It’s been a long wonderful summer but now cool weather is just right around the corner. While it may be time to pack up the slip n’ slide and cover the pool, Fall produces some of the most pleasant weather of the entire year. You just have to rethink your outdoor space slightly to accommodate for the briskness of the season. Here are a few ideas to get your patio or yard ready for fall.
Get ready for Fall
1. Invest In a Fire Pit. Fire elements come in all shapes and sizes and can really add a wow factor to your outdoor space. Some are simply decorative and some are perfect for a weenie roast. There are even some great DIY tutorials to walk you through building one yourself.
2. Switch Out Your Chair Cushions. That fun bold summer pattern works great for a luau but may seem a little too bright for the fall and winter months. Consider purchasing a supplementary set of cushions and rotate them seasonally. If you have folding chairs or deck chairs, investing in a secondary set will increase longevity as well as provide a new aesthetic.
3. Add Elements of Comfort When Entertaining. In the summer when you invite guests over, you want to think bug spray and fans. In the cooler months, you want to keep your guests warm and cozy. Consider putting out blankets, purchasing an outdoor heater, and serve warm drinks to keep your friends from leaving prematurely.
4. Incorporate New Decor. Just like the chair cushions, summer decor pieces may not transition into fall. Incorporate some new comfy pillows, lanterns, plants, and accessories to make your space more cozy and inviting.
Lastly, you just want to do a good deep clean and organizing. Put all your Summer items away and throw away pieces that aren’t worth saving for another year. This is a great time for a yard sale so why not de-clutter and make some extra money for the holidays? Scrub down your outdoor flooring and furniture and complete any last minute projects. You’ll start off this wonderful season with a feeling of accomplishment and preparedness.