Just because the days are getting shorter and cooler doesn’t mean you have to take your entertaining inside. There are plenty of ways to keep your backyard fun in fall…and comfortable too! From new additions to more light and added warmth, here are 6 ideas to make your backyard fall friendly.
Build or install a bar in your own backyard
Now is the perfect time to do some patio remodeling. It’s not too hot anymore and it’s not too cold yet. Plus, a little refurbishing gives you a great excuse to enjoy your outdoor space a little longer this year. A bar is a great addition to any backyard, and a perfect way to turn your patio into your very own local hangout.
Add a little warmth before it gets too cold
The warmth still hasn’t left, but it’s bound to soon. Don’t wait until it’s cold to prepare your patio with heat lamps and/or a fireplace. There are so many really beautiful and cozy heating options available these days. Head to your local Patio World to see what fits your space best.
Create a comfortable space for your kids to do their homework outside
Kids hate being cooped up inside almost as much as they hate doing homework. Why not make their transition back into the school year a little easier with a great new space for them to do their homework in the backyard? Whether it’s a hammock for reading, an outdoor bed for studying, or a great patio set for crunching numbers, your kids can use the fresh air and vitamin D… and I’m sure you could use the peace and quiet.
Add lighting to counterbalance the shorter days
Accent lighting both around your hardscape and your landscape is a great way to help make the shorter days feel a little bit brighter and the cooler months feel a little bit warmer. From solar walkway lights and hanging garden lights to candles and fire pits, there’s really no shortage of ways to add light to your patio and keep your backyard fun in fall.
Plant fall friendly flowers
While the leaves may fall from the trees, there are a number of flowers that will still bloom in fall and add magnificent color to your backyard. Calendula or nemesia are great options for typical fall orange, while cineraria will brighten your day with it’s deep fuschia flowers. English daisies and Iceland poppies can keep autumn feeling summer-y. Ornamental kale and snapdragon add whimsical shapes to your garden. For more resilient fall flower ideas head on over to HGTV.com.
Redecorate with bold fall colors and warm autumn textures
Whether you change out your cushions or just switch your throw pillows and accent pieces, it’s easy to flip your summer patio into a fun fall wonderland. Think bold, warm colors. Think cozy, warm textures. Think floral against geometric patterns. Have fun with it. Spice it up. Give your patio a facelift.
Don’t cut down on your outdoor time just because summer is gone. Keep your backyard fun in fall with added warmth and light, bold flowers and fabrics, and new takes on old spaces.