When you feel a hint of a chill in the air, it’s time to reimagine your outdoor living space. Transition your porch or patio from summer to fall and beyond with these 8 great ideas for your outdoor living space this fall.
1. Make Your Outdoor Living Space Roomier
Fall is the perfect season to remodel your patio, deck, or porch and make it more spacious for next year. You could do this by creating a multi-tiered deck, adding a pergola or gazebo to your outdoor living space, or even a side patio off the master bedroom. Consult with a professional to determine your best options.
2. Cover Your Patio
Instead of a total remodel, consider adding a patio cover or porch roof this fall. Thinking ahead to next summer, you’ll have a shadier outdoor living space. You’ll also be able to sit outdoors and enjoy the autumn rainfall.
3. Add Extra Lighting
As the days grow shorter, you’ll enjoy less sunlight outdoors. Fix the problem by adding outdoor lighting. You’ll find lots of ways to do this from stringing up fairy lights to adding solar lights along the walkway or around the perimeter of your outdoor living space.
4. Build a Fire Pit
Installing an outdoor fire pit is one of the best ways to take your outdoor living space to another level for cold weather. You’ll find yourself spending much more time outdoors this fall and winter sitting around with friends and family sipping hot cocoa or adult beverages.
5. Add an Outdoor Kitchen
If you really love cooking and entertaining outdoors, why not use this time to go ahead and install an outdoor kitchen? It will totally change the way you entertain even if it’s something as simple as adding a built-in grill. Or for the ultimate in outdoor entertaining, add a full kitchen complete with an outdoor sink and other kitchen features.
6. Refresh Your Planters
Replace those tired and fading geraniums and other summer flowers with a pop of fall color. Clear away flowers and vines and add fresh potting soil. Take a trip to your nearby garden center where you’ll find an array of colorful mums, pansies, and ornamental cabbages.
7. Add Fall Decor
Let fall decor spill out of your home to brighten up your outdoor living space. Place an autumn-themed wreath on the outside of the door, add a vase of pine cones to a table beside a cinnamon-scented candle, and toss around real or faux mini pumpkins and gourds.
8. Add Pillows and Throws
Make a chilly evening outdoors cozier by adding pillows and throw blankets to your porch rocking chairs and outdoor furniture. You will easily find pillows and throws in warm, fall colors at your local home store. You or your chilly guests can wrap up in the throws and join the crowd around your fire pit for s’mores all winter.
To enjoy your outdoor living space during the fall months, spend time preparing and investing in the space.