This coffee-break escape offers dozens of cleverly placed decks that are worth a peek. 5 & 8 are my favorites – what are yours?…

Do you long for a deck to stretch out on but have only a postage-stamp patch of an outdoor area? Never fear, this collectionof compact but cleverly designed decks will provide all the inspiration you need to deck out your own small space and create the perfect outdoor retreat for you and a select few to enjoy.

1. Spa-side retreat. Sydney
2. Up in the treetops. Wyoming
3. Lounging around. Vancouver, British Columbia
4. Crystalline waters. Munich
5. Cozy corner. Stockholm
6. Seuss-ian space. London
7. Lakeside lounging. West Midlands, England
8. Comfort reigns. Barcelona, Spain