How to Make the Most of Your Outdoor Space as the Pandemic Drags on Into Fall and Winter

As summer turns to fall, America is far from seeing the end of the coronavirus pandemic. According to the Washington Post, “infectious-disease experts are warning of a potential cold-weather surge” and even with the push to return life to normal, we have to brace for the socially distant season headed our way.

For many, the warm patio weather and beautiful summer sunshine have been a saving grace during these troubling times—and, if you’re anything like us, you’re not ready to let go of picnics, patio dining, and neighborhood lawn chats. Thankfully, you don’t have to sacrifice sanity as we welcome this new season. Patio weather can last almost all year if you spruce up your outdoor space with new and improved functionality. Here’s how.

Build a fire pit.

A wood-burning or gas fire pit is a great addition to any outdoor entertaining space. By the light of the fire, you’ll be able to entertain friends and neighbors at a safe distance, get some fresh air with family, and enjoy the great outdoors well into the evening hours. In addition to light, fire pits provide significant warmth during the cooler months of the year (plus, they’re excellent for roasting marshmallows!). 

Install outdoor drapes.

Looking to keep away the cool breeze of fall and secure a little privacy? Installing a set of outdoor drapes might be the solution. Outdoor curtains come in a wide range of fabric and material types—many of which are water repellant and weather resistant. They also pair beautifully with the Budget Blinds selection of outdoor pillows and rugs and protect your patio furnishings and décor from the sun’s harmful UV rays.

Screen your porch.

Screening on a back porch is a great way to enjoy the open air of the outdoors in a comfortable, bug-free environment. Add a TV to your outdoor wall, spruce up space with some patio couches, soft blankets, and fall-themed pillows to reach optimal coziness. 

Redecorate with festive colors.

Simply want to make your backyard feel more welcoming this season? With so much uncertainty floating about, create your own safe space by incorporating fall colors or holiday themes to your outdoor gathering areas too. Freshen up pillows faded by the summer sun—you’ll ultimately feel yourself relax and enjoy your renewed space.

Use old drapes to set up an outdoor movie theatre backdrop. 

Looking for the perfect family-friendly activity for 2020? Grab us some light-colored old drapes and hang them outside the house. Hook up an old projector, rent one, or purchase a new one from Amazon and play some Halloween or holiday favorites for the kids. Bonus points if you set up a tent and pretend to camp out!

Install outdoor lights.

Lighting is key to a perfect fall and winter outdoor space. As time changes, the sun will begin to set just after work ends—but that doesn’t mean you should give up on going outside. Setting up string lights on the patio, lantern light around the deck, or even simple LEDs will help you achieve an illuminated outdoor space.

Choose Budget Blinds for Outdoor Window Treatments and Blinds Near Mill Creek, Woodinville & Mukilteo

Even during these unprecedented times, the team at Budget Blinds is always taking steps to make the customer experience seamless. Our team is staying safe, as requested by Governor Inslee—and we hope you are too. But, even now, our team can help you select and style the perfect window treatments for your space. We're now doing a combination of virtual and in-home visits with good safety measures in place!

When you contact us, please just let us know if you’d prefer a virtual or in-person consultation. Virtual consultations are available to take away the stress during these unprecedented times, but we assure all clients that in-person consultations will be done with safety measures in place, too. Simply call us at 425-263-9138 to set up a virtual or in-home consultation with one of our designers. To learn more about Budget Blinds of Snohomish County’s updated policies surrounding coronavirus, follow us on Facebook.

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