21 Most Amazing Outdoor Fire Pit Design Ideas You’ll Love


Everyone loves gathering around a warm fire with friends and family – take your outdoor entertainment to the next level with a beautiful and unique fire pit. From modern and sophisticated concrete to rustic and classic stone, these incredible outdoor fire pit design ideas will get you inspired to create your own backyard oasis.

Whether you’re looking for a sleek and modern design or a traditional stone construction, we have gathered together a collection of ideas that will help you find the perfect fire pit to fit your outdoor space. There are plenty of creative ideas to help bring some warmth and ambiance to your backyard.

A backyard fire pit is a simple and budget-friendly idea for creating the perfect outdoor gathering spot. Whether you’re looking for an elegant outdoor area for entertaining or a cozy spot for family and friends, these amazing outdoor fire pit design ideas have something for everyone.

Tell Us: Which one of these outdoor fire pit ideas do you find most inspiring? Let us know in the Comments below!


1. Classic Concrete Fire Pit. The one-of-a-kind concrete and metal fire pit vessel was sourced from Ernsdorf Design. The outdoor furnishings were sourced from Sunnyland Patio Furniture. (via Southwest Fence & Deck)


2. A Corner Gathering Spot. This cozy fire pit area features Clumping Bamboo (these Bamboo canes will get to 20 -30 feet) along with 3/4″ Coral Pebbles. Framing the space is a concrete seat wall covered in smooth trowel Stucco and painted. On the fence is a “Cabot” stain. The pergola was custom designed for this backyard space, using 4x4s on the top (the space between the rails is 16″ on center). The bracket that secures the post at the top of the pergola is called a Post Saddle. To secure the posts to the ground, an 18″ long (6″ x 6″) iron sleeve was fabricated and set in concrete. The posts were then inserted and bolted. The pergola is painted in Benjamin Moore’s “Taupe”. (via Carl Balton + Associates)


3. Natural Fire Pit. The stones featured as seating are antique barn stones. Gravel surrounds the natural stone fire pit and beautiful landscaping with a lake view. (via GreenScapes Landscape Architects)


4. Earth, Water & Fire. Native grasses surround and define this relaxing backyard space. The fire bowl and water feature are by Wells Concrete Works, while the Radial bench is by TM Lewis Construction. (via Gardens by Gabriel)


5. An Entertaining Garden. A gas fire pit is surrounded by a backyard garden oasis. The fire pit area was created with floating hardwood seating, composite decking, a living wall, and a water feature. The lighting scheme was created to extend the hours that the garden can be enjoyed while bringing a magical feel in the evening hours. (via Simon Orchard Garden Design)


6. A DIY Fire Pit. Create a DIY fire pit in your backyard to gather with family and friends. This stacked stone fire pit was created using 4-5 bags of concrete, 5-6 bags of mortar, 10 pieces of rebar (roughly 24 inches long), Sandy Creek flagstone and steppers (1,600 pounds), and fire brick (50 bricks). Dimensions: 5 feet wide and 18 inches tall. (via @creatingmybackyardsanctuary)


7. Luxuriate In A Sunken Space. The dimensions of the sunken area of where the fire pit is, 12’x12′. The seat base is made of Insitu concrete and then clad with cor-ten steel and timber. The ground cover is Tuscan pebbles 20mm. The trees around the fence are Olea europaea ‘Tolley’s Upright’. (via Bayon Gardens)


8. Natural Fire Pit Setting. A backyard of a home in Santa Barbara, California features this gravel area with a naturalistic fire pit, roses, and fruit trees. The shrubs and plantings around this fire pit give it a secluded feel. (via Donna Lynn Landscape Designer)


9. Contemporary Outdoor Oasis. This welcoming backyard space of a home in Atlanta features a decorative concrete patio with a custom concrete fire pit and a floating bench composed of Ipe. The lush landscaping and cedar privacy fence create a peaceful setting for urban living. (via Boyce Design and Contracting)


10. Round Fire Pit. A natural stone fire pit provides warmth and ambiance to this backyard space of a home in Los Angeles, California. The comfortable outdoor chairs are teak and were custom-made in Bali, Indonesia. The stone used for the patio is Desert Oak Sandstone. (via Mark Tessier Landscape Architecture)


11. The Square Fire Pit. A tranquil forest backdrop sets the tone for this backyard fire pit, creating an intimate gathering spot. The stacked stone fire pit is surrounded by outdoor wicker furnishings. (via Alderwood Landscape Architecture)


12. Fire Pit Wall. A low stone wall is curved around the fire pit. Pavers lead to a custom wood decking and gazebo, for the ultimate in outdoor dining and lounging. This backyard paradise also has a wood-fired pizza oven. (via Paradise Restored Landscaping)



13. Brick Patio with Fire Pit. Stones form the base of this simple wood-burning fire pit. The small and cozy patio was created using salvaged bricks that we sourced on the property of a home in Utah. The varying hues and textures of the brick further enhance this simple design. The key to creating a successful brick or paver patio is a properly prepared sub-base. (via Kingbird Design)


14. An Inviting Backyard. Gather around the warmth of this magnificent fire pit. Expertly crafted with an in-house brick veneer, fire brick lining, a custom log grate, and a gas starter. It’s finished with a stunning four-piece thermal bluestone coping. To top it off, the sloping grade was carefully excavated and retained with curved bluestone steps and snap-cut limestone. Perfect for homeowners looking to add that cozy ambiance to their evening gatherings. (via Hursthouse Landscape Architects)


15. Patio And Fire Pit Garden. This backyard oasis offers simplicity and lots of natural beauty. A low rock wall defines this outdoor gathering space, along with the pea gravel under the Adirondack chairs. (via Susan Els Garden & Landscape Design)


16. The Grotto Garden. This metal fire pit is surrounded by a garden nook consisting of a curved rock wall and vibrant flowers. The pavers with grass in between create a natural aesthetic and a defined patio space. (via Pennsylvania Landscape & Nursery Association)


17. A Traditional Brick Fire Pit. This backyard fire pit of a home in Denver, Colorado is clad in brick. A waterfall in the background provides a relaxing environment. (via Landscape Connection)


18. Create A Cozy Gathering Area. Random boulders create a soft border around this fire pit area. Bluestone pavers define the space and lead to a pergola. (via Rolling Landscapes Inc.)


19. A Magical Summer Evening. The romantic ambiance of the lighting from the firepit and candles provides a cozy and relaxed atmosphere on this patio terrace. Enjoy views of the English countryside from the comfort of soft furnishings. (via Susie Watson Designs)


20. Natural Fire Havan. “Havan” is a sacred Hindu ritual in which offerings are made to the fire. Half walls go in both directions: one for THE fire pit and one for the flower bed. (via Bayon Gardens)


21. Surrounded By Nature. This backyard garden oasis features a round stone fire pit as the focal point. A grouping of outdoor furnishings provides a comfortable spot for gathering with family and friends. (via InnerSpace Electronics)

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Porter W.
11 months ago

The diverse range of fire pit styles, from classic concrete to natural stone, provides ample inspiration for creating a stunning backyard oasis. One tip I would suggest is considering the surrounding landscape and incorporating elements like seating walls, landscaping, or water features to enhance the overall ambiance. Additionally, ensuring proper safety measures and fire pit maintenance is crucial for enjoying these cozy gathering spots.

1 year ago

Great series.