Winter Patio Decorations – The Life Your Patio Needs
As the seasons changes and fall starts to give way to winter, you might be changing your home decor from the festive colors of the harvest season to the twinkling lights against the snow of winter. If your outdoor living space is truly an extension of your home, your patio decor should transition along with your indoor motif. You can go beyond the string lights and lawn jockeys you’ve come to expect from the holiday season. Taking your outdoor space to the next level can create a unique holiday environment for your family and friends.
You can start with a full furniture change out, replacing wicker or teak with an iron or aluminum. These harder materials do better in the harsh elements of winter. If you’re not keen on changing out the patio hardware, consider swapping out your upholstery. Light summer cushions can be replaced by heavier, cozier pieces for folks to tuck into.
If a furniture swap isn’t in the cards, the simplest way to accomplish the transition of seasons in your decor is to focus on color. The reds and oranges of fall can be integrated with the festival of colors that the holiday season provides. The warm flannel fabrics that the winter season evokes is a warm way to dress up your space. If your family celebrates Christmas, choosing a color scheme that will match the string lights on your home is a great way to tie everything together. If you’re a family that celebrates Hanukkah, sweep out those falls tones with blues and whites.
Once you’ve locked in your color scheme, some accessories can help take the seasonal look up a notch. A seasonal center piece on your table is a great way to set the tone of the look. Another great way to winterize your decor is to add throw blankets to the mix. They can be stored easily in a chest or end table and pulled out when your guests are feeling the winter chill.
You may have still been sporting the tiki torches of lawn candles from summer through fall. These can be replaced by more substantial fire features that will produce heat to keep you and your guests nice and warm. A fire pit element doesn’t only create heat, it also helps create the cozy atmosphere we long for during the winter months. If you’ve already got a fire pit and need a bit more fire power, consider adding an outdoor heater. The traditional lamp style is a great option and sleek new models with enclosed flames have come on the market and look modern and sleek.
Keep up with the changing seasons and keep enjoying the great outdoors by creating a winter wonderland on your patio or deck this holiday season!