A deck can extend your entertaining space into the great outdoors of your yard. You may use it most to host friends and family, or if you’re lucky enough to have one, enjoy a beautiful view. There are many choices in materials, both in wood decks and composite decks. And there are more choices in design -- multi-level, floating, and covered, just to name a few. You can even extend your deck around the pool. Don’t have a lot of space? There are even great plans for small decks. If you’ve always dreamed of having a the kind of lovely deck you see in pictures, check out these 12 deck design ideas we love.