As temperatures start to drop it’s tempting to retreat indoors and forget about your outdoor space. But outdoor living and entertaining isn’t just limited to summer. There are plenty of beautiful days and evenings to enjoy outside yet.

In autumn, turn your alfresco area into a warm and cozy space for family and for entertaining. Simply make a few updates to your backyard to turn this space into an all-season entertainment area.

Check out these ideas to make the most of your outdoor space - whatever the weather.

1. Choose comfortable furniture

If you want to make sure you spend more time outdoors, even in cooler weather, the key is to make your space comfortable with the right furniture. Make your space cozy and a reflection of you and your needs for the space.
Whether it’s an outdoor dining set or a comfortable lounge setting - how you set up your alfresco space is completely up to you. For cooler weather, you can accessorise the furniture with blankets and more cushions to up the cozy factor.



2. Warm it up with heat

Don’t let the colder temperatures force you inside. Once you’ve nailed your furniture set up, all you need to do is add some heat to make your space cool weather-friendly.

Check out our range of outdoor heaters to find something that will suit your outdoor area and needs.

3. Invest in an outdoor kitchen

An outdoor kitchen is a fantastic step up from just a barbeque. Don’t worry it doesn’t have to be complicated or overly expensive. All you need is a place to cook, a sink and maybe a fridge to get started.

A nice kitchen setup in your back patio will have you cooking even when shorts and thongs weather turns into jumper weather. Browse our range of outdoor kitchens for inspiration.

4. Put in a fire pit

A fire pit is a welcome addition to any backyard. Who doesn’t love gathering around a fire for some warmth and cozy conversations? The kids will love the fun of roasting their marshmallows in the fire too.

Adding a fire pit isn’t costly and there are plenty of options - including some very modern designs - to suit every home. Check out our range here.

5. Personalise it with decor

Changing up the decor in your alfresco space is probably the easiest way to transition your entertaining area from summer to autumn. Think about the vibe you want to create for the season and pick a few pieces to help you create this mood for your outdoor area.

You could add warm lighting, perhaps even some fairy lights strung across your back yard or patio. If stringing up lighting is not quite your thing, just add some lanterns or candles to your space for a warm feel.

To sum it up - don’t give up on your outdoor space just because summer is on its way out. Just add a few extra touches to turn your space into a cozy area that you and your guests will want to spend time in - no matter what the weather.