4 Tips for the Coziest Autumn Patio

4 Tips for the Coziest Autumn Patio


As the weather cools, you’re still going to want to make the most of your outdoor spaces. Luckily, you still have a lot of time left to enjoy them before the snow falls. In this blog, we’ll discuss some common patio trends that will help you make the most of your outdoor space this fall.


Fire Pits / Heating


There’s nothing like gathering around a cozy fire pit on a chilly evening. A fire pit is the perfect way to extend the use of your patio space into the colder months. Not to mention, it’s a great way to entertain friends, family, or any other guests. Fire pits can range in price and style based on what you’re looking for, so they’re worth considering no matter your budget.


If your spaces aren’t ideal for a fire pit, or if fire pits just aren’t for you, consider adding heat lamps to your patio. They’ll provide enough warmth to keep you comfortable while you enjoy a relaxing evening in the fresh air.


Bring the indoors out


It’s an increasingly common decor trend to have indoor furniture outside. Just make sure to seal or stain any furniture accordingly so that it doesn’t get damaged by critters or weather. Add some cushions, throw pillows and blankets to your social spaces for extra comfort. If you have the space and budget, consider adding an outdoor kitchen or dining area to your patio.


Get creative with your decor


Create a warm and inviting atmosphere on your patio with some well-placed lighting. String lights, lanterns, LED strips and candles are all great options. Either a gazebo or pergola can add some well-needed shade and style to your patio. It’s the perfect spot to relax on a sunny day or entertain guests. When it comes to patio flooring, the possibilities are nearly endless. Concrete, stone, wood – there’s a material to suit every taste and budget. 


Plants and flowers can add colour, texture, and life to your patio. Whether you go for potted plants or an area dedicated to a small garden, make sure to choose plants that are suited for the time of year, as well as Ottawa’s climate. A water feature is also a great way to add style to your patio. From fountains to ponds, there are many options to suit your property.


Make it your own.


At the end of the day, it’s important that you create a space that you love. Whether you go for a simple, classic design, or something more modern and eclectic, make sure it’s a space in which you feel comfortable. After all, your patio is an extension of your home – a place to relax, entertain, and enjoy.


If you have any questions regarding patio renovations and how to get the best return on your investments, don’t feel shy to contact us.

For more information, please contact Team Bennett & Lefebvre by calling John Bennett at 613-720-5837 or

Joanne Lefebvre at 613-293-2657.