The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting cooler. But you love your outdoor living space. Maybe you’ve even set up a home office or outdoor classroom on the patio. There’s no need to move everything indoors just yet. You want to enjoy these crisp fall days while they last. To help you, we’ve compiled a list of fall patio ideas you can use to stay outside longer and enhance the look of your patio.
Put In a Firepit or Outdoor Fireplace
If you don’t already have a firepit, now is the time to get one. You’ll be amazed at how much fun they are, and how they encourage friends and family to gather round. Firepits are great in the fall, but also good for summertime marshmallow roasting!
Adding an outdoor fireplace brings lovely ambiance as well as warmth. Transform your outdoor living space into an inviting cozy place to curl up with a good book some hot cocoa, or enjoy sipping a glass of wine with a few friends. An outdoor fireplace creates a feeling of intimacy year-round.
Get a Patio Heater
Even if you have a firepit, you may want to also get a patio heater. In this way, you have multiple sources of heat for multiple seating areas. Electric or propane patio heaters are relatively inexpensive, and infrared models are also available. Unlike a firepit, you can move the heater wherever you want it, and easily adjust the BTU output to keep everyone cozy.
Add Fall Colors to Your Outdoor Room
Your patio furniture may have taken a beating over the summer, due to all the sun and rain. Take advantage of bargains and upgrade your outdoor furniture. Look for a basic set made from durable materials.
If your patio set is in great shape, maybe just update the cushions. Dress things up further with colorful blankets, pillows, and an indoor-outdoor rug. And consider building a pergola for added interest and potential shade next summer.
Upgrade Your Outdoor Lighting
With the days getting shorter, you need to upgrade your outdoor lighting. The solar lights you may utilize during the summer just won’t cut it. That pergola we mentioned? Use it to hang some cute or elegant string lights. Make sure you have plenty of path lighting and stair lighting so you and your guests can extend your time outdoors safely.
Update Your Garden with Fall Flowers and Vegetables
If your patio is surrounded by raised beds or a flower or vegetable garden, chances are it may be looking a little worse for wear. Summer blooms have likely faded by now. So clean out the beds and add fall colors with chrysanthemums, pansies, and flowering kale. And, of course, you can put out pumpkins, gourds, hay bales, and more for added fall flair.
Install an Outdoor Kitchen
To fully enjoy the crisp fall air, you can bring the indoors outside with an outdoor kitchen. More than just a grill, an outdoor kitchen incorporates counter and cupboard space, a cooktop, an outdoor sink, a refrigerator, and even an outdoor bar.
Dream It. Build It. Live It.
While some of these fall patio ideas are simple, like upgrading your patio furniture and adding some flowers, the firepit, fireplace, pergola, and outdoor kitchen are projects best left to the pros. If you’re interested in these more extensive patio ideas, we’d love to chat with you about turning your dreams into reality. Just call or click on the button to schedule a virtual consultation.