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A grey solid color stain on this deck looks great with the white railing and posts. Two-color combos look fantastic on decks. For deck finishing in Bellingham WA, visit


20 Ways to Upgrade Your Deck

Punctuate the Surface Cut a hole near an edge of the deck and plant your favorite flowers or small trees so they can grow up through the boards.


Deck makeover with Sherwin Williams Flagstone in solid stain & cables were added by my husband


Deck Decorating Ideas: Fresh Paint and String Lights

Look at this deck makeover before and after! Katy Byrne of DBK: Designs By Katy shows how easy it is to make a big impact on your outdoor space. Fresh paint, string lights and new patio furniture made all the difference on her back deck. See her patio makeover on The Home Depot Blog. || @KatyByrneDesign


If your deck is smaller in size, save space with built-in seating but go ahead and jazz it up with colorful cushions, string lights or candles.


Designing a new deck? Consider adding a bump-out or other designated space for your grill. You’ll keep smoke away from seating areas and give the chef some extra elbow room. To make life even easier, install low-maintenance Horizon composite decking from Fiberon, shown here in Castle Gray.


Slightly raised above grade-level, this deck design includes low maintenance TimberTech gray decking, white rails with black metal balusters, diagonal floor board pattern, and lattice under deck trim. Custom deck project in St. Louis by Archadeck |