How to Celebrate Summer on Your New Deck

A brand-new deck is a great way to enjoy summer at home, whether you prefer to invite friends and family over for cookouts or simply relax with your spouse on a warm summer evening. Once the Bellari team designs and installs your deck, all that’s left for you to do is use it – but are you prepared to make the most of your new outdoor space? We have a few tips to help you savor every sunny day and balmy night from the comfort of your deck.

Set the Mood with Ambiance

From tiki torches to fairy lights to lanterns, a little light can transform the entire atmosphere of your backyard with a warm glow that makes any deck more inviting. Choose lighting that complements your home’s exterior, or mix things up with an outdoor area that welcomes visitors in with distinctive bohemian flair or sleek, minimalist style.

Get Comfortable Furnishings

Choosing the right patio set can make your next gathering more comfortable and encourage guests to extend their visit, whether you’re hosting a large crowd or an intimate dinner. Make sure you have enough seating for everyone, and don’t forget to consider flexibility – there’s a good chance that you’ll use your deck for a wide array of purposes. For a homier feel, add an outdoor rug, coffee table, and other stylish décor.

Provide Shade

Summer sun is great, but make sure you have some shade available for those who prefer a retreat from the heat or want to minimize their UV exposure. Installing an awning is an easy way to add cooling shade, while a pergola and even simple umbrellas provide stylish options for minimizing sun exposure.

Give Yourself Some Privacy

If neighbors are nearby and you’re feeling crowded on your own deck, there are a number of ways to increase the privacy of your outdoor area. Planting shrubs and trees can create welcome cover and also up the aesthetics of your home for years to come. Interested in a more solid solution? Lattice makes an attractive addition and delivers the screen you require.

Make the Most of Your Summertime Oasis

A deck from Bellari is an investment in your home that you’ll enjoy every summer for years to come. Contact us today to learn more about the services we offer, as well as flexible financing options and available warranties. To learn more about previous deck design projects, view our portfolio online.