How would you complete the following sentence? Nothing signals the coming of fall like …(fill in the blank). There are so many ways to describe the sights, tastes and feelings of autumn—and so many ways to enjoy this glorious time of year. When the temperatures start to dip, the crisp fall air feels invigorating. For many homeowners who enjoy the “outdoor living” lifestyle, fall is their favorite time to enjoy the deck, porch or patio. If your outdoor living space includes an Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio custom fire pit, all the better!
Part of the enjoyment of fall comes with anticipating and celebrating seasonal changes that are especially welcome after a hot summer. At our homes, we begin decorating indoors and outdoors with certain shades of red, orange, yellow, green and brown that say fall is here! Enjoy!
Celebrating Fall in Our Outdoor Living Spaces
If fall, to you, means the yard will soon be ablaze with the colors of autumn leaves, why wait? This is a great time to plant those vibrant chrysanthemums in your seasonal container gardens and planters. Decorating your outdoor living space with potted flowers is easy this time of year. Smaller pots of color look quite festive for fall gracing the steps of your deck or porch. Whether you place them at the bottom step, the top step or on all of the steps in between, that’s completely up to you!
Speaking of fall colors, decorative pillows enhance your deck and patio furniture and announce your intentions to celebrate the incoming season. It only takes a moment to swap out your bright, summery pillows for the more subtle tones of fall. Cooler weather means you’re going to need some cozy throws, too, especially as you enjoy peaceful fall evenings on your back porch. It doesn’t matter whether your tastes run from heirloom quilts to fleece blankets as long as you keep warm.
How else can you celebrate and decorate for fall outdoors? While nature does her part during daylight hours, it’s fun to welcome cooler evenings on the deck with the twinkle of string lighting. Whether you drape them casually or string them along the lines of your deck railing, these little lights create a special ambiance. We also love the look of lanterns with pillar candles for fall. Mix and match the lantern sizes on table tops or stands and let the flickering candles provide ambiance outdoors for fall, too.
Welcoming the Flavors of Outdoor Cooking in the Fall
Grilled acorn squash on the Big Green Egg
Cooking and dining outdoors can provide sheer pleasure this time of year with cool tempatures and fewer flying pests. How do you prefer to cook outdoors? Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio is your local Big Green Egg dealer, so you know what outdoor cooking method we prefer. There is very little we cannot cook outdoors with a Big Green Egg. We enjoy sharing Big Green Egg recipes here on our blog throughout the year. Most recently, in July we shared this article: Enjoy Savory Summer Recipes on Your Big Green Egg! Now that we’re thinking of our seasonal dishes to prepare outdoors, our Big Green Egg fall recipe feature is grilled acorn squash. If you haven’t tasted acorn squash prepared this way, you’re in for a treat of fall flavors.
As your Dayton and Cincinnati patio builder, we can’t say enough about how much we enjoy a fire pit this time of year. In the fall, gathering around the fire pit reminds you of all the good times you’ve had in autumn over the years. If you have young children, you can experience their joy as they watch sparks fly or gas flame dance. Teaching them how to roast marshmallows or make s’mores becomes your mission, an activity the family can share. Who enjoys this more, you or the kids?
At Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio, we have integrated fire pits into many of the custom outdoor living designs we’ve created. A fire pit naturally works well in a paver patio design—or a deck-and-patio combination. If you don’t have the custom patio and fire pit you want this fall, it’s time to start thinking about adding them to your home. Not only will you be able to enjoy them next fall, you’ll enjoy your new outdoor living space sooner than fall. You cannot wait until fall—or even summer—to add the outdoor living structures you want to enjoy next fall.
Are you ready to talk about building the custom deck or patio and fire pit you’ve been wanting? Contact Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio today at (937) 848 –7040 or (513) 897 –2040, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.