Grab a glass of sangria and meet me out back! We’re going to take a look at my modern country colonial deck!
A couple weeks ago I showed you around my newly decorated side porch. Well, today I’m finally taking you on a tour of my deck.
I’ve actually had this space styled and functional for a while. However, because of one thing or another, I just never got around to photographing it. It has been a rather wet and muggy summer, so maybe I can blame my procrastination on that.
Regardless of the reason for the delay, here’s my deck, all decked out (Pun intended)!
Modern Country Colonial Deck Styling:
The look of this space was inspired by the Modern Country Colonial aesthetic that I’m going for in my entire home. You’ll see all three design elements interwoven in the space.
I’m so pleased with how the deck turned out. I wanted it to be more functional for entertaining and dining, and I think I’ve achieved that. It can now accommodate a group of guests in style. (If I’m entertaining just a few folks, I can use the cozy lounge area on my side porch.)
Styling Your Deck for Summer:
I always love having a chaise lounge chair on a deck, so that was a must for me. When I found these, I thought they’d be great in the space, and they are. I didn’t want anything that needed cushions since this deck does not have a roof. The unique design of these loungers makes them comfy without the need for cushions.
Opposite the loungers are the round bucket chairs I had at my apartment. I love how they look on the deck. They are just the right size for that area and offer extra seating for guests.
You may have noticed that my large cactus is spending the summer outdoors. It’s done amazingly well here. It’s growing new arms and has even flowered twice! (If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know this was a special event.)
I also had room to tuck in a grill. It sits outside the door to the kitchen, which makes it extra convenient when I’m grilling.
I intentionally chose a more neutral palette for the deck. Even though I haven’t done much entertaining yet, I wanted a color scheme that would accommodate party decor, seasonal decorations, and festive foods in every color of the rainbow!
This space has worked so well for a couple outdoor photoshoots that I’ve done for the blog, and I am already looking forward to styling a few things for fall! I’ll be sharing a post later this week, so you’ll see how much the color pops.
Because it was late in the season when I was able to get this space together, I sort of missed the proper flower planting season. While I was able to incorporate some color, I think next year (and maybe even this fall), I’ll be able to add in even more color with my plantings.
Nonetheless, I’m loving my modern country colonial deck decor. It’s been a lot of fun bringing it all together and watching it grow and change over the summer. I hope you’re digging it as much as I am.
Oh, and here’s a view of the deck from the backyard. I wasn’t sure what to think about the shape of this deck at first. Now, I’m totally digging it.
The furnishings are from a variety of places. I’ll link up everything below if you’re looking for sources. Please note that some items were from summer collections, so they may no longer be available for purchase.
Thanks so much for joining me on the deck!
Modern Country Colonial Deck Styling Sources:
Black Metal Chairs
Outdoor Dining Table
Metal Side Table
Black Ceramic Lanterns, Tree Trunk Tables, and Pots from HomeGoods