Timber decking ideas are a great way to transform your garden into an al fresco dining and entertaining space. The warm, textured finish of wood means it’s a natural fit for many gardens and can help create an easy-care outdoor living area that you’ll love spending time in all year round.
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Elevated decking is a popular option for backyards and this design idea works particularly well when you have a lot of ground to cover. Steps can be incorporated in this design to make it easy for kids and adults to get up to the elevated level and it can also be fitted with pretty solar lights that can light up your stairs when they’re not being used.
The perfect place to relax and read a book, this small hideaway oasis is a gorgeous addition for when you’re just looking for some peace and quiet in the middle of your garden. The curved design of the timber decking makes it a comfortable spot to sit in and the dark shade of the boards helps to contrast beautifully with the bright foliage, giving the whole garden a cosy look that’s sure to delight all the family.
Adding a border to your decking will instantly transform it into a visually zoned space. This way, you can easily move between zones without feeling overlooked by your neighbors and you can easily plant drought-tolerant picks that require little maintenance.
If you want to go the extra mile, try using Ipe premium hardwood for a garden area as it has the highest natural rot and insect resistance of all timbers. To keep the wood looking as fresh as possible, it’s also worth considering a UV protectant rosewood oil.