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Top 9 Fall Backyard Decorating Ideas

Beautiful Autumn Colors of Fall Season

The wind rustling through the fall leaves, the promise of a cold front on sun-drenched skin… that's right, autumn is on its way! You may be ready to cozy up in a blanket with a cup of your favorite pumpkin spice-flavored drink, but is your backyard ready for the change of seasons?

Take your outdoor living space from summer paradise to autumn retreat with's top 9 ideas on how to decorate your backyard for fall!

1. Fire Pits

Fire pits are one of the best items you can add to your backyard for fall. From warming up on cold nights and sharing stories to cooking and entertaining, fire pits bring people together. The best part about these fire features is that they come in a variety of shapes and sizes to fit your backyard style. Here are some fire pit design ideas to get you started:

  • Natural stone fire pits give a rustic feel
  • Cement or concrete pits look modern
  • Metal fire pits exude glamour and luxury
  • Lava rock, stone pebble and glass rock inner materials heighten the design of your pit
natural stone fire pit table next to pool

This natural stone fire pit table next to the pool is the perfect place to enjoy fall nights.

For more fire pit ideas, check out this design guide!

2. Fireplaces

Fireplaces provide warmth and elegance, making them a perfect backyard product for fall. Available in a range of sizes and styles from traditional paver models to stunning painted brick fireplaces, you can design an outdoor fireplace that fits your needs and style.

Belgard Brighton Fireplace, Two Wood Boxes for Easy Firewood Storage

This beautiful Belgard Brighton fireplace features two wood boxes for easy firewood storage.

3. Hot Tubs and Accessories

If cold weather causes you to use your pool less, the change in temperatures has the opposite effect on hot tub use. Hot tubs are an excellent way to continue to enjoy your backyard during fall and winter.

Make your hot tub your favorite place to hang out with these cool accessories:

  • waterproof playing cards
  • scent crystals
  • pillows
  • lighting
  • Spa Bars

4. Outdoor Heaters

If you want to spend more time in your backyard during autumn, outdoor heaters can help you get there. Having a patio heater means the difference between shivering when you step foot outside and enjoying your backyard all year round.

Surface-mounted patio heaters radiate warmth while streamlined designs make them perfect subtle heating options. These heaters produce a ton of heat and can transform the way you enjoy your backyard during autumn.

Check out these awesome horizontal heaters from Infratech:

Infratech's Outdoor Horizontal Heaters

Infratech's outdoor horizontal heaters provide radiant heat for your backyard.

5. Outdoor Kitchens and Grills

Fall calls for outdoor cooking. From tailgate parties to back-to-school bashes, fall weather is perfect for cooking outdoors. Here are some grills and outdoor kitchen ideas that will help you make the most of the season.

  • Ceramic Grills. Ceramic grills feature dome shapes that cook food evenly and retain heat. Some models even feature a cypress table for prep and storage!
  • Pellet Grills. Louisiana Grills Cabinet Pellet Grill uses wood pellets for unbeatable flavor.
  • Bull BBQ Outdoor Kitchens. Bull BBQ outdoor products are customizable, so you can add all the cool features you want like burners, refrigerators, griddles, pizza ovens and more!
bull bbq outdoor kitchen with refrigerator and side burner

Check out this incredible outdoor kitchen from Bull Outdoor Products!

6. Porch Decorating Ideas

One of the best parts about decorating your outdoor space for fall is setting up your autumn décor. Make sure to have plenty of items that are warm and inspiring to you. Here are some outdoor fall decor ideas for making a super cozy fall patio:

  • outdoor sofas with pillows and blankets in fall colors
  • potted plants
  • mini pumpkins and gourds
  • lighting: twinkle lights, lanterns, candles, path lights
Outdoor Couch Decor with Blanket, Tons of Pillows & Glowing Candles

Tons of outdoor pillows, cozy blankets and glowing candles exude warmth and comfort. Image from: Instagram

Fall Front Porch Potted Mums, Plaid Blanket and White Pumpkin.

We love this sweet take on a fall front porch featuring potted mums, plaid blanket and white pumpkin. Image from: Pinterest

Backyard Illuminated Pergola with Path Lighting

This is a fall backyard at its finest - path lights leading to an illuminated pergola. Perfect for enjoying conversations under the stars. Image from: Pinterest

7. Outdoor TV

Picture yourself watching the big game on an outdoor television while you grill and enjoy company with friends and family. Televisions designed for the outdoors means protection from the elements so you can entertain rain or shine. Add one to your fall backyard today!

covered patio with outdoor television in desert backyard

Imagine enjoying your favorite television show from the comfort of your own backyard.

8. Fall Wreath

Create an autumn-inspired wreath for your fall porch front door! Find flowers, pinecones, pumpkins and other harvest items to build your fall wreath. Get creative with items like colorful ears of corn, woodland creature figurines and textured fabric.

Check out this eye catching fall wreath for inspiration!

Hello Fall, Welcome Autumn Wreath

Welcome autumn into your home with this “Hello Fall” wreath. Image from: Pinterest

9. Fall Centerpiece

Looking to enhance the fall look of your backyard? Have fun creating an autumn centerpiece for your outdoor table! Here are some amazing fall centerpiece ideas:

  • Use natural materials like pumpkins, succulents, maple leaves and branches

Scroll through the ideas below to find centerpiece inspiration for your tablescape! Tag #StaycationInStyle on social media to show us your designs.

Carve Center Pumpkin with Flowers, Fall Centerpiece

Carve out the center of a pumpkin and fill it with flowers like this beautiful fall centerpiece above. Image from: Southern Living

For more fall centerpiece ideas, click here!

Welcome, Fall!

Now that you've seen some fall decorating ideas for your backyard, bring your ideas to life today. Contact a landscape designer in your area or find outdoor living products near you.

When you're happy with your design, upload pictures your photos to social media and tag #StaycationInStyle so we can see your amazing fall backyard!

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