Create an Outdoor Entertaining Area for Fall

Come see all my outdoor entertaining ideas for fall. You will find beautiful cozy inspiration for the coming season!

Outdoor fall patio with checkerboard pavers and pumpkins.

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Now that our backyard renovation is complete, we can finally host! Although, you might be thinking why would I do that in fall here in rainy North Vancouver.

Well, it’s nice to have an outdoor entertaining or reading area during COVID times and with our camping firebowl it really makes things warm out here.

Let me show you around my cozy and beautiful fall back porch!

We have an outdoor table decorated for the fall season. Since it’s covered out here, I can now put tablecloths and pumpkins out on the back porch to my heart’s content.

Pumpkins and linen tablecloth on outdoor table.

I used my cute DIY pumpkins I painted from previous years and also my beautiful velvet pumpkins.

Hydrangea, pumpkins, candles and linen tablecloth on outdoor table.

Check out my guide on how to paint your own muted heirloom pumpkins here.

Hydrangea, pumpkins and candles on outdoor table.

This outdoor seating area is so nice in spring, summer and fall (although we haven’t experienced spring yet!). There’s so much room to visit with friends and family over a hot chocolate.

Adding some pumpkins, candles and fall mums make it feel so cozy and fall. One of my favorite times of the year.

A few vintage touches out here don’t hurt either. It’s nice to add some warmth to all this grey.

Pumpkins and candles on outdoor coffee table.

We moved our coffee table and swing our fire bowl around in front of the outdoor sofa to get warm and/or to roast marshmallows by the open fire.

With the aluminum covered area, the area stays warm with just this one fire bowl.

Fire bowl behind outdoor sofa.

I even added a few fall pumpkins to my potting bench to get into the festive mood!

Potting bench with fall plants and pumpkins.
Fall pumpkins decorated in outdoor seating area.
Outdoor covered patio decorated for fall with pumpkins and mums.

At night, the backyard porch feels so nice and cozy with the string of twinkling lights and candles.

Outdoor seating area at night.

I replaced the side table with a stump that I painted. I love how it looks here, warm, cozy and ready for autumn.

Outdoor fall seating area at night.
String lights on aluminum covered patio with a table decorated for fall.
Fall flowers and pumpkins on candlelit table.
String lights on covered patio decorated for fall.
Outdoor patio with string lights at night decorated in fall.

I hope you enjoyed this post on how to create an outdoor fall entertaining area.


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  1. Hi Jamie, I’m considering adding an outdoor covered area to my house but worry about the house feeling darker where the windows are under it. How have you found it? Did you add the patio cover yourself or was it there when you bought?

    1. Hi Julia,
      We were worried about the same thing! The whole pergola is black except the underside it’s white to keep it bright. Also the glass type panels are great to allow light to come in. It’s also installed high enough above the windows that it doesn’t cast shadows. We haven’t seen any difference inside which is great!
      Hugs, Jamie

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