Aaah…the joys of summertime living–easy and carefree days, long evenings spent outdoors with friends and warm breezes wafting through open windows and doors. Sadly, seasons change and before you know it summer turns into fall. And while that means shorter days and a stricter schedule to adhere to, you can continue to enjoy outdoor living for a few more months. Here are five easy ways to spend as much time as possible on your patio or deck.
Replace those colorful beach towels with plenty of cozy throws for those evenings when there is a bit of a chill in the air. Drape them across the back of a lounge chair or keep a basket of blankets within easy reach.
Use lanterns in lieu of votive holders which will protect your candle flames from the wind and make it possible for you to delight in outdoor candlelight all year long. Change your filler from whimsical floats and seashells to colorful fall leaves, acorns and other seasonal items.
S’mores are not just a summertime treat. Few things are as special as sitting in front of a fire, wrapped in a warm blanket and roasting marshmallows so keep that firepit stocked with wood throughout the fall season.