Ready. Set. Fall….

As Arizona (finally) transitions into the cooler Fall season residents and visitors alike will be spending more and more time in their backyards. Between the beautiful sunsets, perfect temperatures and abundance of outdoor activities it’s not hard to understand why. Whether you’re entertaining guests or simply creating a cozy spot to unwind here are 5 things you can do to get your patio ready to take center stage this Fall.

Add a Heat Source

Fire pits are a favorite way to add ambiance and heat. They’re more elegant than patio heaters and they provide a central gathering place for you and your guests. Fire Pits are available in a variety of finishes and range from chat height to bar height in size. You can even choose a fire glass color to better compliment your existing décor.

Looking for something with even more visual impact? Consider an outdoor fireplace. Elements by Belgard come in several sizes and are now available at Paddy O’s Scottsdale location.

Belgard Elements Outdoor Fireplace

Belgard Elements Outdoor Fireplace

Cover Up

As the sun goes down temperatures can drop rapidly in the desert. Guard against the early evening chill with a few Sunbrella outdoor blankets. Not only are they incredibly soft to the touch but they’re made specifically to endure the elements as well as typical family wear and tear.

Outdoor blankets add a punch of color and much needed warmth for Fall.

Outdoor blankets add a punch of color and much needed warmth for Fall.

Add Fall Touches to Your Décor

Bringing a touch of autumn to your patio can be as simple as adding a few well-chosen throw pillows. Rich rust, pumpkin, spice and wine tones are all reminiscent of the season along with animal prints and tribal prints in warm neutrals. If your plush seating is looking a little worse for wear after another summer in the Arizona heat consider treating the frames with a specially formulated cleaner – like Paddy O’s 303 product series – and replacing your cushions.

Elaine Smith Pillows offer runway inspired designs that add instant style to any patio. Now available at Paddy O’ Furniture b0dc583e877331d4ad3eb86e1e377c29_best

Add More Seating

Make sure everyone can enjoy the perfect AZ weather comfortably. Adding additional club chairs or a sectional will insure there’s plenty of room for everyone. If you’re planning on doing a lot of entertaining  and want something that will wow your guests consider a curved sectional which allows for max seating and face time for the entire group.

Outdoor Couples

Curved Sectionals are ideal for entertaining and a great complement to outdoor fire pits.

Take Dining Outdoors

Pleasant temperatures, absent insects and stunning sunsets make dining outdoors the best way to enjoy a meal this time of year. Add an outdoor dining set or go big with an impressive table display. Arizona’s mild weather means you’ll be able to enjoy it well into the Holiday Season not to mention less clean up inside once the meal is done.


And, as always, if you’re looking for patio inspiration or help planning your outdoor space visit one of our Paddy O’ Furniture locations to work with an experienced Exterior Designer. They’ll guide you through everything from frame styles to fabric choices and colors to insure you get the patio that’s perfect for you.


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