Whether you have a porch, patio, garden or just a couple of succulents on a balcony, it’s time to transition your outdoor space for the cold-weather season. Although the temperatures lately haven’t exactly been conducive to enjoying the outdoors under a fuzzy blanket, this is still Texas, and we’ll be back to T-shirt-at-noon weather in no time. To make sure your evenings on the patio are the best ones yet, here are a few tips on creating a winter patio.
A chiminea or fire pit
If you have a large, open patio or garden area that can safely host a fire pit or chiminea, now is the time to set it up. With months of mild days and crisp, cold nights ahead, a fire pit is a great way to get out of the house and fight that cabin fever. Even if it’s just for an hour or until your nose goes numb, you would be shocked at what a little time around a fire pit with a bag of marshmallows can do you for your family’s winter blues.
Fall blankets and pillows
For a cozy patio space with serious cuddle potential, a few fall-friendly pillows and blankets for outdoor furniture will certainly do the trick. These are especially recommended for a screened-in porch or sunroom area to make the seasonal transition easy and affordable. Thick blankets with fleece lining are perfect for an outdoor space, as are throw pillow with washable, waterproof covers. SampleHouse has plenty to choose from, and we can help you pick out the right combo for your space today. A pillow and blanket set also makes a great gift!
For those of us with tile or wood floors, we know that particular morning sting of cold floors on bare feet. Luckily, high-pile rugs were invented to help keep our toes pink and smiles intact. Why not give your outdoor space the same love? Outdoor rugs are perfect for apartment balconies, covered patios, screened-in porches, or any area not directly exposed to the elements. Stop by SampleHouse to pick out the perfect one for your evenings under the stars.
A winter wreath
For an easy change with huge impact, let SampleHouse help you pick out a gorgeous winter wreath for your front door, back door, side door, garage door, linen closet door or wherever else you need a little winter cheer! Classic color palettes like burnt orange, gold and burgundy are always a beautiful choice, while bold colors such as plum, emerald and champagne are adventurous and look beautiful on any type of wreath.