Just because the nights are getting cooler, doesn’t mean you need to hibernate inside. If it’s good enough for bars and restaurants to have outdoor options all year round, why shouldn’t you do it too and make the most of your outdoor areas.
Whether it’s enjoying a stunning sunset, breathing in the crisp cool air, or just enjoying a delicious hot chocolate, here are some great tips to make your outdoor areas inviting, even in the cooler months.
Adding outdoor blinds to an alfresco area can keep the wind at bay in winter. They’ll make the space more usable and with a bit of decorating, you can feel like you’ve got your own personal cool café on site at your place.
Cool crisp air as you enjoy a morning cup of coffee admiring a sunrise is one thing, but freezing over dinner because there’s just no heat isn’t something anyone will like. Entertaining outdoors in winter is entirely possible with the right outdoor heating. A portable gas heater or patio heater can make a massive difference to your comfort outside. We have a range of outdoor heating options that suit different spaces and different personalities.
Overhead electric heating could be the right option for you if your alfresco is undercover and you want to use it all the time. If you’re looking for warmth and atmosphere, the Gasmate Stellar Black Pyramid Flame Heater could be perfect in your outdoor space. Perhaps you love the smokey warmth of a real flame, in which case a brazier or fire pit could be the heating accessory that you add to your outdoor area.
Heat will absolutely add to the comfort levels, but so does the atmosphere. Think about the lighting in your garden and outdoor area. Warm yellow fairy lights or solar lights can help to build the mood. Outdoor pot plants can be strategically placed to act as barriers. Warm toned cushions and well-placed throw rugs help to make the space more inviting, and of course your good food and great company does wonders as well. From time to time you could even think about moving the TV outside undercover, assembling some cushions or beanbags and some blankets for an outdoor winter movie night that will no doubt be enjoyed by the entire family!
If you love entertaining outdoors in summer, there’s no reason to stop in winter. Add some heat and decoration to the area, and your guests will have a great time no matter the temperature.