How to Build Outdoor Fire Pit Designs

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An outdoor fire pit can be a great addition to your backyard, patio or landscape. A fire pit can be a place to relax, roast some hotdogs or marshmallows and spend time with family members and friends. Once you have chosen a place to put your outdoor fire pit and installed it, it’s time to start thinking about outdoor fire pit designs to match the rest of your yard or patio around it. Read below for some wonderful outdoor fire pit ideas.

Outdoor Furniture

If you want to create a place that is comfortable and inviting, it is a good idea to add some outdoor furniture to the area around your fire pit. This will offer some seating for your family and guests and make the fire pit much more enjoyable.

Chairs –  Use chairs to create a circle around your fire pit. Position each one far enough away from the pit that your guest won’t be in danger of being burned or have to breathe in a lot of smoke. They should be close enough that guests can lean up or reach out to roast hot dogs and other foods over the fire. If you are concerned about the distance and personal preferences, choose chairs that are lightweight and portable.

Benches –  Benches can seat several people and look great when used to surround an outdoor fire pit. You can angle the benches different ways and even make different rows to seat more people. Choose benches that are sturdy and will not only look good, but will be able to support the weight of several people.

Chaises - If you want to relax around the fire pit and really enjoy some peace and quiet around your new landscaping piece, a couple of chaises may be a good addition to the area around your outdoor fire pit. You can take a nap under the stars or just rest and enjoy the heat from the fire.

Sofas - If you want a more classic setup for your fire pit, choose a sofa or sofa and loveseat combination to use with your fire pit. You can place these furniture pieces anywhere in the general area of the fire pit. Whether you want them close to the pit or just near enough that guest can see and feel the flame, a sofa will keep you and your guests comfortable.


You probably use your fire pit the most at night, and while a flame can provide some lighting, you will likely need more. You have a variety of options when it comes to lighting.

Solar Lights –  You can surround your fire pit with solar lights to keep it well lit and give it a nice ambiance. Solar lights are inexpensive and easy to install. Most just stick right into the ground with stakes. There are many different styles and finished available, so you can easily find something that fits your tastes.

Outdoor Chandeliers - Outdoor chandeliers will give the area around your outdoor fire pit and your entire landscape an elegant look. Outdoor chandeliers can be big or small and look great when hung from trees or patios.

Fairy Lights – Fairy lights or string lights can add some lighting and whimsy to your fire pit area. String them along tables or chairs and hang them in trees and bushes. You can choose electrical versions or solar versions.


You don’t want the area around your outdoor fire pit to seem boring, give it a fresh update with some beautiful flowers and plants. Add shrubs, flowers, trees and other types of greenery directly around the fire pit or your patio. This will give your guests something to look at and enjoy and may even create a sweet fragrance in the area.


It might be hot sitting around the fire. If you want to enjoy the area where you fire pit is located all day long, why not add some shade. Pergolas, umbrellas, and awnings. Shade will make the area around your fire pit cooler and protect it from leaves and debris.

Adding a fire pit to your home can be a way to make it more appealing. Once the fire pit has been built, you need to make the area around it just as inviting and enjoyable. If you design your landscape around your fire pit, you will have a great place to spend time with your family and entertain guests.

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