Fall patio ideas – 10 seasonal ways to cozy up your outdoor living space

1. Keep Warm With A Fire Pit

'Having a fire feature makes your patio more functional, as it provides both a light and heat source on chilly fall nights,' says landscaping expert Joe Raboine. Plus, they're perfect for making s'mores with the family, he adds.

2. Plant Fall-Blooming Containers Around Your Patio Space

The start of fall is the perfect time to refresh those patio containers. Remove old and tired-looking summer bedding plants and replace them with jewel-hued varieties that will see you through to the first frost (and in some cases – beyond).

3. Mix And Match Details For An Artsy And Eclectic Look

This outdoor living space is fresh, functional, and full of eye-catching details.

4. Illuminate The Darker Evenings With Plenty Of Outdoor Lights

We get fewer daylight hours in the fall, but that’s no reason to spend less time outside, points out Joe. 'Depending on your budget and style, you have a variety of lighting options to illuminate your patio.

5. Embrace Natural Textures And Neutral Tones

For that effortlessly chic and organic look, weave plenty of natural materials into your patio this fall.

If you're looking for a patio furniture update, consider opting for outdoor rattan in neutral hues. This durable material looks stylish no matter the season, but it's particularly complementary to pillows and other accessories in tones of rust, parchment, and brown.

6. Layer Up Outdoor Textiles In Autumnal Colors

You can never go wrong with warm hues when accessorizing a fall patio. Just a couple of orange pillows can be all it takes to give your space a quick refresh, perhaps combined with a plaid blanket for cuddling up in when the sun sets.

7. Decorate A Patio Wall With A Fall-Inspired Wreath

Fall wreaths are a simple yet effective way to transform a porch for the season, and they can be used to decorate a patio, too.

Although there are plenty of pre-made designs available to buy, you can also spend a few hours making your own. It's the perfect activity to celebrate the start of fall, alongside a spiced pumpkin latte, of course.

8. Use Fall Flowers For Outdoor Table Displays

From dazzling dahlias and yellow rudbeckias to ornamental grasses topped with delicate seedheads, there is plenty to enjoy from the cut flower garden in fall. If you're planning a get-together, arrange some in a large vase to decorate your outdoor table – it's an easy way to elevate any occasion.

9. Decorate Your Outdoor Space With Pumpkins

Nothing says fall like pumpkins – so why not bring some of these colorful veggies into your seasonal patio scheme? They're certainly not restricted to Halloween decor.

10. Cozy Up Your Patio With An Outdoor Rug

If you haven't invested in an outdoor rug yet, fall is the perfect time to do so. They'll provide soft comfort underfoot, as well as extra texture and color to your patio's aesthetic. They also provide more definition to a space.

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