Are you looking for cozy fall fire pit decor ideas? Here are 17 easy tips and tricks to get you started on your next cozy outdoor gathering.


Celebrate Fall 2022

I’m excited to be joining 30 extremely talented home decor bloggers here today for the “Celebrate Fall 2022 Home Tours” hosted by my friend Leen over at Sand Dollar Lane.

If you are dropping by from visiting with Leslie over at Feet Under My Table, welcome! Aren’t Leslie’s front porch ideas so inspiring?


Our Cozy Outdoor Fire Pit in Maine

A couple of years ago, we built this stone fire pit at our home in Maine using rocks from around the property. You may read more in the post, How to Build a Simple and Classic Stone Fire Pit.

This photo is from a couple of years ago when the leaves were in peak season.

About 2 more weeks and we’ll be there!

How to Build a Simple and Classic Stone Fire Pit

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7 Fall Decor Fire Pit Ideas From My Backyard

Creating an outdoor cozy space around your fire pit in the fall can really be a very simple task.

This summer on the blog I talked about How to Fashionably Bring Your Dining Room Outside This Summer.

Now, we want to use some of the very same concepts in creating a cozy gathering space around our fall fire pits.

1. A Crate Full of Pumpkins or Gourds

I started with a visit to one of our local farm stands and filled up one of their colorful old boxes with 10 different colored pumpkins, mostly in the medium size range.

They let me keep the box and threw in an old vegetable crate, too. You never know how you may use these elements in your outdoor decor.

Scatter the pumpkins around your fire pit, easily creating all the vibes of fall.

2. Favorite Cozy Mugs

Add plenty of your favorite mugs around your fall fire pit area, whether it’s vintage glassware or an old thrifted lobster mug like this one. You can never have too many!

Having mugs that are unbreakable will make your gathering more comfortable, and probably you too, for that matter.

But I’m certainly guilty of bringing out my favorite vintage glassware, too…


Add this Spiked Mulled Apple Cider to your mug, created by my friend Megan over at Short Girl Tall Order.

Check out the Wood Pellet Outdoor Heater: Why Big Timber Stove post if you are looking for something to warm up around this winter!

Photo Courtesy of Short Girl Tall Order

3. Cozy Blankets

Add a cozy blanket to the chair for each person joining you around your fall fire pit. My favorite blankets for sitting around our fire pits are these blankets by Chappywrap, made right here in Maine.


And I love this cozy blue blanket, too, that I found on a visit to the HomeGoods store.

I always recommend using blankets that you can easily throw in the washing machine after your cozy fall fire pit gathering. As the blankets can collect grass stains, smoke fumes, drink and food spills, etc…

As much as I’d love to bring out one of my mother’s quilts to snuggle up in around the fire, it’s just not that practical.

17 Fall Decor Fire Pit Ideas for a Cozy Gathering

4. Duraflame Firestarters

In order to be cozy, things need to be simple and organized. We start all our backyard fire pits with duraflame’s firestart sticks.

Your fire will be roaring in less than 20 minutes with no fuss, allowing you to attend to your small gathering.

I love this Pinecone Fire Starters DIY too, shared by my friend Yvonne over at Stone Gable.

Photo Courtesy of Stone Gable

You may also enjoy these 24 Best Outrageous Scarecrows, It’s Fall in Vermont!

5. A Canvas Bag to Transport Your Goodies

I received this cute little canvas bag at a Bloggers Retreat at Stonewall Kitchen this past weekend.

This got me thinking that using a bag to carry your food goodies in and out of the house is a perfect way to keep your cozy fire pit gathering simple and clean.

17 Fall Decor Fire Pit Ideas for a Cozy Gathering

6. Your Favorite Pillows

Lombard pillows, colorful pillows, any pillows! Whatever makes you and your guests feel comfortable around your fall fire pit.

It’s cold here in Maine, so blankets and pillows are a definite must for cozy fall fire pit weather…

17 Fall Decor Fire Pit Ideas for a Cozy Gathering

You may also enjoy the post, 7 Ways to Add Autumn Spirit to Your Front Porch this Fall from our home in Vermont.

7. A Basket for Wood and Kindling

Old baskets, crates, buckets, etc., work well for all your extra fireside woods and kindling.

17 Fall Decor Fire Pit Ideas for a Cozy Gathering

You may also enjoy the Summer into Fall: Limelight Hydrangeas, An Old Crate & Fresh Blooms post.

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17 Fall Decor Fire Pit Ideas for a Cozy Gathering

You may also enjoy our fire pit at our place in Vermont. This will be the first year we will be using it, and I can’t wait to get it decorated for this fall! It’s completely different from the one we have here in Maine.

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10 Fall Decor Fire Pit Ideas for a Cozy Gathering

17 Fall Decor Fire Pit Ideas for a Cozy Gathering

Here is a round-up of 10 more of my favorite cozy fall fire pits from around the web.

  1. Fall at the Cabin | Golden Boys & Me
  2. 5 Ideas to Host a Fall Backyard Bonfire Party | Giggles Galore
  3. 8 Fall Decor Fire Pit Ideas for a Cozy Backyard Party | Bless’er House
  4. My Cozy Fall Backyard Reveal | Kelly Elko
  5. Cozy Fall Fire Pit | Love grows wild
  6. Cozy Fall Fire Pit Area on a Budget | The DIY Mommy
  7. How to Create a Cozy Fire Pit Area | Amy E. Peters
  8. DIY Fire Pit Idea You Can Make in a Day | Stacy Ling Blog
  9. Our New Fire Pit in the Woods | Deb and Danelle
  10. 15 Firepit Ideas for the Ultimate Backyard Hangout Space | Better Homes & Gardens

I’m so glad you dropped by, and if you are new to my blog, welcome! I hope you enjoyed your visit with us here today at our Home in Coastal Maine.

Be sure to also check out our Home in Vermont too, where we spend winters enjoying the coziness of home in the Green Mountains of Vermont.

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Next up on today’s “Celebrate Fall 2022 Home Tour” is my friend Libbie from A Life Unfolding. You won’t want to miss Libbie’s tips for Simple Ways to Add Fall Touches to Your Home.



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  1. You have the most beautiful outdoor fire pit area to hang out in any time of year but especially during the fall. Happy fall friend.

  2. Libbie Burling says:


    I adore all of these outdoor fire pit ideas, and I now know what I will be spending my weekend doing!! 🙂

  3. Ann – these ideas are great! We always look forward to fire-pit season. Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. Oh that looks so inviting, warm and cozy, that’s perfect for cooler days. I love being outside, thanks.

    1. I’m glad you enjoyed it Marlene. Thanks so much for stopping by today!

  5. Wonderful tips! I love your property, both of them actually! The views are just stunning. That fire pit looks so cozy I bet you spend a lot of time there.

  6. Well that is just the coziest post! The blanket and chairs surrounding the pit with the leaves changing in the background? How charming. It looks like a fall getaway brochure! When can I book my stay? 😉

    1. Lol, thanks so much Kim. I’m so glad you enjoyed your visit!

  7. What a fun firepit area you have! I’m planning on updating mine this year, too and you gave me some great ideas my friend! Great tips and I love those pinecone firestarters! Thanks for sharing!

    1. I’m so glad Melanie, thanks so much for stopping by!

  8. Leslie Watkins says:

    Oh, how I’d love to join you at that fire pit. They are simply the best places to be in the fall. I’m in love with the coziness and those pine cone starters! Happy to share my day with you today!

  9. Ann, I’m so jealous. We had a fire pit at our previous home and I do miss it on a chilly fall night bundled in a blanket. You’ve done a great job of whipping the fire pit for maximum comfort and ambiance. What fun!

    1. Thank you, Carol, I’m so glad you like it. I’m really looking forward to our Vermont one though, wink wink…

  10. Your fire pit is the ultimate Fall gathering spot! What a beautiful view! You shared some great tips for making it extra cozy!

  11. Ann your firepit area is the picture postcard of autumn! In Texas we only get to see fall beauty like this on tv and in magazines – it’s simply stunning. We can use those great tips for sitting around the fall firepit though!

  12. What a gorgeous view you have with the surrounding trees and hills. I’m so ready to get cozy around our fire pit and you’ve given me lots of ideas to work on, including comfy Adirondack chairs! Happy fall Ann!

  13. Ann, your firepit area looks so cozy!
    I love all your tips, especially the canvas bag (which is so cute with the anchor). I wouldn’t have thought of that!

    Thanks for being part of this tour!