Everything You Need to Create a Cozy 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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September 10, 2021

Fall is the best time of year to soak up your outdoor space — the weather is just right and the colorful foliage couldn't provide better scenery. Create a cozy seating area, complete with a fire pit (and all its essentials), comfortable chairs and layers of warm textiles. Have plates and cups on hand for last-minute snacks and cocktails, and illuminate your outdoors with smart lighting that makes the most of early evenings.

Prep your porch, patio or deck for the changing season with these decor essentials that will let you enjoy those crisp temps from sunrise to sunset.


No fall evening is complete without a comforting fireside spot to keep the chill at bay. This solid copper fire-pit bowl sits on a steel stand for a simple yet striking design that welcomes everyone to sit, relax and chat.

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Top-rated and affordable, this durable steel fire pit has a mesh screen to keep embers safely at bay. The deep bowl design has plenty of room for firewood, and the two-in-one style also doubles as a grill with the included cooking grate.

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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 fire pit for a quick-starting flame.

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Keep your firewood stacked neatly and stylishly. This flame-shaped design is weather-resistant and holds your logs in tidy stacks, ready for your next fireside chat.

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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.

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Comfortable seating is a must for gathering around the fire pit. These classic Adirondack chairs come in a myriad of colors and even fold up so that they can be easily stored away when you don't need extras outside.

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This clever lantern has it all. Not only does it light up your outdoor space in 10 different hues, but it also has a hidden Bluetooth speaker inside — no wires needed.

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From $78

Flank your back door with a pair of lanterns, or set one on a tabletop to add cozy charm to your outdoor decorations and create an enchanted display.

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From $49.95

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.

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From $29.50

What a fun way to add your pumpkin love to your backyard! Covered in teddy bear-style fabric, these festive pillows are nubby and cushy, adding plush texture and a classic fall silhouette to your space.

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Have floor cushions on hand for extra seating and to keep bums off the cold ground. These earth-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.

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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 classic prints, like plaid, stripe and buffalo check.

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

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$68 (Set of 4)

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

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Have a fun game that you can revel in while wrapped up in snuggly blankets and sitting 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.

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