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October 17, 2017
Autumn is one of the most beautiful times of the year.
It’s a time when rich, vibrant hues, pumpkins and stunning foliage dot the landscape, making it the perfect time to enjoy your outdoor living space with family and friends.
Fall in Florida is the perfect time to transform your outdoor living space into an extension of your home. To get started, you need a little bit of planning, and expert advice from our team of stylists at Charlene Neal PureStyle.
“We usually first ask our clients ‘How do you envision this space?’” says Charlene Neal, president of Charlene Neal PureStyle and vice president of design for Neal Signature Homes. “Then we figure out what’s attractive, comfortable and durable that will work within their budget to help them create that space. A lot of people can’t see it coming together, so it’s our job to help them.”
The first step in transforming outdoor living space is to find furniture that is not only comfortable but can also withstand the elements. With a myriad of beautiful and durable fabrics available, you can truly customize your furniture with your personal style.
One of the easiest ways to incorporate fall into your outdoor living space is to create a vibrant burst of color by changing your annual flowers in pots or beds around the space. With the days getting shorter, now is also the perfect time to add white lights to your outdoor living space.
“White lights not only add extra lighting but they also create an ambiance that lasts through the New Year,” Charlene says.
Fire pits are also extremely popular this time of year. They come in a variety of styles and price points, ranging from traditional ones you can buy at big box stores to custom gas fire pits that double as a coffee table when not in use.
Once you have your furniture and lighting in place, pillows, throws and seasonal decor can be used to complete any outdoor living space.
With the intense summer heat beginning to diminish, more and more people are looking to spend time outdoors and what better way to celebrate the fall season than in your own beautiful outdoor living space.
“Even though they are buying homes in planned subdivisions where their neighbors are close, they still want an outdoor living space for themselves and their friends,” says Charlene. “They have an image of what life is going to be like when they come here and it’s not sitting inside. The way we decorate our models and choose our floor plans have to do with what people’s ideas of living in Florida is all about.”