Summer has come to an end, and if you’re like me, you’re not quite ready to pack up your patio furniture, put away your grill, or move your decorations indoors.
Luckily, you won’t have to this fall! As cooler weather begins creeping in, adding an outdoor heater and colorful fall decor to your patio can help you enjoy your outdoor retreat – even on the chilliest autumn nights.
As the days get shorter and the temperatures become cooler, use a portable outdoor heater or outdoor fireplace to add warmth and ambiance to your patio. Selecting a model that provides enough heat to keep your patio warm in a design that matches your existing furniture will help you get the most out of your electric heater. Endless Summer offers several collections of decorative floor lamps and smaller tabletop varieties that can provide up to 12 feet of warmth without sacrificing style.
Another option to keep your patio warm and comfortable during late-fall is an outdoor fireplace. Portable patio fireplaces provide supplemental heating and the relaxing glow of a traditional fireplace – without the hassle of hiring a contractor. Lightweight and powered by gel-fuel, outdoor gel fireplaces require no gas lines or electrical cords.
Portable outdoor fireplaces come in designs that accentuate every patio’s character. The Holly & Martin Portable Gel Fireplace features sheer floating panels for a modern, elegant look. The traditional black finish and copper edging on the Walton Indoor/Outdoor Portable Gel Fireplace complements both outdoor and indoor furnishings.
Replacing summer decorations with seasonal decor will quickly add charm and appeal to your outdoor area. In addition to creating a welcoming ambiance for your patio, using plush furniture cushions, pillows, and blankets in rich fall hues provides extra warmth and comfort for your guests.
To bring a touch of fall to your patio, decorate with plump pumpkins, fall gourds, and faux leaf garlands. When the flowers in your summer planters begin fading, planting hardier fall flowers, such as mums or pansies, can add a pop of color.
And don’t overlook lighting options. If you have trees or railing along your patio, stringing up autumn-colored lights is a great way to add lighting and safety.
Do you enjoy spending time on your patio during the fall? How do you prepare your patio for cooler months? Let us know any additional tips in the comments section below!
Photo Credit: Patio Lights, by Herkie on Flickr (CC Licensed); Patio Seat, by Valerie Everett on Flicker (CC Licensed).