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Decking inspiration for your summer garden

Decking inspiration from SomerlapSpring is here and summer is on its way, time to think about getting your garden ready for summer. Decking is always popular as it works well in all sizes and shapes of garden, and provides a convenient level area for entertaining. But if you’d like to do something more exciting than the standard decked square, here’s five pieces of decking inspiration…

1. Decking patterns

There’s no need to stick to straight lines, you can go wild with patterns. Here’s some ideas…

  • Diagonal decking
  • Parquet decking
  • Diamond decking
  • Herringbone decking
  • V-shaped decking

2. Decking inlays

If you are feeling really adventurous, you  can also try inlaying a design into your decking. Planning is the key to making sure your design will work and has maximum impact. Remember that this type of design can be tricky and is time consuming, so make sure you’re up to the challenge before you start!

3. Sunken decking planters

Using sunken planters is another way to add a variety of organic interest to your decking. Well positioned islands of foliage or flowers can create different atmospheres of colour and aroma. There’s plenty of decking inspiration on Pinterest to help you while you’re in the planning stages.

We stock a wide variety of ready made timber decking planters that will help bring your decking area to life.

4. Add lighting

Lighting can bring an otherwise standard decking area to life. There’s countless options: from spotlights within the deck to lights on the top of posts. Solar lighting is incredibly popular and there’s many options to choose from. They offer a perfect solution if you’re not an overly confident DIYer – no tricky wiring and quite often maintenance free.

5. Incorporate seating

It’s surprisingly easy to incorporate seating into your decking design. Whether you decide to sink them down or add on top of a decking area, benches can be made comfy with the addition of weatherproof cushions. The Somerlap timber furniture range features plenty of elegant, hardwearing seating.

Can’t find what you’re looking for and have a design in mind? We can custom-build almost any design, deliver and install it for you. Contact us today to find out more.

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