Maximize Your Porch and Patio Time This Fall

Light fan mounted to beam of beige pergola with louvers open and trees in background

With the fall season comes shorter days and cooler weather. The changing leaves beckon you to have a seat and enjoy the crisp fall air. Are your porches and patios ready for another season? Bring some of the warmth and comfort of your indoor spaces to your outdoor areas by adding a few small touches and you can effortlessly transition your outdoor space from summer to fall.

Lots of Lighting Options

Shorter days mean you need to have plenty of lighting for your space as night falls. Create an inviting space by combining a variety of lighting to suit the needs of your gathering and to suit your mood. String lights, small hanging lanterns, and outdoor chandeliers provide functional, ambient lighting and clusters of battery-operated candles create a cozy glow. Lots of lighting options ensure that you, your family, and your guests will enjoy leisurely outdoor evenings all season long.

Bundles of Blankets
In the fall, temperatures start to drop, especially after the sun goes down. Stay warm and enjoy your outdoor area a little longer with cozy wool throws, chunky knit blankets, and colorful quilts. Fold a few and leave on lounge chair cushions or drape some along the arms of your other seating to offer warmth as well as add a little color and pattern to your decor

Fire Pits and Fireplaces

To really take the chill out of your outdoor area, add a fire pit or fireplace. Add a few seats and a fire pit becomes a great gathering place, not to mention a perfect spot for toasting marshmallows. Properly clean your fireplace before the season’s first fire and then take full advantage of this gorgeous outdoor structure throughout the fall season. Arrange pumpkins, squashes, hydrangeas, berries, and autumn leaves on the mantel and add hurricane lamps and weighty pottery crocks filled with firewood around the hearth to create a warm space even when the fireplace is not lit.

Decorations and Seasonal Colors

Simply switching up a few accessories can give your room a whole new look. Swap out your bright, summer outdoor rugs, curtains, and pillows for autumn colored ones in browns, golds, and burnt oranges. Add seasonal flowers and fruits like mums and cranberries for bold pops of color. Get creative with outdoor decor by bringing a few of your indoor decor items outdoors for added style.

Install an Overhead Structure

At Arcadia, we offer a fantastic range of pivoting pergolas to block out unwelcome weather, thus extending the time you can spend enjoying your backyard. We can also customize a system to include lighting, heating/cooling units, privacy screens and a variety of other special offerings to help you create the outdoor room of your dreams. Contact us today and let us show you how to REALLY maximize your porch and patio time this fall…with an Arcadia!