With fall in full swing and Thanksgiving just around the corner, there’s no better time to spruce up your patio with warm touches and harvest colors.
If you’ll be entertaining guests for Turkey Day this year, here are a few ways you can decorate your outdoor space for the holiday.
Bring in the Natural Elements
Replicate the outdoors by infusing things like dried leaves and flowers into your patio space. Whether real or faux, the natural autumn decorations can be used in various ways. Get creative by using the elements to create your own wreath, garland, or centerpiece from scratch. To take the decor to the next level and stick to the Thanksgiving harvest theme, consider adding dried corn husks.
Make it Cozy
Whether before or after the big feast, your guests will likely be spending time on the patio on Thanksgiving Day. Make sure the space is warm and welcoming by creating a cozy environment to hang out in. Start by adding throw pillows and blankets to yourpatio furniture to encourage guests to get comfortable and stay awhile. You can also set up some candles here and there for a little extra light and warmth. Take it one step further by lighting up theoutdoor fire pit. If there’s ever been a time to invest in a fire pit for the backyard, then fall is that time.
Despite Halloween being over and done with, pumpkins are still very much in season. To give your patio a pumpkin refresh, swap out the Jack-o-Lanterns with fresh white and orange pumpkins for Turkey Day. Arrange the gourds on the ground near the entryway or, if they’re smaller in size, around the centerpiece or patio table.
Freshen Up With Florals
While florals are often thought of as a spring or summer decoration, there are plenty of flower options that are suited for fall. Warm, orange and yellow chrysanthemums can add a fresh touch to any outdoor space. Place them in pots or small vases and arrange them throughout the backyard, like near the entryway or around yourpatio furniture.
Don’t Forget the Cornucopia!
A classic symbol of Thanksgiving Day and a sign of abundance, a cornucopia should have a place in your outdoor space on this holiday. Make it the centerpiece of your patio table and instead of filling it with seasonal fruits and vegetables, add florals, leaves, and mini pumpkins.