Are you considering adding a decking area to your outside space? This guide to Decking Trends for 2020 from decking experts DeckPlus takes a peek into the future of outdoor deck design.
When it comes to external flooring options, few materials boast the enduring appeal of outdoor decking.
With the ability to completely transform a garden, adding a decking area to your property can not only improve its aesthetic appeal, it can change the way use your outdoor space.
From breakfast in the sun to late night socials with friends, garden decking is the perfect stage to enjoy life at home.
If you’re considering adding a deck to your property, it’s worth keeping in mind these upcoming trends we expect to see when formulating your outdoor design.
The composite decking market has grown exponentially over the last two decades, transforming the outdoor flooring industry as we know it. As a result, composite decking has become a billion-dollar industry worldwide.
That momentum doesn’t look to slow down any time soon either. Composite decking is once again leading the way and blazing a trail in the world of outdoor flooring.
That being said, while composite decking remains king of the hill, it’s a king of many crowns. Here are a few of the composite decking trends we can expect to see in 2020 and beyond.
While recent years have seen contemporary colours largely dominate the world of exterior design, it seems that natural wood tones are making a comeback.
From darker tones of teak and walnut to lighter shades of cedar and tigerwood, traditional wood-look decking is rich in character and classical appeal.
Although cool greys and stylish silver are undoubtedly pleasing to the eye, expect the trend of natural browns to make a welcome return to prominence in 2020.
Effective lighting can make all the difference when it comes to home décor. This principle applies just as much to exterior design as it does to interiors.
Built-in deck lighting provides both style and functionality to your outdoor space. Use it to create a sleek aesthetic that’s as cool as it is practical.
Meanwhile, the incorporation of the lights within the actual decking provides a surface that’s free of clutter, leaving your outdoor space with a clean and tidy finish.
Standard stripe decking will never go out of fashion. However, it does arguably lack inspiration in terms of originality and innovation.
Creative decking configurations are on the rise, as more and more people are taking an expressive approach to deck design and exploring their artistic side. For example, an outdoor kitchen kit added to your deck can bring it more functional and aesthetic appeal.
From picture framing to diamond inserts, expect to see unusual decking design crop up with increased frequency. Consequently you can also expect to see traditional vertical/horizontal decks take a back seat.
While glass balustrades provide a clear and unobstructed view from any decking area – particularly a raised deck – cable railing remains the preferred choice for many.
Like glass balustrades, cable railing also provides visual transparency from your deck, coupled with security of the railing itself. However, cable boasts one key difference.
The biggest factor that separates cable and glass is the maintenance involved. In terms of general upkeep, there’s no contest and cable wins with effortless ease – quite literally!
Garden zoning saw a steady increase in popularity in 2019, and that trend looks set to continue in 2020.
Separating your outside space into designated zones is a great way to provide purpose and practicality to each area.
Zoning also allows you to naturally blend multiple materials into your external design. This can be particularly handy if you’re torn between a deck and a patio.
So, with 2020 just around the corner, if you’re planning a garden renovation give these decking trends some thought. You might even be inspired to try something new!