The Home Of Great Ideas For More Than 100 Years
Thank you for signing up to . You will receive a verification email shortly.
There was a problem. Please refresh the page and try again.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Outback Meteor 4-Burner Hybrid Gas & Charcoal BBQ review
We tested the Outback Meteor 4-Burner Hybrid Gas & Charcoal BBQ to see if it delivered on practicality and style
By Rebecca Knight
Boho nursery ideas to bring natural, earthy vibes to your little one's space
Create a bohemian vibe and make your baby's first room the ultimate cosy haven
By Katie Sims
Best coffee machine 2022: reviewed by coffee-lovers
We tried the 10 best coffee machines in 2022 to bring you our favourites for pod coffee, espresso and filter-style brews
By Millie Fender