The season of backyard barbecues and lazy hammock-lounging days isn’t quite over yet, folks.
Sure, the wisp of fall is in the air, but some of the best weather (read: sunny but not blisteringly hot) is still to come. And these warm days—and crisp nights—as the seasons change are the perfect time to rethink your outdoor setup. We all want to linger outside as long as possible, even if it’s under a light blanket.
So this week, we’re bringing you five Instagram-inspired decor ideas to reinvigorate your backyard living vibe for fall. And luckily, this list has something for everyone, whether you’re into a fun little weekend DIY project or a fabulous style upgrade.
Here are five trending outdoor decor looks to cozy up your outdoor living space.
1. ‘Cottagecore’ tablecloth
Has your outdoor table been battered by the sun and summer storms alike? Then you might just want to try this budget-friendly style hack from @windowboxcottage.
“Almost every estate sale I shop at has a collection of vintage tablecloths,” says designer Jennifer Burt, of Mississippi Maximalism. “And a lovely ‘cottagecore‘ tablecloth will add another layer of decor and soften the table for outside dining. Pair a tablecloth with fun, colorful melamine plates for a gorgeous Insta-worthy tablescape.”
Get the look: Color up (and cover up) your worn-out table by shopping this collection of tablecloths on Etsy.
2. Mood fencing
“The trend of black fencing creates a total mood,” says designer Kristen Reyes, of Sey Interiors. “It makes whatever decor you have pop. I especially love this trend paired with string lights as that will provide contrast. Black has long been trending for indoor spaces. So it only makes sense that we are now seeing black used in an outdoor application, especially since it really gives your backyard space a cozy feeling.”
3. Herringbone lounge table
A cool coffee table can often be the design focal point for the whole living room. So it’s little wonder a well-styled outdoor lounge table like this one from @theresa_gromski will bring your entire outdoor living look together.
“A huge trend is to expand your entire living space to include the outdoors, and a herringbone lounge table does just that,” says Burt. “The different shades of wood help create a focal point and a sophisticated seating area.”
4. Rattan recliner set
Speaking of seating, does your outdoor lounge situation need a little upgrade? Then you might consider this beautiful seating set from @elinlannsjo.
“A rattan recliner set blends in well with nature,” says Reyes. “The curved lines have a very organic feeling that doesn’t distract from the beautiful natural elements surrounding it. The chair and footrest is a fun design that can be incorporated with various styles but plays particularly well with bohemian decor.”
Get the look: Upgrade your favorite outdoor nook—then grab a book—with this Sunview rocking chair.
5. Rustic hat rack
“A rustic hat rack adds character but is also quite practical,” says Reyes. “You can use it for hanging hats, of course, but it also makes a great spot for small throw blankets or a hanging plant. The nostalgic feel of a rustic hat rack complements any outdoor space.”