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Outdoor rooms help to create more space at home, not to mention a new place to find comfort. That’s the biggest reason people create outdoor rooms. As the fall season continues, creating and decorating your outdoor room is a great way to continue to use your space, just as you did in the summertime. Take a look at these four steps to create the best space to enjoy this fall.

Decide what type of outdoor space to create

An outdoor room can be any type of room you want. It can be a seating area where you can talk with friends and sip hot chocolate; a dining room for some cozy outdoor meals; or a sleeping area with a hammock and a book. The first step to creating an outdoor room is deciding what kinds of activities it will support. Of course, that doesn’t mean it can’t be multipurposed, too.

Creating comfort with outdoor heating

One of the best outdoor room ideas for fall is a seating area around a fire pit to extend the season of outdoor living. The firepit adds warmth and means you can spend more time outdoors. Dining spaces are also great in the fall because people like to get together and eat for the holidays. Firepits and heating lamps help to keep people comfortable while they eat in crisp fall weather is a valuable and practical addition to an autumn outdoor dining room.

Pick comfortable and durable furniture

After you know what type of outdoor room you’re going to create, choose comfortable and durable furniture. When the temperature dips, a nice cozy blanket or two work perfectly in your outdoor room, especially if you don’t have a heating solution.

Think about extra pillows and blankets to supplement your outdoor furniture in cooler weather. Also, when choosing to buy new patio furniture, think about striking the balance between how sturdy it is versus how lightweight it is, allowing you to easily move and store it, while also lasting over many seasons.

Create a plan for lighting

Outdoor rooms don’t need lighting solutions during the day because they get natural sunlight, of course. However, you still want to make sure that there is shade to make the space more comfortable when it comes to glare. Additionally, you’ll have to create a plan for lighting at night if you intend to use the outdoor room after the sun goes down.

Strings of light are an easy solution. Use a garland of leaves mixed with a string of lights to create a cozy glow.

Consider yellow, orange, and brown fall colors

The most traditional fall colors are yellow, orange, and brown. However, dark purple and green make great autumn accent colors. These are the most natural colors to use when designing a harvest season look. Use color in your furniture, accents, and linens and throws. Choose a color palette before you begin decorating, so it’s easier to create a unified look. Remember that decorating an outdoor space is different from decorating an indoor space; you don’t need as much stuff.

Details reflect personality

This is just a basic outline of how to decorate an outdoor room for the fall. Use your creativity to come up with a space that reflects your personality. It’s the small details and personal items that really finish off an outdoor room, just as it does when you plan an indoor one.

 

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Cate Morgan-Harlow

Cate Morgan-Harlow is an all arounder, writing about how-to, DIY, and design with gusto. She is a shadowy figure with a mysterious past.