How to Decorate With Lights and Lanterns In Your Fall Outdoor Space
It’s finally September and I am excited to share with you how I created the perfect Fall outdoor space with lights and lanterns!
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Have you ever dreamed about a project for so long but knew that you had to wait until you found the perfect pieces to make it come to life? I was lucky enough to find those pieces at JOANN’s and light up my backyard with lanterns, candles and outdoor lights for that perfect Fall outdoor space!
Girls Shopping Day
I planned a fun shopping day with my mom and sister and headed to JOANN’s in hopes to find some early inspiration for Fall. I love their faux flowers (you can see my favorites HERE in my kitchen) and was planning again to look at their floral section, but their Fall décor and outdoor lights caught my eye first. (remember my post on how I like to start decorating early?) They have the cutest seasonal decor and my mind started spinning with ideas for our backyard and lighting it up like I have dreamed about for so long!
Fall Outdoor Space with Lights and Lanterns
I have always admired my sister’s outdoor string lights so when I saw these from JOANN I was so excited because not only were they beautiful, but they were affordable too! (they always have the best sales and coupons and teacher discounts) I quickly grabbed four boxes and started scheming.
Just down the aisle from the lights were these amazing outdoor candles by Luminara. Have you guys seen these? I am obsessed with them! They look so real and they run on batteries and can be on a timer. Amazing, right? They were on sale, so I grabbed three in hopes to find lanterns for them to fit in.
Not only did I find 2 different kinds of darling lanterns, but I found these gorgeous raw wood candlesticks! I love how I can have candles outside and not have to worry about them melting or even lighting them.
JOANN the Destination for Every Season
Well as you can see one thing led to another and my mom, sister and I were throwing things in the cart and designing the perfect Fall outdoor space! I love how JOANN is my one stop shop for all my seasonal décor needs! It all came together so beautifully, and the cozy feel and ambiance from all of the fun outdoor lights is just what I had been dreaming about.
I even ended up creating a separate little seating area (above) nestled in our Aspen trees where I hung these awesome lanterns and added this no sew fleece plaid throw .
You can read my full DIY on “How to Easily Add Hanging Lanterns to Trees in Your Outdoor Space” by clicking here or heading over to the JOANN app and searching ” hanging Lanterns” under the how to section ! It’s quick, easy and ultimately beautiful!
So now all I need are a few friends to come over and enjoy it with me! I plan to enjoy this all the way through Colorado’s cool October nights! Have you started decorating for Fall yet? I hope I have inspired you! Hurry and grab some outdoor lights, candles and lanterns for the perfect outdoor space and join me!
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What is your favorite space to decorate for Fall?
Thank you Pat!
A true Fall oasis. And how perfect that JoAnn’s was a one stop shop.
Thank you Nicki, i fell in love with JOANN’s selection for Fall decor! Come on over and enjoy it with me!
Kelly you created such a magical space!! I love how cozy all the lights make your beautiful yard! Well done my friend!
Oh Sarah thank you so much! Yes it is so cozy and we just love hanging out back there!
Kelly!! This is magical my friend, when can I come over and sit here in this lovely space?! JOANN truly has such beautiful items for fall, I’m loving all of these! Love this!!
Thank you Brendt! You can come anytime!
This looks beautiful Kelly!!! I love the ambiance the lights create. So magical!!
Thank you Lindsay! Yes it is so magical in the evenings!
Kelly your outdoor Fall space is so dreamy!!! I love JOANN floral department they have such great quality flowers! I would’ve never thought to shop for string lights there, great tip!!
Thank you Merichelle! Their selection was amazing…wish you could come join me!
This is so inviting Kelly. Love the lights, candlesticks, and those candles. JOANN’s has some great stuff!
Thank you and YES they do!
Love this! What an amazing outdoor living space.
Lindsey your comment made my day. Come over and hang outwith me!
Love this! I got so many great ideas.
Thank you Chris! From what I hear your garden is pretty spectacular and I want to come get some ideas from you!
I would love to come and hangout here!! Such a great atmosphere. The spot around the fire is perfect. Those hanging lanterns are adorable! So many good things going on!
I wish you could! I think we would have a lot of fun together. Thanks for stopping by and for being so kind!
Love all the decorations! The candlesticks are my fave! You have such an eye for beautiful things.
You go girl👊
Natalie your comments always make me smile! Thank you!
Kelly, This is the perfect outdoor fall space! ❤️🍂
Thank you Leigh!
What a great idea with the lights and lateens- I’ll be heading to Joann’s to get my deck and from porch ready for fall! I love lanterns.
Thank you Lindsay! I bet your porch and back deck will turn out amazing. Don’t forget your coupons!
Oh my goodness it looks amazing! Great job! Love it. So ready for fall! 🙂
Thank you Molly.. I am so ready for fall!
Oh Kelly! Love this. As a teacher, I dread the end of summer, but here you go and get me all inspired!
Hi Liz! Yes I do too…but this project has definitely helped lessen the rough transition!
Love this and always get design inspiration from your posts! I can’t wait to commune with you in that backyard sometime soon! 😘
Hi Katherine! Girl you are welcome anytime, thank you for your sweet comment!
So pretty and cozy, Kelly! Let me know when the cider is hot and I’m coming over.
Tracee I will let you know! Thank you for stopping by!
I love how it all came together, Kelly!
Thank you Jill! It’s such a cozy spot!
Ohh, SO SO cozy, Kelly!!! How beautiful!!! Please invite me over!! 😍
Thank you Laura and please come over ASAP!
Ohh, SO SO cozy, Kelly!!! How beautiful!!! Amazing job, friend!! 🙌🙌🙌
This is gorgeous! Love the ambience the lighting creates and the decor is lovely!
Thank you Jodi!THe lighting in the evenings has been quite magical!
I am on my way over now!! It looks so amazing Kelly! What a wonderful space to enjoy with family and friends!!!
Please come, we would have so much fun! Thank you!
Beautiful! Inspirational spaces. You have a gift!
Thank you Julie! You are so kind to stop by!
It’s all so beautiful!! So warm and cozy! I love JoAnn’s but sadly, the one near me closed! 🙁
Thank you Lisa! Oh no! The good news is they will ship!
Okay when can I come over?! This is absolutely stunning and so cozy! All the perfect fall touches!
Love those lights!
Thank you! They make the space so magical!
so pretty…i’ve been wanting to put string lights in my back yard for a while. I think i may just do it now that its gonna start cooling off.
Do it! String lights were the best thing I ever added to our yard!
Can I have your backyard!? No but seriously I love it! It looks like a dream!
Thank you Jackie! It turned out better than I even imagined!
It’s all so pretty, Kelly! Joann’s always has such a wonderful selection for fall!
Thank you Christina…they sure do!
The outdoor decor & lighting looks amazing, truly magical!!
Thank you so much!
Loved this so much! How absolutely beautiful!
Thank you Karan!
OMGosh I LOVE THOSE LANTERNS – the combination of wood and metal are gorgeous. And what a beautiful, inviting space you’ve created. Looks like a shopping stop to JoAnn’s is in my near future.
Tana you made my day! Thank you…JOANN’s has the best Fall decor! Wish you could come hang with me in this cozy spot!
How beautiful, cozy and inviting
Thank you so much Kim!
Love this post and all the fabulous ideas for lighting! I am inspired!!!!!
Thank you Jamie!
Beautiful decor ideas, Kelly! Love everything you did here!!
Thank you so much Karen!
This is so stunning!! Absolutely love the hanging pumpkins with candles.
Thank you Kayla! I love the hanging pumpkins too!
Really beautiful! Love all the lights…so dreamy. Pinning to Pinterest!
Carole you are so kind, thank you!
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