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Give Your Deck A Fresh New Look With Planters!

Christine Lee
January 26, 2015

Are you the proud owner of an outdoor deck and wondering not only how to properly care for your outdoor deck,  but also give it a fresh new look? Having an outdoor deck is something that all homeowners can enjoy. However, there are some things that you can do to that can significantly change the way that your deck looks. This depends on how you choose to decorate your deck. Here are some ideas that you can do if you are looking to give your deck a makeover!

Adding a variety of plants on your deck is a simple but very effective way to change the feel of your deck. Try grouping together potted plants of various sizes for a warm effect. Be sure not to just get one plant as that will look lonely and you do not want to overcrowd your deck with plants either. Gather together tall, medium, and small containers for a great look. When it comes to deciding what plants to get, consider creating a color theme. For example, it could be a good idea to get plants and flowers that match and/or compliment the color of your deck, outdoor furniture, or your house. You can also go a different route and get plants that are low maintenance. This is great if you keep a busy schedule but still want your deck to look nice. Some plants to consider getting that are low maintenance are sedums, which come in a variety of colors; sempervirens, tightly clumped plants; and echeverias, which offer fun and colorful leaves. If you want to attract butterflies to your deck so you and your guests can admire them, try getting railing planters or other pots filled with flowers that butterflies love. These include zinnias, verbenas, and butterfly bush. Another important thing to consider when wanting to give your deck a makeover is the type of outdoor furniture that you’re going to choose. You can choose something sleek for a sophisticated look or something homey for a more relaxed feel. Whatever you decide, be sure to have one high-impact piece that will be the focal point of your deck. It can be anything from a lamp or a countertop. This piece will draw the other furniture together and will help complete the overall look of your deck.