Fall Patio Tips: Easy Ways to Use Your Patio in the Fall and Beyond

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Cue the pumpkin spice and football watch parties. As warm weather gives way to cooler temps, we can’t help but get excited about the festivities of autumn.

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LOOKING TO YOUR FALL PATIO THIS SEASON?

Take inspiration from these outdoor entertaining ideas:

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HOST A BACKYARD BONFIRE

When it comes to fall patios, an outdoor fire pit can transform a backyard into a year-round gathering destination. Add in some Adirondack chairs and accent tables and you’ve got all the makings for a night of s’mores with guests. To choose the right fire pit for your space, consult our fire pit buying guide.

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BRING THE BIG GAME OUTSIDE

Make football season—or movie night—extra special by hosting watch parties on your fall patio. Outdoor TVs are a great way to bring the living room outside; not only are they weather-resistant, but they’re also designed to offer more brightness, reduced glare, and a sharper image than indoor TVs. When choosing the perfect TV for outdoor use, follow these tips. Need to add some heat? Incorporate a patio heater to keep things cozy and comfortable.

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ADD A PUNCH TO PIZZA NIGHT

Level-up pizza night by cooking gourmet pies in a chef-worthy outdoor pizza oven. The aroma alone is enough to set the stage for an evening of fun, but you can elevate the experience with outdoor lanterns or string lights to add some warmth to your fall patio.

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Entertaining, elevated

Whether you’re trying to curate all the fall patio vibes—or maybe you’re wondering how to use your patio in winter—take these cozy entertaining ideas into the fall and beyond.