Everything You Need to Create a Cozy, Cuddly Backyard This Fall

You don't have to head indoors as the temperatures drop. Keep your outdoor space warm and cozy with these essentials and enjoy watching the leaves change colors.

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August 28, 2019

Gather Round

No fall evening is complete without a comforting fireside spot to keep the chill at bay. This solid copper firepit bowl sits on a steel stand for a simple yet striking design that welcomes everyone to sit, relax and chat about the day's pumpkin patch adventures or how that one play changed everything in the big game.

Buy It: Terrain, $498.00

Begin With a Blaze

Make your life a little easier (and cuter) with these pinecone fire starters. Instead of building the perfect teepee with twigs and paper, throw one of these wax-and-pinecone combinations into your firepit for a quick-starting flame.

Buy It: Terrain, $18.00

The Ultimate Plush

Once you've wrapped yourself in one of these throws, you might be tempted to donate every other blanket you've ever owned. They are so soft and comfy and truly the best way to curl up in your backyard this fall. We love the playfulness that the cheetah-print ones bring, but they're also available in solids if you're not ready to live on the wild side.

Buy It: Nordstrom, $180.00

Take a Seat

Have floor cushions on hand for extra seating and to keep bums off the cold ground. These jewel-toned pillows add rich hues and depth to your outdoor space. Store them in a covered bin or right inside the door to keep them weather-safe.

Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $69.00

Eco-Conscious + Stylish

Add softness and color underfoot with this deep blue indoor/outdoor area rug. Made from polyester yarn derived from plastic bottles, the rug is handwoven on a traditional loom to mimic the texture of natural wool and is hard-wearing and water-resistant.

Buy It: Crate & Barrel, $49.95-$699.00

Double Duty

This clever lantern has it all. Not only does it light up your outdoor space in seven different hues, but it also has a hidden bluetooth speaker inside. No wires needed. Charge it up before your next party to bring sound and light to your evening.

Buy It: Food52, $120.00

Fairy-Like Atmosphere

Flank your back door with a pair of lanterns or set one on a tabletop to add cozy charm to your outdoor decorations. We love how this combo of moss, candlelight, faux florals and twinkle lights creates an enchanted display.

Buy It: Terrain, $128.00

From the Prairie

Serve up tasty appetizers and treats on this set of three melamine trays. Inspired by vintage quilting squares, the trays evoke an instant warmth and bring fall-like hues to your outdoor setting.

Buy It: Food52, $55.00

Daydreaming Required, Napping Optional

Swings are not just for lazing away summer days. Pull on your cuddliest sweater, grab a blanket and your latest novel and then head to this macramé hammock to savor the crisp fall air and sunshine before winter blows in.

Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $179.00

Blooms for Autumn

As the days get darker, we tend to reach for warmer, deeper colors. These terracotta planters are cold painted black for well-worn texture. White faux rattan wraps around the rim of the planter, which you can fill with fall favorites: mums, goldenrod, verbena, pansies or ornamental kale and cabbages.

Buy It: CB2, $69.95-$119.00

Pumpkins Please

At least one pumpkin decoration is a must, right? This plaid (a beloved autumnal fabric) and appliqued pillowcase is a pretty and subtly-hued addition to your outdoor chair or bench. And since there's not a jack-o'-lantern face in sight, it works all the way through Thanksgiving.

Buy It: Pottery Barn, 65.5


Multi-functional pieces never go out of style. This hammered copper garden stool serves as a side table for setting drinks and snacks, as well as hidden storage for extra blankets and pillows.

Buy It: Wal-Mart, $45.98


Because copper mugs seem like they're made for fall drinking, adapt your summer-time Moscow mule recipe with cranberries. These hammered copper mugs will house any mule adaptions you want to throw in them, and best of all, they're dishwasher safe.

Buy It: Pottery Barn, $44.50

Friendly Competition

Have a fun game that you can revel in while wrapped up in snuggly blankets and siting by the warm fire. This oversized set of dominos are handmade from solid pine wood and won't have you running around the yard in the cold to play.

Buy It: UncommonGoods, $60.00

Fireside Necessity

And, of course, we can't forget the s'mores. If there's a fire burning, then you need the three essentials: chocolate, graham crackers and marshmallows. Toast your mallow however you want — slow roasted and lightly browned or completely burnt — there's no judgment here.

Buy It: Amazon, $16.07