8 Inspiring Rooftop Deck Ideas For Your Outdoor Space

Updated: Apr. 10, 2024

Check out these rooftop deck ideas for a sky-high getaway that's sure to make you the envy of the neighborhood.

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Modern Rooftop Deck Courtesy @kaylen.flugel.design Via Instagram
Courtesy @kaylen.flugel.design/Instagram

Modern Rooftop Deck

This gorgeous second-story deck by @kaylen.flugel.design is a contemporary hideaway in the sky!

The inviting furnishings are perfect for relaxing or entertaining, and you can’t beat the sweeping views of the surrounding trees. The black exterior paint (Mopboard Black by Benjamin Moore) contrasts with the greenery and coordinates with the modern aesthetic found inside the house.

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Rooftop Deck With A Fire Table Courtesy @pitchconcepts Via Instagram
Courtesy @pitchconcepts/Instagram

Rooftop Deck with a Fire Table

What’s better than a fire table with built-in seating? How about one on a rooftop deck?

This space by @pitchconcepts features cushioned built-in benches surrounding a modern fire table with breathtaking views of the Chicago skyline. A row of arborvitae help break up all the gray. The only drawback to a rooftop deck like this one? Your guests will never want to leave!

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Small Rooftop Deck Courtesy @aluxedesign Via Instagram
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Small Rooftop Deck

To give this small rooftop deck a refresh, Realtor Anthony Guthmiller of @aluxedesign painted the stucco white to make the space feel fresh and clean. Potted plants and an outdoor rug define the sitting area, and café lights bring cozy ambiance. Even a small rooftop deck feels luxurious with a stunning waterfront view.

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Rooftop Deck With A Fireplace Courtesy @rockwell Custom Via Instagram
Courtesy @rockwell_custom/Instagram

Rooftop Deck With a Fireplace

It can get chilly up on a rooftop deck, which is why we love this space built by @rockwell_custom. The stone fireplace, outdoor rug and boho-style seating all combine to create this cozy, welcoming sitting area. When you’re not enjoying the skyline scenery, turn towards the glowing fire for a different view!

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Diy Rooftop Deck Courtesy @everydaycottage Via Instagram
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DIY Rooftop Deck

Your flat-roofed porch might be the perfect spot to add a rooftop deck. Tamara of @everydaycottage did exactly that.

After reinforcing the ceiling, adding white railing and converting a window into a door for access, they now have a beautiful spot to kick back and enjoy the view. Put your feet up on these similar outdoor loungers and wood stump side table to recreate the look.

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Black And White Rooftop Deck Courtesy @ladecks Via Instagram
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Black-and-White Rooftop Deck

There’s a simple formula for a chic and simple rooftop deck design like this one from @ladecks. Start with modern gray decking and streamlined black railing. Add two black chairs, one white outdoor sectional and the finishing touch — black and white stripe pillows. You can’t go wrong!

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Sophisticated Rooftop Deck Courtesy Four Brothers Design+build
Courtesy Four Brothers Design + Build

Sophisticated Rooftop Deck

This sophisticated rooftop deck from Four Brothers Design + Build is what dreams are made of. Four matching armchairs create a lovely conversation area with layers of texture and an elegant blue and white color palette.

Our favorite element? The wood accent wall which brings warmth to the space. And, of course, you can never have too many plants! The rows of potted ferns are a savvy finishing detail.

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Gettyimages 171159444 Grassy Rooftop Deck
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Grassy Rooftop Deck

A spacious rooftop deck just calls for a patch of green grass — a great place to lounge or play while you enjoy the views. Growing real grass on a deck can be complicated, so consider artificial turf instead.

Look for a product made specifically for rooftop applications, like Tile Tech. Their Turf-Tray rooftop deck system features adjustable pedestals for leveling and lightweight trays that hold the turf in place.

If you want a luxurious deck with multiple seating areas, check out these interesting multi level deck designs.