Deck Designs: Ideas & Pictures

Learn about deck design ideas and check out some great pictures for inspiration.

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Unique and attractive deck designs are becoming a more common feature of outdoor living spaces. If your goal is to design a deck that that improves the outdoor aesthetic of your home and increases its value, you can use these deck design ideas to spark your creativity and find inspiration from beautiful deck design pictures.

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Gather, Chat and Play

This deck is ideal for gathering with guests, as it has multiple areas for entertaining. Spaces for enjoying intimate conversation, dining and playing should be incorporated into every functional deck design. Photo courtesy of Trex

Decorative Design

This expansive deck includes decorative design elements. Create interest by using different tones and levels to section the space for multiple functions like seating, planting and grilling. Photo courtesy of Trex

Photo By: Photographer: Matthew Borkoski

Functional and Grand

A fire pit is one of the many focal points in this design. It's a great option for cool nights and marshmallow roasts. This deck creates a seamless extension of the home's living space. Photo courtesy of Trex

Photo By: Trex

A Relaxing Retreat

Designed by Wood Shop Company, this deck takes relaxation to the next level with exquisite craftsmanship. Since the deck is enclosed, the hot tub and city view can be enjoyed rain or shine.

Created for Lounging

This poolside retreat is the headquarters for lounging with family and friends. Privacy pairs perfectly with safety, as parents can keep a close watch on the kids in the pool without hovering. Photo courtesy of Trex

Spacious and Serene

Sometimes you need more space, and this deck incorporates ample seating along the edge without overcrowding the area. The curved design is an attractive, eye-catching feature that enhances the aesthetic. Photo courtesy of Timber Tech

Photo By: Al Lang

Ready for Viewing

Taking advantage of an outside view is one of the most important reasons for building a deck. Everything about this space capitalizes on nature's elements. Container plants and shrubs soften the design of this hardscape. Photo courtesy of Fiberon

An Evening Escape

This classic deck design pulls in the rustic color scheme from the adjacent woods. Railings, built-in planters and a discrete step define the outdoor space, making it feel like you're in a room. Photo courtesy of Timber Tech

Photo By: Bob Winner

A good place to start when planning your deck design is with some of the most common decking ideas. Platform decks are some of the simplest and most commonly found—they sit low to the ground and are best for level areas. Raised decks sit higher and must incorporate railings and other safety features in their designs. Two-story decks can be spectacular to behold, but they present design challenges as they must incorporate both the lower and upper stories of the home. Multilevel decks are great for yards or outdoor areas with uneven ground, as they can conform to the natural contours of the space. Finally, freestanding decks can be a great option when attachment to the home is not possible.

By exploring the possibilities for deck designs and browsing deck design pictures, you'll be sure to find the deck design that's best for your home, and before long you'll be enjoying the outdoors on your brand-new deck.

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