It’s September, which means it’s time to start transitioning from summer to fall. The temperatures will soon be falling, and you’ll probably be spending less time outdoors since the kids will be busy with school, homework, and extracurricular activities.
However, this doesn’t mean you have to abandon spending time in your outdoor space altogether! With a little help from these seven tips and tricks, you can continue enjoying your outdoor space well into autumn, as well as improving your time indoors.
#1. Layer in Warmth and Comfort
Temperatures will soon start to dip, especially after the sun goes down. As it grows cooler, incorporate some cozy elements into your outdoor space to keep yourself warm and comfortable. Swap out lightweight cushions on your patio chairs, porch swing, or outdoor bench for thicker, plush alternatives. Add soft throw blankets to your outdoor seating area to ward off the chill and ensure you and your guests can comfortably enjoy your outdoor space for longer.
#2. Evoke Autumnal Colors
Chances are, your outdoor decor is geared more toward summer. Bright florals, vibrant hues, and bold prints are perfect for warmer months but look out of place once summer starts turning into fall. To create a cozy autumnal oasis, try incorporating deep oranges, rustic reds, and earthy tones in your outdoor space.
#3.Transition Decor from Summer to Fall
Pergolas are the perfect canvas for seasonal decor. If you’re lucky enough to have a pergola as part of your outdoor space, string up some warm-hued fairy lights this fall to create a comfortable, intimate atmosphere and ensure you can still enjoy time outside in the evenings even as the days grow shorter. For added drama, string up an autumnal garland of dried leaves, nuts, or berries, further blurring the line between indoors and outdoors and creating a seamless transition between spaces.
Even if you don’t have a pergola, you can still bring the beauty of autumn to your space by accessorizing with pumpkins, gourds, colorful leaves, rustic lanterns, and candles to create a warm, inviting ambiance.
#4. Adaptable Awnings and Screens
If you have awnings on your windows, make sure you adjust their angle to capture as much sunlight as possible as the seasons change from summer to fall. Consider installing retractable screens to shield against chilly winds while enjoying time on your patio and create a cocoon of warmth.
#5. Enclosed Rooms for Extended Enjoyment
Enclosed rooms allow you to create a space that is both indoors and outdoors at the same time. These transitional spaces allow you to enjoy the beauty of nature even as the weather gets chillier. There are many options available for enclosed rooms, including screened rooms and glass solariums or sun porches. Full-screen, knee wall, and picket styles are all attractive, economical choices to create an enclosed room.
#6. Solar Shades for Climate Control
Solar shades are a smart investment for homeowners who want to be able to easily adapt their space to changing weather conditions. During cooler weather, solar shades can help you block cool breezes from entering your patio space or deck while still allowing sunlight in to warm you up. Solution screens can also be used to insulate windows, preventing chilly air from entering your home or heat from escaping.
#7. Framing the Outdoors from Indoors
Fall is a beautiful time of year, especially in Utah. The changing leaves create a gorgeous patchwork of reds, yellows, oranges, and greens on the mountains. To be able to enjoy the beauty of autumn from the comfort of your home, frame the view with new windows.
The possibilities are endless when it comes to windows, from the shape to the type of glass to the material and color of the frames. With a little help from professional installers, you can find the perfect windows for your home and accentuate the natural beauty of any season.
Indoor and Outdoor Solutions from Kool Breeze
Since 1947, Kool Breeze has been providing high-quality patio covers, carports, solar shades, windows, siding, and more to the residents of Northern Utah. Our goal is to minimize costs while maximizing quality, so you can be sure you’re getting the best deal possible when you work with us; plus, all the products we install are backed by our warranty, so you don’t have to worry about being responsible for anything going wrong.
Whether you’re looking to transition your home from summer to fall or not, if you’d like to learn more about our products and services, take a look at our website or contact us today. We can’t wait to help you find solutions to fit your needs!