As summer draws to a close, it’s not unusual to want to make the most of your time outdoors.

While the autumn temperatures may be a little cooler, there is still plenty of time to enjoy your outdoor living space.

You don’t need the sun beaming down to be comfortable in your garden. The autumn is a great time to get some fresh air in the evening, so why not take inspiration from these 12 trends and elevate your living space?

Outdoor Seating For all Seasons

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Seating is an essential component for enjoying your time outdoors. Bad seating can entirely ruin your relaxation, while a comfy perch can have you counting down the hours until you can next get out there.

These seating suggestions are the ideal on-trend inspiration for getting your outdoor living space perfect for autumn.

Corner Sofa

Make the most of the available space by adding seating that fits neatly in a corner. A modern corner sofa will maximise seating options and look fantastic all year round. 

Find here at Next

Outdoor Bean Bag

Bean bags aren’t just a staple on Love Island, they’re a relaxed outdoor seating trend that’s not going away any time soon. At the end of a long day, you can collapse into a brightly coloured bean bag recliner and let it swallow you up like a marshmallow.

You can purchase it at B&Q

Egg Chair Made for Two

Last year’s must-have item was an egg chair for one, but the trend has been updated and now there’s enough room for your and your beau to get cosy under the stars. Use the lower temperatures as an excuse to cuddle up and enjoy the crisp autumn air.

BRIQ sell the chair here

Day Bed with Removable Foot Stools

Nothing can beat putting your feet up and relaxing under the stars when life gets a bit too busy. When you have guests over, and reclining on a day bed feels a little too up-close-and-personal, the foot stools can be separated and used as extra seating.

Shop the day bed at The Range

Heating Your Outdoor Space

When the temperature drops, it’s time to find a new source of heat. These stylish patio heaters will keep you warm on those cooler nights whether you want them to be a focal point of your seating area or blend in with the décor.


A chiminea is a fantastic alternative to a traditional fire pit. While there’s still access to the flame for toasting marshmallows, the smoke is directed upwards, and the fire is more protected from the elements. It’ll keep you warm, look great and create an ambience with its flickering flame.

Shop the Chiminea at B&Q

Electric Lantern Pillar

The neutral design of a mains powered lantern pillar will complement your furniture, without detracting from it. It will blend in with most design themes and keep you and your guests warm without stealing the show.

Purchase at Kettler

Three-in-One Fire Pit

Why choose a basic fire pit when you can have one that has three uses? An entertainer’s dream, a three-in-one fire pit acts as a barbecue, a fire pit bowl, and even an ice bucket when the fire isn’t burning – making it useful all year round.

Shop at B&Q

Pendant Patio Heater

A pendant patio heater hangs overhead and beams warmth downwards towards you and your guests. It’s a great way to save floor space and still keep warm.

Find here at Kettler

Outdoor Cushions For Cosy Nights

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Outdoor cushions bring more than just comfort to your patio furniture. They add a splash of colour and style to bring the finishing touches to any garden set up. While you might think any cushion will do, that’s not the case. Cushions designed for the garden tend to be harder wearing and often rain and fade resistant.

Below are this year’s four big trends.

Bright Colours

Allow brightly coloured cushions to give your garden some personality and replace the rays of the summer sun. While the flowers in your garden might be fading, your cushions will stay vibrant in every season.

Find at Bean Bag Bazaar

Floral Designs

Keep the style of an English country garden alive all year round with some pretty floral cushions. Muted tones keep the design neutral and unlikely to go out of style.

To shop at Celina Digby click here

Bold Patterns

Bold patterns make a statement, and making a statement is in right now. Add some cushions in bold patterns made up of contrasting colours to transform your outdoor living space into a fun place to relax in.

Shop for the cushion at Rhoom

Tropical Print

When it comes to garden décor, you can’t go wrong with a tropical print. It’ll never not be in style. A tropical print can create the feeling of an endless summer, bringing a cheerful warmth to the cooler backdrop of autumn.

Shop here at Dunelm