Style Your Outdoor Space for Fall With Our Pillow Picks

Screened Porch Decor

Screened Porch Decor

A knee wall on my screened-in porch keeps things more private and adds to the cozy feel.

A knee wall on my screened-in porch keeps things more private and adds to the cozy feel.

I’ve been told I have a pillow problem. It pains my husband that he replaces 13 pillows (yes, he's counted) when it's his turn to make the bed.

I can’t help it: to me pillows spell comfort and style. They’re the jewelry on my furniture, adding life, color and personality.

With the addition of a new deck and screened porch to our house this fall, my pillow addiction has gone alfresco with some amount of excitement and frustration. Finding high-quality outdoor pillows that don’t break the bank and don’t exclusively feature pastels, brights or sunny, beachy scenes more suited to spring or summer, is a challenge.

Rustic Outdoor Pillows

Rustic Outdoor Pillows

A stag, a bug and a herringbone throw pillow from Mark & Graham mix high and low on my screened-in porch.

A stag, a bug and a herringbone throw pillow from Mark & Graham mix high and low on my screened-in porch.

Especially when the weather turns chilly. I love fall and like many of you across the country, want to continue to make use of my outdoor space as long as I can.

What that says to me is fall pillows and throws and all things cozy.

Vintage Mountain Home

Vintage Mountain Home

A wide, welcoming porch puts me instantly in relaxation mode at my family's North Carolina vacation home.

A wide, welcoming porch puts me instantly in relaxation mode at my family's North Carolina vacation home.

My design inspiration for my new screened porch is two-fold: my family’s 1920s-era vacation house in Highlands, N.C. that has always been my home away from home wherever I’ve lived. Another big idea motherlode is the recently published cabin decor tome The Southern Rustic Cabin.

Southern Rustic Cabin Book

Southern Rustic Cabin Book

Photographer Emily J. Followill's survey of Southern cabins and porches provides plenty of design inspiration for rustic spaces.

Photo by: Photographs by Emily J. Followill from Southern Rustic Cabins by Emily J. Followill with Lisa Frederick, reprinted by permission of Gibbs Smith.

Photographs by Emily J. Followill from Southern Rustic Cabins by Emily J. Followill with Lisa Frederick, reprinted by permission of Gibbs Smith.

The book is a design goldmine that provides plenty of fodder for anyone looking for that perfect storm of rustic-retro-chic-cozy for an outdoor space.

Laid-Back and Luxurious Cabin Porch

Laid-Back and Luxurious Cabin Porch

Proof that you can mash up rustic and elegant, this Cashiers, North Carolina porch featured in The Southern Rustic Cabin is distinguished by its antler chandelier.

Photo by: Emily J Followill

Emily J Followill

Proof that you can mash up rustic and elegant, this Cashiers, North Carolina porch featured in The Southern Rustic Cabin is distinguished by its antler chandelier.

Basically, what I am aiming for in decorating my screened porch, is a mountain cabin in my backyard, a place to feel like I am on vacation, even when I’m not.

Elegant Cabin Porch

Elegant Cabin Porch

A burlap swing and red bamboo chairs add style to this Cashiers, N.C. vacation home porch.

Photo by: Emily J Followill

Emily J Followill

A burlap swing and red bamboo chairs add style to this Cashiers, N.C. vacation home porch.

Chic Mountain Home Porch

Chic Mountain Home Porch

Designer Brian Patrick Flynn brings city chic to this mountain home porch.

Photo by: Emily J. Followill

Emily J. Followill

Designer Brian Patrick Flynn brings city chic to this mountain home porch.

When designing an outdoorscape you almost inevitably have to feature an outdoor spirit animal: fox, bear, moose, owl, squirrel, deer, the pinecone. My aunt’s—who designed the interiors of the Highlands house—muse is the moose and the bear, known to occasionally riffle through our trash and even cavort on our front porch. I went with the deer motif for my porch and have my eye out for a resin white deer head for the wall. I cheated a bit in using a mix of outdoor pillows and cozy plaid, herringbone and other fall-ish pillows that worked with my porch design scheme: they all have washable covers in case things get mucky and I will undoubtedly take many of these in when the weather gets truly grim.

Outdoor Pillows

Outdoor Pillows

A trio of throw pillows in cozy buffalo check plaid and shades of red, gray and green from Pottery Barn and Gardener's Supply Company give my porch a lived-in, comfortable feel.

A trio of throw pillows in cozy buffalo check plaid and shades of red, gray and green from Pottery Barn and Gardener's Supply Company give my porch a lived-in, comfortable feel.

Find more ideas for making your outdoor space cozy this fall and winter at HGTVGardens.

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Warm-Up for Winter

Lend some fall and cool-weather spirit to your outdoors with this adorable Winter Berry Doe throw pillow from Pottery Barn.

Photo By: Pottery Barn

Swiss Chic

This Swiss Cross applique pillow from Pottery Barn lends some Euro-chic to an outdoor space.

Photo By: Pottery Barn

Just Right for Fall

This painted outdoor pumpkin pillow is perfect for bringing a touch of fall to your porch, patio or deck.

Photo By: Pottery Barn

Graphic Pattern

Tuck these neat little pillows into guests' chairs to keep them comfortable. The menswear-chic herringbone pillow from Mark & Graham is just right for fall and winter decorating. The monogram adds an elegant touch.

Photo By: Mark & Graham

Bird Is the Word

Embellish an outdoor space with a great pillow like this birdhouse-design throw pillow from Gardener's Supply Company.

Photo By: Gardener's Supply Company

Check, Mate

Plaid pillows like this Buffalo Check Plaid Pillow from Pottery Barn are a great way to warm-up an outdoor space.

Photo By: Pottery Barn

Over Easy

This charming lumbar pillow from the Woodland Treasure collection, is perfect for a porch or patio or other covered or indoor location, and celebrates the beauty of nature. Courtesy of Gardener's Supply Company.

Photo By: Gardener's Supply Company

Tool Time

This lumbar pillow features vintage tools to appeal to any rustic decor or garden fan.

Photo By: Gardener's Supply Company

Embellish With Wellies

Garden charm oozes from these red rubber boot throw pillows from Gardener's Supply Company that work well in indoor or covered outdoor areas.

Photo By: Gardener's Supply Company

Get Directions

Where to? This burlap-linen pillow cover's compass point design (found on Amazon) make it perfect for use in cabins or covered outdoor spaces.

Warm Wishes

A pile of super cozy faux-fur throws from Pottery Barn are just the thing to keep the chill off in outdoor spaces.

Photo By: Pottery Barn

Bug On

This charming-but-creepy bug pillow from Ikea injects some wit into your indoor or outdoor decor.

Garden Theme

This watering can-embellished pillow from Gardener's Supply Company is great for gardeners and works in both indoor and protected outdoor locations.

Photo By: Gardener's Supply Company

Surreal Squirrel

A cheeky shout-out to every gardener's worst enemy, this squirrel-themed pillow from Ikea is a kitschy touch for outdoor spaces.

Red, She Said

Perfect for outdoors, this stylish Venetian Trellis pillow cover from Dwell Studio can transition into cooler fall month.

Photo By: Dwell Studio

Deer Me

Blue antlers add a witty touch to this outdoor and cabin-friendly linen-burlap stag pillow sourced on Amazon.

Bees, Please

Ideal for homesteader types, this bee skep pillow from Gardener's Supply Company is best used indoors or in a covered outdoor location.

Photo By: Gardener's Supply Company

Bird's Best Friend

A sweet bird's nest design distinguishes this throw pillow from Gardener's Supply Company.

Photo By: Gardener's Supply Company

Think Fall

Fall-perfect rust shades make this Leticia Ikat pillow from Pottery Barn ideal for an outdoor space.

Photo By: Pottery Barn

Keep It Covered

The Woodland Treasures pillow collection from Gardener's Supply Company features details like these seed pods, perfect for garden-types in indoor or covered outdoor decor.

Photo By: Gardener's Supply Company

Try Rich Colors for Fall

This set of two cheerful outdoor pillows from Target lends a festive touch to your outdoor spaces, perfect for fall and the holidays. 

Photo By: Target

Mad for Plaid

Add a cozy touch to your fall decor, inside or out with these preppy-rustic monogrammed Mark & Graham plaid pillows.

Photo By: Mark & Graham

Cabin Magic: Faux Bois

A faux bois lamp fits the woodland theme of this screened porch.

Cozy Rules

Plenty of pillows and throws, rugs and lighting will take the chill off of your outdoor space and keep it comfortable when fall weather comes.

Doe a Door

When the Christmas decor hits stores is a great time to start buying up cute deer and other rustic-themed products to fulfill your cabin-decor dreams. This doormat from Ikea is great for outdoor spaces.

Retro Appeal

Vintage Skotch Koolers serve as side tables in this cabin-style outdoor space.

Deck Your Porch

Outdoor lanterns and red Adirondack chairs ornament this screened-in porch.

Cabin Spirit Animal

If you're decorating for a cabin our outdoor space you can't go wrong with the woodland troika: bear, moose and deer.

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