2020 Outdoor Deck Trends

Posted 31 October 2019 6:21 PM by Jase DeBoer

Create an outdoor space that your family and friends will rave about in 2020! The best way to boost outdoor appeal is to keep an eye out for up-and-coming outdoor design trends. Start planning your future deck build or renovations by keeping in mind these five deck trends you’ll see in 2020.

Natural Wood Elements
In recent years, cool gray tones were the popular choice for decking. While outdoor spaces are still leaning toward neutral colors and earthy tones, we’re seeing an uptick in the use of wood-like elements with composite deck boards. This means natural tones like brown will be making their way into the outdoor living scene in full force come 2020.

Craft Your Design
Picture framing, breaker boards, custom inlays and unique skirting are different ways you can craft an original deck design. The deck configurations are endless for that one-of-a-kind look you may be striving for.

Whether you’re planning on adding a large multi-width board for a bold picture frame border or using smaller width boards for an inlay design, let your creativity show. If you’re looking for a modern alternative to traditional lattice as deck skirting, a great option would be to install deck boards in a horizontal manner.
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Ease of Installation
Whether you’re a DIY homeowner looking to tackle your deck and railing build or a deck contractor, you’ll be happy to know the decking industry is looking more, now than ever, into labor-saving components. You’ll save time and effort getting that deck build done and do it at a much faster pace.

Sophisticated Sleek Lines
We’re not surprised with this contemporary trend. Cable railing continues to remain popular as we head into 2020. Clear and unobstructed views that require minimal maintenance is what homeowners are looking for.

Add Ambiance with Lighting
Lighting is an important aesthetic not only for inside the home but also in an outdoor space. Creating a mood and setting the ambiance with lighting on your deck will make the space an enjoyable experience for yourself and guests. A seamless look for lighting placement will be key to nailing the outdoor lighting trend. The lighting elements you add to the deck should provide style, directional lighting and function.
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Get ahead of schedule with your deck building or remodeling plans with these five trends to boost your outdoor appeal.