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How to Decorate Your Backyard to Make It Cozy This Fall

How to Decorate Your Backyard to Make It Cozy This Fall Expand options

As the sun shines and flowers blossom during spring and summer, your backyard is the place to be. Come fall, many of us begin the indoor hibernation that comes with the changing weather and falling leaves.

However, rather than rushing indoors, why not decorate your backyard to make it cozy for the cooler days and wetter months.

From simple changes to deliver instant improvements to wise investments to create a cozy space for the years to come, here we list some fantastic options on how to decorate your backyard to make it cozy this fall.

How to decorate your backyard to make it cozy this fall:


Landscaping layout

Choosing the right landscaping mix for all seasons is not always easy; however, if done right, your backyard can have a combination of openness for warmer weather and coziness for cooler times.

The landscaping layout is vital when creating a cozy space for fall. You want the design to keep the conditions at bay while creating the snug ambience you desire. This can be done by using plants that suit the fall conditions and decorating areas to provide warmth and comfort.

And don’t worry, backyard size isn’t an issue when it comes to landscaping as there are many landscaping ideas for a small backyard and countless options for larger ones.

Fire up the fall

Nothing makes a space more cozier than a nice warm fire. A fire pit is a backyard feature that will get your visitors talking as they sit around to enjoy your company on a balmy fall night.

There are many fire pit options available to deliver warmth, elegance and charm to a backyard. You may opt for a portable fire pit with the flexibility to place it in the most desirable location and to store it away when not in use. In contrast, a permanent fire pit can become the focal point of your backyard, providing a cooking purpose as well as heating.

Either way, a fire pit is a great option to help decorate your backyard to make it cozy for fall and may very well add to the value of your home.

Add some comfy accessories

A backyard is often set up to be practical and look aesthetically pleasing, but it is also essential to make it comfortable. Sure, natural stone pavers, lush green grass and a lovely timber outdoor setting are stunning, but it doesn’t hurt to add some comfy accessories.

Outdoor rugs are excellent for creating a cozy area and can easily handle fall conditions. At the same time, cushions are another easy and attractive way to bring some lovely warm tones into your backyard and comfort to enjoy the outdoor serenity for longer.

And another simple tip, blankets! Nothing makes a fall night cozier than having a blanket draped over your lap. Buying a cute wicker basket and filling it with blankets is a great idea to help you, your family and guests stay warm during fall.

Reach full shed potential

If you are lucky enough, your backyard has space for a shed to help you store your things out of the conditions and to keep your backyard looking tidy. If this isn’t the case, there are plenty of other options to help you make some space. However, could your shed have more potential than just storage?

A shed often holds prime real estate with garden views, so transforming your shed into a space to stay cozy this fall is not as silly as it may sound. The structure can still be used for storage and DIY projects, but when the floor space is designated correctly, it can also be a great place to get out of the house and into a cozy backyard gem.

Adding an air conditioner to your shed is also a great way to reach full shed potential, keeping things cool in spring and summer and warm in fall and winter.

Let there be light

No matter the setting, lighting is crucial to creating the desired ambience, including in a backyard. Bright shining lights can make an off-putting atmosphere, while dim spaces can amplify the seasonal change misery.

The good news is there are many ways to light up a backyard to make it cozy this fall. String lights or festoon lights deliver an intimate yet festive vibe, while lanterns offer a soft and warm glow. Inviting path lighting is also an excellent choice to lead people to the cozy space you’ve created.

If you have a deck, using deck lighting produces a beautiful cozy environment; however, be sure to find a contractor with the competence and qualification to install electrical lighting.

Choose your cozy space

Depending on your backyard size, it may be impractical, costly and overwhelming, to decorate it to make it cozy for fall. So why not choose a cozy space to decorate?

Coziness is often associated with cute spaces, so using a garden nook or a charming patio can deliver astounding cozy backyard results when decorated smartly. Whether you string some lights between trees and lay out some rugs or add a neat fire pit and chairs onto patio pavers, choose your cozy space and get decorating.

Alternatively, you can segregate your backyard and decorate a designated cozy area for fall to help keep your project affordable and practical. This way, your backyard is functional all year round, with various spaces to use throughout the seasons.

Get decorating today and have your own cozy backyard this fall

These are some great ideas on how to decorate your backyard to make it cozy this fall. They can suit any backyard, no matter the size and shape, and can be adapted to suit your personality and desired ambience.

So add some plants, lights and comfort, start the fire and enjoy your backyard this fall, and if it starts to get cold out, your cozy shed is waiting for you. Remember, there are plenty of ways to declutter, for both personal and business spaces as well.

Get decorating today and have your own cozy backyard this fall.


Luke Carlino is a freelance writer & social media manager from Melbourne, Australia. He works with many clients across many sectors creation a range of content to suit varying needs. He is also a musician in the band We Move Like Giants, which you can check out here.

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