Every spring we get the itch to clean, re-organize, refresh, and even remodel. This is especially true at the cottage—the fresh blooms and creeping temperatures are a friendly reminder that we are just weeks away from spending every possible moment in the great outdoors. Whether nestled in a forest, overlooking a lake, or providing the perfect space to chill, an outdoor pad is a great asset to have. Here are 15 gorgeous decks that will have you daydreaming of the possibilities.
Rustic branch railings, forested surroundings, and a quaint dining area make this the deck dreams are made of.
This deck in Pointe au Baril, Ontario, is so expertly designed that it is barely distinguishable from the rock face it sits on.
A laid-back outdoor living space is perfect for quiet early mornings or late nights spent with friends and family.
This simple but sprawling back deck was built around existing trees to avoid chopping them down and creates a beautiful, natural atmosphere when combined with outdoor lighting.
A multi-tier deck with a dining area and plenty of built-ins: hot tub, bench seating, lighting, and flower pots.
The addition of a large built-in seating area and accompanying flower bed naturally breaks up the all-wood look of this massive deck.
A stone and wood deck is the perfect complement for this charming lakeside cabin.
Does lounging get any better than a dock/deck combo that has overhanging, built-in hammocks?
Old posts attached to a deck create a simple area for hanging baskets, bringing in natural elements, and providing a little privacy.
This elevated outdoor living space is the result of a masterfully created DIY project and includes a backyard waterfall, dining area, and fish pond.
A deck and circular landing pad have been crafted out of gorgeous dark cherry wood. The low, thick railing provides 360-degree seating and houses built-in flower pots.
A perfect, simple deck crafted out of light wood blends seamlessly into the surroundings of this beachfront property.
Reflective waters, a partial roof, and green as far as the eye can see. It doesn't get much better than this deck/dock combo.
The perfect spot to curl up and read your favourite cottage page-turner.
Instead of chopping them down completely, this asymmetrical deck in the woods utilizes old stumps for added seating.