25+ Fall-inspired outdoor living spaces that are ultra-cozy

Autumn is rapidly approaching, so it is time to start planning ahead to transform your outdoor spaces with our fantastic collection of fall-inspired tips. This is a magical time of the year and we want to help you get prepared to enjoy it. To spend time in your outdoor rooms and space with the cooler weather and the colorful fall foliage. From entertaining friends and family with dinner parties to enjoying s’mores around a fire pit, to watching the crackling of a fire in your built-in fireplace with a warm throw and perhaps a tasty beverage.

The following ideas are meant to inspire you to make the most out of your outdoor spaces, but most importantly to savor the season. Have a look below and tell us which idea is your favorite and why! Or share with us what you do to prepare your outdoor spaces for the fall season.

Note: Have a look at a couple of fall-inspired articles that we have featured here in the past on One Kindesign: 40 Amazing fall-inspired front porch decorating ideas and 25 Insanely cozy ways to decorate your bedroom for fall.


1. Fall is the perfect time to gather around your outdoor fireplace with a cup of hot cocoa, surrounded by family and friends. It is even better to have a covered porch to shield you from the elements. This cozy space offers a natural fiber area rug, outdoor furnishings, and comfy pillows. The chandelier adds a touch of ambiance to the space. (via OZ Architects)

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2. The fireplace manufacturer is Heat-n-Glo, adding a warm ambiance to take the chill off a crisp autumn day. The nice thing about these outdoor units is that they are not required by code to have a glass face. This cozy porch is covered by a roof overhang, shielding it from the elements and keeping the space warmer. Cozy furnishings (Restoration Hardware, Provence Collection), pillows, and a throw and you are all set for fall! (via Shuler Architecture)

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3. A cozy built-in nook features a decorative light chain from House Doctor that creates a warm and cozy atmosphere with its 24 LED bulbs. Lanterns add to the overall ambiance. (via North Sea Design)

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4. A cozy outdoor living space is infused with pumpkins, tiki torches, lanterns, a freestanding fire pit, and comfortable furnishings—all grounded under an outdoor area rug. (via Pumpkin Season)

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5. A Spanish Colonial loggia designed by Erin Martin features a swinging daybed derived from rope, metal rings, and wood. Since the daybed is set under a cozy alcove, it is perfect for all-weather use. A great spot to curl up with a great read… or perhaps take a nap. (via House Beautiful)

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6. Infuse your outdoor living space with fall decor, including gourds, pumpkins, flowers such as mums, candles, and mercury glass vases. Select fall-inspired hues in your fabrics to add warmth and a festive aesthetic. (via Melody Jurick Designs)

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7. An elegant outdoor dining area features a fireplace, adding a cozy ambiance. Decorate your space with fall colors and host a dinner party. Illuminate your space with candles and lanterns for ambiance and pour wine to bring in the festivity. Offer throws to your guests for added warmth, perhaps draping them over the back of each chair. (via Atmosphere Design Group)

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8. Outdoor entertaining in the fall can be a joy with an outdoor fireplace and built-in barbecue area. Decorating with string lights helps to add to the overall ambiance. (via Godden Sudik Architects)

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9. Prepare for the chill of fall evenings by cozying up with blankets and creating a magical space with illuminated candles. Hurricane lamps or tea lights in old jam jars can be set around your outdoor space to set the mood. Pour some hot drinks and light a fire in the fire pit (or candles if you don’t have a fire pit). (via Susie Watson Designs)

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10. To get prepared for fall, try switching out your summer textiles with fall-hued cushions and pillows. This home in California features an eye-catching mix of orange fabrics with cool gray tones—creating the perfect visual balance. (via House Beautiful)

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11. This three-season, screened-in porch offers a cozy option for the fall. Add warmth with a hide area rug and sheepskin (real or faux) on your chairs. A faux-fur throw can work just as well. To complete the ambiance is a Mansion Chandelier by Currey and Company. (via Lindsey Hene Interiors)

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12. Add a warm glow with candles in your outdoor space. You can use either real pillar candles or maintenance-free, battery-operated pillars. Layer your candles with varying heights to cast a nice flickering light and magical ambiance. They won’t offer you the same warmth as a fireplace, but just looking at them might make you feel warmer. (via Wendi Young Design)

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13. A hanging chair is the perfect spot to hang out with a cup of coffee, hot cocoa, or tea. Add a cozy throw for the cooler fall days to still be able to enjoy outdoor living. (via Crib Deluxe)

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14. This modern tropical courtyard space gets warmed up for fall with a layering of candles on a table. The antique Balinese teak chairs circa 1930’s were purchased in an antiques shop in Vancouver, British Columbia. Just add some sheepskin or a throw onto these chairs and you will have added warmth for the cooler fall nights. (via Glenna Partridge Garden Design)

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15. A mountain retreat designed by Ruard Veltman Architecture features a covered porch framing sweeping views of the Appalachian Mountains in North Carolina. Wood and metal furnishings add to the space’s coziness, centered around a crackling fireplace—perfect for autumn. Be sure to have throws on hand for crisp evenings. (via House Beautiful)

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16. As fall sets in, you can admire the changing of the leaves while enjoying the ambiance from a warm fire pit. This beautiful lake house in New York features a chic campfire decorated with bright red Adirondack chairs, side tables, and striped blankets. Shop a similar look for the chairs from Joss & Main—Reagan Adirondack Chair. $139.99 (via Thom Filicia)

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17. Enjoy autumn by dining al fresco on an outdoor patio surrounded by the changing of leaves. Set your table with fall-inspired decor and illuminate your space with a pillar candle. (via @whispering.pines.homestead)

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18. Create a build-your-own s’mores bar for an almost effortless hosting. A galvanized steel outdoor plant stand features mason jars filled with graham crackers, chocolate bars, and marshmallows. Here’s how to create the look courtesy of Target: 1. Gently thread graham crackers together with twine and a large needle, leaving twine on either end for hanging. 2. Melt chocolate in a plastic bag. 3. Once melted, cut a corner of the bag and use it to pipe the letters onto your grahams. 4. Place the garland in the refrigerator for a few minutes to cool. 5. Hang it on the s’mores bar, and bring on the sugar rush! (via Target)

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19. The perfect fall front porch with Southern charm. Just add a cozy throw and some pumpkins to bring in some festive autumn flair. We love the outdoor porch swing! (via @cindimc.ivoryhome)

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20. The autumn-inspired back porch is the perfect spot to enjoy hot apple cider while enjoying the shelter of a screened-in space. Comfortable seating is accented by puffy pillows, a throw blanket, and a coffee table decorated with pumpkins (with layered books for height) to bring in the festivity. An open side table is also filled with faux pumpkins of varying sizes. Ikea rattan poufs add additional seating or can be used to kick up your feet. (via Haneens Haven)

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21. Create a table setting inspired by the colorful fall harvest. It is complete with cozy pillows and warm throws on the dining chairs and a table filled with pillars and fall-colored dishes. Decorate around your table with pumpkins and some ambiance with string lights. (via Lexington Company)

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22. This DIY circular brick patio and fire pit create the perfect entertaining spot for evening guests. Cedar Adirondack chairs are set around the fire pit for simple entertaining. String lights (strung from cedar branches set in cement bases) help to add ambiance, but you can compliment them with ambient lighting such as candles and lanterns. A bar cart on casters compliments the space, where you can set out s’mores, beverage options, and perhaps extra firewood. (via Brooklyn Limestone)

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23. The fall season seems to draw you outside, with the crisp air and changing of the leaves. So why not enjoy it by spending time with guests around a fire pit? Just add your favorite outdoor seating and some cozy throws and pillows to help set the mood. (via West Elm Blog)

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24. This outdoor fireplace creates a festive retreat for guests to relax, with plush seating and a mantel decorated with fall foliage consisting of oak and magnolia leaves. For a more modern take, swag only one side of the fireplace. The look is completed with pottery crocks brimming with autumn leaves, hydrangeas, and berries. (via Southern Living)

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25. A built-in fire pit is surrounded by circular seating, where speakers are concealed in the stone walls and fire logs are stacked under the benches. This space is used for family enjoyment in mind, with s’mores in the evenings. Don’t forget a throw for the crisp fall evening. White throw blanket—Joss & Main-$47. (via House Beautiful)

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26. A front porch with a hanging swing is decorated with pops of fall color and varying sizes of pumpkins. (Liz Marie Blog)

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27. This cozy lounge space on an outdoor terrace features comfortable furnishings to invite conversation. When fall arrives, just add some textural pillows and warm throws for the cooler weather. (via vtwonen)

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28. A small balcony offers a warm and cozy spot to enjoy lazy fall evenings. Light some candles for warmth and ambiance. Add some string lights to help illuminate your space. (via Marzena Marideko)

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29. In this outdoor space, strings of charming cafe lights dance from one apple tree to the next. A small seating area offers a cozy spot to enjoy a cup of coffee during the day and a cup of cocoa and roasting marshmallows in the evenings. There is also a copper fire pit from Balsam Hill for added warmth. Tip: Bring a basket full of blankets out to your fire pit area, ready for guests to wrap up in them when a chill sets in. (via French Country Cottage)

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3 years ago

Beautiful outdoor living spaces. Wonderful ideas!