It's time to sort out the back garden.. Different Decking Idea and Inspiration!

Our back garden will need some work, we've known that ever since we moved in. The bricks surrounding the step up to the grass are broken and coming away from each other and it sort of looks pretty untidy and it's also quite dangerous, especially having a toddler who is going to want to run around out there in the summer! And today whilst sweeping up, I ever so slightly moved a sandpit/swimming pool that we have out in the garden which was next to the brick wall and part of the brick wall fell down completely - not good and not safe! And so I think that even though we're saving for hopefully an attic conversion, we may have to somehow look at affording for some work to be done in the garden out the back ready for summer when Ethan will no doubt be very eager to get out there for a run about. 

I've always loved the idea of decking and Adam does too so today I hit Pinterest and sites like Arbor Deck looking for some inspiration and modern garden ideas. I really like the look of timber decking boards but I'm still open to suggestions at this point. All we know is that we don't want anything too expensive, just something that will be perfect for BBQ's (the veggie type obviously) and little get togethers in the spring and summer time. Here are some different decking ideas Ive found and love:

I absolutely love this! It's so modern and yet rustic - it's totally my sort of style! I honestly would be thrilled to have a space in my back garden like this! The grey-brown decking is gorgeous!

More grey-brown coloured decking again. It's stunning - I really would love this. I also really like the lights that have been in built and the fact that they've managed to create seating space too! 

It's the use of different colours that attracts me to this particular style of decking. It's made the already modern looking decking look even more contemporary I think. 

I really like this picture as inspiration because of the use of decking on different levels. Our back garden isn't level and so it's nice to get an idea of how decking works when it's used to step up or down. 

Do you have decking in your own garden? And if so would you recommend it? 



  1. We don't use our garden at all because in Ireland we would only get maybe 10 nice days in the whole year you could spend in the garden.
    Our garden is laid with grass but I've always thought about having decking. Not the whole garden though but our garden is small.

  2. These ideas for decking are gorgeous- I also love modern yet rustic styles (I'm a fellow lover of wicker baskets). I think decking is great if maintained well so it isn't allowed to get slippy and rot- I also think it makes people use their gardens more, especially in summer when you can eat meals outdoors. Can't wait to see what you opt to go for- I will be following for some inspiration as we too want to sort out our tatty garden this year!
    Amelia x