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5 Ways to Spruce Up Your Deck or Patio

Nantucket Gate apartments have beautiful patios and decks for you to enjoy. Maybe you love your deck or maybe you haven’t used it much. We want to help you better utilize and fall in love with your deck. Get outside and enjoy the fresh air this month here in Tacoma, WA using our 5 tips to spruce up your space.

Add Plants

Your deck or patio is the perfect place to put out planters and find your green thumb. Plant an herb garden or any other plant that loves the Washington weather. Different varieties of ferns are great plants that will do well on your deck. Make this DIY Pallet Vertical Herb Garden for fresh herbs all year. It’s a great way to plant your herbs without taking up much space at all.

Create Comfortable Seating

Creating a comfortable atmosphere with comfortable seating will make it that much more likely that you’ll spend time on your patio or deck. Purchase an outdoor seating set from a local department or home store. You could also go the DIY route and make a pallet wood sofa. Either way, just add some pillows and cushions and enjoy your outdoor seating!

Use Lighting

Lighting can make a huge difference for a balcony and the feel that is created. Sting strands of lights across the balcony for some nice nighttime lighting. You could also potentially install a floodlight to add extra lighting. Use these options to create a romantic setting to enjoy for years to come.

Bring Out a Table

Tables are a practical item to have out on your patio. They bring the option to play a game outside, to have a drink with a friend, or to hold a book for you to enjoy. This is another item that you could DIY or purchase from a local department or home store. A table would also allow for added decoration such as planters or other outdoor decor. 

Add Character

A patio or deck can be a peaceful place to drink coffee in the morning and read a book or it can be a place to host guests and play games. Add details and create a space that is congruent with what will be enjoyable for you. Maybe that means adding large comfortable sofas with pillows and blankets, or maybe it means using folding chairs to provide space for groups of people. Whatever it is, make it you!

How do you decorate your outdoor space? Let us know in the comments. Thanks for reading!