5 Fall Patio Cover Ideas to Carry You Through Winter

If you are like me, fall means a time to ponder what the next spring will bring to outdoor spaces. It’s bulb buying time, perennial planting time, and time to spruce up your Patio Cover for next spring and summer’s enjoyment. For me, winter is just a blip in the scheme of outdoor living.

Patio covers, or awnings, have been on-trend for years. And, they are increasingly in-demand this past year when being home is more than just one’s down-time; it has become one’s office as well as haven. So, if you have one already, or are planning to add one, here are some ideas on making it your own private sanctuary.

Lighting can make a huge difference to your Patio Cover’s ambiance. These lighting options are only a few economical ways to make a big impact.
Curtains offer privacy and style, especially when they are made from outdoor fabrics like Sunbrella®.
 Potted plants that can withstand the cold (not the freeze) such as Chrysanthemums are festive ways to add freshness to your Patio Cover in fall. Then when clement weather arrives, opt for shade loving plants such as hardy Hosta, fairy-like Brunnera, vibrant Lobelia cardinalis, and many others. You can plant these perennials now for years of enjoyment.
 Stylish furniture, even something as low-key as a hammock, can add a relaxation point to your Patio Cover. Easy to install and definitely easy to use, hammocks add fun and flair to your outdoor space.
 Ceiling fans are perhaps one of the most requested enhancements to a Patio Cover. They keep you cool but do require a bit of know-how for installation. It is best to check with your local “handyman” on fan installation requirements for your Patio Cover. You will most likely need a fan beam to proceed.

So, however you choose to enhance your Patio Cover, the myriad items to add will undoubtedly be worth the time and effort, and pay you back in years of enjoyment.


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