5 fantastic fire pits to warm up winter

Recreate the magical of Bonfire Night throughout winter with outdoor gatherings around a warm and glowing firepit…

Gathered with your nearest and dearest, warm and toasty around a blazing bonfire, the promise of a firework-filled sky ahead… the excitement on Bonfire Night never fails to delight! Keep the magic going well into the winter months with open-air get togethers around a fantastic firepit. This beautiful imagery is sure to inspire…

Rustic style

This rusted brazier, £80 from Cox & Cox (opens in new tab), takes centre stage and creates magic in this back garden, surrounded by comfortable outdoor seating and rustic wooden tables. Chunky knitted throws and cushions in warm, fiery shades compliment the rusted Cor-Ten steel finish and add extra cosiness, while portable glass lanterns create a pretty night-time glow.

fire pit outdoor sofa with cushions and wooden flooring

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Small and simple
Simple and compact fire pits are ideal for those with petite patios or tiny terraces. Cheap to run and easy to maintain, don’t be fooled by the size, it gives off bags of heat! Add ambience to an autumnal evening by throwing scented firelighters onto the open fire; pinecones, cinnamon sticks and fresh spruce create a wonderful aroma in the crisp night air.

compact fire pit at outdoor brown bag of charcoal

(Image credit: Cox & Cox)

Hole up

If you’re lucky enough to have a covered outdoor space, a hole-in-the-wall fire pit injects a snug ‘lived-in’ feel, making the space usable well into winter. While contemporary in design, a traditional country look is easily achievable; leave brickwork exposed and walls rough and unplastered for eye-pleasing rustic style.

grey wall room with fire place white chair cushion and dog

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Bowled over

A wide and shallow fire bowl makes an understated base for an artful pile of foraged kindling; a beautiful garden feature all year round, whether lit or not. A high stonewall makes for a stunning backdrop, not to mention it retains heat wonderfully – the perfect setting for a warm open-air lounge area, complete with weatherproof sofa and colourful cushions. Visit Terrace Gardener (opens in new tab) for similar, from £99.

stone wall grey sofa with designed cushion outdoor wide and shallow fire bowl and woods

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Garden retreat

Roast marshmallows under the stars over this authentic cast iron fire pit, reminiscent of a cute cottage picket fence. Set up camp at the bottom of your garden with a comfy tartan armchair comfortable firework watch spot just a stone’s throw away from your back door.

blue cottage sofa chair with muffler and cast iron fire pit

(Image credit: Terrace Gardener)

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Tara King