The hottest months of the year might be behind us, but we’ve still got plenty of time to enjoy the outdoors. In fact, autumn is a wonderful time to host a party on your outdoor patio.
Whether you already have the patio of your dreams, or you’re looking to renovate or even build from scratch, now is the time to try out some new design ideas. If you’re ready to update your patio, make sure you partner with a respected hardscape company that specializes in patios in Kansas City, MO. Here are a few fun and creative ideas for your outdoor patio.
- A Party With a Theme
Help welcome in the fall season by hosting a patio party for family and friends! Choose reds, oranges, yellows, and earth tones for your color palate, serve hot apple cider (with a spot of rum for the adults), fire up the grill, and serve up some fall veggies such as pumpkin and kale on the side.
- Add Some Nature
No fall patio is complete without some plants to spice it up. You may think of flowers as being a product of summer, but there are many varieties that bloom into the fall. Try some colorful planters with goldenrod, Russian sage, chrysanthemums, or asters. Visit your local plant nursery to get recommendations for shrubs and bushes that like to grow in pots, and add some of those to your porch, too.
- Throw In Some Halloween and Thanksgiving
Autumn is the start of a season full of celebrations, including Halloween and Thanksgiving. Draw inspiration from these holidays and watch your patio come to life! Dried corn stocks and bright cobs of corn can add an extra dash of color, and pumpkins (decorated or plain) will bring a smile to any visitor’s face.
- Come Back At Night
If you live far enough away from bright city lights, your outdoor patio may just be the perfect stargazing location. Invest in some sleeping bags, cozy blankets, and comfortable chairs, and brew some hot chocolate for your adventure. With a little sleuth work, you can find a variety of telescopes secondhand or at a discount, and there are also many stargazing apps available to help you determine what you’re looking at. Make it a family night, or invite of some friends to join in the fun.
- Install a Fireplace
While many people head indoors to stay as soon as the weather turns frosty, there is much to be said for enjoying an evening on your outdoor patio even if it’s a little nippy – especially if you add a fireplace to the picture. Outdoor fire pits or fireplaces are a special character to any space, and having one on your patio is sure to lure the family back outside to enjoy nature and time together in what is usually considered the off season.
Whatever your outdoor design plans, you can count on the trusted team at MSE Hardscapes LLC: your source for affordable and beautiful patios in Kansas City, MO.