As we eagerly anticipate gathering with friends and family for Thanksgiving and beyond, it may also be time to reconsider the safety and comfort of your luxury outdoor space. Yes, tis the season for outdoor warmth and light, and the right products can help you bring it all together in style.
Let There Be Light
Pathways are one area of your backyard oasis where it is very important to have adequate lighting. But rather than opt for big, obtrusive lamps, choose low pathway markers. Hurricanes and other candle holders are the perfect setting for LED candles, which create a nice ambience while being the safe choice.
Another unusual option is adding outdoor artwork with subtle LED details. Pieces of outdoor artwork look great not only on garden or courtyard walls, they add a festive touch to a fireplace, pillar or lattice (just be sure to securely attach them).
For even more romantic mood lighting, think about string lights. These economical and versatile lights can be strung across the “ceiling” of your outdoor living room or hang vertically from the rafters of your porch. They make a nifty accent for plants and even a lovely outdoor dining table centerpiece. Along with a string of lights flowing down the middle of the table, add LED votives to make it easier to dine al fresco.
Finally, luminarias are a perennial favorite in Southern California. You can go old school and fill paper bags with sand and candles (LED is the safest choice) or opt for the no-fuss choice of luminarias manufactured from durable materials in a variety of styles.
Let There Be Heat
With temperatures dipping down into autumn lows, it’s important to have a good, working source of heat for outdoor galas. The best option is an outdoor gas fireplace. If you don’t already have one installed in your luxury outdoor room, now is the time to get one on order.
Or, if you have an older model that isn’t functioning reliably, you may want to consider replacing the elements. A new burner can help your outdoor fireplace produce heat more efficiently and a new set of realistic fireplace logs can really spruce up its looks. You may even want to go with a new hearth or switch from propane to gas, along with adding a remote control for ultimate ease in starting a toasty fire.
Fire urns, fire bowls and fire pedestals scattered throughout your luxury outdoor living space are another way to outdoor warmth and light. They make a bold design statement while serving a very useful purpose.
Let There Be Holiday Decor
In order to really get into the spirit of the holiday season, add some subtle decorations to your backyard oasis. We always advocate for the simple rather than overdone. This is easier on you and easier on the eyes, as well.
Some of our favorite holiday touches include adding new toss pillows in festive colors, stringing evergreen boughs throughout seating areas and incorporating classic glass hurricanes filled with cranberries or pine cones. A few sturdy ornaments on outdoor trees along with subtle string lighting complete your outdoor holiday décor.
Bring on the Outdoor Warmth and Light
The holiday season is officially in swing and it’s time to celebrate with outdoor warmth and light and special décor. Let us help you craft the perfect backyard oasis for your holiday entertaining.