Tips To Use Your Patio For Holiday Parties

Screen Shot 2015-12-22 at 9.31.16 AMThe colder temperatures that are synonymous with the holiday season can make it less comfortable for patio lovers to entertain outdoors. However, with proper preparation, a bit of creativity and the entertaining tips below, you will be able to make the space warmer and continue to host parties during the holidays.

Fire Features. There is no better way to bring heat to your patio holiday party than with a fire feature. There is the option of using temporary or permanent fire pits of fireplaces to keep guests warm.

Fire Pits. Fire pits are more budget friendly and can be strategically placed around the patio to maximize comfort. The portable ones can be brought in when needed and can immediately warm up the patio. One or more permanent fire pits can be ignited before the party to ensure the space is warm and comfortable for arriving guests. For homeowners who are concerned about the visual impact of the landscape design, the better option is permanent fire pits. They can be professionally built to complement the overall landscape design.

Fireplaces. Outdoor fireplaces are great additions to any outdoor holiday party. Not only are they highly functional, they can serve as the centerpiece for the entire backyard. There structures are visually appealing and will bring warmth and great vibes to your celebrations. This option is more expensive than fire pits; however, it also offers a lot more in terms of function and visual impact. A professionally designed outdoor fireplace, which complements the patio or other landscaping features is ideal if it falls within your budget.

You can also visually warm up the patio by decorating with upholstered cushions, blankets and pillows in vibrant holiday colors. In addition, you could consider using a rug to add to the warmth and coziness of the patio.

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Popular Fall Landscaping Designs For Patio Owners

screen-shot-2016-10-18-at-5-27-03-pmLounging around or entertaining guests in the backyard might still be possible where you live. Patio lovers know that this space can be ideal for lounging or entertaining during the fall. These fall landscaping design tips can be used to transform your patio into a warm and cozy retreat well into the season:

Bring on the Heat: A fireplace is a great feature for any patio that will be used during the fall. To make it even more functional, the fireplace border can be extended to create a back for built-in benches on either side of the fireplace. With some comfy seats and cushion, this will be a great spot to spend precious time with loved ones. Additionally, if your patio backs up to the border of your yard, enough space could be included to plant some dense, tall-growing shrubs or trees.

Create Warmth with Your Design Choices: If your patio is large, you can transform it into smaller, more intimate spaces. You can use a combination on freestanding and built-in furniture pieces to define spaces. For example, you can have a bench built around a fire pit to enjoy the company of loved ones in a more intimate setting. A single flooring material can also be used to give the different spaces a cohesive feel.

To add to the flair of the space, a touch of whimsy can be added with cushions and pillows in beautiful fall colors. In addition to dressing up chairs and benches, they will add to the coziness of the seating areas.

These are just a few tips on how patio lovers can continue to enjoy the space during the fall season. In essence, fall colors, comfy seating and a fire feature are the main necessities of enjoying patio time during the season. Everything else is just an added bonus.

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