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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August 28, 2020

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. 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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Starting at $9

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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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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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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Starting at $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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$45 - $145

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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$78 - $98

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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$68 (Set of 4)

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

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'Tis the season to stay in and stay cozy. Sewn of lush velvet with faux fur appliqué lettering, this pillow cover keeps things warm and inviting all the way through Christmas.

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$104.74 (Set of 2)

Multi-functional pieces never go out of style. These farmhouse-style metal enamel containers serve as side tables for setting drinks and snacks, as well as hidden storage for extra blankets and pillows.

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$35.50 (Set of 2)

Because copper mugs seem like they're made for fall drinking, adapt your summer 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.

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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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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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