The chilly weather is upon us—with more to come—but that doesn’t mean you have to retreat from your outdoor living space. You can expand your enjoyment of this haven deep into the autumn months.
Light it up.
The days are getting shorter. Add outdoor lamps, lanterns, candles, and string or cafe lights to brighten up your space.
Turn up the heat.
A fire pit or patio heater adds enough warmth to fight off the chill. For a little more coziness, bring out some lap throws, blankets, and wraps so you can enjoy the fresh air when the temperature drops.
Change the color scheme.
Retire those summery cushions and pillows. Switch up to the spectrum of warm autumn colors and prints. Lay down an outdoor rug with a seasonal theme. Add fall accents, like a bowl of pine cones or birch tealight holders.
Get the hot chocolate and marshmallows ready. You still have plenty of time to enjoy your outdoor living space through fall and, depending on the temperature, into winter months.