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LIGHT UP WINTER NIGHTS TO

Enjoy the Outdoors 5 HOT ENHANCEMENTS TO WARD OFF

Winter Chills 7 WAYS TO ADD THE COLOR OF THE YEAR

to Your Backyard

WARM UP YOUR BACKYARD for Winter


m p r U a W B r You Colder temperatures and earlier sunsets won’t stop you from

enjoying your yard all winter long. In fact, between your spa, toasty treats cooked over the fire, and the warm feeling you get when friends and family gather together, you’ll hardly miss summer.

Get inspired to head outdoors this winter with this guide’s amazing design features that add warmth, light, and color to your outdoor space.


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5 HOT ENHANCEMENTS TO WARD OFF WINTER CHILLS

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A D D T H E S E 6 C H I L L - B U S T E R S T O M A K E Y O U R W I N T E R S PA T I M E M O R E C O Z Y

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LIGHT UP WINTER NIGHTS TO ENJOY THE OUTDOORS

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C O L O R M E H A P P Y: T H E H E A L I N G P R O P E R T I E S O F C H R O M AT H E R A P Y

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A WINTER WONDERLAND FOR THE SENSES

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7 W AY S T O A D D T H E C O L O R O F T H E Y E A R T O Y O U R B A C K YA R D

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B E A U T I F Y Y O U R YA R D

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4 AMAZING REASONS YOU NEED AN OUTDOOR FIREPLACE IN YOUR LIFE

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SUPER S’MORES SWAPS YOU’LL LOVE

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OUTDOOR FIRE OPTIONS ABOUND


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5 HOT ENHANCEMENTS TO WARD OFF

Winter Chills During the longer nights and shorter days, you don’t need to succumb to the chill of winter. All it takes is warming up to a few décor enhancements. These practical and aesthetic decorating tips will not only help capture the beauty of winter; they even have the added benefit of reducing the wind-chill factor.

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Floor-to-ceiling shades or heavy curtains. Hanging these from your gazebo will bring in pops of color and texture to your patio, as well as some protection from the wind. 


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Hardy plants and shrubs. These can double as a wind-shield for your guests and a beautiful perimeter for your winter garden landscape. Bonus tip: Winter berry-producing shrubs like holly may also attract colorful birds to your yard. 


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Colorful, patterned outdoor patio rug. Lay one of these down in your covered seating area to remove the chill from under your feet, and add some brightness to your space. Likewise, fabric cushions form a comfortable barrier between you and frosty concrete benches or wrought iron chairs. 


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Decorative retaining accent wall or fence. Consider putting up one of these to block frigid gusts to your spa and seating areas. 
 Potted Fraser firs or other festive evergreen trees. Adorn these with simple white string lights and add a touch of natural holiday beauty to warm your heart. And, the taller and more closely spaced they are, the more they will absorb winter’s biting blasts. 



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m r a W ADD THESE 6 CHILL-BUSTERS TO MAKE YOUR Winter Spa Time MORE COZY A dip in your hot and bubbly spa will warm you through and through even on the most frigid winter days, but what happens when you step out? Luckily, you’ll have on hand this ultimate list of stay-warm gear to winter-proof your spa area:

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Towels and blankets. Wrapping up in an oversized comfy

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Hats. Keep a bin of warm winter hats near the back door for you and fellow spa goers so you can retain body heat and keep hair dry.

towel or thick throw will help you avoid the bite of the cold air and still enjoy time in your backyard.

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Sherpa-lined boots. You don’t ever want to step outside in winter with bare feet. Choose boots that have a non-slip bottom in case of wet, icy surfaces.

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Spa caddy. Keep warm beverages within reach. Whether you prefer hot cocoa, cider, tea, or coffee, sipping them while they’re still hot will warm you from the inside out.

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Heat lamps. Thoughtfully placed heaters in your seating area can help battle the chill. Robes. If you plan to lounge after your soak, a full-length terry or plush robe provides just the cover you need.

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Enjoy the Outdoors Want to create a serene winter setting for your cold-weather outdoor living space? All it takes is some creative lighting choices to make your well-lit yard shine, even as the days get shorter.

Near the back door. Post lighting or wall lights near the back entrance and porch area provide an inviting and decorative extension of your home, while safely lighting your way in and out. Along your yard’s pathway. Solar-powered or low voltage stake lights can help you line the walkway to your patio and spa area so you don’t miss a step. Or for a high-end look, choose flush-mounted lights that are installed directly into the deck or floor.

Around your garden. A well-placed spotlight is a chic way to highlight a prized landscaping feature or garden fountain. In and around the yard. Lanterns and candles, along with cap lights for your deck posts and low-to-the-ground deck lighting, offer a soothing subtle glow to promote relaxation and help you safely maneuver through your yard.

To illuminate your seating area. String lights along your fence line or Chinese lanterns or globe lights to give off a soft glow and a party vibe for the area of the yard where you gather with friends. In storage/supply areas. Motion-sensor flood lights that come on automatically as you approach your outdoor storage corner can help you avoid fumbling for switches when your hands are full.

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Color Me Happy: THE HEALING PROPERTIES OF CHROMATHERAPY

Not only is ample lighting important for safety, but if you incorporate some color into your outdoor lighting design, it could have additional health and wellness benefits. Known as chromatherapy, the idea is that because colors found in nature come from light and each have their own frequency and vibration, colored lighting can help boost your mood and even improve your health. IF YOU WANT TO TURN ON Improve energy and increase bloodflow ............................. Red lights Add positivity and inspire creativity .................................... Yellow lights Achieve a sense of harmony and restfulness....................... Green lights Feel calm and lower blood pressure and inflammation....... Blue lights

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A Winter Wonderland For The Senses Try these merry and bright ideas to bring the holiday vibe into your backyard haven: • Deck the yard with ice ornaments. Simply freeze pine sprigs, holly leaves, berries and more in shallow dishes, string with ribbon, and hang from trees. • Use strings of holiday lights in tree branches, shrubs, and along the top of your deck fencing. • Enjoy the scents of the season. Add peppermint, gingerbread, and pine scented candles or tart warmers around your yard for guests to enjoy. And, see how nicely those smells complement your regular Sundance® SunScents™ aromatherapy repertoire (yes, Tahitian Vanilla does go great with Christmas cookies). • Create your very own yule log experience. Light up your outdoor fireplace, cozy up, and play some favorite holiday tunes.

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7 WAYS TO ADD THE COLOR OF THE YEAR

to Your Backyard As you design your yard for winter fun, consider these seven ways to add the Pantone® color of the year. The goal? To deliver a bright, cheerful respite from the sometimes harshness of the season. And since the of-the-moment shade happens to be the bright, bold, and inviting Ultra Violet, you’re in luck. The richness of the color and the fact that it works with both warm and cool palettes makes it easy to incorporate into any décor.

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Here’s how to be an Ultra Violet visionary: Pillows, throw blankets, and outdoor curtains. Vibrant violet shades can add contrast to other bright colors in the space, or spruce up neutral colors. Accent seating. Purple barrel stools or an Adirondack chair or two can brighten the space and inspire conversation. Wheelbarrows and plant containers. Enhancing these with a fresh coat of Ultra Violet paint can really highlight your greenery. Purple flowers. Make a beautiful centerpiece on a patio dining or side table using violet-ready hydrangeas (you could use faux silk ones for winter). Purplish-hued globe lights. Light the night with purple to give off a warm, inviting violet glow. While you’re at it, add a few purple votive holders around the deck for some candlelight. Outdoor area rug. Feel like royalty by walking on a regal ultra violet rug when you’re enjoying your covered deck. Patio umbrella. Pop open a splash of purple quickly and easily.

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Plants and Flower

Bare branches and empty pots might be what you’d expect of a typical winter yard, but it’s time to think again—think green—no matter what the temperature. Fill your garden and patio with plants and flowers that add color and pizazz to your outdoor space during colder months.

Here are a few post-fall favorites to try:

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Conifer trees. These classic evergreens add beauty to your yard, while also providing some cover and privacy. Just be mindful that these can grow 30- to 50-feet or higher, so if you’re looking for something more manageable to create a natural wall, consider Mugo Pine or Dwarf Blue Spruce varieties. Winter-flowering pansies. Fill a few pots or boxes around your patio with these multi-colored and fairly easy-to-maintain plants.

Ornamental cabbages. These low-to-the-ground, leafy plants develop their signature purple, pink, or red colors as the temperatures get colder.

Quince shrubs. These bright red and beautiful selections are perfect if you’re going for a Zen-like garden theme. They grow to about 3-4 feet tall, and flowers open during late winter into early spring.

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Clematis jingle bells. These plants produce bold white flowers and typically bloom during the early part of winter.

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4 AMAZING REASONS YOU NEED AN OUTDOOR

Fireplace in Your Life You can enjoy your yard all winter long when you add a touch of warmth. But it’s not just about staying toasty.

Here are the benefits of an outdoor fireplace:

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Family bonding around the “campfire” Fire bowls are perfect for cooking fun foods on sticks, and compact enough so they don’t take up too much space in smaller yards.

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Fireside couples time If you’re seeking an intimate setting for you and your significant other, it’s hard to beat cuddling up by your built-in outdoor fireplace. Plus, you’ll be more inclined to use your hot tub in the winter when temperatures dip if you’ve got some post-soak warmth to look forward to.

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Late-night fireside chats Fire pits add a rustic charm to smaller yards and provide a natural gathering spot for small group conversation and bonding.

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For stylish ambience Chimineas in pretty metallic or bronze provide a unique décor. Depending on their size and weight, they can also be moved easily should you decide to change up your yard layout, such as to make extra room for a large gathering.

Super S’mores Swaps You’ll Love When you’ve got a cool night and a warm fire, what’s better than s’mores and hot cocoa? Once you roast your marshmallow over the open flame, just add your favorite cookie and another sweet, melty ingredient to hold it all together. Here are some mix-and-match ideas for stepping up your s’mores game: Instead of graham crackers, try: Chocolate Chip Cookies, chocolate graham crackers, a waffle (cut into quarters), pizelles, Rice Krispie treats, Oreos, oatmeal cookies Milk chocolate square stand-ins: Peanut butter cup, Kit Kat, York peppermint patty, white chocolate, Nutella, cookie butter, caramel sauce, peanut butter, jelly Awesome add-ins: Sliced strawberries, bananas, apple slices, toasted coconut, bacon (yes, bacon) 1 4

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Outdoor Fire Options Abound • Look into renewable fuels like cord wood, pellets, and other plant-derived materials that provide ample heat with less maintenance when burned in a high-efficiency fireplace. • Consider smoke-free fire pits or fireplaces that are powered by gas or propane—no wood required. • Outdoor fireplaces come in a variety of materials. Depending on your style preferences, you can choose durable cast-iron or shiny copper, but those may require more upkeep. There’s also long-lasting and attractive high-temperature rated steel, rustic stone, or traditional brick.

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Winter Design Guide  

5 Hot Enhancements to Ward Off Winter Chills 7 Ways to Add the Color of the Year to Your Backyard

Winter Design Guide  

5 Hot Enhancements to Ward Off Winter Chills 7 Ways to Add the Color of the Year to Your Backyard