The dog days of summer are upon us. But, there are still plenty of sunny days and warm evenings to look forward to. If you love hosting outdoor parties long into autumn or simply want to improve your outdoor retreat, you should know that even a small deck has unrivaled decorative potential. Here are a few ways that you can bring out the best in your patio space and make it a fixture of your fall entertaining plans.
Add an outdoor fireplace
Even on chilly fall evenings, you can still make use of your patio or deck with an outdoor fireplace. There are a variety of models, including fire bowls and modern fire tables, that can be utilized on an elevated deck or at ground level. This can provide the warmth and ambiance that can dramatically improve your autumn gatherings. All you need to do is arrange a small sitting area around your new fireplace.
Revamp your outdoor furniture
The key to decorating a small deck is finding the right balance of furnishings for your spatial constraints. Consider adding a series of wooden benches and deck chairs to liven up the space. These seats can be freshened throughout the year with seasonal throw pillows to instantly transform the patio’s decorative scheme.
Provide visual accents for your small deck
A small deck can be limiting in terms of visual appeal once your furnishings have been laid out. Maximize your available space by introducing potted plants, hanging wind chimes or other elegant ceiling-mounted art. You can also add an arbor above your entryway. These small additions can provide a fantastic visual punch and can help bring together your decorative scheme.
- EcoSmart Fire