The Best Outdoor Fall Decor to Turn Your Backyard Into a '70s-Inspired Oasis

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Now that summer’s come and [almost] gone, there’s only one logical thing to do: start planning your home’s fall aesthetic. And, ICYMI, the name of the decorating game this year revolves around ’70s-style prints and colors with cozy, cabin-inspired decor. So, whether you’re looking to transition the Coastal Grandmother trend into fall—or looking to upgrade your curb appeal—here are 31 of the best outdoor decor items for fall in 2022. 

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1. Stripe Outdoor Throw in Ivory

First up on the list is a chic, cozy staple. Crafted from innovative yarn and recycled plastic, this throw blanket is weather-proofed and stain-resistant—and its handwoven design will stay vibrant for years to come. Drape it over your outdoor sectional or fold it on a chaise, and you’ll instantly give your patio that “on the cover of Restoration Hardware” vibe (at nearly half off, no less).

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2. Stargazer Copper Twine Branch Light

If you’re looking to create the most romantic, twinkly patio possible, we’d pick up one of these twine branch lights. It features 160 warm white LEDs on a bendable copper wire, and functions on a battery pack with an 18-hour timer. Just be sure to keep the adapter away from moisture.

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3. Wood Harvest Basket

Perfect for a Saturday spent apple picking, this harvest basket comes with a built-in handle for easy maneuvering. Plus, after you’ve returned from the orchard, you can fill it with fall florals and display it as a chic little patio accessory.

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4. Wood Burning Outdoor Metal Fire Pit Chimenea

Perhaps you’re sensing a theme here: Cozy, vintage-inspired cabins are *in.* Hence, why we’re loving this old-school-style chimenea. It comes with a lid to hold the wood in place and keep embers contained for maximum safety and sits on four legs to prevent it from coming in contact with the ground for better ventilation.  Plus, it’s crafted from rust- and heat-resistant steel for years of outdoor use, and it's designed to burn natural wood.

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5. Gridiron Plaid Handmade Flatweave Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug

ICYMI, checkered prints are absolutely *everywhere* right now. And what better way to hop on the trend than with an upscale designer rug? This number from Dash and Albert features a wheat/ivory checkered pattern made from silky, weatherproof fibers. The TL;DR? It can handle high-traffic areas and muddy messes just as well as it can elevate your outdoor aesthetic. 

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Urban Outfitters

6. Stassi Indoor/Outdoor Side Table

Speaking of fall home trends, ’70s-inspired prints, shapes and colors are poised to dominate interiors throughout the rest of 2022 (and likely into 2023). This bubble-edged side table is the perfect way to hop on the trend, where its glazed ceramic finish creates an artfully nostalgic vibe. And, if you’re really looking to go all out, it comes in a retro-rust finish that’s totally groovy.

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West elm

7. Woven Arches Indoor/Outdoor Pillow

Here, another accessory for your '70s-inspired backyard. This pillow’s retro arch pattern is the perfect way to work this season’s look into your decor—and its weatherproof, recycled polyester can withstand the elements. Not to mention that it comes in four colorways, including natural, black, graphite and coral.

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8. Barebones Living Edison String & Pendant Lights

These Edison-esque beauties from Barebones Living combine the rustic charm of a cozy cabin with the convenience of an LED string light. You can choose between two styles—including a single pendant or a string of three bulbs—and both can operate without a plug using the portable USB charger. Oh, and did we mention that they’re water- and rust-resistant?

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9. Indoor/Outdoor Medium Cement Basket Planter

Upon first glance, this guy looks like your average woven planter. But it’s made from molded, rock-hard cement that’ll never slouch or lose its shape. Perfect for incorporating an organic modern look (without worrying about the texture wearing over time).

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10. Rechargeable Hand-Blown Glass Lantern

Inspired by the captain’s lamps that once guided mariners home at night, this weather-resistant, rechargeable lantern gets its classic looks from handblown glass and brushed brass accents. It’ll last for 10 to 12 hours on a single charge—just connect it to a USB port first—and it gives off a warm white glow with three dimmable settings (hello cozy outdoor dinner parties).

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11. Edith Bar Cart

Sure, this might be a splurge. But we can’t stop obsessing over this bar cart’s modern rattan design (which, FWIW, has hidden wheels for easy maneuvering). If you can swing it, this guy is guaranteed to bring an understated yet elegant rustic touch to your backyard (just be sure to wheel it inside during inclement weather).

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12. Caswell Outdoor Lumbar Pillow Cover

Retro meets fall with yet another vintage-inspired pillow that boasts cheery yellows, rich terracottas and whitewashed neutrals. Not to mention that the fringes are a very welcome retro accent. 

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Pottery Barn

13. Pre-Lit Faux Harvest Pumpkin Wreath 

Looking to boost your curb appeal? Constructed on a 24-inch rattan frame, this wreath is adorned with white mini pumpkins, maple leaves and natural upcycled materials to bring all of nature’s colors together into one design. Hang this anywhere on your porch—either on your front door or between two rocking chairs to give your exterior a trendy facelift.

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14. Outdoor Rattan Tripod Floor Lamp

Yup, this is a floor lamp that you can totally use on your apartment patio. Its waterproof rattan allows you to keep it outside, while its 26-watt LED bulb can offer some much-needed light during cozy wine nights. Just be sure you have an outdoor plug (or extension cord) as it’s not battery-operated.

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15. Croquet Lawn Game Set

FUNctional decor just reached a whole new level (sorry, had to). This croquet lawn game features six mallets with color-coordinated croquet balls, two pegs and nine gates to boot. The mallets fit securely in the rack along with the other components, and it has two wheels and a handle so you can easily roll the set wherever you need to. Plus, when it’s not in use, it makes the ultimate Coastal Grandmother-to-fall accessory

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16. FLÎKR Fire Personal Concrete Fireplace

We mean…how do you not see this fire pit and immediately say, awww? While the 5-inch cement vessel makes an adorable patio accessory, it can also burn for up to 50 minutes on just five ounces of rubbing alcohol (AKA fuel). “The flame is very impressive but never feels out of control…I love the fact that it is super easy to [use]. Just pour in a little isopropyl alcohol, light it up, and when the alcohol is gone, the flame just disappears,” writes one reviewer.

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Sagebrook Home

17. Set of Two Antique-Inspired Textured Magnesia Planters

Rustic planters, but make ‘em antique (well, antique-inspired). Perhaps our favorite trend to arise from the nostalgic decor movement is the revival of textured, artisan-style vessels that give an heirloom feel. This set of two totally hits the mark, where their textured, weathered beige design lends a vintage look.

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18. Illume Eucalyptus and Ylang-Ylang Patio Candle

Turn your patio into an outdoor oasis with this calming, natural wax candle. It features an earthy blend of relaxing eucalyptus, fragrant ylang-ylang and spicy patchouli, plus a 60-hour burn time (which is impressive, given its 30-ounce size).

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19. Peacock Indoor/Outdoor Hanging Chair

The most splurge-worthy patio decor on this list? This hanging chair from Anthropologie. Not only is it made from durable, weatherproof rattan, but it’ll give your patio a late-summer-in-the-Mediterranean feel (and a reason to host a Grecian-inspired costume party this Halloween).

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20. Oren Pot

Adorned with meticulously arranged, hand-shaped blooms, this stoneware pot is an adorable vessel for autumnal plantings. And, if you’re looking for a gift for the green thumb in your life, astrology says that Sagittarius (aka those born November 22 through December 21) make ~cool~ plant aunts.

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21. Recycled Sari + Seagrass Bird Nest, Round

Another piece of decor with a purpose, this eco-friendly bird's nest is hand-crafted using natural seagrass and recycled saris (so each is one of a kind). We love how it features a medium-sized cavity for small garden birds who roost in pairs and offers a warm place for them to rest during the colder months.

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22. Kid's Striped Stargazing Play Tent

Who says you can’t make kids' decor chic? This outdoor play tent from Hearth & Hand with Magnolia is adorned with a modern striped pattern that’ll actually add to your backyard’s modern vibe. Plus, it comes with ties at the front that allow for more privacy, and a see-through side window so you can peak in to see what they’re up to.

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23. Ribbed Forest Green Indoor/Outdoor Planter

By now, we probably don’t have to tell you that green is *the color* of 2022. So, we’re doubling down on the trend with an oversized, ribbed green planter that can give your marigolds an extra boost.

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H&M Home

24. Outdoor Candle Lantern

This metal candle lantern boasts a glass candle holder at the top that gives us modern Harry Potter vibes. Place it at the entrance of a doorway (or pick up a few to line your outdoor pathway) to give your outdoor space a candle-lit touch.

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25. Chunky Twisted Rope Coir Doormat

Made from durable, weather-resistant coir fiber, this braided doormat is perfect for updating your modern farmhouse. Not to mention that its natural hue can work with virtually any color palette.

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26. Indoor Outdoor Rattan Pet Bed

Ask any dog owner, and they’ll tell you: Pampering your pup is like taking your kids to Disneyland—they smile, we smile.  So, give Fido the luxury treatment this season with a rattan pet bed that’s just as plush as it is trendy.

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27. Cement Trough Citronella Candle

This oversized, cement-trough citronella candle can be used on the outdoor dining table to help keep bugs away (although their effectiveness on that front is questionable). Nevertheless, we’ll do anything to keep a mosquito-free patio—and it doesn’t hurt that this candle adds ambiance while infusing the air with the scent of a fresh herbal garden.

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28. Braided Jute Outdoor Floor Cushion

This decorative floor cushion is a must if you’re looking to transition the Coastal Grandmother trend into fall. Its 100 percent jute exterior can withstand the elements, while the synthetic filling makes it a comfortable place to sit. Not to mention that it works with both boho and organic moden styles.

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29. Montage Indoor/Outdoor Woven Area Rug 

Featuring an array of warm autumnal tones, this indoor/outdoor rug uses durable synthetic fibers that are resistant to weather, stains, mold & mildew, and fading from the sun. Plus, this southwestern pattern basically screams “Thanksgiving at a ski lodge.” 

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30. 10-Bulb Indoor/Outdoor String Lights

Here, another set of twinkly outdoor lights (because there’s no such thing too dreamy). 

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31. Panama Jack Indoor Outdoor Aztec Pillow

Simple, chic and perfect for the boho-lover, this pillow is perfect for whimsical outdoor sectionals and solid-colored chaises alike.

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