Margarita season may be over and chillier temps may have settled in — but that doesn’t mean you can’t make the most of your outdoor living spaces.Fall can be one of the best times of year to utilize your patio. Here are a few fun ideas from a gorgeous Guilford home!
“Warm Up” Your Patio Seating
You can still make use of that patio seating as the temperatures cool! Change up your pink-and-green-dahlia summer throw pillows for a more subtle print. Mix and match. Add some cozy fall blankets and a few lanterns.
Think About Soft Seating
Have littles? Soft ottomans make the perfect chairs and are inexpensive ways to make your patio “curl up” friendly. Let’s be honest; they’re great for big-kid lounging, too.
Don’t Forget a Rug
Nothing softens a hard patio or stone surface like a rug. Which, let’s be honest, is also a must-have with toddlers. Rug equals cozy.
Even the most ‘urban’ of spaces looks more homey with wood accents. Chopping blocks and serving platters work beautifully for al fresco apps in front of the fire! Popcorn and red wine are equally delicious grown-up snacks. Sprinkle a little chili powder and salt for a spicy kick.
Keep The Grill Going
Did you know fresh-picked apples are delicious on the grill? Swap your Saturday Summer Burgers for Grilled Pork Chops with Apple-Bourbon Glaze.
Bring On the S’mores
Sticks make the perfect marshmallow roasting tools. Keep a stock of s’mores making materials right by the outdoor fireplace or firepit during your next get together.
Create Your Own Aromatherapy
Candles not only lend a gorgeous glow to that ‘just-after-sunset’ hour, they can make your space smell like fall and even help you unwind after a crazy day. Just add your favorite cozy sweater or blanket on a chilly night! One of our favorite scents? Sydney Hale Company’s Bergamot + Black Tea Soy Candle, available at Becket Hitch. They literally cannot keep it on the shelf; so when you see it, take our advice and buy it.
Cocoa-To-Go Tastes Better When It’s Chilly
Some of your fav city spots like Sherwood Gardens are just as gorgeous as the leaves are changing as when the tulips are blooming. Just grab a cozy blanket, pack up a thermos of cocoa, and go.
Love this space? Then you’ll love this Guilford home (and it’s currently for sale!). Check out the real estate listing for207 E. Highfield Road.
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