Hot New Deck Trends

Test run some of these innovative deck ideas for your outdoor living space.

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August 17, 2015
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Urban Decking

The rooftop deck of this modern California home overlooks a stunning view and has light gray decking that will keep cool even in the direct sun. You can get a similar look by choosing a semi-solid stain, like the line from Cabot, in a warm gray color.

Outdoor Shower

With the right stain and seal, decking makes for a beautiful and durable outdoor shower.

Wooden Walkway

A wooden plank walkway is another way to accentuate your yard with decking material.

Painted Rug

No need to use a fabric rug in this outdoor space, given the orange and white-bordered rug painted on the wood deck. The cheery bright color scheme continues with the outdoor dining table and orange and white stools.

Modern Lines

A wood deck blends with patio to create a texturally-interesting modern outdoor area.

Fire Pit Fun

This colorful outdoor area has a stone pathway that leads to a section of the backyard with a fire pit situated on top of decking, creating the perfect place to relax and enjoy the fire pit warmth.

Modern Seating Surround

This backyard's open deck has a square carve out perfect for built-in seating offering a place to sit and enjoy the home's spacious landscape.

Contrasting Colors

Gray painted deck flooring is mixed with natural wood pergola and fencing, creating a beautiful combination

Mixing Materials

This deck is paired with concrete and stone creating a contrasting color scheme that makes this backyard simply unforgettable.

Cool & Comfortable

A great place to relax or entertain, this Malibu deck is light and cool even with the California sun beaming down. Light gray decking provides a cool and comfortable place to sit back and enjoy the view.

Pool Surround

Decking surrounds the pretty backyard pool and echoes the wood of the home's many railings as well as the steps leading down from the upper levels, creating a naturally beautiful entertaining space.

Tree Friendly

Integrating nature with your outdoor deck design enhances any entertainment space and here is a novel approach that combines trees, potted plants and shade features with Ipe wood, locally made bricks, redwood balusters and a fire pit.

View Master

A handsome Ipe deck with stained concrete raised planters takes advantage of its spectacular hillside setting in this elegant design from Jeffrey Gordon Smith Landscape Architecture.

Outdoor Entertaining

Using decking to create an outdoor entertainment space will make your house the party spot all year long. This backyard is complete with a wooden deck surrounding the outdoor kitchen and dining area.

Hidden Spa

This rustic design combines nature and an intimate area for entertaining and features a deck with a concealed spa from Projects by Giffin & Crane.

Different Levels, Different Views

This deck has multiple vantage points and views and showcases your backyard to its best advantage.

Entertainment Space

Black-stained decking serves as the handsome flooring for this poolside cabana and hot tub surround. The decking adds stunning design and durability to this modern party pad.

Step Up to Luxury

An Australian hardwood known as Yellow Stringybark provides the decking and steps in this stunning patio/pool combination with landscaping by Signature Landscapes and pool by Serenity Pools.

Indoor/Outdoor Transition

This decking seamlessly transitions into the master suite, creating a perfect indoor/outdoor space.

Perfect Planter

This rooftop has Ipe decking that is carried up the steps to the hot tub and provides planters creating a picture-perfect space.

Space for Two

This covered modern deck extends over a pool and is a bold outdoor lounge and is a distinct outdoor area ideal for relaxation.

Hidden Hot Tub

This hot tub has a deck surround with ample seating creates a great spot to entertain guest, showing off an unbelievable mountain view.