The cool breezes and stunning foliage of autumn have arrived. As you start spending more cozy evenings on your patio or deck, have you considered keeping your existing outdoor furniture out for fall?
Many homeowners mistakenly think outdoor furniture is only suitable for spring and summer. But with a few simple updates, you can easily adapt your existing patio set for the fall season. Here are some tips to give your outdoor space and furniture an inviting autumnal ambiance:
Refresh with Fall-Hued Cushions
An easy way to give your outdoor furniture a seasonal face-lift is by adding cushions and pillows in rich autumnal hues. Look for durable cushions in deep red, burnt orange, olive green, or brown. Plush pillows in autumn patterns like buffalo check or floral also create a cozy fall vibe.
Add Warm and Rustic Accents
Incorporate natural rustic elements to complement the fall landscape. Soft woolen blankets, wooden furniture with handsome grain, crackled leather, or wicker in an earthy natural finish all fit the autumn mood. You can also find outdoor cushions and pillows incorporating wood, leather, or crafty knits for that perfect rustic flair.
Use Weather-Resistant Furniture Covers
As autumn brings more rain and snow, invest in durable furniture covers specially designed for outdoor use. Look for covers in earthy solid colors like sage green, brown, or beige so your furniture blends into the fall scenery. Water-resistant covers protect your furniture from the elements while keeping its silhouette visible on your patio.
Incorporate Fall Touches with Throws and Slipcovers
An affordable way to give your existing furniture some fall flair is by adding weather-resistant throws and slipcovers. Look for durable materials like tightly woven acrylic or polyester with water-repellant finish. Slipcovers in deep autumnal hues or earthy patterns allow you to switch up the look of your furniture for the season.
Warm Up with Cozy Lighting
Shorter autumn days mean your patio will be getting darker earlier. Strategically placed lighting casts a warm, welcoming glow for evening relaxation. Try string lights, lanterns, or wall sconces to illuminate your outdoor space beautifully.
With just a few easy updates, you can give your outdoor furniture fresh appeal for autumn that still protects it from the elements. Avoid the hassle of moving everything to storage too soon. Spend more evenings enjoying crisp, cool fall air from the comfort of your own patio furniture!