Ideas for your Home Design – Take your outdoor living spaces from summer to fall!
By: Echo Jones
Just because cooler weather is on it’s way, doesn’t mean your outdoor living spaces need to go unused .
Now is the time to start thinking about how you want to transition your summer decor into the fall season. And how you’ll stay warm on your porch or patio when fall arrives. From pumpkins to warm blankets, here are some tips to help you enjoy your porch or patio into fall and well past Halloween.
Put Pumpkins on Display
Before it’s time to start carving those jack-o’-lanterns for Halloween, you can still enjoy pumpkins as part of your fall decor. Pumpkins and gourds come in so many different sizes, shapes, colors, and patterns. Select a variety and place them on your porch stairs or on either side of your front door to create a welcoming display.
Add a Flannel Blanket
It’s always a great idea to choose outdoor furniture in neutral colors and change the look with accessories. While in the summer you may add brightly colored floral throw pillows, in the fall a flannel blanket is the perfect addition when the temperature starts to drop.
Fireplaces and Fire-Pits
Fire elements are the most effective way to ward off the chill. If you have a screened porch with a built-in fireplace, make sure it’s clean, safe, and in working order. For a wood burning fireplace, start stocking up on logs and find an area to store them. If you have a patio, a DIY fire-pit is a fun weekend project and you will enjoy the results for years to come.
Candles and Lanterns
As the summer fades, so will the hours of daylight. Add lanterns and candles to your outdoor living space for a cozy place to unwind at the end of the day. The soft light will help to sooth away any stress from the day and a cup of hot apple cider couldn’t hurt.