13 Beautiful Fireplace Pits Concepts That’ll Make You Wish to Spend Each Second Outdoors

A good friend just lately advised me, “You’re by no means alone when there’s a hearth.” How true, I assumed. If you’re sitting round a hearth pit, watching the marigold flames dance, a heat takes over. Ideas come and go, as the fireplace retains you firm. And if in case you have the great thing about sharing this with somebody, even higher. 

This all accounts for why a hearth pit is an inspiring and enjoyable area to design. Doing so is sort of a break in a dam. When you create a comfy place outdoor to sip wine, toast marshmallows, and simply be—now that’s a mini flood. You’ll be there each evening. Your mates, too. The upsides to this straightforward area are myriad: outside respite, baked-in summer season leisure, and infinite firm (alone or with others). Plus, creating one might be surprisingly extra budget-friendly than chances are you’ll assume. 

Featured picture courtesy of Alexander Design.

Picture of Camille’s yard by Michelle Nash

13 Fireplace Pit Concepts to Encourage Your Subsequent Out of doors Cling

Listed below are 13 hearth pit concepts to spark inspiration, with design suggestions starting from excessive to low. I really like how inside designer Audrey Scheck approaches this area. “The objective is to make outside areas an extension of your house by making a symbiotic move that encourages everybody to get exterior.” 

#1: On the Heart

For his or her Austin house, Camille and Adam constructed a customized stone firepit that has grow to be the centerpiece of their yard space. “We wished a big space the place household and mates might collect to make s’mores and hang around, however we additionally wished a spot for open-fire cooking,” says Camille. Making the fireplace pit the point of interest ensures persons are at all times tucked in and relaxed.

#2: Effectively Shaded

It’s often greatest to gentle the fireplace as soon as daylight and temperatures dim. Nonetheless, a hearth pit is beautiful to hold round in the course of the day. Hold it cool and shady with giant standing patio umbrellas that provide a reprieve from the solar.

#3: Combine and Match

Assume of a hearth pit as an out of doors front room. Make consolation and magnificence paramount by incorporating seating that’s inviting. This will embody a mixture of sofas, chairs, cushions, or no matter association fits your area greatest. Even tree stumps replete with cushions could make for natural seating.

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#4: Plant It

Take note of the décor past the fireplace pit and seating. This space begs for different design moments, similar to small aspect tables and planters. Even a couple of outside lanterns peppered all through can supply a heat hue to enrich the fireplace.

#5: Open Minded

There’s at all times room for a hearth pit. You simply need to get artistic! Look to a vacant cement nook, grassy nook, or dust space as a possibility. The bottom and setting needn’t be excellent. Place the fireplace pit and seating and see how the area immediately transforms.

Picture by Jess Isaac, design by The Layered Home

#6: A Bountiful Bowl

If the point out of fireside pit concepts conjures photos of grand spreads and big backyards, right here’s a recent spin: a extra intimate area might be simply as excellent. In instances the place area is restricted, a round and smaller hearth bowl makes a super pit with a decrease profile.

#7: Triple Obligation

Much more than a peaceable gathering spot, a hearth pit makes for a wonderful impromptu place to barbecue and relaxation drinks and snacks. A singular grill cowl can flip one into an instantaneous outside grill, whereas a detachable cowl checks the field of an additional desk.

Picture by Kristen Kilpatrick

#8: Classic Treasures

In fact, any furnishings that stays across the hearth pit should face up to the weather, from wind to dust to sunshine. This makes for a wonderful case to weave in second-hand items, whether or not from a earlier indoor area or scoured on the flea market. Goal for pure wooden or stone furnishings that ages effectively in and outdoor.

#9: Colour Story

The hearth pits are typically impartial in coloration, making for a straightforward backdrop for some vivid colours. Experiment with incorporating seating in vibrant hues. A number of wooden Adirondacks would make an ideal canvas to color (and re-paint).

#10: Stylishly Stacked

Fireplace logs have a utilitarian magnificence when displayed neatly. Place additional wooden in a classy catchall close by so it’s inside arm’s attain to replenish the flames.

Picture by Teal Thomsen

#11: Sensible Sections

For Camille’s Zuma seashore home renovation, hearth pits reign. Her coastal house may have two—one smaller hearth bowl, and one bigger rectangular pit outfitted with a built-in sectional couch. The takeaway? Take into account two hearth pits for optimum outside “dwelling rooms,” and look to built-ins for a streamlined look.

Picture by Jess Isaac, design by The Layered Home

#12: Wrapped Up

Take a cue from Jaimee Longo of The Layered Home and preserve a couple of throw blankets tossed on the seating across the hearth pit. These make for impromptu cover-ups to maintain bugs and chills at bay.

#13: Diverse Edges

Very similar to a front room, a mixture of onerous and tender edges presents a pleasant aesthetic stability. Go for a round hearth pit or bowl to anchor a sq. or rectangular couch or sectional. And for a hearth pit with onerous edges, think about arranging the seating on the corners.