By Aishlin Hennigan
Oh Autumn, we bid farewell to the lush vibrancy we grow all too familiar with over summer and learn to love deeper, bolder reds, oranges and browns. We also get ready to depart with our outdoor living, barbeques, alfresco lunches and drinks on the deck. But is this hasty transition always necessary? Don’t go packing away that patio set just yet as even in the cooler weather we have some cosy accessory ideas to ensure you can enjoy your outdoor living space for a little bit longer.

Candles, the perfect accessory for cosy, wintery nights. Often placed conveniently in corners or centres of tables indoors, they are also the perfect outdoor accessory. Inject some of your own personality with different colours, burn times and scents from brands such as Brooke and Shoals, Jo Malone and The Irish Candler. Place in the centre of the table for a warm glow or scatter multiple across the patio for a romantic backdrop. Have little ones running around? Candle lanterns provide protection by encasing the flame while still keeping the area elegant and chic.

Outdoor Heaters

Are you still feeling the nip in the air? Hopefully we spark some inspo for you with outdoor heaters. This Muztag Copenhagen Fire Column is chic and the ideal statement piece. Cased inside glass, the flame mesmerises you while expelling maximum heat. Easily transported on wheels, so no dragging it around in the dark.

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Guard yourself from a bitter breeze with a soft, warm blanket and curl up with a good book or your loved one. Thick blankets bring texture, pattern and personality to your outdoor space while keeping you warm and toasty. Foxford Woollen Mills have a great selection of cashmere, lambs wool and mohair throws in a variety of styles for a rustic touch.


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Swapping your table for a firepit allows for multiple uses, they not only make for a stunning centrepiece but also offer an excellent heat and light source during chillier winter months. This stunning steel Boston Firebowl from Woodies is perfect for creating that intimate ambiance as you cuddle close and toast marshmallows, the smell of rich burning wood fills the crisp air.


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When used to your advantage, the right lighting can create the illusion that your space is bigger than it is. Strategically placed dimmed lamps draw the eye away from the centre and allow you to observe the entire space. Lights can also accentuate smaller details in your space like flower beds and pebbles to glow and give different dimensions to your garden. Solar powered lights offer minimal care but maximum effect like the Extra Large Diamond Glass Post Light from Home Store and More.