How to Optimize your Outdoor Living Space

Fall in love with your terrace this Fall – Condo Outdoor Entertaining for the Colder Months

Sep 15, 2017

If you’re wondering where the Summer went, trust us, we are too! With the temperature getting colder and the seasons slowly changing, it’s important to squeeze out every last minute of outdoor time that you possibly can! So this Fall, we want to help you fall in love with your terrace all over again, with tips on how to optimize your outdoor living space for the season. Happy hosting!

 

Increase Lighting

How to optimize your outdoor living space

pinimg.com

How to Optimize your Outdoor Living Space

pinimg.com

How to Optimize your Outdoor Living Space

pinimg.com

 

You know what they say, lighting is key! It’s true, one of the best ways to keep your terrace feeling like Summer is with… drum roll please… twinkly string lights! This affordable, adorable and achievable “hack” is exactly what your outdoor space is lacking. Just make sure to buy winter and weather-proof bulbs (Christmas lights work well, too!), and to turn them off when they’re not in use. This beautiful mood lighting creates the perfect ambiance for a night out on your terrace with friends and family. Now go light up your terrace, and invite your friends over before the weather gets too cold!

 

Stay Warm

How to Optimize your Outdoor Living Space

muscache.com

 

Obviously, as the weather gets colder, the amount of time you spend on your terrace gets shorter. But, you can make the most of your outdoor space (even in the Fall!) by investing in heat lamps and blankets. By keeping your terrace warm, you can stay outside later and entertain longer, which means your terrace is more useable throughout the year. Two things to remember are, store your blankets in waterproof areas when you’re done with them, and turn off your lamps when you go indoors, trust us it will save you money in the long run. 🙂

 

Celebrate the Season

How to Optimize your Outdoor Living Space

homeinspirationideas.net

How to Optimize your Outdoor Living Space

digsdigs.com

 

This is our favourite tip (and we think you’ll agree!), and it’s to decorate your terrace for the holidays! Whether it’s Thanksgiving, Halloween, and later Chanukah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa, you can update, change and stylize your outdoor space to celebrate each season! We especially love these hanging leaf strands, mainly because it’s easily achievable with both real and faux leaves. Decorating your terrace adds the perfect touch to all of your holiday parties and get togethers – happy celebrating!

 

Serve Hot Drinks and Warm Food

How to Optimize your Outdoor Living Space

wadairy.com

 

The best way to stay warm is to eat warm! Fall is all about cozy sweaters and comfort food, and your terrace parties should reflect just that. For outdoor hosting, we always recommend setting up a “mini-buffet”, so people don’t have to go in and out of your place to get their food. Our favourite Fall “mini buffets” are Chili Bars, Grilled Cheese Bars, Hot Dog Bars, Nacho Bars, Hot Chocolate Bars, and S’mores Bars, and you can read all about them here.

 

Optimize Seating

How to Optimize your Outdoor Living Space

ikea.com

The hands-down, most important rule to Fall terrace entertaining is: seating always comes first! During the colder months, people wear more layers, bring jackets and request blankets when sitting outside. This in turn means, they take up more space than in the summer, and can make your terrace feel smaller than it actually is. The good news is, your seating areas can also be modified to store cushions, blankets and pillows – seating and storage? We call that a win-win!

 

All in all, this September, we hope we want to wish you a safe and happy Fall. And as always, if you would like to learn more about Marlin Spring and our developments, you can visit us here. Happy Fall!