With Autumn upon us, and with a lot of us spending the majority of summer in our gardens having picnics and whatnot, it’s a little sad to have to give it the cold shoulder as soon as the cooler weather hits. Well – that doesn’t always have to be the case if you spend a little bit of time and money making it into a spot perfect for the colder seasons. A lot of these things can come back out year after year too, as long as you have a handy little shed to keep it all in of course.
Invest in some heat
A log burner or chimnea is probably the cosiest thing going when it comes to your garden in the colder months, my parents have one and whilst living with them for a year, I honestly fell in love with it. On a cooler evening, it was heavenly to grab a blanket and sit outside by the fire, soaking up the smell of the burning wood and keeping warm and cosy whilst enjoying the sun setting in the background. In the Autumn and Winter months, you can burn a bit of wood so that you can still sit outside enjoying your garden and the fresh air, but without freezing to death if you have one of these. Definitely recommend!
Blankets & cushions
If you have a little outdoor storage space like an outdoor basket of some sort, fill it up with blankets and cushions that you can get cosy with on your outdoor loungers. Of course you can bring some in from inside, but it always helps to have a certain outdoor set so that it doesn’t matter if they get a bit mucky or smell of smoke from the log burner. There’s nothing better than curling up on an autumn evening with a blanket and a good book (or maybe Netflix on the iPad if you’re me.)
It wouldn’t be cosy without the ambient lighting now would it? You can get hold of lots of different outdoor lighting these days, including garden & camping gazebo lighting, candles, outdoor fairy lights, lanterns – plenty to keep the garden well lit and feeling all snug! I would personally definitely recommend at least one set of fairy lights as in Autumn & Winter they’re pretty essential aren’t they? They look so pretty too. I’m also a huge fan of lots of lanterns, adding different sizes scattered around the space would look gorgeous.
All the extras
Once you’ve got the main bits sorted, it doesn’t stop there. For extra cosiness you can browse pinterest for all the inspo, but some starting points include lanterns, string lights, some little outdoor friendly ornaments, maybe some cute side tables for drinks and cute decor! Even a teepee if you have the room, how cute would that be?! There’s so many things you can do, no matter how small your space is and the web is full of inspiration and ideas for all sized gardens. Get browsing and see what you can dig up and do with your space!