Fall Harvest-inspired Decor: Backyard Relaxing and Entertaining

Has your backyard been the go-to spot for summer cookouts and pool parties the past few months? No need to head indoors just yet. As cooler autumn weather sets in, why not transform that same yard space into the most inviting gathering place for fall—whether for hanging out with family or having friends over. And what better inspiration could there be than a woodsy, rustic harvest theme for your decor! Just imagine sitting out in that gorgeous autumn ambiance. Getting all warm and snuggly in wraps and throws as you enjoy mugs of hot chocolate, apple cider, fruit pies, s’mores, and more. But first, here are creative ideas for styling your backyard harvest-themed setting! 

Spot the Harvest Decor Details for a Cozy Fall Hangout in Your Backyard

The blessings of autumn are what make this such a heartwarming theme to style with. We have our fave details in each photo find below. How about you?

Backyard harvest-inspired patio decor and furniture

1 – From A Pretty Life in the Suburbs, check out this inviting fall patio setting. Details we love: a huge basketful of mums, a plaid throw, a pile of logs, and pumpkins of course. Irresistible for some solo reading time. Or just add seats and you’ve got an autumn party spot!

2 – This bright and cheery take on fall outdoor decor from Kristy Wicks uses white and neutrals to set off the yellows and oranges—on throw pillows, fleece throws, bundles of flowers and wheat in a farm basket. Plus maple leaf accents and piles of pumpkins.

3 – All ready for marshmallow toasting is this inviting fall harvest party setting we found on Plaids and Prints. A pair of lawn chairs get an autumn makeover with checkered pillows and throws, a little hay-bale “table,” a chalkboard sign, a fire pit to gather round, and patio string lights for when evening falls!

4 – Giggles Galore sets the stage for a fall backyard bonfire party. There’s the fire pit, of course, but note these other appealing details, too: hay-bales as tables again, galvanized-iron trays, pumpkins and mums, checkered and plaid prints, and metal lanterns with pillar candles. So inviting!

5 – Also from A Pretty Life in the Suburbs, this cozy fall patio takes a more muted approach. Gray and neutral tones are matched with woven and tasseled throws, with just a few pops of fall color from mini gourds and copper mugs—and patio string lights again.

6 – Another subtle take on an outdoor fall setting comes from Love Grows Wild. Muted and neutral tones set off rustic details, like a table or bench of rough wooden beams, a gray plaid blanket, a grain-sack pillow cover, and a tray of copper mugs.

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