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60 Gorgeous Fire Pit Ideas and DIYs

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Photo: Mark Pinkerton, vi360. From: Casa Smith Designs, LLC.

Fire Pits: A Backyard Entertaining Essential

Fire pits create the perfect gathering spot for family and friends, where conversation flows freely and relaxation is always on the menu. The trick to designing a fire pit is to make it blend seamlessly into its surroundings while also reflecting your personal flair. This backyard escape pairs a teak swing and bench with a metal fire pit that’s perfect for a blazing fire or roasting marshmallows. Deep navy cushions bring comfort to the space, and an Old World-inspired fountain plays a trickling tune that enhances the ambiance.

Whether you’re ready to craft your own fire pit-focused outdoor retreat or just starting to noodle ideas, get ready to be inspired. Our showcase of 60 fire pits is guaranteed to spark your creativity.

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Photo: Holly Lepere. From: Kiesel Design.

Metal Fire Bowl in the Desert

A Southern California backyard brings the heat with a simple yet sleek metal fire ring. Woven fabric and wood chairs provide a refined look that complements the well-manicured desert environs. Lush, drought-proof plantings punctuated with native boulders add beauty to the scene.

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Photo: Tomas Espinoza. From: Tiffany Brooks.

Smokeless Fire Pit

When the sun goes down, this unique fire pit allows you to start a fire quickly. A double wall design creates a burst of hot air over the fire, reducing the smoke without the use of batteries or fans. Powered by logs, this next-generation fire pit offers all the benefits of a wood-burning fire, without the campfire smell sticking to your clothes.


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Photo: Marion Brenner. From: Shades of Green Landscape Architecture.

Statement Piece Fire Pit

This sleek Sonoma pool deck is all about horizontal lines and right angles until those alternating rows of ground cover and concrete pavers give way to a single, circular slab and a curvaceous concrete fire bowl. That thoughtful hardscaping lets the fire feature take center stage with ease.

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