20 Decks to Inspire Your Backyard Makeover

“Outdoor living” — it’s already the phrase of the year in home design! The deck, of course, is the centerpiece of an outdoor living space, and one of our favorite ways to add value to a home. If you’re considering a backyard makeover this spring, check out these gorgeous decks to give you some design inspiration!

Actor Tanc Sade used Zuri® Premium Decking in Pecan as the finishing touch on his backyard home office. The addition of a small deck on the front elevates the look of the whole build, offers increased functional space, and makes a simple backyard office space feel like a luxury.

Did you know that Zuri® was featured on the 2020 Southern Living Idea House? We love how the Weathered Gray color on the deck looks next to the bright white used on the home.

This porch space featuring Zuri® in Chestnut feels like it’s set up to be the perfect midday relaxation moment. You can recreate this oasis on your covered deck by using a dark decking for a shaded, cozy escape from the hot sun.

This dreamy porch setup is a throwback to the 2019 Southern Living Idea House, when Zuri® was featured in a unique striped pattern in colors Weathered Gray and Chestnut. A porch swing is a must-have for any backyard lounge space, in our opinion!

With a setup like this one, outdoor entertaining will never be the same. We especially love that the grill master can easily chat with their guests while standing in the gorgeous open concept kitchenette. This stunning deck features Zuri® in Pecan.

If you want your backyard space to drop jaws and turn heads, go for a tiered approach. This Zuri® deck in Walnut brings the wow factor thanks to a second level and some bold embellishments on the storage doors.

With plenty of room to spread out, this covered deck has enough space for the whole family to enjoy time outside together. For a comfortable lived-in feel on your deck, use Zuri® in Weathered Gray, as pictured here.

Incorporating a unique shape into your deck design is one way to set your home apart from the rest of the neighborhood. We love this slick curved design featuring Zuri® Premium Decking.

This Zuri® deck makes the most of a small space with plenty of seating and a see-through railing to make the deck feel larger than it is. This is a great way to create the illusion of space and take advantage of any view off your deck that might be missed by people sitting below the railing.

Who needs to go out when this entertainment setup is right in your backyard? This luxury space is even further elevated with a gorgeous Zuri® deck and inlay in a color that matches the gravel and stone used throughout the backyard. Let this backyard setup inspire you to go big with your backyard remodel!

Multi-use outdoor spaces are trending right now, and this stunning space is proof that including a covered space on part of your deck can create the perfect cozy atmosphere that your guests will be drawn to when the sun sets and the weather turns cold. This gorgeous deck features Zuri® in Pecan.

This poolside oasis proves that sometimes simple is best. With not much room to work with, this pool deck feels luxurious thanks to the right furniture and Zuri® in Weathered Gray. Make the most of your small space using minimal but beautiful materials and furniture.

Even outdoor spaces benefit from a cohesive color palette. This simple deck offers an instantly calming environment thanks to furniture that coordinates beautifully with Zuri® in Chestnut, and accent pillows that enhance the red in the brick of the home. Choose a color palette you love for your deck space to wow your guests.

This dreamy hot tub setup is some major backyard inspiration! We love how this hot tub is under a covering for year-round use while overlooking the natural landscaping sure to offer luscious green views in warmer weather and vibrant shades of yellow, orange and red in fall.

Are you a lucky homeowner with a waterfront view? Take advantage of it and do something unique with your deck to further elevate the space. This rounded Zuri® deck in Weathered Gray creates visual interest where there otherwise could have been a simple deck facing the water.

No matter the size of your deck, get creative and provide a variety of seating options so you can relax in whatever way your heart desires. This deck, featuring Zuri® in Walnut, accomplishes just that by including both recliners and adirondack chairs in the setup.

This cozy deck setup has a design detail we absolutely love — decorative decking above it! We love how the Zuri® decking in Weathered Gray is tied together throughout the entire space from top to bottom thanks to this detail.

A raised deck with covered sides can instantly elevate your backyard space – no pun intended – while offering the opportunity to frame it with greenery and flowers This Zuri® deck in Weathered Gray is a beautiful upgrade for this home!

This expansive porch uses Zuri® in Walnut for a classic look that never goes out of style. If your home features traditional architecture, stick with classic colors on your deck or porch to make sure the addition of new materials doesn’t overpower the classic beauty of your home.

When the sun hits this Zuri® deck in Walnut just right, it’s the perfect place to hang out. Keep the lighting in your backyard in mind when choosing a decking color. Do you get a lot of light in the afternoons? You could use a dark decking for some beautiful contrast. Is your deck in the shade? Use a lighter shade of decking material to ensure the space doesn’t end up looking too dark.

Explore the Zuri decking design possibilities—from main deck and infill colors to railing options—with our Zuri Visualizer.

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