8. Keep using it! If you live in a location blessed with decent winter weather, you may very well use your patio throughout the winter. Keep everything covered so it won't get dirty or wet, but don't store your furniture so you can still use it at a moment's notice. Consider using an outdoor patio heater and keeping some quilts handy for brisk evenings outdoors.More: Fall Fixes: Get Your Fireplace Warm Weather Ready8 Decorating Ideas to Usher in FallHome Tech: Movie Night on the Patio
should we leave right arm of bench in or take it out? If out, then Area 1 could become an extension of the woods and this photo feels syntonic as extention of the woods, (taken from where arbor/bench would be.