The shift of seasons makes us appreciate every last warm and temperate day—especially as the days begin to shorten and the undeniable crisp in the air tends to linger a little longer with every passing day. That, combined with the beauty of the changing fall foliage and golden-hued landscape makes the fall the perfect time to get cozy on the patio and really lean into everything the transitional season has to offer before winter sets in.
1. Create a Cozy Seating Area
The season change is always a splendid opportunity to admire Mother Nature and everything she has to offer. Fall comes with beautiful fall foliage, exciting textures and tones and other natural elements that shouldn’t be ignored. Keeping your patio space clean year-round is essential for entertaining guests, but do your best to embrace the natural elements in your background and consider them inspiration for your patio design. The fall foliage can act as a gorgeous backdrop against your outdoor dining arrangement, so keep this in mind when picking accessories.
2. Decorate with Natural Woods
One of the easiest ways to foster a sense of fall decor is by using more natural items with orange and yellow colorways—terracotta pots, natural woven baskets, and wooden candlesticks are all great options for decorating a space while sticking to a nostalgic theme.
3. Mums and Bright Color Bar Stools
Who doesn’t dream of sipping a steaming cup of coffee while taking in the crisp air and fall foliage? A cozy little coffee nook will quickly become your favorite spot in the house—and all you really need is a comfortable waterproof bistro-style table and a couple of bar stools. Once it gets cooler, keep a throw blanket just inside the door for easy access.
4. Set Up a Fall Tableau
Whether your patio is the place you wine and dine friends or gather with your close family members, there’s an opportunity to create an entertainment space that becomes something special for everyone involved. An outdoor dining set is a great piece of statement furniture that brings your guests together.
5. Grab a Bench
Planning on spending a lot of time on your porch as the season goes on? A contemporary bench is a great way to create additional seating and storage all in one. Pile some weather safe pillows or drape an outdoor blanket over the back for additional coziness.