How To Use Your Decking For A Valentine’s Date Night

How to use decking for date night

Valentine’s Day can get expensive. Once you’ve splurged on a gift, flowers AND a three-course set menu, you may be feeling the pinch!

But if you are lucky enough to own decking, you don’t need to spend on an overpriced restaurant as you can transform your outdoor space into a romantic date spot without leaving the house.

As notoriously one of the most expensive nights to eat out, why not stay at home with a bottle of wine and an M&S Dine In For Two meal instead?

Set the mood with lighting

One way to dial up the romance of your outdoor space is to get the lighting just right. 

Whether you eat a homecooked meal outside or just a post-dinner glass of wine enjoying each other’s company, setting the mood is crucial.

Create a fairy-tale atmosphere with candles and fairy lights. You can also add deck lights and colour-changing LEDs to your decking to ensure your space is well-lit.

Add lights to decking

Embrace al fresco dining

February may not be the best time for al fresco dining but blankets and clothing layers will go a long way in keeping you and your date warm.

Set up a table, scatter rose petals (wind permitting) and cook your favourite meal. 

There are few actions more sentimental than cooking a homecooked meal and the effort won’t go unnoticed by your date.

Picnic on decking

Keep your date entertained

Once dinner has finished, cosy up with the blankets and watch the stars. We can’t think of anything more romantic! 

Don’t forget to make a romantic playlist for background music.

If star-gazing sounds too cheesy, set up a projector to watch a film on a big screen. Grab the popcorn and enjoy a movie night on your decking.

Star gazing on decking

If date nights on the deck sound appealing to you, request a free quote here. You may have missed the boat for Valentine’s Day this year but you could be enjoying summer date nights on your decking in no time!