Ways to Cozy Up Your Backyard for Autumn

 In Backyard Design, Backyard Living

It’s time to get excited for pumpkin spice lattes, soft flannels, brightly colored foliage, and lovely crisp autumn air. Now is the perfect time to brainstorm how you can turn your backyard into a warm and cozy sanctuary this fall. You may notice the temperature dropping, but that doesn’t mean the fun will end anytime soon! Check out Shoreline’s best ideas for creating the ultimate warm and cozy aesthetic in your backyard.

Stay Warm with Firepits or Outdoor Fireplaces

Few things capture the season quite like the sound of pine crackling, the smokey smell of wood burning, and the warm ambient glow of an outdoor fire. Firepits are perfect for roasting marshmallows, drinking boozy hot cocoa and hot apple cider, or relaxing after a day out in the fresh air. Gather your friends and family around with plenty of blankets to enjoy your backyard firepit.

Stay Out Later with Cozy Outdoor Lighting

Lighting is quintessential for setting a cozy mood. There are so many lighting options for an aesthetically pleasing and welcoming environment to impress your family and friends. Try strategically placing real or fake candles around your patio or on your outdoor table to amplify a homey feel. String lights among your greenery, line your steps and pathways with solar-powered lights, and hang up some moody decorative lanterns to create a warm ambiance.

Keep the Cold at Bay with Outdoor Cushions and Blankets

Outdoor activities can become cold and uncomfortable in chillier temperatures. To keep your backside from going numb, have some outdoor cushions ready to go. Weather-tight baskets or ottomans make storage easy and fashionable, so you can whip out those comfy cushions when you want to kick back and relax. Get these cushions in burnt oranges, dark reds, deep plum hues, and mustard yellows for a festive pop of color.

Be sure to keep a decorative chest or wicker basket full of throw blankets to keep you warm. Draping blankets on outdoor furniture is an easy way to create a cozy feel. Flannel blankets, heavy knit blankets, and thick wool blankets are suitable for withstanding cold weather and durable enough to handle regular outdoor wear and tear.

Give Your Spa an Update

A spa is the best way to extend the use of your pool area into the fall. On cooler evenings, you can sip on a glass of wine in your beautiful Shoreline spa and take in the fresh autumn air. Light some candles, turn on your ambient lanterns, and ignite your firepit to enjoy the full warm and cozy effect.

Play Outdoor Games

When your pool is no longer the center of the action in your backyard, use your lawn space to play games such as horseshoes or cornhole. This is a great way to lure family and friends outdoors for an afternoon of fun in your newly decorated backyard.

Incorporate Fall Plants & Flowers

This is perfect for homeowners who enjoy backyard landscaping. Switch out your favorite summer greenery for bright autumn blooms. Mums and pansies are abundant in the fall season and come in a variety of colors. Sumac plants are bright red and brilliant orange, making these gorgeous plants the ideal solutions for filling space. To tie your fall backyard décor together, use pumpkins or cornucopias as centerpieces on porches or the patio.

Give Your Backyard a Makeover This Fall

Even though summer is ending, your backyard fun is only beginning. Fall is the perfect opportunity to get creative with your outdoor space. Implement some or all these cozy ideas to make the most of your backyard experience this autumn. The experts at Shoreline Pools are committed to bringing you the backyard of your dreams. Whether that means a pool, spa, hardscaping, or landscaping, we have you covered. Call (203) 357-1544 today to begin planning the ultimate backyard sanctuary this autumn!

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