Inspire your outdoor space: Decks, screens and outdoor settings design

A picture tells a thousand words. Let someone else’s outdoor area inspire you to tell your own story. From deck design ideas to beautiful outdoor settings, here’s some timber inspiration to help you get creative in your outdoor space.

Deck design

A deck is more than just a timber structure. It can increase the value of a property and turn an outdoor area in to a flexible space for entertaining, playing, and relaxing. Whether it surrounds a pool, or is a standalone platform that’s used as a separate entertaining space or chill-out area, there are decking ideas of areas of every shape and size. Consider a covered deck to increase shade or a patio-style deck off the side of a small house to make indoor space feel bigger. Whatever style and timber you choose, Cabot’s range of deck care products and tools will keep it looking smooth and clean all year round.


If you’re looking to create some privacy or hide eyesores in your garden, a timber screen can transform a space from sub-par to stylish. Hardwood or composite timber screens can hide imposing barbecues, create shelter from windy outdoor areas and stop seating areas be exposed. Keep screens well maintained with Cabot’s range of exterior timber products, and you’ll have a durable, beautiful part of your outdoor space to last you for years to come.

Outdoor settings

An inviting outdoor living area is like having another room in your home. Create the perfect entertaining space by adding outdoor furniture and lighting over a deck or patio. Use hints of colour in home décor items such as outdoor cushions, lamps and pots. Keep timber furniture, trims, weatherboard and cladding well maintained with Cabot’s exterior oils and stains, and your outdoor area will be ready to use whatever the weather.

Timber accents

Adding timber accents to your home’s interior can bring warmth to a room without overwhelming it. Whether it’s a perfectly polished benchtop, or furniture that shows off a beautiful timber grain, touches of wood can soften modern designs and add character to more traditional settings. Cabot’s range of interior stains, oils, varnishes and polishes and varnishes will highlight your statement pieces perfectly.