Prep Your Patio for Fall Entertaining
Expert Advice

Pumpkin spice is in the air! That’s means temperatures begin to cool down and people start breaking out their sweaters and boots. But it’s still nice enough to enjoy time outside.  In fact, autumn is ideal for outdoor entertaining! Just because summer is over doesn’t mean you have to put away your grill for good. Check out these tips to prep your outdoor entertaining area.

Keep Entertained with an Outdoor Television

No matter what football team you’re cheering for, enjoy the benefit of watching the game from your patio. Your outdoor TV is much brighter than your indoor television, and can operate in a wider temperature range, allowing it to function in both hot and cold climates. It is also designed to combat glare and reflection from sunlight, ensuring that the screen remains visible and clear even on bright, sunny days.

Get Comfortable with an Outdoor Furniture Set

Make sure you have enough seating for your guests to take a load off. Furniture that is designed for patio use will often have a strong steel frame wrapped in resin rattan, which is durable and smooth to the touch, like these. Provide cushions and throw blankets on your outdoor furniture to keep guests warm and cozy during cooler fall evenings. Look for textured pillows that can handle the elements that are crafted with durable fabric, are UV-resistant and water repellant, so you never have to worry about fading, stains, or mildew.

Stay Toasty with a Patio Heater

Your guests will stay warm with a patio heater on nearby. This Tungsten Smart-Heat patio heater stands out against standard patio heaters since it is equipped with a spectral reflector for distributing 6,000 Watts (20,500 BTU) of radiant heat evenly and heat areas up to 160 square feet, while the infrared heating produces an attractive amber glow. This infrared electric patio heater can be wall or ceiling-mounted and wired into smart system controls to fit custom heating preferences.

Keep Things Bright with Patio Lights

The one drawback to this time of year is that the days become noticeably shorter, and the sun sets earlier. To avoid people tripping in the dark on your deck, make sure you have ample lighting like string lights, lanterns, or candles to create a warm ambiance. These string lights are energy efficient, LED outdoor lights that include 12 vintage-shaped bulbs and will extend 24 feet to beautifully transform your outdoor space.

Be Festive with Fall Decor

Get in the spirit of things with some seasonal themed tableware! Try a fun, printed tablecloth featuring colorful leaves, or stemless wine glasses with witty sayings to add to your patio ensemble. It’s the little things that tie it all together, so don’t be shy about displaying them in your outdoor entertaining area.