Project Guide

10 Sizzling Hot Outdoor Fire Pit Spaces

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Gas Fire Pit Ideas
High-back patio furniture next to a gas fire pit.

High-back outdoor dining chairs, side tables and a gas fire pit with a built-in table create the perfect spot to enjoy a light evening meal or post-dinner nightcap.


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Wood-Burning Fire Pit
Circular wood-burning metal fire pit beside outdoor furniture.

If you love the smell of smoke but prefer indoor living, place a cauldron-style fire pit on the patio. Cauldron-style fire pits burn wood slowly, so make sure there's plenty of comfortable seating for a long evening of relaxing.





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Modern Fire Pit
Modern rectangular stone fire pit on a patio.

Modernize your outdoor space with sleek metal furniture and a rectangular fire pit with the look of polished gray stone or marble. Up the drama by replacing traditional heat-resistant rocks with black lava or colorful glass chips. 

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Conversation Fire Pit
Built-in, stone fire pit and seating combination.

Enjoy the radiating warmth of a semi-enclosed outdoor conversation fire pit. Curved stone walls create both privacy and extra seating. Add lots of plump outdoor pillows and cushioned patio furniture for spacious comfort around the fire.

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Back-to-Nature Fire Pit
Ground fire pit surrounded by adirondack chairs.

Create a rustic look in your backyard with a ground level flagstone or brick-lined fire pit. Choose outdoor furniture in natural wood tones for a mountain cabin look. 


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Chimenea Fire Pit
Terracotta chimenea fire pit in the corner of a stone courtyard.

Warm up the corner of a stone-walled deck or patio with a chimenea-style fire pit. It provides a focal point without being the center of attention. Pick a rustic terracotta finish and pair it with flowering plants in complementary planters.  

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Upscale Campfire Pit
Round, metal wood-burning fire pit on a paver patio.

For a new twist on everyone's favorite gathering spot, start with a circular wood-burning fire pit in a bronze or cast iron finish. Pair it with a deep-cushioned sectional and tall greenery for a woodsy feel.


 

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Tabletop Fire Pit
Tabletop fire pit on a patio dining table.

Put outdoor dining in a new light with a tabletop fire pit. The dancing flames double as both outdoor lighting and a unique table centerpiece. Make the evening complete with food, drinks and good friends.  

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Zen Fire Pit
Round fire pit sitting on river pebbles.

A beautiful meditation and relaxation spot starts with a small portable fire pit centered on river rock pebbles or gravel. Zen out with lots of lush greenery and a bit of sparkle from silver candle holders.



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DIY Outdoor Fire Pit Ideas
Someone building a fire pit using pavers.

Turn an empty outdoor area into a statement piece by making your own small or large fire pit. See our DIY step-by-step guide for building one of the best fire pit design ideas using stackable stone blocks.

Tip: After you create your outdoor fire pit space, make sure to add great accessories such as campfire popcorn poppers, roasting skewers, a safety fire screen and a weather-resistant cover.