Try decorative gravel as a deck alternative.
To give a bare back garden a focal point, create an outdoor lounge area with basic gravel. A simple white sunsail over head pulls everything together. A painted tree stump in a white lacquer creates a unique textural table and detailed lanterns add an exotic touch. The pieces are all easily stored in the shed when not in use.
For more outdoor decorating and design ideas, see our Tropical-Inspired Outdoor Spaces gallery.