Outdoor spaces can be a true oasis in the convenience of your own backyard, with a customized set up for relaxing or entertaining. Maybe it’s because being outdoors rejuvenates us, or the fact that it’s a simple change of scenery. Either way, there’s something special about your own outdoor space. But depending on the time of year and the corresponding temperatures, it can be a little more difficult to truly appreciate your outdoor space. Fortunately there’s ways around this, specifically during the winter. Here are 5 patio heating ideas for the winter months.
Make Your Patio Comfy
Cozy is an art. No, really, it’s called Hygge, and it’s the Danish art of creating cozy living. But it doesn’t take studying cultural art forms of coziness to know how to make your space super comfortable. Winter is the time of year to snuggle up with pillows, cushions and throw blankets for an economical and low-effort outdoor heating room. We prefer adding these elements to benches and chaise lounges so you can share the warmth with loved ones, but whatever furniture you have in your outdoor space, you can definitely make it comfy. Want to add an extra cozy flare? Try using warm-toned GeoBella fabrics such as Fire Dance Red and Hobnob Tobacco to create a snuggly atmosphere. Covering your pillows and cushions in these shades are a stylish way to play up the warmth in your outdoor space.
Bring the Heat with Fire Pits & Patio Heaters
Depending on how frigid winter is for your region, extra heat sources may be the best way to heat your outdoor space. Luckily with today’s innovation, there are several options for outdoor space heating sources. Fire pits have become a fixture in outdoor spaces, and not just for the winter months either. With many styles to choose from, fire pits offer the perfect excuse to roast marshmallows, gather with friends and family and linger a little longer around the fire.
If you’re unable to host a fire pit in your outdoor space, no need to worry. Patio heaters are also a great patio heating idea without needing to worry about flames getting out of control. They even save a little more space than the average fire pit.
Block the Wind
With a heat source (fire pit or heater) and insulation (pillows and cushions), the only thing missing from your cozy outdoor winter wonderland is something to block the wind. This is where outdoor curtains come in. Outdoor curtains are not only useful in this case, but are a stylish outdoor heating option as well.
The result is not only less of a draft, but also an even more chic patio or deck. If you want to get creative, try making your own outdoor curtains and take a look at our step-by-step tutorial blog post for DIY Outdoor Curtains.
Brighten Things Up
This time of the year doesn’t just bring chilly weather. Daylight is shorter, which can also present an issue when spending more time in your outdoor space. In this case, you can brighten up your outdoor space by bringing in fun lighting fixtures like lanterns or string lights. Lighting truly can set the ambiance for any space, and especially make a space feel even cozier.
Sprits and Snacks
Lastly, what’s a good time spent in your outdoor space without your favorite snack or glass of wine? It may be small and incidental, but having the right snacks and beverages is also an important part of making your outdoor space impervious to dreary winter days. When it comes to prepping your outdoor space, just make sure you have the right area and supplies to be able to serve drinks and snacks if you’re entertaining.
Bringing Our Outdoor Heating Ideas to Life
Winter doesn’t have to steal away the ability to spend time in your outdoor space. It might take a little creativity, but with the right supplies and a little GeoBella fabric, you can have a toasty, cozy, chic outdoor space.