It was your favorite place to start your day with your first cup of coffee all summer. You sat out there with your loved ones in the lazy afternoons. You soaked up the last hours of the day and watched the sun go down all from your favorite perch. But, what do you do when the daylight hours wane and the chill creeps in? Make your outdoor space a cozy spot you can enjoy all season with these 4 tips to extend your patio usage this fall.
1. Add a Soft Warm Glow
Nobody wants to sit in the dark! As the sunset hours move to earlier and earlier in the day, it’s easy to just give up on spending time outdoors and go inside to watch TV instead. Add a strand of Enbrighten Café Lights to really make your outdoor space a place you want to sit out even longer. These babies are impact and weather resistant, so they can stand up to whatever Mother Nature throws at them. With LED technology and a lifetime warranty, you’ll never have to replace any bulbs. These strands of lights will be around to light your patio for many, many fall nights to come. Pair with a programmable outdoor timer for automatic On/Off on your schedule.
2. Add Cozy Blankets
One of the best ways to up the cozy factor is to grab your favorite person and cuddle up under a great big knitted blanket. You can easily whip up one of these chunky throws with this simple tutorial. Your arms become the needles to achieve this trendy look.
3. Light a Fire
And when the temps really start to dip, it’s time to turn up the heat. You can make your own fire pit with cinderblocks or pick up a beautiful, bronze pit ready-to-go from Home Depot or your local patio supply or home improvement store. Perfect for ghost stories or making s’mores!
4. Plant Some Fall Color
When your summer blooms start fading, add some seasonal pops of color with fall foliage such as mums, goldenrod and pansies. Autumn plants in bright shades of purple, orange and red will cheer those chilly fall days right up. Just pour a mug of your favorite hot beverage and enjoy your lovely fall patio!