When it comes to backyard design at Australian Outdoor Living, it’s never just one option or the other. We love to mix, match and blend styles, tones and textures to create diverse and versatile outdoor living spaces.
And our favourite trend of the moment? Blending warm-toned decking with the deep greens of artificial grass to create a cosy yet modern space that’s easy to maintain and useable all year round.
We’ve spent maybe a little too much time combing through our favourite design sites over the summer holidays to bring you a few of our favourite design inspirations!
Simplicity in design
Artificial grass is the perfect way to complement the other greenery in your backyard, and in the picture below even the smallest square mixed with decking and concrete softens this outdoor living space, and really makes the Asian-inspired garden’s colours pop!
We’ve always loved the look of an artificial grass rug, and this balcony garden is no different! The grass over the decking brings this sky lounge back to earth, adding warmth and a comfy place to rest your feet!
We’re in love with this oriental-inspired landscape and the minimalist use of decking to break up the heavy greens and create a tranquil space to zone out with a book (or a glass of wine!).
Contrast is key
Now these homeowners love decking and know how to use it. With an entire house covered in timber, their use of artificial grass perfectly contrasts with the modern tone of the house, while also making a vast and versatile play area and chill space!
If you’ve got a small outdoor space like the home above, mixing textures is the perfect way to open it up and make it look larger. The decking creates an inviting entrance into the garden, while the grass makes room for the kids to play soccer, or just to sprawl out and relax in this miniature oasis.
Adds size and shape
We love the contrast in this Manchester Deck-designed sky garden. Not only does the green grass break up an otherwise entirely brown space, but it adds shape and size to the space with its eye-catching curved design!
Image via Manchester Deck UK
Want more inspiration and advice?
If you’re like us and feeling inspired, it’s easy to find out more about how you can make your design dreams a reality! Check out some of our handy resources on decking and artificial grass:
- Check out these simple tips for maintaining your artificial grass
- Find out how to dress up your concrete with superficial grass
- Learn more about keeping your timber deck squeaky clean
- Find out more about our artificial grass and timber decking
- Contact us for a free, no obligation measure and quote!