Let’s talk fall! Installing an at-home pool is always a great decision for family entertainment. And you don’t have to limit the fun to just the summer months. No need to let the cooler weather hinder you from enjoying your outdoor space. Fall is a great time to revamp and enjoy your space in new ways!
With cooler, more crisp air, you don’t have to take a dive to escape the heat (though you can still take a dip if you have a pool heater and want to warm up!) Fall provides a beautiful backdrop for peaceful evening swims in a heated pool, relaxing in a hot tub with a cup of hot apple cider or holding a small gathering with friends.
No heater? No problem! There are more ways to enjoy your pool area than just taking a dip. The best way to get year-round use out of your pool is to make sure that the surrounding area can stand up to any season. All-weather furniture, like Ledge Lounger’s Mainstay Collection, is perfect for this type of use.
Once you have secured furniture that looks great and will maintain its quality through various seasons, take your pick of the next few ideas:
The best thing about fall is decorating your favorite lounge areas for the season. Grab some pumpkins and warm florals to add a touch of fall to the backyard. Now, if you really want to get into the season, Halloween skeletons, black lanterns and spooky ghosts can give you that eerie feeling for an October evening chilling by the pool.
An outdoor fire pit is a great addition to keep the family warm as you chat and roast marshmallows. Just move your outdoor seating around, add some blankets and hot cocoa and enjoy a night under the stars.
Another great way to add warmth is with hot cocoa, hot cider or coffee. Set up a bar cart outside with several warm beverage options – Keurig has a great selection. Include a dish of mini marshmallows, a few coffee flavorings, some biscotti and more to create an instant gathering. If you really want to spice it up a little, create your own specialty drink for the group and display the recipe on a chalkboard next to the drink station.
Transform your backyard into a romantic getaway. Set the table for two with candles, champagne and your favorite dinner. Add fairy lights around the pool area, trees and fence. And, most importantly, don’t forget the music. Finish off the evening with a lovely, after dinner drink and dessert. For an extra romantic touch, float a few magnolias or your favorite flowers in the pool and a few LED glow balls. The glow balls will truly set the scene.
Celebrate Thanksgiving by the Pool
All you need are your favorite autumn table linens, centerpieces created with fall-themed plants and hollowed-out gourds with flowers, leaves, or candles to float in the pool. If it’s warm enough, you can also start a new tradition and organize pool games with your guests.
With so many ways to elevate your pool area, gone are the days when you could only enjoy it in the summer. No matter how you choose to use your outdoor space beyond warmer months, just make sure you do it in style.
About the Author
Ashley Dixon of Alexander Renee Design, provides home decor, DIY, and family inspiration to help others create the home and life they deserve. As a wife, mother, entrepreneur and real estate investor, she understands how busy life can get. Life gets a hold of you making it hard to set aside time to check things off that to-do list, including creating or finishing a beautiful space. Her goal for everyone she meets is to provide inspiration and educational tips to enhance their quality of life and achieve their ideal home. When not obsessing about all things home decor and DIY, she’s chasing around her two young children or binge-watching tv with her husband. You can follow her latest home decor and DIY projects on Instagram and on TikTok.