If you love the outdoor lifestyle, the deck design in tropical style offers you additional living space during the months of pleasant weather. Whether your deck is elevated or level, whether you have sea views or not, you can enjoy a tropical lifestyle on your tropical style deck.
When planning your outside deck, you want to make sure that the overall design blends in pleasantly with your residence and property. The deck construction should include robust materials for years of wear, and a weatherproof surface should ensure the durability of the deck materials.
Once you have installed your deck, you can add the appearance of the tropics. Add a bamboo or artificial bamboo wet bar in one corner as a station for mixing drinks. If possible, choose a thatched roof design or add a palm leaf roof to the Wet Bar to add a touch of the small tropical beach huts that are common on the islands and in the tropics. A few comfortable bar stools provide seating in this area.
For the central seating area of the tropical deck, if your deck is not covered, you should choose an umbrella table so that you can enjoy the sun without being burned by the ultraviolet rays. These tables are available as a set of comfortable upholstered chairs in tropical design with all-weather upholstered cushions. Add Citronella candles to the table to keep away mosquitoes and other insects.
To achieve this lush tropical look, use several sample-sized potted palms. Fishtail palms are very suitable for this application. Place the pots with rollers on plant trolleys so that they can be rolled indoors in icy weather.
The potted bird of paradise is another great addition to tropical decks. These plants can easily grow in any southern climate in full sun to partial shade, but should not be exposed to cool weather. Protect the plants during the winter months and enjoy their exotic flowers again next year.
Orchids are another plant that is perfect for an outdoor deck in humid climates. While orchids require a little special care, unless you live in a semi-tropical zone, they are worth the effort to preserve the beautiful flowers that last for a long time. They can be mounted with pot hangers attached to the wooden posts of your deck or hung in a hanging orchid pot with an attractive macramé hanger.
Mandala vines, which can grow in pots and be allowed to twine around posts or crawl up a wall, add tropical lushness and colour. These vines will not overwinter, but will grow back next year if the rootstock is kept at moderate temperatures during the winter.
You and your friends and family will love to hold tropical theme parties outdoors in your tropical paradise. You will feel that you have added another room to the house at a very reasonable price.
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