Outdoor living continues to be a popular pastime for most people. Our homes reflect this trend as we are seeing larger outdoor entertaining spaces that often include full kitchens and separate seating areas. The decorating needs of these spaces are similar to decorating the interior of your home. You will need comfortable seating and adequate lighting and heat.
As the seasons change even the warmest areas can get a bit chilly in the evening. One way to insure the comfort of you and your guests is through the use of a Patio Heater. These are free standing, mobile units that use a propane tank just like your barbecue. They are simple to light, cost efficient and offer a clean and non-toxic source of heat. There are several finishes available that include stainless, Bronze and even wicker.
As autumn approaches it is still possible to enjoy outdoor living. Perhaps you are planning an outdoor wedding or are lucky enough to live in a climate that allows you to enjoy holiday meals outdoors. Whatever the reason, you will need lighting. There are lamps made specifically for the outdoors but these require electrical outlets. If being “green” is important to you, consider using candlelight. It is much less expensive and prettier, too. Hanging Outdoor Lanterns from the trees or patio cover will add a romantic feel to any space. In these instances you may want to use battery operated candles for safety reasons. Placing glass hurricanes on tabletops is always a good idea. But consider using these as lighting for outdoor steps or pathways. Planting a solar powered light fixture inside a planter will add a glow to your potted plants and use zero energy.
As summer ends and fall arrives, simply adding a few comfort features such as lighting and heat will allow you to enjoy the outdoors for several more weeks.