Another useful technique to keep a sizeable expansive deck open and inviting is to use cascading steps.
These stairs do not restrict foot traffic. You can enter or leave the deck any way you wish.
They can be tricky to build, and there are various techniques from building platforms on top of each other to traditional stringers.
Using stringers tends to result in tricky compound angles having to be used.
But the end of the result is one of openness and an invitation to delight yourself in this backyard oasis.
Color contrasts to create more visual interest.