A curved deck blends in to this rustic nature retreat. More dream decks: http://www.bhg.com/home-improvement/deck/ideas/dream-decks/#page=1
This raised deck off of a bedroom at this Los Angeles, CA home creates a perch for an oversize lounge chair, whose cushion echoes the bronzy brown foliage of a spiky-leafed phormium near the deck’s front edge. Bronze plants repeat near each garden room, reinforcing the brown-red theme. (Photo: Coral Von Zumwalt)
Create a Canopy A traditional awning offers protection from the blazing summer sun -- as well as from the neighbors' second-floor windows. Awnings come in a range of styles and options, including retractable types that you can use whenever you want.