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Cooler weather doesn’t mean we have to limit our time to indoors. If you want to extend your St. Louis home’s outdoor space into the fall months, there are some creative ways to make it fall-appropriate. Here are a few ideas to keep enjoying the outdoors later into the season:
The summer days are longer, so it makes using the outdoor spaces very convenient. When fall comes around, though, the shorter days mean we have to add the after-hours light that we want. The options for outdoor lighting are many, and you can get creative combining your favorites for the perfect look. String lights are always a hit, and candles can be a nice addition. Torches give off a warm glow, while lights closer to the ground lets everybody see where they’re stepping. The idea is to create an inviting space whether the sun is out or not. Do some research and experimentation and find the styles that you like best.
When the nights get cooler, that doesn’t mean we have to stay confined indoors. Add some extra pillows and blankets to your outdoor area. Depending on the materials, they may get damp overnight or take some time to dry if they get wet from rain. One solution that we like is to keep a basket with blankets near the door. Outdoor rugs can also help add to the comfort level, and they can really tie a space together.
At some point as the nights grow from cooler to cold, a blanket isn’t going to be enough. You may want to consider some additional heating sources. You’ll have numerous options when it comes to outdoor heaters, and there are many great choices that won’t cost you a fortune. If you don’t want to go electric, a fire pit is another possible heat source that will add some rustic charm. Depending on your set-up, bringing in an additional heat source may be the key to enjoying your outdoor space later into the year.
Mix it Up
If you’ve used your patio or deck all summer long, it can be nice to give it a reset for fall. Rearranging the furniture, especially if you’re bringing in some added heat sources, is a great place to start. From there, new plants can help spruce up your space and embrace the changing season.
If you’d like to talk more about making your outdoor space ready for fall, or if there’s something else we can be of assistance with, please reach out to us. We’re always happy to help.