It’s time for the leaves to start changing color; perhaps your outdoor home decor could use some enhancing, too. Why not start with the porch or patio? These four trends are fairly easy to achieve and scream Autumn.
1 - Always Include Pumpkins
Would it even be fall without pumpkins? Rather than just carving them, you could paint them and arrange them in planters, as well. Their composition could also be displayed on the steps, either symmetrically or asymmetrically.
2 - Light the Mood
A warm glow against the colorful leaves creates a classic fall aesthetic. String lights wrapped around the rails or dangling from the ceiling are a great option. Why stop there? Put some lanterns and a firepit or a custom SteelStuff fireball in the mix and feel the warmth you are creating.
3 - Select An Autumn Color Scheme
You know the ones: oranges, yellows, reds, and browns. One way to do this is with potted plants. Orange and teal decor is another popular option for 2021. If you want a subtle change, you can simply repaint your door. Lean a custom steel welcome sign from SteelStuff against your door and choose your favorite Fall themed tokens to magnetically place around it.
4 - Keep It Cozy
If you’re the secluded type, this trend is for you. Turn your patio into your little lounge by switching out the furniture to that of harvest theme. How about this gold vein coffee table or stool from SteelStuff? Add a broom against the wall and some privacy screens around the perimeter, and you’ve got it!
If you’re looking for an enchanting autumn porch or patio, make sure to snag these steel accents and incorporate these fads. It’s a timeless way to celebrate the changing of the weather. Happy pumpkin season!
Do you ever smell the first smoke of the season and remember how much you missed having bonfires? We don’t blame you — with their crackling flames, soothing warmth, aesthetically pleasing glows, and excuses to burn your raggedy furniture. What’s especially nice is that you don’t need to make every occasion the same ol’ fire. Refer to these pointers to be one of the best hosts in the neighborhood.
Why Bonfires are the Ideal Social Activity
There is an abundance of reasons why a bonfire is the optimal gathering right now. In the process of vaccinations, this is a doable social event, as it is outdoors, and chairs can easily be spaced out. Besides, your fire pit doesn’t have business hours like the other places you might consider hanging out at. Unless you opt for costly cuisine and entertainment, bonfires are quite inexpensive, as well. Who doesn’t love the classic hot dogs and pop aesthetic? Additionally, fires are such an accessible way to have quality family time.
Pick Your Vessel
It’s important for everyone’s safety, that you have a safe way to contain the fire, while still allowing it to breathe to keep it alive. An obvious choice is a firepit. We offer a variety to choose from, from our portable Slip-N-Go, to our customizable Panel and Rolled Firepits. If you want to raise the warmth and up your fire night game, our unique Fireballs are just the thing!
Building A Strong Fire
Since campfires are so optimal for the upcoming summer season, it’s more than a bonus to know how to start one. Here are the steps we recommend for creating a long-lasting flame:
4. Time to light up. Light the tinder and fire starter from the bottom, so the flame will travel
5. When the festivities are over, you can break up the embers and douse the pit with water,
or bury the embers a couple inches in the ground. Soak that in water as well to create mud.
You could also always just let the fire out, but never leave it unattended.
Checklist for a Fire Get-Together
It’s super easy to upgrade your bonfires. Feel free to snag these ideas:
Consider this your guide to having your loved ones asking when they can come back to your firepit. It’s been a hectic time for the world, and chances are, you need to have some fun. May this be the summer of memorable fires.
During the holidays and winter months, spending time with friends and family is unfortunately limited due to COVID. What you CAN do is create a warm and inviting outdoor space to catch up with your loved ones where small gatherings are allowed. In fact, this year, Canadians have been spending their vacation money on their homes and wellness instead of trips. Here is what other homeowners have been doing to improve their patio's aesthetic and keep them at a comfortable temperature.
Trends That Keep You Warm
These cold-weather fads are functional for more than decorating; they will leave you feeling toasty. According to CTV report, outdoor heater searches have been up in Canada by 180% recently. Other popular 2020 choices are plug-in mats for the patio floor, fuzzy pelts to put over snowy seats, as well as fire pits. If you want to bring the fire warmth up a notch and literally up off the ground for extra warmth and a stunning light show, fireballs are where it’s at. Storing firewood in a custom holder by the door is not only convenient but achieves the cozy appearance homeowners have been going for.