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Embracing the Changing Seasons: Winter Patio Furniture Guide, Use and Care 

As the summer ends and fall breezes kick in, it’s time to start thinking about how to take care of your patio furniture. with our patio furniture guide, Emerald Pool & Patio is your go-to destination for all things outdoor living, and we want to make sure you get the most out of your patio during these changing seasons. From tips on how to get great use of your patio in the cooler temperatures to helping you keep your furniture in tip-top shape when storing it, to snagging awesome deals during end-of-season sales, we’ve got you covered. So sit back, relax, and let’s keep your outdoor patio space the life of the party, even into the fall!

Part 1: Timing the Season’s Transitions For Patio Style and Comfort

Switching from summer to fall means you’ll need to tweak your patio setup to keep enjoying it to the fullest– changes such as cooler temps and early leaf fall require thinking ahead. We’re here to help make that shift as smooth and fun as possible so you get the most out of your outdoor space, no matter the season.

Step 1: Assess Your Space (Late Summer, Early Fall):

Early fall is the perfect time to give your patio a quick check-up. Take a good look at your furniture, cushions, and other outdoor gear to spot any wear and tear from the summer. Doing this check early lets you tackle any fixes right away, so your patio stays cozy and sturdy all through the fall. Plus, you can get those repairs or swaps done while the weather is still nice.

Step 2: How To Add Cozy Accents (Early to Mid-Fall):

Patio Furniture Guide - pillows and outdoor furnitureOnce you’ve accounted for your patio furniture’s current condition, it’s time to consider replacing anything necessary, and adding some cozy vibes to your outdoor space. How about some warm blankets, throws, or outdoor rugs? These simple touches not only make things comfier, but they actually make you want to hang outside more. And the more time you spend enjoying your outdoor space, the better bang for your buck you’re getting. By adding an inviting feel, you’re turning your patio into a go-to spot to enjoy those crisp fall evenings.

Step 3: Update and Add Furniture and Heat (Mid-Fall):

As Oregon residents, we all get that when mid-fall arrives, a little extra warmth can make your outdoor space a whole lot more inviting. Trust us, adding the right heat source can totally transform your patio experience as the seasons change. We recommend Infratech patio heaters or Bromic Heating – both global leaders in gas and electric outdoor heating! Interested in specifics? Don’t worry, we’ll dive into all the best options in the next section. Need some help with how to make simple changes to your patio? Read our guide on Easy Patio Makeover Ideas!

And if you want personalized advice, we’re just a call or click away. Check out our website or give us a call to help you find your ideal way to keep cozy this fall!

Part 2: Fall Patio Furniture Guide Essentials For Cooler Nights 

Fire Pits and Outdoor Heating:

  • Fire Pits: Want to make your Oregon autumn nights extra cozy? Add a fire pit to your patio. It’s not just about the warmth; fire pits also become the star of the show when you’re hanging out with friends or family. You’ve got options like wood-burning, propane, or natural gas, and each has its perks for fall fun. We highly recommend O.W. Lee fire pits due to their exceptional quality and uniqueness. O.W. Lee offers a variety of shapes and design options to cater to individual preferences, all crafted with top-quality materials for durability.
  • Patio Heaters: Looking for a simpler way to stay warm? Consider patio heaters like Bromic’s electric heating options, or Infratech infrared heaters. These are perfect for keeping everyone comfy when the temps dip, without the fuss of a fire.

Patio Furniture Guide, fireplaces and outdoor couches

Weather-Resistant Furniture:

We all know autumn in Oregon can be a mixed bag weather-wise, so it’s key to pick patio furniture that can stand up to whatever comes its way. You’ll want items made from materials that can handle the rain, changing temps, and, of course, dampness. We’re talking about things like rust-resistant aluminum, all-weather wicker, and teak. Each has its own strengths and care needs. Want to read more about this? Check out our Weather-Resistant Patio Furniture Buy Guide for a deep dive! And if you want to cut to the chase, we highly recommend O.W. Lee Patio Furniture – click here to learn why or click here to see our O.W. Lee Products.

Part 3: Storing Patio Furniture with Care For Winter

Your patio furniture is more than just furniture– it’s your chill-out zone and party central right in your own backyard. To keep it looking and feeling great year after year, here are some storage tips:

  • Timing is Everything: In Oregon, it’s time to think about storing your patio furniture when daily highs consistently fall below 60 degrees Fahrenheit. If you’re on the Western side of the mountains, an uptick in rainy forecasts is another sign that it’s time to start considering your patio furniture storage plans. 
  • Clean Thoroughly: Before you stash it away for colder months, give everything a good scrub. Use a mild soap and soft brush to get rid of dirt, pollen, and any mystery stains. Hose it down and let it dry all the way. Remember that exact cleaning care depends on the materials on your furniture, so be sure to stick to any manufacturer’s recommendations. 
  • Cushion TLC: Got cushions? If so, clean them according to what the label says and then store them somewhere cool and dry. You don’t want to deal with mold or mildew next year.
  • Take It Apart: If your furniture is collapsible or can be disassembled, go for it. It’ll make storing everything a whole lot easier and cuts down on the chance of any off-season mishaps.
  • Cover It Up: Whether you’re storing your furniture indoors or outdoors, covers are a must, so be sure to prioritize quality when it comes to furniture covers. For the indoor crowd, they help keep dust and dirt at bay. But sometimes you might not have the luxury of indoor storage space, or your furniture might be too bulky to move. That’s when outdoor covers really shine. Make sure they’re high-quality, fit snugly, and are made from weather-resistant material that lets your furniture breathe a bit. This will protect your pieces from rain, snow, and even that infamous Oregon drizzling mist. For premium patio cover options, look no further than our selection here at Emerald Pool & Patio to ensure that your patio furniture remains pristine! Check out our collection from Treasure Garden Umbrellas and O.W. Lee.
  • Pick the Right Storage Spot: The garage, shed, or basement is ideal for storage. Running low on room? You can get creative with space-saving, such as stacking chairs and tables to save room.
  • Keep It Elevated: If storing outdoors is your only option, make sure to lift the furniture off the ground. It’ll help avoid any soggy surprises from ground moisture.

There you go! Keep these tips in mind, and you’ll be enjoying your patio setup for years to come.

Part 4: Make the Most of End-of-Season Sales For Affordable Patio Furniture 

Patio Furniture Guide for outdoor fireplacesYou’ve got your patio furniture safely tucked away for the off-season, but what if we told you that now is actually the perfect time to think ahead? That’s right! Off-season discounts and sales offer a golden opportunity to elevate your outdoor space for next year without breaking the bank. Whether you’re looking to replace aging pieces, add to your existing setup, or just keep an eye out for those “too good to pass up” deals, our end-of-season sales are where savvy shopping meets future comfort. So, let’s dive in to our patio furniture guide and see how you can make the most out of this sale season:

  • Timing is Key: Keep an eye on the calendar. Late summer to early fall is the sweet spot for snagging deals on outdoor furniture, especially at Emerald Pool & Patio, as we look to clear inventory and prepare for the next season.
  • Visit the Showroom: Pay a visit to Emerald Pool & Patio’s showroom during the sale season. Trust us, there’s nothing like seeing and touching the furniture in person to know if it’s the right fit for your space. Got questions? Give us a ring during our business hours and let’s talk options
  • Quality Over Quantity: Here’s the thing – always bet on quality, especially when it comes to pieces that have to weather Oregon’s unpredictable seasons. A sale doesn’t mean you compromise on durability or a design that vibes with your style.
  • Consider Off-Season Storage: Got some extra room in your garage or shed? Think about picking up some extra pieces while the sales are hot, then store them until you’re ready for a patio refresh next season. Planning ahead like this is just a smart money move.
  • Ask for Expert Advice: We get it, picking the perfect patio furniture can feel overwhelming. That’s why we’re here! Reach out to our savvy team at Emerald Pool & Patio for personalized recommendations tailored to your space and needs. Drop us a line today!

So there you have it, folks – your comprehensive guide to rocking your patio through Oregon’s ever-changing seasons. From cozying up your space for those crisp fall nights to smartly storing your furniture when the temps take that final dip, we’ve got you sorted. And let’s not forget, planning for the next sunny season actually starts right now with those year-end sales. Remember, a little prep and strategic shopping can go a long way in turning your patio into a year-round haven. Got more questions or ready to make a move on that patio set you’ve been eyeing? Contact us today at Emerald Pool & Patio – your outdoor oasis is just a click or call away. Cheers to making the most out of your outdoor living, no matter what Mother Nature has in store for us!

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