Winter Deck Ideas – How to make the most of your backyard
Our winter deck ideas will inspire you to embrace the coldest season in style. As the cold winds arrive, the days are getting shorter, the temperatures are dropping and winter is just around the corner. You may be giving up your outdoor living area and shifting your leisure time indoors. But why waste valuable outdoor deck space? With the right design makeover, you can make full use of it throughout the winter.
Turning a summer outdoor living space into a cozy winter retreat is the best winter garden idea. Consider bringing together twinkling lights, a warm fire pit, beautiful decorations, and soft textiles to enjoy your outdoor deck under fresh winter skies.
Dress it up with light
Adding outdoor lighting is a quick and easy way to make your outdoor space cozier. Garland lights can add a lovely twinkle of illumination. Outdoor string lights are another great option for decorating trees, or you can string them on composite pergolas, porches, or composite railings.
Tea lights and candles scattered around outdoor tables add a romantic touch too dark outdoor dining. You could also try combining vintage glass shades with filament bulbs and use vintage chandeliers to illuminate garden buildings. As well as this, you could invest in some beautiful light woven creatures. For example, dogs and cats or rabbits will add a delightful character that adults and children alike will enjoy.
Add a festive touch
One of the highlights of winter is of course the festive events. So why not decorate your composite decking and use it to celebrate festive events?
Use garlands made from evergreen leaves studded with pine cones and berries and hang them from red ribbons on your walls, or your back door, to will add festive charm. Keep the theme going by adding cozy blankets and soft sheepskins to your outdoor seating, while decorating with miniature pine trees in pots.
And of course, don’t forget the heating facilities. As the temperature drops, adding a log cabin, fire pit, or installing a wood-burning cooker will add some warmth to your outdoor space. Then, all you need to do is serve up some wine or juice to make you enjoy your festivities even better.
Decorate with natural elements
Use natural elements to add a touch of green to your outdoor deck. Surround glass candle holders with pine cones and use twigs and twine to update the simplest terracotta planters for an instant winter feel. Using moss to decorate containers for winter blooms is another lovely trick that will give your styling scene a woodland vibe.
You can also use this to decorate the rest of your outdoor deck, where carved canes and curved bamboo will become a staple of your outdoor furniture. If you like the smell of nature then this is a great way to go.
Transform a pergola
Give your composite pergola a makeover and turn it into a cozy little corner this cold winter.
You can hang an oversized light bulb from the beams to add a modern design touch. You can also hang winter flower baskets from the beams to add color. Small makeshift tables can be decorated with potted plants or lanterns. For an eye-catching focal point, add a fire pit, where the firelight creates a more intimate setting for your guests to relax and unwind. Of course, you’ll want to make sure the fire pit is safe for the manufacturer.
Decorate with potted trees
For those who love greenery, winter may not seem so friendly. There are still plenty of options when it comes to cold-weather container plant displays. There is a wide variety of plants that can be used for seasonal patio displays, from scented climbers to plants with frosty leaves and winter colors. So take the opportunity to get creative and fill your outdoor space with bulbs, flowers, and greenery. Use benches and steps to arrange them on different levels. Dwarf firs and pines are great choices, as is small holly that can be neatly cut into shapes.