FAMILY & PARENTING

10 Affordable Items That Will Reinvigorate Your Outdoor Space In Time For Autumn

by Angela Andaloro

Fall is almost here, and we can’t wait. Let’s face it, the summer heat isn’t for everyone. Neither is the biting cold of winter.

Many people live for the weeks in between, where the crisp autumn air greets you as you nuzzle into a sweater or sip a hot drink. This fall, everyone’s going to want to spend as much time as they can in their outdoor space. It’s where many families feel the safest interacting with others right now. In households, kids will want to enjoy as much outdoor play as possible before the snow starts to fall. Parents will also love getting in moments of peace on their favorite patio chair.

It’s the perfect time of year to revamp your outdoor space. With a few simple touches, you can turn it into the best place to spend the days. Here are some of our favorite picks to make your outdoor space the perfect haven for your family this fall.

'Nightmare Before Christmas' Picnic Blanket

nightmare before christmas picnic blanket

This blanket will keep you cozy in your favorite chair. You can also take it with you if you’re planning on a picnic. The Nightmare Before Christmas-themed blanket is a cute pick for fall, but there are also other Disney movies and NHL teams to choose from.

Shop Now: Picnic Time Nightmare Before Christmas Picnic Blanket (Bed Bath & Beyond, $32.99)

Stainless Steel Patio Heater

outdoor space heater

When the chill in the air is almost too much to bear, you’ll be thankful you purchased this patio heater. The standing model covers 200 square feet but doesn’t take up too much space. It’s perfect to make a tight outdoor space enjoyable for a longer time.

Shop Now: Hampton Bay 48,000 BTU Stainless Steel Patio Heater (Home Depot, $149)

Solar-Powered Ceramic LED Lantern

Solar-Powered Ceramic LED Lantern

This solar-powered lantern is a nice touch in any outdoor setting. It’s eco-friendly and gives you a little light for your nights outside.

Shop Now: Solar-Powered Ceramic LED Lantern (Target, $12.79)

Outdoor Fire Pit With Firewood Rack

Outdoor Fire Pit With Firewood Rack

There’s nothing like the smell of a legit wood fire in the fall. Bring that experience to your outdoor space with this compact fire pit. It even has a built-in storage rack for some wood.

Shop Now: Bonnlo Outdoor Fire Pit With Firewood Rack (Amazon, $65.99)

Orange 'Thankful' Wooden Pumpkin

Orange 'Thankful' Wooden Pumpkin

When you have those moments alone outside, it’s nice to decompress from a long day. It’s also nice to have a little token to remind you to be grateful. Be thankful for your hardest day, because someone always has it worse.

Shop Now: Orange “Thankful” Wooden Pumpkin (Kirkland’s, $29.99)

Bar Serving Cart

outdoor bar cart

This versatile cart can be great for indoor or outdoor entertainment. It also folds flat for easy storage if you want to use it only seasonally. It’s on wheels with two shelves and available in teal, black, white, and silver.

Shop Now: Kressley Bar Serving Cart (Wayfair, $97.99)

Indoor/Outdoor Rug

outdoor rug

An indoor/outdoor rug is a great piece to invest in because of its versatility. There are four colorways that will all complement any autumn scene.

Shop Now: Hallowell Indoor/Outdoor Rug (Joss & Main, $31 to $240)

Outdoor String Lights

outdoor string lights

This set of 25 string lights can add a lot of character to any space. The twinkly globe lights are a beautiful addition to any space. Get creative by strategically placing multiple 25-foot strands.

Shop Now: Brightown Outdoor String Lights, Amazon ($16.98)

Patio Glider

outdoor glider

A two-person glider is a nice place to cuddle up, whether it’s with another person or, more ideally, a four-legged friend. Pieces like this can be pretty pricey, but this one is a steal that’ll match just about any backyard decor.

Shop Now: Costway Patio Glider (Houzz, $110)

LED Blue City Sky Moon Pillow

led outdoor pillow

This cute light-up pillow is fun to lie on and a nice addition to your dimly lit outdoor space. It takes just one AA battery to make the city lights twinkle. Bring the clear fall night sky to you, no matter where you are.

Shop Now: OL LED Blue City Sky Moon Pillow (At Home, $12.49)

Psst: If you choose to purchase an item on this list, LittleThings may receive a small cut. Each item and price is up to date at the time of publication; however, an item may be sold out or the price may be different at a later date.