Beyond the bbq: 5 ways to get your patio fall ready
As the memories of summer fade away, the good times on your patio do not. Fall is the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors and showcase your festive spirit. Getting your patio ready for fall is simple!
If it’s warm enough still, plant some mums or a few other hardy plants around your front porch. And take a trip to your favorite décor store to pluck a few ideas – or items from the shelves.
Start with the front door, and even the doormat. If the squirrels chew up your gourds, look into some realistic pumpkins that will have the little critters gnashing their teeth.
And if you have a table on your front patio, show off some of fall’s splendor with dried or realistic-looking floral arrangements.
We’ve selected five staples for fall accents – all under $75, so you can enjoy these perfect autumn days!
1. Pumpkin flare:
We love the metallic accent pumpkin, which also comes in slightly smaller sizes for grouping them on tables. Metallic Patina Pumpkin Autumn Accent, $31.95 (plus Cash Back), Hsn.com
2. Dusky wreath:
What better way to welcome guests on a dusky autumn night than with this colorful wreath that sports a handful of lights? Nothing says fall more than maples leaves (faux though they may be) decorated with tiny pumpkins. Faux Maple Leaves Pre Lit Wreath, $79.95 (plus Cash Back), Pier1.com
3. Mood lighting:
Fall brings along thoughts of lanterns, and we fell in love with these classics. Set them on your stoop or on a table, light them up and cheer up a crowd with these Holiday Living Outdoor Lanterns, $14.99 (plus Cash Back), Lowes.com
4. Adorable doormat:
It only has to stay out for a week or so, but this festive doormat will lure the neighborhood kids to your door for Halloween treats. Robert Allen Home and Garden Halloween Pumpkins Doormat, $21.99 (plus Cash Back), Walmart.com
5. Earthy accents:
Finally, head to a place like World Market or Pier 1 Imports to find a sturdy, earthy pitcher (One that won’t blow away in the wind). Fill it with wild grasses and greenery from your garden; a sunflower or two, or even goldenrod if you can keep the sneezing down. Nothing is as good as a homemade touch. Terracotta Olio Vases, starting at $59.95 (plus Cash Back), Pier1.com