upgrade outdoor room, deck with stained diamond pattern on floor, trellis with plants growing on it, plants in containers
Photo: Jean Allsopp
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27. Warm It Up: Patterned Floor

Finish a simple wood platform, whether attached to the house or out in the yard, with plants and materials that fit in with the surroundings.

Use deck stain to make a checkerboard in weathered grays.

Similar to shown: DeckScapes deck stain in Cotton-wood and Kings Canyon, about $46 per gallon; sherwin-williams.com
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