Cool Nights and Hot Trends: 7 Simple Ways to Enjoy Your Back Deck This Fall

October 22, 2020

The summer is wrapping up, and it can be hard to convert your backyard into one that’s perfect for the autumn season. But, we’re here to help.

There are tons of fun activities you can do on your deck all fall long. Here are the best back deck ideas so you can enjoy yourself all fall long.

1. Stay Warm

First, you’ll need to make sure your back deck is warm enough to enjoy in the fall. Though our Fall nights don’t dip too far into the colder temperatures, you may want to look into a heat lamp to make sure you and your loved ones can stay at the perfect temperature. You can also install an outdoor fire pit for a more rustic look.

You can make setting your back deck up for fall a fun activity, too. Bring out the adult beverages and get started today to truly enjoy fall activities on your back deck.

2. Have the Best Halloween

Most of your favorite Halloween activities are perfect for being performed on your back deck. It’s much cleaner to carve your pumpkins outside than inside, after all. You can also roast your pumpkin seeds in a nice fire, have a costume contest, or make your own outdoor haunted house.

If you’re looking for something a little more low key, you can set up a nice outdoor movie marathon with movies appropriate for whoever is attending your party. Or, for something a little wilder, mix up the mystery punch and set up some surprises!

Stock up on plenty of candy for your Halloween, and make sure you’ve made your back deck as spooky as possible for the festivities. That way, everyone will have a spooky, scary, wonderful time!

3. Create a Roof

If your area is prone to rain or snow, you’ll want to make sure you’ve got a nice waterproof covering over your back deck. A tarp can be a simple, quick, and easy solution. Or, for something fancier, you can build a standing structure with open sides and a roof.

If you’re a gardener, you can set up a trellis with vine plans, so that your new structure will be both functional and a great new activity for you to enjoy. Here are some plants you can add to a trellis for the fall season:

  • Pink jasmine
  • Boston ivy
  • Hops
  • Climbing hydrangea
  • Trumpet honeysuckle
  • Perennial Sweet Pea
  • Hearty fig
  • Virginia creeper
  • Porcelain vine
  • Tangerine beauty crossvine

Just make sure you pick plants that will grow well in the climate that you live in. 

If your deck is elevated, you will want to make sure you have a secure railing. There are lots of different railing options out there, so you’re sure to find something great that will suit your home’s style and keep your family safe.

4. Comfort Is Key

It’s no fun to hang out on your back deck if there’s nowhere comfortable to sit, so making your back deck into a comfy, cozy space is super important. Add plenty of blankets and pillows, and some great waterproof furniture to lay around on.

Hey, if you’ve got enough space, you can even set up a glam tent filled with blankets and pillows. That way, you can have a camping adventure in your own backyard while staying comfortable and warm.

5. Have a Cookout

The back deck is a perfect place to have a great meal with family and friends before it gets too chilly. You can fire up a barbeque, or hold a great potluck where everyone can bring their favorite dishes and treats. You and your loved ones can sip on cider and enjoy a wonderful meal while enjoying each other’s company.

If the weather holds out for long enough, you can even have your own Thanksgiving dinner on your fabulous back deck.

6. Do Arts and Crafts

Your back deck is an ideal place to do arts and crafts, especially when you’ve got kids and pets running around. That way, the mess will be contained to the great outdoors. Here are some of the crafts you should try out today: 

  • D.I.Y. Candlemaking
  • Halloween decorations, like paper ghosts or window silhouettes
  • Thanksgiving decorations, like paper turkeys or pinecone garlands
  • Bird feeders
  • Crafts that use leaves and other naturally occurring objects
  • Mason jar candle holders

Of course, you’ll have to make sure you have the right supplies to successfully pull off these arts and crafts, so do your research in advance!

7. Have a Movie Night

Having a great outdoor movie night is one of the most fun things you can do to celebrate the autumn season. You can bring your TV or set up your laptop for something low-fi.

Or, for something more creative, set up a projector screen so that tons of people will be able to enjoy the night on your back deck. So, pop some popcorn, break out the candy, and pick a perfect fall movie for your world premiere.

These Back Deck Ideas Are Just the Beginning

Of course, these ideas are just a sampling of the many, many things you can do with your back deck. There is so much more out there, so make sure you’ve looked into the best options for your home.

Are you looking to add a back deck to your home? Contact us today for more information.