5 Cool Finds for Fall: Make Outdoor Living a Priority While You Can | Entertainment/Life

Get ready to enjoy the cool fall weather on your porch or patio with these five fabulous outdoor finds


Extend your living space with a rug that will enhance your porch or covered patio. This indoor/outdoor rug features striking geometric designs created using a tufting tool to follow a pre-designed pattern and pull the yarn through the stitched fabric backing.

Anthropology, anthropology.com. The Ando Tufted Polyester Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug (9 ft. by 12 ft.) in Rust, $1,298.

better than wicker

Even the most dedicated wicker enthusiast will admit that traditional wicker doesn’t hold up outdoors. The solution? Resin wicker woven on rustproof aluminum. That’s what makes this lounge chair as sturdy as it is stylish.

Hurwitz Mintz Furniture, 1751 Airline Drive, Metairie, (504) 378-1000, www.hurwitzmintz.com. Crystal Cave Indoor/Outdoor Lounger with Acacia Wood Legs and Olefin Wrapped Cushions, $315 each.

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Bench for the season

Crafted from solid acacia wood, the benches in this classic, understated dining set fit neatly under the table, adding to its understated appeal. Bonus: It’s UV, rust, and mildew resistant, so you can dine al fresco through the fall and beyond.

Joss and Main, jossandmain.com. Isadore three-piece natural hardwood outdoor dining set with a natural finish, $770.

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something in the air

Complement a cooling autumn breeze with man-made movement. This stylish hanging loveseat is made possible with hand-woven faux rattan wrapped around a lightweight aluminum frame.

CB2, cb2.com. Mermelada Estudio Grove Outdoor Hanging Loveseat Swing, $1,499.

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bring the heat

When the chill in the air gets a little too chilly for comfort, an outdoor fireplace can warm things up. This Trevi model features an adjustable flame height feature and a rust-resistant aluminum frame that has been powder coated to create a rustic finish.

Backyard Living, 7211 Regent St., Suite G, New Orleans, (504) 282-1011, backyardlivingnola.com. Trevi 42-inch Round Propane Fire Pit by Ebel, $3,200.

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