Fall is wonderful time to decorate. With Halloween and Thanksgiving, our autumn season is filled with colour and our decks and patios are a great canvas to display our joy for the season. We’ve cleared off the plants and we’ve swept and scrubbed down the deck as we consider the upcoming hibernation of our outdoor space. While three feet of snow may make our deck unusable for the most part, until that time, we can still get lots of use out of our decks, gazebos, and patios.
Use your imagination and with the natural backdrop of awesome colour that fall provides, your outdoor space will take on a beautiful atmosphere that will rival any summer afternoon.
Outdoor lights will adorn railings and add to any already existing deck lighting that you may have. There is still loads of warm evenings in the early fall and without the threat of mosquitoes, sitting outside under the stars will have you enjoying your deck longer. Patio heaters can be used as well to lengthen your deck season.
Think, fall flowers. While many of the plants from summer have died off, there are many that will survive and even thrive during the fall months. Mums and decorative grasses will make a statement and anchor your outdoor space. You can even re-purpose your summer planters.
Consider changing up the decor of your outdoor space. Invest in a fall line up. If the cushions on your patio swing are bright and beautiful for summer, consider switching up your colour scheme for the fall. Invest in new cushions, change the wreath on the door or lay out a new fall inspired rug. Extending the use of your deck will be worth the investment when company arrives and you’re able to take the party outside where the leaves are turning and the sun is shining.
Our decks are an investment and we want to maximize the time we get to enjoy them. Whether you’re spring cleaning or preparing for winter, always consider your outdoor space.