If the cooler temperatures are going to hit your area during the upcoming winter months, you might stare longingly at your outdoor patio area and wonder when you might use it again. You do not have to confine your fun to indoor areas though, because we are going to help you create the perfect winter patio to suit your needs.
Light it up
During the summer times, you have more time on your outdoor patio area. Not surprisingly, it is more comfortable to be outdoors during the extended daylight hours. However, during the winter the opposite is true. This can take all the fun out of your plans and might even look a bit depressing. With the right lighting you can brighten the mood!
You may even be able to create a magical atmosphere with light coming from your fire tables for example. Adding string lights or large candles to your outdoor patio area is also going to create a more festive, welcoming setting.
Remembering the accessories
The way you decorate your patio area is going to make your outdoor space more comfortable and inviting. If the weather is turning a bit drearier, why not freshen up your space with colorful accents or a bold artwork? This is going to make an immediate impact in your outdoor area.
Give me shelter
Being outside is amazing, but it also exposes you to the elements. Wind or rain can quickly dampen your excitement and ruin your plans. That is why it is a good idea to at least cover part of your patio – if not the whole thing. You could even have an entire roof with speakers, heaters, and fans. Alternatively, you can cover some spaces with a large cantilevered umbrella or detached pergola.
Bringing the heat
You are probably going to need some help staying toasty warm throughout the entire winter. A sudden cold streak is not going to ruin your plans if you have a heat source for your patio. You have several choices when it comes to adding a heat source. You can use an outdoor fireplace if you want something a bit rustic, or you can opt for electric heaters instead.
If you really want something that works perfectly while also being aesthetically pleasing, a fire table is going to look great. These come in various sizes, shapes, and styles.
The right trees and foliage
You can block some elements from your outdoor living space with the strategic use of trees and plants. Not only are these great for having a place to seek shelter, they also help control moisture in the areas. If you want something that does both: opt for coniferous trees.