Last Updated on May 29, 2022 by Maria James
Floating or freestanding decks can go nearly anyplace in a yard, regardless of layout or space. This deck design makes your yard entertaining, adds a place to meet, and is excellent for eating or lounging.
Most floating decks are square or rectangular, although there are others. The best examples share a few traits with conventional decks. First, most floating decks are wood. It’s a simple, elegant approach that may be used in numerous ways. Wood can be colored and fashioned however you desire and always looks classic. Most decks are stained and sealed for weather protection, but you may wish to paint yours. You can choose any color, however, many popular models incorporate two-tone vertical and horizontal wood parts.
Because it’s not linked to your house, a floating deck can be any size you want. The deck might be joined to the house, added to an existing deck, or placed elsewhere. Its strength is its variety.
There are several ways to build a floating deck in your yard. The consequences are the same whether you build it yourself, hire a contractor, or buy pre-made parts.
26 Floating Deck Design Ideas You Can Build in Your Backyard
Tree Wrapping Floating Deck
This beautiful deck design was made just for this place. It goes around a square rock garden with a big tree in the middle. Floating decks are great because they can be made to look how you want.
Corner Floating Deck
The most common shape for floating decks is square, which works well in a variety of places. This light-colored deck design fits well with the design of the fence in the corner of a yard.
Garden Floating Deck
This sleek and simple floating deck design was made to fit into a lush garden. The light, unassuming surface floats over a darker wood frame that has been stained.
Large Floating Deck With Pergola
We put this beautiful deck design at the top of the page because it is not only big and well-made but also stylish. The deck has a bench that runs the whole length of it, as well as a table and a pergola that match.
Small Garden Floating Deck
This deck design demonstrates that no place is too tiny for an attractive floating deck. Tucked amid a lush garden near to a little man-made stream, it’s the ideal spot to relax and take in the scenery.
Minimalist Wood Floating Deck
Sometimes all you need is a flat spot to relax and eat an outside dinner. This floating deck gives plenty of comforts, with enough space for chaise lounges and a full dining set.
Dark Grey Floating Deck
Floating decks are frequently constructed and colored to complement their surroundings. This deck design incorporates grey paint to complement the surrounding privacy fence, resulting in an elevated dining area in the yard.
Twin Bridge Floating Decks
With their sharp edges and light stains, the decks in this yard add a touch of modern style to the landscape. Both start near the house and cross a small yard pond like a bridge.
Natural Wood Minimalist Floating Deck
Here’s another great example of a simple, fun, and minimalist floating deck that can be used to relax or eat outside.
V-Shaped Floating Deck with Gazebo
This floating deck has a unique shape and is big enough to have more than one focal point, like the dining area under the gazebo or the garden-backed bench seat area.
Raised Two-Tone Floating Deck
This floating deck is in a large yard with lots of space. It is built on a raised platform for a truly elevated experience. The beautiful look comes from the white paint on the sides and the natural staining on top.
Beige Floating Deck with Pergola
This deck is in a yard with a lot of greenery and is a simple but effective place to eat and relax. It has enough room for a large dining set and Adirondack chairs.
Chevron-shape Floating Deck
Here’s another floating deck with a unique shape and a large gazebo over part of it. There’s a lot of open space for sunbathing. It goes with the smaller deck with the jacuzzi on the left.
Rich Wood Corner Floating Deck
Here’s another simple and minimalist floating deck design. The bright stain on the wood makes it stand out in a carefully planned garden.
Small Pond Floating Deck
This deck is right next to a small man-made pond, so the word “floating” really fits. Its light grey paint makes it stand out, and its sturdy design means it will last for years.
Curved Garden Floating Deck
The natural curves of this deck go well with the colorful surroundings where it is set up. It’s a flat place for people to meet, surrounded by large stones and carefully planned garden plants.
Large Expansion Floating Deck
Most floating decks aren’t attached to the house, but this one is more like an extension of the deck that runs the length of the house. It can be used for many outdoor activities because it is big and has a simple shape.
Outdoor Kitchen Floating Deck
This floating deck design covers a more uneven part of the landscape and gives you a tall, flat space for cooking and eating outside. It is separated from the rest of the yard by the house and a small stone wall.
Large Rustic Floating Deck
This floating deck has a worn, rustic look that goes well with the farmhouse style of the house. On the deck, there are chairs with rich wicker frames and a table with the same stain.
Contemporary Floating Deck
This rich wood floating deck has a sleek look. Even though it’s part of the house, it goes out into the yard and is surrounded by a water feature and an outdoor fireplace.
Corner House Floating Deck
This floating deck design goes across more than one level. It runs right into the corner of the L-shaped house and goes deep into the yard, even going around a small tree.
Wraparound Floating Deck
This deck wraps around the outside of a house on a hilltop and gives a wide view of the valley and hills nearby. It’s an extension of the modern minimalist style of the house itself, and it’s right up against it.
Sheltered Dining Floating Deck
Here’s a very modern floating deck design that floats over a rock garden that goes all the way around the house. The large layout makes for a comfortable, lightly shaded place to hang out or eat outside.
Slim Raised Floating Deck
This floating deck is next to a big set of sliding glass doors that make it easy to get inside. It is built on a raised part of the lawn and is surrounded by a low stone wall, giving it a very high look.
Multi-Tiered Floating Deck
The different levels of this floating deck give it an interesting look. The top-level has two separate areas for sunbathing and eating.
Floating Deck Starter Kit
Here’s a quick and easy deck design to make your floating deck at home. The pieces are already made, so it only takes a day to put them together.