The fact that summer has ended doesn’t mean it’s time just yet to cover up the outdoor furniture and call it a day for the patio. Fall is one of the most spectacular seasons of the year with beautiful sights and smells, disappearing mosquitoes and crisp clean air. There’s still plenty of time to enjoy nature on your patio with family and friends. The team at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives has come up with six easy ways to extend “patio season” into fall:
FIRE UP THE FIRE PIT
What could be nicer on a cool fall evening than sitting with friends around a bright roaring fire, roasting marshmallows, enjoying a pumpkin spice latte and good conversation?
FALL FOLIAGE ILLUMINATED
It’s one of the best reasons to get outside and away from the computer and TV. Fall foliage is a spectacular display that never seems to last as long as we’d like, so get outside and enjoy it from the comfort of your patio! Somelandscape lightingcan help you enjoy the beauty of fall even after the sun goes down.
LIGHT UP THE NIGHT
If your patio is lit only by a feeble back door overhead light, now’s the time to add some practical (and mood-setting) patio lighting. You can still grill and dine alfresco, but you’ll need light for both. Try some cafe lightingfor ambient light and some lanterns or outdoor lamps for tasks. Don’t forget to light pathways and stairsfor added safety!
ADD A RUG
An outdoor rug will add an extra layer of warmth, both physically and visually. Use bright fall colors like burnt oranges, warm greens, golds, and reds to make things feel festive.
COZY THINGS UP
Add some colorful throw pillows and blankets for chilly or breezy afternoons and evenings. There’s nothing like snuggling up under the stars on a crisp fall night!
ADD A PATIO COVER
A patio cover will keep falling leaves off of your head and protect you from the occasional scattered shower. You can also add lighting to the underside for the feeling of an “outdoor room.”