Most of us can’t wait to be outside, especially after a lengthy cold weather season. In fact, we get an early start by decorating our outdoor space as soon as we get a semi-warm day. We don’t wait to see if the groundhog sees his shadow or not. We’re putting those outdoor fire pit ideas into place before spring officially begins.
Don’t worry if you don’t have a lot of money to spend on a fire pit. Later, we will show you how to make one and keep your savings where they belong. Although upscale fire pits are beautiful, DIY pits have a way of becoming a favorite centerpiece in your backyard or deck.
Being around a fire sparks up many memories and conversations with our ancestors. Learn what a warm and inviting fire pit can bring to your backyard or outdoor space. Check out these backyard fire pit ideas.
1 Create rooms in your backyard area
If you have a large backyard, you can arrange your outdoor furniture so that you have different rooms. Separating outdoor spaces such as the outdoor seating area from the dining room gives your outdoor area a look that’s stylish, well-organized, and sophisticated. When you add a fire pit, it just does something wonderful to the spaces.
Some people like outdoor rugs. It gives a room a whole new dimension. If you fancy outdoor carpet, simply roll out the rug of your choice and place it under the legs of the outdoor dining table. This placement will add a layer of complexity to the eating area.
2 Fire pits encourage quality time outdoors
You can do so much with a backyard fire pit. They are more than pretty faces. Families can focus on each other rather than social media while enjoying time spent around the fire pit. The backyard is where real people camp out or merely hang out and play board games or card games.
3 Outdoor cooking
Another one of the benefits of having a portable fire pit is being able to roast marshmallows, make s’mores, or plump hot dogs. You can cook and eat without having to leave your seat. An outdoor conversation set or sectional seating is perfect for this family activity.
4 Outdoor fire pit ideas
What do you do if you don’t have a fire pit or you want to spruce up your backyard with one? Well, here’s a short list of DIY options for the outdoor project.
4.1 Keep it budget-friendly
Fire pit designs don’t have to be fancy to be functional and beautiful. We suggest using a decorative fire ring, rumble stone, or cinder blocks. If your house was constructed out of stone or masonry, consider complementing your home’s aesthetic. Its beauty not only reflects the seating area but impacts the value of the home.
4.2 Cinder block fire pit
If you’re just getting started with DIY projects, cinder block fire pits are easy-to-assemble. You can design and build your fire pit using some stacking techniques in no time.
4.3 Metal drum fire pit
The metal drum is perhaps the easiest fire pit to build out of all the DIY fire pit ideas. You can set it up in just a few minutes. It may be surprising but the drum can turn out to be an outdoor fire pit decoration and not just a fire pit. If you are just beginning your handyman or handy woman journey, this could be the perfect task for you!
4.4 Make it portable
Decorating around your patio conversation set may mean adding a few accessories from time to time. Depending on the commitment, setting, and season, a portable fire pit may be the answer to a short-term goal.
4.5 Setup dining nearby
If you are going to use the fire pit area as a central place for gatherings and entertaining friends and family, make sure there is an outdoor dining table close by. Because not everyone can mingle around the fire pit at the same time, you may want to have more than one kind of fire pit. It makes socializing and staying warm easier.
4.6 Get creative with fire pit furniture
Adirondack chairs are always an affordable option to other styles, but you could get creative with seating. Upcycle items already in your home or garage or turn tree stumps into outdoor furniture like chairs or tables.