Decorating for the seasons is a great way to enjoy them more and freshen up your home every few months. This includes your outdoor space, which should be treated like any other room in the home, especially during the cool months when the weather is crisp and refreshing.
To add some charm to your outdoor space for fall and winter, incorporate some of these stylish decorating ideas. They’ll make you want to spend all your time outside with a cup of hot cocoa and a plate of s’mores!
Fall/Winter Decorating Ideas for Outdoors
String lights and lanterns
It gets dark earlier in the fall and winter, so the right lighting for your outdoor space is important if you want to enjoy it in the evenings. It also helps create a warm, festive ambiance. String lights and lanterns not only provide a beautiful glow, but they also create a sense of magic and coziness that is perfect for the fall and winter seasons. Drape the string lights across your patio and accent them with lanterns for some extra style.
Leaving the warmer months behind also means switching out any plants that can’t cope with the cooler weather. For decorative purposes, we recommend opting for flowers in warmer colors and other greenery that suit the season, like fir trees and garland. They will add some life to your outdoor space that will make you feel more in touch with the season.
A lot of the same decorating principles that you use inside can apply to outdoor spaces, as well. There is no reason you can’t decorate with area rugs, pillows, and throws to make the space feel just as warm and cozy as your interior rooms. For fall and winter, choose décor in warmer colors and seasonal patterns like buffalo check. They will make you want to curl up by the fire!
A fire pit is a great addition to an outdoor space, especially for the cooler months. Not only does it make your space look cozier and provide warmth, but it’s also perfect to entertain around with conversation and s’mores.
Stack of wood
Add some finishing touches to your outdoor space with some seasonal décor like a stack of wood. Even if you don’t have a fireplace or fire pit, a stack of wood in the corner sets the scene and adds a lot of character to the space. Whatever holds it can add style to the area, too, such as a galvanized metal pale with a vintage logo on it.