It’s chilly and sometimes a bit damp, but if you love getting outdoors no matter what the temperature there are lots of ways you can make the most of your garden space at this time of the year. Back in the summer I did a whole range of garden makeover posts and some of the flowers are still blooming, so the garden is a really pretty and inviting place to be and on a sunny weekend the view is just lovely. Autumn outdoor living is definitely something I’m striving for!
So how can we make the most of our outdoor space at this time of year?
As you can see from the images above there are lots of ways to make it more bearable outdoors when the days are a little cooler.
Wrap Up Warm:
You’ll have to store them again after you’ve used them, but a lovely way to stay snuggled up on a cool Autumn day is to use lots of soft, furry cushions and throws. Buy specific ones to use in the garden and then you won’t worry too much if they get damaged or dirty. Cover benches and seating areas with lots of blankets and make spending the time outdoors more pleasurable. Serve lots of hot chocolate and home made treacle toffee for a comforting afternoon with friends.
Burn your Chiminea:
Not only do they look stunning and create a lovely focal point in the garden, a Chiminea is, of course, fantastic at keeping you warm in cooler weather. Everyone loves a real fire don’t they? Chiminea’s are a great stylish way to add some Autumnal flair to your garden as well as providing a practical solution to a cold day. The stone Chiminea shown here is very modern and sleek, but they come in all shapes and sizes to suit all tastes.
Light your Patio Heater:
If a Chiminea isn’t your thing, maybe you’d prefer a patio heater or a wall heater if space is limited? We’ve all sat underneath them at a wine bar in the past so how about having one in your garden. It will mean you are able to spend more time entertaining outdoors than you would have before. And as well as using them in the Autumn they are, of course, fantastic during our summer months too.
What do you think? Do you own any of these and use them in the Autumn when the weather turns cooler?