6 Ways to Extend Patio Season into Fall

Posted on September 29, 2016 by John Bruce

The fact that summer has ended doesn’t mean it’s time just yet to cover up the outdoor furniture and call it a day for the patio.fire pit outdoor lighting perspectives landscape kc Fall is one of the most spectacular seasons of the year with beautiful sights and smells, disappearing mosquitoes and crisp clean air. There’s still plenty of time to enjoy nature on your patio with family and friends. The team at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives has come up with six easy ways to extend “patio season” into fall:

Fire Up the Fire Pit

What could be nicer on a cool fall evening than sitting with friends around a bright roaring fire, roasting marshmallows, enjoying a pumpkin spice latte and good conversation?

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It’s one of the best reasons to get outside and away from the computer and TV. Fall foliage is a spectacular display that never seems to last as long as we’d like, so get outside and enjoy it from the comfort of your patio! Somelandscape lightingcan help you enjoy the beauty of fall even after the sun goes down.

Light Up the Night

If your patio is lit only by a feeble back door overhead light, now’s the time to add deck and patio lighting kc rugsome practical (and mood-setting) patio lighting. You can still grill and dine alfresco, but you’ll need light for both. Try some cafe lightingfor ambient light and some lanterns or outdoor lamps for tasks. Don’t forget to light pathways and stairsfor added safety!

Add a Rug

An outdoor rug will add an extra layer of warmth, both physically and visually. Use bright fall colors like burnt oranges, warm greens, golds, and reds to make things feel festive.

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Add some colorful throw pillows and blankets for chilly or breezy afternoons and evenings. There’s nothing like snuggling up under the stars on a crisp fall night!

Add a Patio Cover

A patio cover will keep falling leaves off of your head and protect you from the occasional scattered shower. You can also add lighting to the underside for the feeling of an “outdoor room.”

Don’t miss one of the best seasons of the year when you’ve got a beautiful patio or deck that’s as useful in the fall as it is in the summer! Check out our design guide and see how to get the most use out of your outdoor entertaining space this fall.
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