10/22/14 | Family Fun
3 Ways Cool Pools Make Your Outdoor Living Space Fun for Fall
Cool pools are the focal point of every backyard, even in the fall when it’s likely getting a whole lot less usage than during the hotter summer months. But just because there may be less people hitting the pool doesn’t mean that it should be covered and ignored until next spring. Liven up your pool and patio area with these fun, festive fall landscaping ideas for outdoor living spaces:
Create Autumn Ambiance through Lighting
The lighting that you choose for around the pool and patio will have a direct impact on the atmosphere of your entire yard. Some fantastic fall lighting ideas include:
- Suspending round and seasonally colored (such as orange) paper lanterns from tree branches or pergola beams
- Use lantern-style wrought-iron lighting fixtures such as deck posts and chandeliers around the pool and in dining areas
- Adorn your trees, deck and pool rails, and gazebo posts with strings of orange and yellow LED lights
Make Cool Pools Vibrant with Rich Autumnal Blooms
Flowers at any time of year turn cool pools into a tropical lagoon. If you already practice “container gardening”, then you’ll have no problem adding an array of rich and vibrant classic fall blooms around your pool. The containers allow you to move the flowers in and out of the sun, depending on the flowers’ needs. Some fall flowers that you can try experimenting with include:
- Mums (chrysanthemums)
Get the kids and grandkids involved too and plant sunflowers earlier in the season for a lovely seasonal touch!
Deck the Pool and Patio with Fall Accessories
Autumn is all about warm, earthy tones, so try to add and incorporate colors such as gold, chocolate, burgundy, red and orange to your outdoor living spaces. Something as simple as adding a welcome mat or rug to your front door or at the gate of cool pools that feature pumpkins, trees, acorns and friendly scarecrows will go a long way in creating a fun and festive atmosphere in your backyard.