As you get through the last couple of weeks of Winter’s cooler nights, it’s not too early to start to get your outdoor space ready for Spring. With a few extra additions, you can quickly turn your outdoor area into a room to enjoy in every season – even in the Winter.
In this guide, we share our five favourite tips to warm up your outdoor space that can keep it open year-round.
Choosing the right outdoor furniture can help make your outdoor space more comfortable in the Winter. For example, selecting a cozy couch set verse a table and chairs will help make the space more inviting, warm and comfortable.
Another option is to bring any indoor furniture outside that you might be ready to toss. For example, if you can cover your patio, you can keep the furniture permanently in the outdoor area without exposing it to damaging elements like rain, sun and wind.
Another great way to warm up your outdoor space is with fluffy pillows and warm throws. Place a basket full of throws within easy reach, and your guests can quickly grab an item when they start to feel cold.
The concept is also great if you own a cafe or restaurant with an outdoor space. Instead of shutting down the area for months, consider adding elements that make it comfortable for your guests. Soft throws are a great touch.
Firepits are a great way to heat your outdoor area effectively. It is also a beautiful focal point in any outdoor area, instantly creating a cozy and intimate atmosphere when you light it up. Fire also adds a very relaxing ambience to an outdoor space.
Decorative and portable gas or wood fire pits are a great alternative instead of installing one. Depending on your property and proximity to your house and the bush, you could create a fire pit similar to when you go camping.
Another great way to keep your outdoor space warm during the Winter is with the help of an outdoor heater. Several types of patio heaters are available, ranging from small to large, and gas or electric options. Make sure to purchase a patio heater that is safe, sturdy and manufactured explicitly for outdoor use.
Outdoor heaters are also great for pubs, restaurants and cafes with outdoor seating for guests. They keep your seating space functional all year long, so you don’t have to shut a big chunk of business because of weather.
Finally, make sure to protect your outdoor space from the Winter elements such as wind. Wind can immediately make the outdoors feel much colder than they are. Depending on the layout of your outdoor space, consider installing outdoor blinds.
When closed, products like patio blinds and external outdoor shutters create a strong barrier against the wind and cold outside. The protection they provide can help you keep your outdoor space warm and open year-round.
To ensure your outdoor space is fit for all seasons, All About Shade can help. With a wide range of blinds for all purposes, we can help you create a beautiful and comfortable outdoor space that feels like an extension of your home. To arrange a free quote, fill out the “Free Measure & Quote” form, and one of our friendly team members will get in touch