All the Home Items You Need to Keep Using Your Outdoor Space (Even When It Gets Cold!)

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If you’re fortunate enough to have outdoor space, we’re guessing you really took advantage of it this summer. With a lot of at-home family time over the last few months, creating new and comfortable spaces outside has been important.

Now that it’s getting cooler out, don’t let the drop in temperature keep you from using your outdoor oasis. Instead of hunkering down inside, bring the coziness to your outdoor space and continue enjoying the fresh, crisp air outside. Whether you’re trying to get your kids to keep playing in the yard, or you’re planning to keep grilling well into winter, your space may need a weather-appropriate update.

I don’t know about you, but the thought of cuddling up in a fleece blanket by a fire pit sounds pretty dreamy. Maybe I’m feeling extra positive since the cool weather hasn’t quite hit yet, but even so, I’m on board to dress a little warmer as the cooler months hit so I can take spend as much time as possible outside.

We’re sharing a range of items to give your outdoor space that sought-after cozy factor. Some items are a bit of an investment, but it’s worth the money if it gives you a special spot to spend your time this fall and winter. If you’re new to outdoor entertaining in the fall or winter, here are a few tips to consider.

 

Keep It Cozy

Obviously the temperature is an important factor, so make sure you have a heating element and an excess of cozy blankets.

Overstock

Geo Tabletop Fire Bowl

If you're not ready to commit to a full-on fire pit, this table top version is a great choice.

Pottery Barn

Cozy Pom Pom Sherpa Throw

This pom pom blanket is the perfect choice for cuddling up with your little ones.

West Elm

Simple Striped Outdoor Pillow

Up the coziness factor with these classic outdoor pillows. Multiple colors available

Jungalow

Colorful Sedona Outdoor Rug

This bright outdoor rug will add dimension to your set up.

Home Depot

Hampton Bay Fire Pit

Gather around your fire pit to keep you and your kids warm, or to roast some gooey marshmallows.

L.L.Bean

Sherpa Fleece Throw Blanket

Another comfy, cozy blanket. You truly can't ever have enough.

Jungalow

Garden Outdoor Pillow

This fun and bright pillow will bring some color to your outdoor set up.

Target

Striped Outdoor Rug

An outdoor rug will instantly make your space more homey.

Lowe's

Stainless Steel Floorstanding Liquid Propane Patio Heater

Staying warm is essential, so it's worth investing in a quality heater to make that happen.

Amazon

Sherpa Fleece Blanket

The thicker and bigger the blanket, the better.

Wayfair

Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug

Nothing says fall like plaid.

Amazon

Tripod + Heater

If you're always trying to sit as close to these heaters at restaurants, might as well bring that warmth into your own space.

Domain by Laura Hodges Studio

Organic Cotton Ombre Knit Throw Blanket

We love these blankets for the cool (but not yet frigid!) nights.

Amazon

Crossweave Outdoor Fire Pit

Another great fire pit option for your crew to gather around.

 

Add Lighting

And as we move closer to winter, it’s going to start getting darker earlier. Lighting is another element you’ll want to add for nights after the sun sets.

Target

Metal Perforated Outdoor Lantern in White

These simple lanterns are perfect for table tops for outdoor dining.

Target

Globe String Lights

Globelighting will give your space more than light, they truly do change the ambiance.

Pottery Barn

Riley Rattan Lantern

These might have a summery feel, but we love rattan lanterns year-round.

Home Depot

Commercial Bistro Lights

String these bistro lights for an al fresco dining experience in your own backyard.

Amazon

Patio Umbrella With LED Lights

An editor-favorite, this budget-friendly umbrellas includes underside solar-powered LED lights and has multiple colors available.

 

Have Storage Easily Available

The weather can be iffy, so know which products can withstand the elements. It’s often best to err on the side of caution and store certain items inside or in a weatherproofed storage bin after use.

Wayfair

Resin Wicker Deck Box

This bench is perfect for storing outdoor dishes, blankets, and pillows.

Amazon

Storage Bench

Another great storage option, this bench also adds extra seating.

 

Make It Fun

Not many kids will turn down s’mores and a family movie night—no matter the season!

Amazon

Outdoor Movie Projector

What's more fun that cozying up outside for a family movie night under the stars?!

Amazon

Unbreakable Outdoor Stemless Wine Glasses

Stemless wine glasses that won't accidentally shatter outside? A must-have.

Black Girl Magic Wine

3-Bottle Bundle

A treat for mom after a long day (and year)!

Amazon

Hershey's S'mores Kit

Reward yourself for powering through the cold weather with messy s'mores for the whole family.

 

Read More: The Best Way to Get Your Kids (and You!) Outside This Fall

 

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