26 Cool Deck Ideas and Designs to Inspire You

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Decks are like outdoor hangout spots, perfect for relaxing or having fun with friends. They're usually made from wood or composite materials, each with its own pros and cons. Wood can look classic but needs more upkeep, while composite is low-maintenance but can cost more. 


There are lots of different decks to choose from, so you'll definitely find one that you like and can afford. Whether you want a cozy place to drink coffee or a big area for summer parties, these deck designs have something for everyone.

If you're thinking about getting a deck or fixing up the one you already have, check out these 26 cool designs to get some ideas!


1. DIY Pallet Deck 

DIY Wooden Pallets Garden Deck Plan | Wood Pallet Furniture
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2. Platform Deck

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3. Tiered Wood Deck 

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3. DIY Backyard Deck with Pergola 

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4. Built-In Deck Bench 

Redwood deck with built-in deck bench.
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 5. Circular Floating Deck

Curved Deck
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6. Multi-Level Floating Deck

Long Multi Level Deck Courtesy @ladecks Via Instagram
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7. Deck with Privacy Screen 

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8. Deck with Built-In Planters

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9. Floating Deck with Lighting

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10. Deck with Hammock

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11. Floating Deck with Fire Pit

DIY floating deck
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12. Deck with Built-In Barbecue Grill

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13. Swimming Pool Deck

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14. Deck with Retractable Awning

Awning covering patio seating area
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15. Deck with Built-In Bench Swing

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16. Deck with Outdoor Shower

Added the outdoor shower... - Dick's Decks of the Hamptons | Facebook
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17. Deck with Shade Sail

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18. Deck with Built-In Planter Bench

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19. Deck with Built-In Hot Tub

Wood deck with hot tub overlooking lush green area
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20. Deck with Outdoor Movie Screen

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21. Deck with Built-In Sandbox

I rebuilt our deck and decided to add a built-in sandbox. : r/pics
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22. Deck with Built-In Dog Ramp

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23. Deck with Outdoor Bar

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24. Deck with Slide

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25. Deck with Built-In Chess or Checkers Board

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26. Deck with Built-In Fish Pond

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Now that you have some ideas for your deck, it's time to make them happen! Whether you're doing it yourself or hiring someone, you can create the perfect outdoor space. So, get your tools and start building your dream deck. And don't forget to invite us over for the first barbecue!