We all love to stand around and watch the flames on Bonfire Night, but this needn’t be restricted to just one night. Keep the magic going with these winter warmth ideas for outdoor gatherings around a glowing firepit or chimenea. With a wide range of options available, you can stay warm in the garden, long into the evening.
Let the warming fire take centre stage at your next outdoor gathering with an impressive oxidised firepit. Many, like the Fasa (pictured below), come with a handy, built-in log store – perfect for storing your fuel when not in use and makes refuelling no effort at all. Constructed from a durable mix of cast iron and steel, this oxidised firepit is fuss and maintenance free. When left outside, the organic, naturally rusted finish continues to mellow and this enhances its character and appeal.
Complete the look with a rustic wooden table and chairs. Chunky knitted throws, and cushions in warm shades will add extra cosiness, while portable lanterns will create a pretty night-time glow.
Small and simple
Simple and compact chimeneas and firepits are ideal for those with smaller patios or tiny terraces. Cheap to run and easy to maintain, they give off bags of heat! Simply place chairs around the heat source and enjoy the open fire.
Firepits are great for cooking on too – you can hang a cooking pot or cauldron over the flames on a tripod or trivet.
Add ambience to an autumnal/winter evening by throwing scented firelighters onto the open fire; pinecones, cinnamon sticks and fresh spruce create a wonderful aroma in the crisp night air too.
Easy, smoke-free time
If the smokey atmosphere of a roaring wood-fire doesn’t appeal to you, then a clean, gas burning option could be for you. Gas firepits are modern and clean, and are usually topped with a suitable decorative aggregate with the flames appearing through. They work well in modern formal gardens and where there is not a good regular supply of cut wood.
BALL OF A TIME
If you’re looking for that ‘wow’ factor, look no further than these huge, majestic fire globes, constructed from 6mm thick oxidised steel with a sturdy cast iron stand. Casting incredible shadows and silhouettes in your outdoor space, the magnificent fire globe will keep you and your guests satisfyingly warm from the day into the night.
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