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Contemporary Back Deck

A small bench takes up less space than a bulky outdoor sofa.

Homeowners Priscilla and René Wikkerink built their fence with sections of lattice — all stained a dramatic opaque black — boxed in with frames and posts. They backed the lattice with solid boards for privacy on their small upper deck. A graphic rug adds a stylish hit to the mostly black patio, and potted plants add greenery without taking up too much space.

Watch a video tour of this deck, plus see more small patios, porches and balconies in our photo gallery.

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