An Urban OasisContemporary Deck, Detroit
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6. Roll out an outdoor rug. Outdoor rugs pack the biggest style punch for a deck or terrace with the least effort. Choose a bright patterned style to set the stage for your garden or opt for a more understated design. Either way, an outdoor rug can help cover neglected decking and make a terrace feel like an extension of the home.
3. Extend an indoor space. Architect Carson Arthur likes to ask his clients which indoor room they feel is too small, then establish more of that space in the backyard. “Is your kitchen too small? Do you need a bigger family room? Why not do that outside?” he says. “With the development of outdoor technology, anything inside can now be done outside.”Here an outdoor rug helps establish an extra living space on a small deck in Detroit. 4. Complement your interiors. Use the same colors and style that you’ve already established inside your home for your backyard to make it feel more like its own living room. “Stylistically, you want to pick up on colors and textures that tie the two spaces together,” says Amber Freda, a landscape architect in New York. “Make it more than just a couple of chairs and a dining table. A plain dining table with wooden chairs won’t entice you to use it very much, but really comfortable lounge seating will.”