As the days become cooler, you may think it’s time to retreat inside and close the patio for the winter. Luckily, it is entirely possible to create an outdoor entertainment that you can enjoy every season of the year.
Create a fire pit
Fire pits aren’t just for summer. If you create a nice fire pit, you can keep your backyard cosy and warm in the cooler winter nights. A fire pit also creates a beautiful focal point in any outdoor area, which instantly creates a comforting atmosphere when it’s lit up. If you don’t want to install a permanent fire pit, you can buy many kinds of portable gas or wood fuelled fire pits that can be covered to contain the smoke and ashes.
Cosy up your furniture
Winter is the time to switch your cold outdoor furniture to comfortable to upholstered outdoor furniture, or consider covering furniture with cosy outdoor friendly pillows and blankets. That way, you and your guests can snuggle up even on cold days.
Install outdoor heating
If you want to heat up your outdoor area even further, consider installing an outdoor heater. There are a huge variety of outdoor heaters available to buy – ranging from large to small, and electric or gas options.
Adding patio curtains to your covered patio area will help to keep the heat in and create that “extra room” feeling to make your outdoor area homelier. Outdoor curtains will also help to block the wind and add privacy to your patio. Having moveable blinds is the perfect way to keep your patio cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
Invest in a roof cover
Make sure your patio will help to keep the heat in the space and protect you from the harsher weather conditions outside. Adding a proper roof cove will provide a sense of having a separate room outside and will be beneficial to that area in both winter and summer seasons. Patio roofs can also be insulated for an extra level of warmth.
Lay down a rug
Lay down a nice rug to add style to your outdoor area and to create a soft layer between your feet and the cold floor. This will create a more comforting feel and keep the space warm and homely.
Creating a winter friendly outdoor living area means you don’t have to spend the entire winter indoors. These additions can make your outdoor living space friendly any time of the year.
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