People use their deck for several reasons. Some people use it to pass their time by maybe reading a book or the morning newspaper. Some people tend go there in the evening sit down and sip a cup of tea while he watches the children play or just look at the people pass by if it is the front porch deck. I have some people just sit down with a couple of friends just to talk. This place serves different reasons and that much is enough to tell you that your deck should be decorated so that it should be comfy.
One important thing that it needs is that it must be is that it need to be comfy. Bring in some couch pillows spread them on the deck furniture. Make it look really inviting and comfy that when someone sees it he must feel that he could even sleep there. The furniture must also compliment the deck design and the outdoors as well if possible. Create privacy by having some of your couches turned away from the road if it is your front porch. You could even set up external shade blinds to cover the area and also to shade against the sunlight that may fall on the deck or even help prevent the sun glare and heat enter the house through the patio doors. Bring a sense of design by having a theme colour for the furniture and porch. Focusing one or two colours can help make the all the furniture and everything on the porch feel as if they are connected. In other words, you are setting up everything in a way that it complements each other. You can’t put a lot of the thing on the porch that will grab the focus of the whole place. What you can do is one furniture that you want all the focus of the porch to go to and build everything else around it. The other small furniture also can be built and placed around it.It is anyway going to be outdoor so you might as well have a touch greenery on the deck as well having a well-placed plant or flower pot on the deck that complements the deck design. Maybe you can have a serious of two or three pots that you can admire.
It is these little things that make it beautiful. Small things can add great value something, like having some wall décor as well if possible can give it a homely feeling. Do not be afraid to mix things around.