It's the perfect time of year to get your fire pit area ready. In this post I'll show you 53 gorgeous outdoor fire pit ideas for every style including modern, rustic, boho and traditional. I'll also show you the best fire pits in every type including propane, wood burning and natural gas. Plus, inspiration to design the perfect outdoor area to hang out with friends or family. Read to the end to see the item I found that will wow your guests!
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There are several different types of fire pits including; wood burning, natural gas and propane. Choosing the right type of fire pit is your first step to creating the perfect outdoor space for your needs.
So how do you decide which one is best for you? Let's look at some of the pros and cons of each.
Wood fire pits work best if you have a lot of open space in your yard and want that campfire, rustic feel.
Natural gas fire pits are a great option if you want to add a permanent fire pit to your backyard. These are a little more of an investment and require a gas line to be installed.
Propane fire pits work great on a deck or a patio and they come with a propane tank that you can fill up at the gas station when it runs out. The tank is usually hidden within the fire pit. These can easily be moved around your yard.
Check out all of these types of fire pits in a variety of styles to find the perfect one for your backyard.
One of my favorite patio ideas are these fire tables. You can place your food and drinks on them and use them for a fire when it gets a little chilly. Many of these convert to a full table when you don’t need a fire.
The ones I'll show you are propane so they are the perfect fire pits for decks or patios. These work great with sofas and chairs if you want to really extend your living space to the outdoors.
Check out some gorgeous backyards with fire pit tables below and then find out where you can get the best ones for your home.
PROPANE FIREPIT TABLE | WHERE TO FIND
This is the perfect spot to hang out and place your food and drinks while enjoying the beautiful fire. I love that they added art to the exterior of the house just as you would in your living room.
FIREPIT TABLE & SOFA SET | WHERE TO FIND
If done right your patio can feel like a second living room and really extend your living space.
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This is the perfect cozy spot to enjoy the fire and some drinks. If you add comfy furniture your fire pit area will be the place that you never want to leave.
Below check out my favorite finds for fire tables and outdoor living furniture and where to get them. Some of these completely convert to a table when you're not using them as a fire.
FIRE PIT TABLES & OUTDOOR LIVING FURNITURE | WHERE TO FIND
THREE | PROPANE BURNING FIRE TABLE
FOUR | SQUARE PROPANE FIRE TABLE
If you like the idea of taking on a little DIY project, then these next outdoor spots are for you. You can create a wood fire pit area with gravel surrounded by stones by purchasing a simple fire pit or even a kit to create one. Then add some outdoor lights for a little extra ambience.
Get inspired by these fire pit ideas below to create your own simple yet rustic space to enjoy with family and friends.
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This fire pit area can be created as a weekend project with gravel, stones, a fire ring and some bricks. Add Adirondack chairs to complete the look and you're ready for a fire!
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This fire pit is simple, but it gets the job done. It adds a nice rustic touch to this modern sitting area.
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Here's another simple fire pit idea. This is a fire ring with rocks placed around it. You could easily create your own fire pit with a fire ring, rocks and some firewood. The red Adirondack chairs add a nice pop of color.
Check out below the best wood fire pits and décor for your outdoor area.
WOOD BURNING FIREPITS AND DÉCOR | WHERE TO FIND
ONE | OUTDOOR STRING LIGHTS
TWO | BLACK ADIRONDACK CHAIR
THREE | ROUND WOOD BURNING FIREPIT
FOUR | OUTDOOR SMILE PILLOW
FIVE | SQUARE WOOD BURNING FIREPIT
SIX | GALVANIZED FIRE RING
These next stone fire pits can add rustic charm or can be the centerpiece of your traditional outdoor living area depending on how you accessorize them.
If you like the idea of a round stone fire feature check out some stunning ideas below and get inspired to incorporate the look into your outdoor space.
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This huge stone natural gas fire is the focal point for the entire outdoor living area. Since it's natural gas this is a permanent feature in their backyard.
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You don’t need a ton of space or furniture to create a cozy hangout spot perfect for two.
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If you're not afraid of a project this stone area would make the perfect setting for your outdoor fire pit.
Below check out where to get my favorite stone fire pits including a kit to create your own!
STONE OUTDOOR FIRE PITS AND ACCESSORIES | WHERE TO FIND
ONE | STONE FIRE PIT KIT
THREE | MONOGRAM PILLOW COVER
FOUR | STONE GAS FIRE PIT
FIVE | WHITE ADIRONDACK CHAIR
Next, I want to show you some of my favorite modern fire pits. Most of these are propane which work great in your yard or on your deck or patio.
The advantages of propane fires is there's no smoke and they're very easy to start the fire, it's usually just a switch. They have a propane tank either in the base of the fire pit or as a separate attachment.
Get inspired by some gorgeous outdoor areas centered around these modern propane fire pits. Then I'll show you where to get the best ones for your outdoor area.
When you're shopping for a modern fire pit you get to choose from the contemporary round pits and the sleek square and rectangular ones. First, I'll show you my favorite beautiful round fire pits.
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Modern pits look great with modern outdoor furniture. Use your fire pit area to accentuate your beautiful natural surroundings.
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This is a vacation spot lakeside but you could create the same atmosphere in your backyard with a gravel spot and some Adirondack chairs.
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This gorgeous modern outdoor fire pit creates a cozy atmosphere at this beach house with all the coastal vibes!
Next, I'll show you some of my favorite square and rectangular modern outdoor fire pits. I think these look amazing with outdoor sofas and sectionals.
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These homeowners created a breathtaking, poolside outdoor fire pit area.
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Consider the style of your home and plan your fire pit area to be a natural extension of your home.
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Once you choose your perfect fire pit layer in furniture and accessories to create a home like atmosphere for your outdoor space. Don't forget the outdoor rugs, pillows and blankets.
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The huge round rocks in this fire feature give a dramatic contrast to the modern edges on the fire pit itself.
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A small nook can be turned into a perfect gathering spot with the right fire pit and furnishings.
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A propane fire pit works great on a deck. Look closely on the left and you'll see the propane tank cover doubling as a side table.
Below are my favorite modern outdoor fire pits and accessories and where to find them.
MODERN FIREPITS | WHERE TO FIND
ONE | SET OF 2 OUTDOOR PILLOWS
FOUR | 3 PIECE MODERN BISTRO SET
FIVE | GAS OUTDOOR FIRE COLUMN
Now, that we’ve explored the different styles of fire pits let’s talk about designing the perfect area for it. Before you start your design think about how many people will be gathering and what’s the perfect spot in your yard or patio to create your happy place.
Check out some gorgeous inspiration below to create the ultimate fire pit hang out spot.
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You’ve probably seen a lot of fire pit areas with small rocks like gravel. But have you seen one with large rocks? This makes the fire pit area stand out even more.
The homeowner, Lucy created these stools for each kid with upturned plant pots with marble tile stuck on top.
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You don’t have to have a large space to create an epic fire pit retreat. Stacy, from New Jersey, carved out a corner of her backyard to create this mini oasis.
The natural stone fireplace meshes perfectly with the beautiful plant life in her yard. The lanterns and string lights only add to the coziness of the space.
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String lights are a great way to define your fire pit area and create a cozy atmosphere. Why stop there? You can also add lanterns to your space for even more ambience.
Here Melanie Jade layers in furniture, pillows, plants and accessories to create a warm vibe.
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Here’s the same back yard as above with different furniture and décor. You can see how just changing a few things up can give an entire new feel for the backyard. I love to change my outdoor décor every year even if it’s just new pillows.
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Here they took advantage of having a long outdoor patio by adding this huge cement bench. They added a cushion and tons of pillows to keep it cozy. This would definitely fit a ton of friends!
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If you want to take on a backyard project how about a sunken fire pit area? Here they added stairs on both sides and custom benches surrounding the fire pit. This would make an epic hang out spot!
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If you’re adding your firepit to your patio its all about the furniture. Choose huge comfy chairs that you are your guest can just sink into to create the spot that everyone wants to hang out in.
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You can create a cozy vibe like Tasha, from South Yorkshire, did here by creating your fire pit area under a pergola and layering in pillows, blankets, greenery and string lights.
If you’re inspired to create the perfect hang out spot around your fire pit then check out some of my favorite finds to do that below. I didn’t know there was something you could put on the fire to create colorful flames, did you? This would really wow your guests! It’s number six below.
FIRE PIT DÉCOR | WHERE TO FIND
THREE | HANGING HAMOCK WITH STAND
FOUR | ROASTING STICKS KIT
FIVE | HANGING SOLAR MASON JARS
SIX | CREATES COLORFUL FLAMES
SEVEN | ROUND CUSTOM FIRE PIT SIGN
Now I've shown you 53 amazing outdoor fire pit ideas. This post included everything from rustic simple fire rings to modern show-stopping fire features that extend your living space. I hope you got inspired to create the perfect outdoor spot for your friends and family. If you loved this post, you can click on the icons below to give it a share on your favorite social and be sure to save your favorite fire pit to one of your Pinterest boards!
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