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Stunning & Inspiring Outdoor Fire Pit Areas

These are the most stunning outdoor fire pit areas that you will find and for sure will inspire your own outdoor project!

It’s hard to say which outdoor project I am most excited about this year.

As I mentioned when I shared all the “before” pics of our yard and exterior; I’ve been waiting and saving and planning the changes to our outdoors since we bought our house by the lake {six years ago this month}.

I’m definitely thrilled and excited about the new exterior siding; the new deck surface was necessary since our old one was leaking but I’m pumped about the new glass railings that will come with it.

But I think that the addition I’m most excited about is the new fire pit area that we are incorporating in the triangular area created by the new sidewalks. (see the before pics here)

Fire pits are one of those things that catch my imagination; every image I see online of a gorgeous fire pit area has me dreaming of warm summer evenings. Images of pink sunsets; string lights on poles; hot flames flicking at marshmallows; and the scent of s’mores floating along on the warm breeze. We’ll leave off the part where kids are chasing each other around the yard with flaming marshmallows on spear-like roasting sticks…

Instead; let’s keep the beautiful image alive and enjoy these stunning inspiration pictures that I found when searching for ideas to help us create a beautiful fire pit area in our own yard oasis…

Four pictures of outdoor fire pits with chairs around it and fires all lit.

I’m swooning over this sweet and simple little fire pit area via Flagg Coastal Homes – partly because that house exterior is gaga gorgeous! But also because I love the simple shape of the stylish fire bowl {and the fun and comfy looking seating!).

A blue and White House with a fire pit on the deck and green and white cushioned chairs are around it.

This fire pit area via BHG feels tropical but cozy, tucked into the back corner of the yard. Outdoor string lights for the win; I definitely want to incorporate some of these!

A small corner of a yard with a fire pit and chairs around it, plus a large tree beside the area.

This fire pit area via Sunset feels romantic and cozy (if you can call sitting on rocks, cozy?!). I can only image what kind of vista you are looking out at from here; and I’m wondering if that’s a rustic hot tub in a barrel tucked up behind it? I also love the pretty and natural landscaping around it with a mix of rocks, gravel, grasses, and creeping plants.

A small fire pit area on the ground with rocks around it.

This fire pit area via CC Architect is super convenient; right off the back doors -or could that be the front of the house? Either way, it looks like a fun place for friends and neighbours to gather! I like how one side has built in bench style seating…

A White House, with white sectional outdoor sofa around the fire pit.

Of course, this lakeside fire pit are via Country Living is pretty much dream-worthy, based on location alone, and the unique bench made out of stone and the giant stone patio are definitely gorgeous. I think I like the combination of bench and chair seating…

A lakeside fire pit with red chairs.

If you don’t have a big area for a fire pit, you could always incoporate a showstopping fire table! (look at the dining table!) Isn’t this outdoor space via Maison De Pax stunning? You should definitely pop over and check out the rest of her space!

A picnic table with a fire pit on it.....on a patio.

This fire pit nook via BHG feels so inviting! I just want to head over and hunker down on that cozy outdoor sectional. This makes me rethink my outdoor fire pit seating preferences… and the built-in double layered fire pit is a pretty amazing feature, too.

A oczy nook in a backyard with stepping stones to the fire pit.

A perfect fire pit for two. Or maybe four. This look nook via BHG shows that you don’t have to have an enormous area devoted to a fire pit to create a lovely cozy zone for evening fires.

A found fire pit beside a bbq on a porch.

Once again, I’m loving the shape and simplicity of this outdoor fire bowl in this fire pit area via My Domaine; and the mediterranean feeling background is calm and simple and lovely. My youngest would be cuckoo over that fountain. The seating looks super comfy as well, with the big cushions; and of course, the pool in the background doesn’t hurt.

An in ground pool with a freestanding concrete fire pit beside it and chairs around it.

This wide open fire pit area via Style Me Pretty has a gorgeous backdrop as well, with the fields and trees behind it. Not everyone can recreate that look; but I do love the combination of the gravel with the big, chunky rocks to define the actual fire area. Plus, adirondack chairs are always a favourite…

A large grassy field with a circle of rocks in the middle of it and fire pit on the rocks with white chairs surrounding the fire pit.

I’m totally swooning over this stunning outdoor fire pit area via Brooklyn Limestone – it’s got to be all that pole lighting. But I also love the seating, and stone patio, and the bar cart. This whole zone just spells out F-U-N, am I right?!?

An outdoor round flat to the ground rock work patio with chairs around the fire pit and a string of light above it.

This visually appealing outdoor fire pit area and complete back yard makeover via Simple Stylings shows that you don’t need a huge area to incorporate a fire pit and bowl and entertaining zone and garden all in one! The makeover of this space is amazing; and it proves that even a tiny, city yard can incorporate all the elements you need for a beautiful outdoor space.

An aerial view of a backyard porch with a fence around the yard and lights on the fence and a round lit fire pit.

This sweet little fire pit zone is located just off a tiny backyard studio that added tons of function and space for this family – all done on a tiny budget. Visit Dwell for all the details!

A fire pit made out of a steel drum outside on the rock work behind a house.

I know, right?! Jaw-dropping?? I guess the lakes not bad, either. Via House Beautiful

A lake with a boat dock and a fire pit on the lawn with red chairs.

I love this beautiful backyard fire pit and entertaining area created by Jen via City Farmhouse – the entire backyard makeover is definitely worth the tour; and this cozy little zone is making me think, once again, about what kind of seating we should incorporate in ours…

A large green hedge with a sectional couch and a fire pit.

DIY and on budget,  over at Daisy Mae Belle they created a beautiful homespun backyard oasis and lovely outdoor fire pit area with simple details and tricks…

A path in a backyard leading to a fire pit with trees around it and lights on the trees.

Want to find some more inspiration? Keep up with new ideas?

I’m still pinning to my board Outdoor Series: Fire Pits.

If you are hoping to get this look in your yard, I’ve gathered some great options for you!

 I can’t wait to start working on ours and share it with y’all!

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  1. This is an awesome inspiration for those putting in fire pits. Nice work. Do you guys think a square firepit or round firepit is better? Just curious because I put in a round one and we have loved it, but a friend has a square one and that is cool too in order to create space for everyone. Not sure what is better. The one thing that I also recommend is making sure you invest in caps (the item that you can put your feet up on or a drink on) that does not get too hot. Even home depot has some pretty good and cheap options. Great article – THANKS!

  2. Hi Happy Housie! I noted your comment that you were getting “glass railings” for your deck. We have glass railings on both our two story decks and there are two things to beware of: 1. Birds get trapped on the deck because the installer didn’t leave enough space at the bottom for them to escape and there isn’t enough “take off” space for them to fly over. We’ve found several dead or injured birds, including a pair of robins, caught in this death trap. 2. Again, because of the lack of space at the bottom, debris and deck wash cannot be swept under the railings, but splash up against the glass requiring cleaning often in the summer. Just a cautionary note from a Happy Housie follower.

    1. Hello Marijo! Great to know! I hadn’t thought of that… I think we will have enough room below the glass for birds?? Hopefully?? It looks like a gap of 4-6 inches. Eek! Hope it works out…

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