Create Shady Spots Even sun worshippers welcome a little shade. You'll enjoy your deck or patio more if you can provide relief from the sun. Choices for providing shade include mature trees, umbrellas, retractable awnings, or even pergolas and arbors planted with vines..
A painted cloth adds color to the deck's surface. The cloth was treated with an outdoor primer, and then it was taped off in a grid pattern and spray-painted red and yellow. After the paint dried, the tape was removed to show the white border. (Photo: Photo: Laurey W. Glenn; Stylist: Mary Leigh Fitts)