The outdoors are perfect for summer but did you know you can easily transform those same spaces into a fab fall hangout? These seven suggestions are not only easy and affordable, they will get you in the autumn mood in no time flat!


The perfect backyard starts with well-placed lighting. String lights are an easy way to create cozy spaces. Line them around porches or a gazebos or bury wood posts or large limbs and string them around gathering areas. You can also put lights under decks or along stairs for extra ambiance and safety. 



Illuminate pathways with environmentally-friendly solar lights. Show guests the way with decorative lights or go creative with bright animals, flowers, holiday-decor or other interesting shapes. 

Fire Pit 

What is fall without a fire pit? No need to find out! Purchase a fire pit online or build one as a DIY project. Once your creation is complete, add comfortable seating and tables and let the cooler days begin.  



Keep everyone comfortable with a stack of comfy blankets at the ready or put them over chairs and benches. Guests will snuggle right in and the extra layer of warmth will be much appreciated. 


Indoor/Outdoor Rugs 

Add comfort and wow with indoor/outdoor rugs. This pop of color instantly defines spaces and invites guests to stay a while. Place it under a dining table for a touch of elegance or around the hammock for the ultimate afternoon getaway. 


Yard Games 

Having activities at the ready will keep the party going all season long. If you have the space, consider adding a Bocce ball court or set out cornhole boards. For tabletop games, oversized Jenga or Connect Four are always a hit. 


Potted Plants 

Change out potted plants with the flora of the season. Use planters to define spaces, spruce up decks or place around the front door for the ultimate welcome.
Get comfortable and welcome fall in style!