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12 Covered Deck Ideas That Will Elevate Your Outdoor Space

12 Covered Deck Ideas That Will Elevate Your Outdoor Space

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Covered decks are the perfect way to add an extension to your house and create extra space for leisure and entertaining, all the while seamlessly blending the indoors and outdoors.

“Having a covered patio gives the option of using an outdoor space even in inclement weather,” says designer and Next Wave alum Linda Hayslett, owner of LH.Designs. “You could hang out there and make s’mores in the wintertime, cozy up to an outdoor fireplace even if it’s raining, or have movie night while seeing the night sky.”

Considering adding a roof or some other kind of covering, like a pergola, to your patio? Read on for ideas on how to incorporate an overhang into your outdoor space!

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The expansive deck of this lush Maui retreat by Breeze Giannasio Interiors features three different seating zones for entertaining. Lush tropical landscaping makes a truly magical place to unwind. See the full home tour on House Beautiful here.

Seamlessly blending the indoors and outdoors, this covered patio by Andrew Howard is perfect for breakfast or afternoon tea. The shingled walls match the rest of the home’s exteriors, as well.

The Brazilian Ipe deck of this North Carolina beach house by Barrie Benson Design boasts unmatched views of the ocean. The light blue-grey cushions blend right in with the waves and sea mist beyond.

With a bamboo overhang and terra cotta foundation, the sprawling deck of furniture designer John Houshmand’s Mexican property is the perfect spot for large gatherings—or an afternoon nap.

Natural wood furniture and a cozy fringed hammock lend this bright deck in Santorini its laidback island vibe.

Designer Jeff Andrews installed curtains at the corners of this elegant outdoor space to allow for more privacy. Fabrics are also a great way to introduce softness.

A custom pool table anchors this entertainment patio by Linda Hayslett, which also features a billiards table, a wood-burning fire pit, and an outdoor shower. See the rest of this space on House Beautiful here.

Plexiglas ensures this bamboo breezeway and dining space by Charlotte Lucas Design stays dry no matter the weather.

Blessed with plenty of lighting and extra seating, this inviting patio by Romanek Design Studio is great for outdoor dinner parties, rain, or shine.

The wooden roof coupled with the brick flooring and natural-wood furniture lends this outdoor space by Kate Anne Designs a refined yet organic look.

Caroline Rafferty decked out the end of this covered deck with a cute little wicker bar that makes the playful space feel even more welcoming. See the rest of this home on House Beautiful here.

In the pool area of this Craftsman-style home by Jessica Risko Smith, the covered deck creates “a shady spot to relax in the summer and enjoy a roaring fire,” the designer says, noting that the additional structure also helps keep the sun “from overtaking the indoor rooms.”

Kristin Tablang
Senior Editor
Kristin Tablang is a senior editor at House Beautiful, where she covers design, real estate, culture, and travel.

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