Artificial Grass and Decking: the Perfect Pair

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 timber 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 timber decking and concrete softens this outdoor living space, and really makes the Asian-inspired garden’s colours pop!

Artificial grass is the perfect way to complement other greenery in your yard.
Artificial grass is the perfect way to complement other greenery in your yard.

Grass rug

We’ve always loved the look of an artificial grass rug, and this balcony garden is no different! The grass over the timber decking brings this sky lounge back to earth, adding warmth and a comfy place to rest your feet!

We love the look of a artificial grass rug.
We love the look of a artificial grass rug.

Oriental design

We’re in love with this oriental-inspired landscape and the minimalist use of the timber decking to break up the heavy greens and create a tranquil space to zone out with a book (or a glass of wine!).

The use of timber decking to break up the greens of artificial grass.
The use of timber decking to break up the greens of artificial grass.

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!

With an entire house covered in timber, their use of artificial grass perfectly contrasts with the modern tone of the house.
With an entire house covered in timber, their use of artificial grass perfectly contrasts with the modern tone of the house.

Blending textures

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 timber decking creates an inviting entrance into the garden, while the artificial grass makes room for the kids to play soccer, or just to sprawl out and relax in this miniature oasis.

Blending textures with artificial grass and timber decking.
Blending textures with artificial grass and timber decking.

Adds size and shape

We love the contrast in this Manchester Deck-designed sky garden. Not only does the green artificial grass break up an otherwise entirely brown space, but it adds shape and size to the space with its eye-catching curved design!

Add size and shape with artificial grass and timber decking.
Add size and shape with artificial grass and timber decking.

Image via Manchester Deck UK

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