design.

Gangway to Water

One way to make your swimming pool the star of your backyard is to spotlight it with a simple, uncluttered deck design that naturally leads the eye to the main attraction.

Sun Kissed

An outdoor pool becomes secondary to the beautiful pergolas and decking that surround it in this example of Garapa, an exotic hardwood that ranges in color from light yellow to golden hues and is resistant to rot, decay and insect damage.

Fun Zone

Want to get away from traditional deck designs? Why not try something playful and creative like this approach from MoistureShield which created this fantastic floor plan for Casey’s Clubhouse in Texas.

Warm Glow

An unconventional backyard deck design by AdvantageLumber.com combines hardscape flooring with elevated areas for entertaining made out of Tigerwood. This is a type of lumber produced from several species of tropical trees and known for its rich colors which can range from light brown to reddish brown with irregular but striking black and brown streaks in the grain.

A Whiter Shade of Pale

Varying tones of beige and white with strategically placed points of color give this open backyard deck an irresistible appeal.

Malibu Dream

If you are lucky enough to have a deck that overlooks the sea, a lake or river, you might want to go the luxury route with something made of Ipe, an exotic hardwood that is naturally resistant to rot and decay.

Pool Magnet

The swimming pool becomes a guaranteed conversation piece when you pair it with an unconventional but multi-functional deck like this eco-friendly model from MoistureShield using 95 per cent total recycled content. 

Tropical Vibe

A stylish collection of white toned outdoor furniture stands out against the rich, warm colors of the Massaranduba decking which blends in perfectly with the idyllic tropical environment. 

Not a Desert Mirage

All it takes is a vivid imagination to make an unforgettable impression like this uniquely original design that is distinguished by driftwood-like sculptures used for roof support and the smooth composite deck