The temperatures are starting to cool, leaves are beginning to fall, and the smell of pumpkin spice is filling the air. Yes, Autumn is upon us. It’s common to think that the end of Summer means the conclusion of outdoor patio time… and we couldn’t disagree more!
A new season ushers in a slew of new paito activities. How about a beautiful fire, snuggled under a blanket with a warm drink of choice in your hands? With the right tweaks and changes, your patio can be used until the first snowfall.
Here are a few ways you can prepare your patio for the new season:
Screen It In
If you already have a screened-in patio, feel free to skip to the next point. If not, a simple way to prevent the breeze from giving you goosebumps is by adding a movable wicker screen that can be stored inside during the hotter months. They typically have a heavier bottom to help keep them in place, but are light enough that they don’t make you feel closed in.
Create An Ambience
The perfect way to create a nice ambiance in your outdoor space for the new season is with the addition of lighting features. Sparkling string lights are great for perking up your outdoor space and can be as uniform or free-falling as you stylistically prefer. Don’t feel like going through the hassle of hanging lights? Strategically place various sized lanterns around your patio to create nice lighting features with minimal effort. Want something even more elaborate? Consider installing uniquely designed, stylish lighting fixtures to create your perfect outdoor space.
Cushion Your Fall
Every season has its own unique style and color palette. Change out your patio cushions and pillows to match the new season. Swap out those summer nauticals for more rustic hues like maroons, deep blues, and reds to fully welcome in the spirit of Autumn. Throw in a few similarly styled blankets as a final touch.
Heat It Up
There really isn’t any better way to finish off a nice, Autumn day than by sitting around a fire with friends and family. A fireplace or fire feature adds a fantastic focal point for any patio space, lengthens the amount of time you can utilize the space every year, and makes things feel 100x cozier. Lay out some comfy chairs, your new pillows, and invest in some cute skewers for s’mores for the perfect fireside evening.
Autumn is a great season to continue utilizing your patio space. If you’ve been dreaming of dinners outside, relaxing evenings under the stars, and cozy nights by the fire, let us help you create the perfect space!