Autumn is a season for many things: pumpkin-flavoured treats, the changing of the leaves, crisp weather, and having an outdoor space you can use. With autumn’s cooler temperatures setting in, though, the last thing you want to do is spend your time outside freezing while lessening your enjoyment of the outdoors.
The solution? A fabulous patio accommodated to the colder season! When you transform your patio into an autumn haven, you can comfort your body, mind, and spirit as you enjoy Mother Nature’s most beautiful season.
Add a Teak Table and a Few Chairs
In the autumn, add a teak table and a few chairs to your patio, and you’ll have a nice dining area. Teak is very durable in all weather conditions. It’s also naturally resistant to rot, warping, splintering and insect damage.
Teak is readily available in a variety of classic designs. Whether you want to make a statement on your patio, or create a relaxing retreat that’s useful year-round, there is an abundance of teak outdoor dining chairs and patio furniture designs to match any décor preference or style.
Teak is built to last. Hardwood garden furniture has always been popular and teak with its natural resistance to rot, insects, and the elements, is very long-lasting and sturdy. And it also doesn’t need lots of maintenance, since a quick wipe down with a soft cloth and soap water will keep teak pieces looking brand new for longer periods of time.
If you choose to refinish your teak, it only requires light sanding before applying a fresh coat of sealant once per year or as needed. Teak can be repurposed from generation to generation. Since it lasts so long, many families pass down teak outdoor dining chairs and table sets from one generation to the next.
Choose a weather-resistant outdoor fabric that can withstand the elements. If you’re planning to leave your outdoor teak tables outside year-round, skip the cushions and covers entirely. It is better to invest in a solid-colour fabric that can be washed at home.
When it comes to style, classic teak patio furniture includes tables and teak outdoor chairs that have simple lines and no fuss. They are often made from thick slats of wood with rounded edges. These pieces will look good in any outdoor setting and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.
If you want something more contemporary, there are plenty of options available as well. These pieces tend to be more sculptural by nature with sleek lines and dramatic curves. They often have a minimalist design that makes them ideal for modern spaces.
Get Cosy with Some Throw Blankets
Add layers of warmth over your stylish teak outdoor dining chairs and other seating elements, like benches and lounges, with blankets and cushions in rich autumn colours like plum, mustard yellow and merlot red. For a more timeless look, choose neutral tones like navy blue or grey and then accessorize with pops of colour in pillows and decor.
Consider a Firepit
Consider adding a fire pit to your patio. A fire pit can be a beautiful addition to a patio and has the added benefit of creating extra warmth. If you plan on adding one, it is important to find one that fits the design style of your home.
For example, if your home has traditional elements like stained glass windows or wooden detailing, you may want to consider a more classic-looking design for your fire pit. If you have a more modern home, you may want to consider designs that are geometric in shape or have bolder colours.
If you have an existing patio that does not have a fire pit, there are many ways to add one that can fit into any budget. You can purchase kits that include all of the materials needed for building a fire pit or you can use bricks and other materials found at most hardware stores and craft stores. You can also build one on top of an existing patio by using bricks and mortar or by using concrete blocks as the base for your fire pit.
You can now choose from many types of firepits. They can be constructed out of anything from stone and brick to metal, or even glass. You can choose from pre-fabricated kits that have everything you need, or simply build one yourself with bricks or rocks.
Most outdoor firepits are natural gas or propane-fuelled, but there are also wood-burning ones available. If you choose a wood-burning model, be sure to check with your local fire department for restrictions before purchasing one. To ensure safety, place the fire pit at least 10 feet from any structures such as fences or sheds. Also, keep in mind that sparks can fly, so it’s important that you place your fire pit in an area where they won’t cause damage if they fly out of the pit.
Light up Some Lanterns for the Night
You can add a touch of whimsy to your outdoor retreat with tabletop lanterns. Lighted candles inside glass-enclosed lanterns are a charming addition to any patio. These types of lanterns are often used in fall decorating because they allow for the use of candles in a safe way.
Flickering candles placed around your patio will create a warm, welcoming atmosphere for your family and friends. You can use multiple lanterns grouped together plugged into an outdoor plug or just one by itself.
Lanterns placed on either side of the entrance to your patio will help to guide guests to the area where you want them to enter. On the other side of the patio, you can place another lantern near your lounge furniture, which will allow you to enjoy sitting outside even when it gets dark.
Add Comfort with Decorative Pillows
One of the easiest ways to make a patio ready for year-round use is to add durable, all-weather pillows. These types of pillows are filled with polyester fibre and covered in a sturdy polyester/acrylic blend that resists moisture and fading. The tight weave of the fabric makes it highly resistant to mildew and UV rays.
In addition to making your outdoor room more comfortable, adding pillows can also be a great way to introduce seasonal colour when you’re tired of looking at the same outdoor furniture set day after day. Not only are they functional accents that can provide warmth when needed, but they also add a welcome pop of personality to otherwise drab furniture.