You’re probably looking at your outdoor area, just like the way you did at the start of summer, and are wondering how you can fix it up for fall. In most areas of the country, the fall season offers a shorter period of time to enjoy nice weather so we’ve come up with five ways to feature fall touches on your patio that are aesthetic and functional!
Cover Up with Blankets!
Turn your favorite sunbathing Adirondack chair into your new cozy reading spot where you can curl up in your favorite blanket. Nights (and days) already have the fall chill in the air so you might as well get ready if you want to keep enjoying the great outdoors . Blankets are a great way to add some warmth and they look great too! Even just draping blankets or flannels on your chairs or rockers can add the subtle autumn accent you’re looking for.
Put Your Side Table to Work!
Typically side tables are used next to poly lumber furniture as the finishing touch. Let your side table double as a great spot for décor when it comes to fall! This smaller surface is prime real estate for lanterns, candles, or signs announcing fall’s arrival. Want to add a completely different contrast with your furniture? Switch out your brightly colored side table for a more rustic, wood grain that speaks to the season. Trading out side table colors can help update your furniture layout for the season without getting all new pieces.
‘Tis the Season for Throw Pillows!
Just like with the blankets, you can also up the cozy factor of your patio with seasonal throw pillows! This also may be the last chance you have to show off outdoor throw pillows when you have the possibility of snow knocking on your door. These are a great way to add a festive touch and tone down any of your brightly colored Adirondack chairs for more of a fall look. From plaids to pumpkin prints to woodland animals, there’s definitely a pillow scheme that will match your furniture.
Add Organic Elements!
Swap out the succulents and pop in the pumpkins! Whether you go the real or faux route, pumpkins are always an easy fall decoration that you can never have too many of. If you’re planning to keep your Adirondack chairs on your patio, and you’re not going to use them, consider filling them with a variety of different sized pumpkins. You can also incorporate sunflowers, mums, or other fall flowers to add a little bit of floral fun.
Make Room Around Your Fire!
If you’re not going to be doing as much laying out in the sun or dining outdoors, rearrange your poly lumber outdoor furniture around your fire pit/table! You’re probably more likely to use it there after building a fire that will keep you outside and warm, even as the temperatures drop lower with the sun. Already having them around your fire area will save you the trouble of lugging them over after it’s dark outside and you want to just sit and relax.