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6 Ways to Enjoy Your Outdoor Living Space this Holiday Season

As the weather gets colder and the days get shorter, it can be tempting to spend your time indoors. But cooler temperatures are no reason to ignore your porch, patio, or backyard. With a few simple upgrades, you can transform your outdoor living space into a cozy and festive oasis for the holidays.

Weatherproof Your Furniture

Extend the use of your outdoor furniture into the fall and winter months with some simple weatherproofing and maintenance. A few tips include: storing cushions and pillows indoors when they're not in use and applying a waterproof spray or sealant on wood furniture. Be sure to check your owners manual for proper care and maintenance.


Add Warmth with Electric Heaters, Fireplaces, or Fire Pits

Nothing says cozy like snuggling up by a warm fire during the cool PNW holiday season! Outdoor fireplaces and fire pits are a natural and inviting way to add warmth to your outdoor living space. Electric heaters are another great option and come in many different shapes and sizes. Either way, your family and friends are sure to enjoy it!

Layer Up with Blankets

Fresh air, a cup of hot cocoa and a warm blanket - it doesn't get much better than that! While everyone enjoys blankets indoors, you can’t beat throw blankets when it comes to warming up in an outdoor living space. Add a basket of blankets to your patio and watch your guests curl up and enjoy the holidays.


Add Sparkle with Lighting

String lights are always a popular and festive way to brighten up your outdoor living space, but there are plenty of other options to consider.  Lanterns, pillar candles, and even LED tea lights can add a touch of magic to your patio or deck. If you want to go all out, consider hanging icicle lights from your eaves for an authentic winter wonderland feel!

Don't Forget to Decorate for the Holidays

Just because your outdoor living space is outdoors doesn't mean you should forget about decorating for the holidays! Get into the spirit by setting out a festive tablecloth or runner and add holiday-themed pillows or throws to your outdoor furniture. By decorating your outdoor living space, you can enjoy the best of both worlds – the beauty of the outdoors and the festive cheer of the season.


Grill or Outdoor Kitchen

Are you planning to cook for a large group of people this holiday season but don't want to mess the kitchen? Grill or utilize your outdoor kitchen for cooking holiday favorites like ham, turkey, and roasted vegetables. Grilling can be done year-round, so bring the festivities outdoors this year!

There's no need to let the cold weather keep you cooped up indoors this holiday season! With a little effort, you can turn your outdoor living space into a comfortable and inviting place to gather. So light up the fireplace, string up some lights, fire up the grill and enjoy all the best that winter has to offer here in the Pacific Northwest!

Would you like to get more use out of your patio or outdoor living space? Our outdoor living space experts can help! Contact us today to get started. Let’s build an outdoor space you and your family can enjoy today and tomorrow.