It’s officially the fall season! As most Marylanders know, there might be several more days of warmer weather ahead, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get excited for pumpkin-spiced everything and the beginning of spooky season. It’s also relief to finally turn the air conditioner off and open the windows, letting the cooler, breezy air into the house. While you might be trying to bring a bit of the outdoors, indoors, it’s the perfect time to spend afternoons and evenings outside without sweating or shivering! Below, find a few ways you can take advantage of the beautiful fall weather by “decking out” your backyard and outdoor space with decor perfect for fall!
Swap Your Decor
Sadly, you may have put the pool toys, table umbrella, and lounge chairs away for the summer, but that doesn’t mean your deck needs to be bare for the rest of the year! You can create an outdoor relaxing and entertaning environment that is as comfortable and inviting as the indoor living room. There are so many comfortable couches and seating arrangements designed specifically for outdoor use on the market, all within a variety of budgets. To prepare a cozy atmosphere on a back deck and decorate for fall, front porch, or patio, you can also invest in decorative pillows, warm throw blankets, an outdoor rug, and small tables to hold your favorite fall snack and beverages. If you already have summer decor on hand, you may consider swapping out the bright blues and yellows of summer and switching to layered neutrals and evergreens with pops of color for the fall season.
Create An Outdoor Dining Room
Fall in Maryland provides the perfect weather for cooking and dining al fresco, because those warmer temperatures tend to linger sometimes even into November! Outdoor kitchens have expanded well beyond a grill, and depending on your space and budget, you may find that going all out with full-sized ranges, pizza ovens, and an all-season outdoor dining table will be well worth it for your family. Pergolas over a table or seating area creates a designated spot for dining, and can also be adorned with hanging lights or even a chandelier! When hosting an evening dinner party in the fall, you can offer guests light throw blankets, creating a cozy, intimate dining experience.
Warm Up With An Outdoor Fireplace or Heater
Outdoor fireplaces, firepits, and heaters can extend the use of your outdoor space well past the summer season. Homeowners can take advantage of Maryland’s slightly warmer falls and mild winters by investing in a gas-fueled fire pit or an outdoor commercial patio heater — it makes for cozy afternoons or evenings with your closest loved ones!
There’s nothing quite like the ambiance of a toasty fire to keep the conversation and laughs going after the sun goes down. But what to do when you don’t have a large enough yard, and the only place to put your fire pit is on your deck? Is it safe to place a fire pit on your deck? Concerns for both wood and composite decks span from basic fire risk to warping, to cosmetic damage. Wooden decks, and composite decks made with Trex or TimberTech material are a large investment, so having a good understanding of potential risks and what information you need to evaluate them will go a long way in helping you protect your new outdoor space. With the proper safety precautions and right product however, you can safely use a fire pit on decking, both wood and composite.
Invest in a New Deck
Even with all these ideas on how to beautify your outdoor space and decorate your backyard for fall, it’s possible it might be time to invest in a brand new or expanded deck. Looking to have your outdoor dream space installed before the winter weather hits? Now is the perfect time! Summer is undoubtedly the busiest season for our Annapolis-based fence and deck installation company – and this summer was no exception. By choosing to start your project in the early fall, you’ll rest easy knowing you beat the spring rush and can enjoy the first beautiful day of spring on your new deck without worry or delay! Fill out a short contact form on our website for a FREE onsite estimate appointment!