Now that the end of August is near, summertime is almost over. For many of us living in the United States and Europe, this means that the days are getting shorter and nights are getting colder. Autumn also marks the time of the year that our beautiful summer gardens are are starting to fade. As a result, many people store their garden decorations away and move their lives back inside. But did you know this is completely unnecessary! The truth is, Autumn offers an abundance of great and cozy garden decorating opportunities. Although flowers and trees may start to fade, in the process of doing so, they deliver a beautiful color-scheme of yellow, orange, and red leaves. This on its own is already a stunning appearance that makes Autumn a season worthy of enjoying your garden. Added to that, there are plenty of Autumn flowers and decorations. These truly allow you to turn your garden or patio into a cozy Autumn wonderland.
Below, LANGRIA has listed down our top Autumn patio decorating ideas. These cute DIY garden projects will prolong your gardening season and allow you to take the absolute most out of your cozy backyard.
Install a fire bowl
There are not many things more romantic than sitting around a cozy fire with your loved one while enjoying a glass of wine under the starry sky. And you might not have thought about it before, but Autumn is the perfect season to do so! After August, the nights will turn colder, longer, and darker. At the same time, however, the temperatures are still pleasant enough to sit outside without feeling frozen. We admit it might feel a little bit chilly, but this is where the fire bowl comes in handy!
Installing a fire bowl is very easy. In fact, you can simply buy one ready-made at most local gardening shops. Simply place it on your patio, gather some wood, and light it up. Sitting around a small fire in your own backyard certainly will create a romantic and almost magical environment for you to enjoy with your partner, family, or friends. It does not only spice up the atmosphere, but it also provides us with some extra heat needed to get through a cold autumn evening. So, what are you still waiting for? Grab yourself a glass of wine or your favorite book and light up a small fire. Believe me, installing a fire bowl in your garden will be one of the best Autumn decorating decisions you’ll ever make.
Use pots and pumpkins
When planting our flowers, most of us focus on the upcoming spring and summer seasons. As of such, many people overlook the possibilities that Autumn flowers bring along. The vast majority of people may not know it, but there are plenty of flowers that bloom in beautiful colors during the Autumn months. The problem is, however, that we rather have a colorful garden during the spring and summer. As a result, there simply is not enough space leftover in our gardens to plant a whole bunch of autumn flowers. This is why we advise people to use potted plants instead to bring some color to your autumn garden.
The best part of having potted plants is the fact that they can be easily moved around and placed anywhere inside your garden. Added to that, not only the plant itself but also the pot adds to your garden decor. Pots come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and colors. This allows you to truly play around and decorate your garden in a way that suits you most. Combine large and small pots together with other sorts of autumn decoration such as pumpkins, logs, and baskets. Most Autumn plants come in deep colors such as red, orange, and yellow. This makes them perfect to be combined with other natural items such as wood, hay, fruits, and stones. When done properly, some well-placed potted plants can truly blow some new life into your Autumn patio or garden.
Install a cozy outdoor sitting corner
One of the best ways to decorate your Autumn patio is by means of adding a cozy sitting corner. Install a large wooden table with some comfortable chairs, or simply use an outdoor sofa. Believe us when we’re saying that an outdoor sitting corner on your Autumn patio is one of the best ways to go.
Having an outdoor sofa or sitting corner at your Autumn patio allows you to comfortably sit outside during the upcoming Autumn evenings. Grab yourself a drink and sit down under a thin blanket on your patio while enjoying the night sky. Nothing is better than sitting comfortably and sharing a blanket with your loved one under a starry night. Spending your Autumn evenings outdoors on your patio is guaranteed to uplift your mood. Besides, they do not only look good but are also very convenient. At daytime, you can welcome guests and serve your drinks or lunch outside. At night, you can have dinner outdoors or simply read a book and crawl up to your partner. Installing a cozy outdoor sitting corner is one of the best things you can do to decorate your Autumn patio.
Use outdoor lights, candles, and lanterns
The days are getting shorter, nights are getting longer, and temperatures drop. To ensure you won’t fall into an Autumn/Winter depression, it is important to keep your spirits up. One of the best ways to do so is by adding some light into your life – literally. A great decorative idea for your garden is to install some cozy outdoor lighting on your Autumn patio. You can simply use some outdoor LED lights and hang them across your walls or from the trees. Additionally, you can use real lanterns or candles that will add an extra touch of decoration to your already stunning Autumn patio decor.
The best thing about outdoor LED lighting and lanterns is the fact that they are cheap and easy to install. Added to that, these beauties will work for years to come, allowing you to enjoy them throughout the seasons. The right type of outdoor lighting is great not only during Autumn, but also during Spring, Summer, and Winter. It provides you with an easy way to spice up your Autumn patio and to add some extra coziness and warmth to your garden.