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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.
If you're not ready to commit to a full-on fire pit, this table top version is a great choice.
This pom pom blanket is the perfect choice for cuddling up with your little ones.
Up the coziness factor with these classic outdoor pillows. Multiple colors available
This bright outdoor rug will add dimension to your set up.
Gather around your fire pit to keep you and your kids warm, or to roast some gooey marshmallows.
Another comfy, cozy blanket. You truly can't ever have enough.
This fun and bright pillow will bring some color to your outdoor set up.
An outdoor rug will instantly make your space more homey.
Staying warm is essential, so it's worth investing in a quality heater to make that happen.
The thicker and bigger the blanket, the better.
Nothing says fall like plaid.
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
We love these blankets for the cool (but not yet frigid!) nights.
Another great fire pit option for your crew to gather around.
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.
These simple lanterns are perfect for table tops for outdoor dining.
Globelighting will give your space more than light, they truly do change the ambiance.
These might have a summery feel, but we love rattan lanterns year-round.
String these bistro lights for an al fresco dining experience in your own backyard.
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.
This bench is perfect for storing outdoor dishes, blankets, and pillows.
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!
What's more fun that cozying up outside for a family movie night under the stars?!
Stemless wine glasses that won't accidentally shatter outside? A must-have.
Black Girl Magic Wine
A treat for mom after a long day (and year)!
Reward yourself for powering through the cold weather with messy s'mores for the whole family.