Punctuate the Surface Cut a hole near an edge of the deck and plant your favorite flowers or small trees so they can grow up through the boards / Porch, Deck & Patio
traditional scandinavian house & garden by mari
Deck: storage benches DIY deck and storage boxes/seating Bench for exercise room. Just make it wider to be more like a bed.
Love the built-in benches designed by Chris Lambton and the Yard Crashers crew! - Gardening For You
Trees growing through long, around the house wood decking in the sun
Backyard Wabi-Sabi Rocks and stones suggest a Japanese garden in this courtyard retreat outside a Los Angeles house. Amphitheater-style steps provide extra seating when the homeowners are having a party.