As summer transitions into autumn, the leaves start to fall and the weather gets chillier. But that doesn’t mean the party has to move indoors until spring. Upgrade your backyard patio with some of these luxurious features to entertain outdoors well into the fall months. Most of these additions work well for year-round outdoor entertainment, too, making them well worth the investment.

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Outdoor Gas Fire Pit

S’mores aren’t just for summer months anymore. An outdoor gas fire pit will keep your gatherings warm during cooler months and provide the perfect setting for beautiful, chilly nights any time of the year. Choose a model that fits with your patio aesthetic, whether that’s a circular fire table or an arc-shaped design. Provide seating around the gas fire pit that makes it easy to relax and have a conversation while enjoying the warmth.

Tartan Blankets + Canvas Pillows

Keep a basket of cozy, flannel blankets in a convenient spot on your patio to stay warm during chilly nights. Store the basket in a dry area to avoid mildew and mold. Tartan blankets are a Scottish cloth with crisscrossing horizontal and vertical bands of colors. If you have Scottish heritage, do some research and find out which tartan pattern aligns with your clan. These timeless designs bring a warm and nostalgic feel to your patio design.

Add a couple of outdoor canvas pillows to your patio chairs or an outdoor sofa set. Combined with the tartan blankets, you and your guests will stay cozy despite the weather in colder months.

Lanterns + Lighting

Create some mood lighting with strategically placed, free-standing glass lanterns around your outdoor space. Insert pillar candles inside and light them on a chilly October night for a romantic feel. String globe bulb lights across the length of your outdoor space or around mature trees. These work great year-round for a cozy outdoor atmosphere, so you don’t have to remove them when the snow starts to fall.

All-Weather Patio Dining Set

Depending on your style, choose a patio dining set or seating set that reflects an ultra-modern or timeless traditional feel. Choose pieces that will work year-round and will withstand all types of weather. The weather in your area might be extreme during winters, which might make storing your patio features a smart idea. But if you experience seasonal transitions that don’t require snowblowers or monsoon preparation, a sturdy and durable set of outdoor furniture creates a comfortable setting for patio entertainment all year long.

Cornstalks + Hay BalesFor a more rustic theme, arrange some hay bales and cornstalks around your patio. Hay bales make for great seating when you lay flannel blankets on top of them and add a pillow or two. Be careful about placing these highly flammable materials near fire pits, a see through fireplace, or other heated features. Cornstalks and hay bales add a touch of rustic nostalgia to any patio space for the autumn months and are perfect for cozying up to the warmth of a fire with a cup of hot apple cider or your favorite fall beverage.

About Acucraft Fireplaces

For over 35 years, Acucraft has been designing, building, and burning wood and gas fireplaces. Through their innovation, collaboration, and investment in technology, they offer their customers nearly limitless options for their gas or wood burning fireplace. Working with Acucraft Fireplaces to create the fire feature you’ve always dreamed of is simple. Acucraft’s skilled design team will assist you every step of the way. Completely customizable, their fire features are designed for your space and style. So, whether you’re in search of an outdoor gas fire pit or an ultra-modern see through fireplace, Acucraft Fireplaces can make your dreams a reality.

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