The change of seasons always brings up a feeling of newness, a clean fresh slate, and it also tends to encourage people to revamp, redecorate, and really give their home a new feel. If you’ve got a patio that you can’t seem to get enough of, then it’s time to give it the attention it deserves, and not only acknowledge the change in season but dress it up for autumn. So, how exactly can you dress up a patio? Well, it’s a lot easier than you may think. Let’s take a look.
Update the Lighting
As autumn approaches, the sun sets that little bit earlier, which can be frustrating if you want to be able to sit out on your porch. Now is the time to take a look at your lighting. While it may be adequate for the spring and summer months, it just may not fit the bill for autumn. You can look to install hardwired lighting, or you can pick something a little simpler and not permanent and go with LED rope lighting, lamps, and anything else that strikes your fancy.
Candles also make for a wonderful statement in the patio, but they can be tricky since they are more dangerous and need constant supervision. Today, you can find beautiful and realistic looking flameless candles that take all the danger out of burning a candle.
Be strategic in where you place your lighting too, making sure you light the areas that get the most use.
Get in the Spirit with Autumn Décor
Another way to dress up your patio for autumn is to bring in autumn décor. Autumn foliage is known for its bright and striking colours, which can look spectacular when used in décor pieces. This could include your table settings, seat cushions, flower arrangements, and even any art pieces you’d like to place on the patio. The goal is to create the vibe that autumn is surrounding the patio.
Add Music to the Patio
While music doesn’t change the look of your patio, it can certainly help to create a different vibe and take things to the next level. An outdoor stereo and speaker system will allow you to set the atmosphere with the music you choose.
Invest in New Furniture
Now is also the time to take a look at your patio furniture and perhaps consider updating it. New furniture can help to create a more luxurious feel to the space, and if you lack seating, this will give you a chance to expand your options. When purchasing furniture for your patio, be sure to always measure the space first so you don’t get something too big or too small.
If you’re happy with your existing furniture, then you can always update the look with some new throw pillows and cushions that reflect autumn colours.
A Patio that Is Ready for Autumn
With these tips, you’ll be able to dress up your patio for autumn and welcome in a change of season.