5 fantastic decking design ideas for your garden in 2020!

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Winter is the perfect time to begin designing and planning all of your large garden and decking projects. As we enter another year, you may be wondering if there are any decking trends you should consider adding into your garden space.

This year, the push for eco-friendly materials across many industries will continue to rise making composite decking a must-have. To help inspire your new deck or to see what you can do with composite decking (or timber if you prefer) here are a few decking design ideas that are perfect for 2020!

Raised / tiered garden

An increasingly popular type of garden here in the UK include raised or tiered gardens, meaning one area of the garden is at another height – either higher or lower than another area. This is particularly common here in Northern England, mainly due to the hilly landscape.

One way to even out your garden (or to create a nice separation between tiers) is to build a deck on the bottom tier. Composite decking can be a great solution because it’s more resistant to the elements (like rain) and highly durable meaning you won’t be replacing boards every year.

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Built-in garden boxes

Another idea that’s perfect for contemporary style gardens is to incorporate planters within your decking. There are quite a few ways you can do this!

You can build decking planters out of concrete and build a deck around it. Or if you want a seamless look and feel with hidden planters, you can build them out of your decking.

And if you want to be extremely clever with a tiered garden, you could build incorporated planters into your retaining wall. The materials you use to do this could match your wall, contrast, or be made from your decking materials.

Create space for an outdoor bar

Another way to increase how you use your decking is to create a large entertaining space. Increasingly popular decking designs are incorporating small covered areas for outdoor furniture and bars. There are plenty of large sporting events this year like the FA Cup Final, Champions League, Wimbledon, and the summer Olympics!

If you like to entertain your friends and family, adding an outdoor bar area to your decking design could be a fantastic way to create a unique space.

Incorporate a water feature

One way to increase visual interest and dimension in your garden is to add a stunning water feature. This could be a simple water fountain, a pond for fish, or even a rain garden. It all depends on budget and personal preference!

If you’re looking to turn your garden into a spa or hotel-like escape, the sounds of a water fountain can help you relax. The same applies to ponds and even rain gardens.

No matter what you decide, building a deck doesn’t have to be a complicated or drawn-out process. If you’re looking for a quick, easy, and cost-effective way to build a deck in your garden, take a look at our decking kits! Each kit comes with a full set of clear step-by-step instructions and all the fixings you’ll need to do the job.

Don’t forget that you can always use our decking calculator to help you make sure you’ve got the right kit! If you’re still not sure or need additional advice, give us a call or pop into any of our DIY stores in Preston, Blackpool, and Wigan.