These Are the Top Deck Trends of 2023, According to Experts

Decking has become a popular way to enhance outdoor living spaces and increase the value of a home. In 2023, experts predict that several deck trends will emerge and dominate the market.

According to Softwoods, a family owned South Australian building company specialising in DIY building structures including decking and pergolas, as homeowners continue to prioritise outdoor living spaces, decking trends will evolve to meet their needs and desires. Whether homeowners are looking for a low maintenance deck or one that is a true work of art, there are options to suit every style and budget.

Softwoods says composite decking is expected to continue its growth in popularity. This type of decking is made from a combination of wood fibres and plastic, making it durable, low maintenance and resistant to fading, staining and warping. Its ability to mimic the look of real wood has made it a favourite among homeowners who want the aesthetic appeal of wood without the upkeep.

Another trend that Softwoods expects to take off in 2023 is the incorporation of technology into decking. Smart decking systems that allow homeowners to control lighting, temperature and other features via their smartphones or other devices are expected to gain popularity. This technology is especially appealing to those who enjoy hosting outdoor gatherings, as it allows them to create the perfect atmosphere for any occasion.

The experts at Softwoods predict that sustainability will continue to be a major focus in the decking industry in 2023. Many homeowners are becoming more environmentally conscious and are seeking out decking materials that are made from sustainable and renewable resources. Sustainably harvested and renewable pine, for example, is expected to gain traction due to the fast growth rate and the fact it can be harvested without damaging the plant.

Softwoods explains that deck designs are expected to become more innovative and creative in 2023 as homeowners look to create unique outdoor spaces that reflect their personal style and needs. Multi-level decks with built-in seating and outdoor kitchens are expected to be popular, as are decks with unusual shapes and designs.

Offering various options for building outdoor structures, the Softwoods team can handle the entire process for homeowners, from initial design to the final build, or they offer an online design tool, cutting all timber to the required specs and delivering the materials for the chosen builder to construct. For more information, visit Softwoods online.

About Softwoods

Softwoods is a family-owned South Australian company that has been trading for over 30 years. An independent, community-minded and environmentally conscious company, Softwoods offers various options for building any outdoor structure.

Source: Softwoods