How to Style a Fire Pit
Time Required: Under 2 hours
To make sure you get the right fire pit, think about the size of your space, what fuel type you prefer, and how you plan to style the area. This guide will show how to style a fire pit three different ways in your backyard.
- Portable firepits come in a variety of sizes and styles.
- Asses the size of your outdoor living space and make sure that you have enough room to move around and seat your guests comfortably.
- Gather around table top fire pits with a set of outdoor chairs for a simple setup that encourages conversation and relaxation.
- Cauldron-style fire pits burn wood slowly and is shaped like a bowl, which is useful for radiating heat around your space.
- For smaller backyards, choose compact and portable options so you can re-arrange the patio space as needed.
- Chimineas are formed like a chimney, so the smoke is forced upward and away. They radiate heat and the design works great as a visual staple in your backyard. Arrange your patio furniture around them for a central place to stay warm on cool evenings.
- Larger fire pits made of brick or stone pavers take up more space in your backyard, but they offer more heat and can be the finishing touch to spacious outdoor designs. Add a loveseat, curved sofa or outdoor chaise lounge for spacious comfort around the fire.
- Hang string lights around the perimeter of your patio to add a soft glow that complements the flames.
- Tip: Read our guide on how to build a fire pit for a DIY installation option.
- Gas fire pits typically operate with propane or a dedicated gas line that connects to your home, so there’s less flexibility with the installation location. Make sure to place these on a hard surface like pavers and in an area away from the home free of vegetation.
- Most come equipped with a small platform around the top for placing things like snacks and beverages. Style this area with outdoor dining chairs and side tables for a functional spot to enjoy an small meal or post-dinner nightcap.