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13 Fire Pit Ideas to Make the Most of Summer Gatherings

13 Fire Pit Ideas to Make the Most of Summer Gatherings

A buddy just lately informed me, “You’re by no means alone when there’s a fireplace.” How true, I assumed. When you’re sitting round a fireplace pit, watching the marigold flames dance, a heat takes over. Thoughts come and go, as the hearth retains you firm. And you probably have the magnificence of sharing this with somebody, even higher. 

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

Featured picture courtesy of Alexander Design.

Image of Camille’s yard by Michelle Nash

13 Fire Pit Ideas to Inspire Your Next Outdoor Hang

Here are 13 hearth pit concepts to spark inspiration, with design ideas starting from excessive to low. I really like how inside designer Audrey Scheck approaches this house. “The objective is to make outside areas an extension of your private home by making a symbiotic movement that encourages everybody to get outdoors.” 

#1: At the Center

For their Austin residence, Camille and Adam constructed a customized stone firepit that has turn into the centerpiece of their yard space. “We needed a big space the place household and associates might collect to make s’mores and hang around, however we additionally needed a spot for open-fire cooking,” says Camille. Making the hearth pit the focus ensures individuals are all the time tucked in and relaxed.

#2: Well Shaded

It’s normally greatest to gentle the hearth as soon as daylight and temperatures dim. Still, a fireplace pit is gorgeous to hold round throughout the day. Keep it cool and shady with giant standing patio umbrellas that supply a reprieve from the solar.

#3: Mix and Match

Think of a fireplace pit as an out of doors front room. Make consolation and elegance paramount by incorporating seating that’s inviting. This can embrace a mixture of sofas, chairs, cushions, or no matter association fits your house greatest. Even tree stumps replete with cushions could make for natural seating.

Image courtesy of Alexander Design

#4: Plant It

Pay consideration to the décor past the hearth pit and seating. This space begs for different design moments, equivalent to small facet tables and planters. Even just a few outside lanterns peppered all through can supply a heat hue to complement the hearth.

#5: Open Minded

There’s all the time room for a fireplace pit. You simply have to get inventive! Look to a vacant cement nook, grassy nook, or dust space as a chance. The floor and setting needn’t be excellent. Place the hearth pit and seating and see how the house immediately transforms.

Image by Jess Isaac, design by The Layered House

#6: A Bountiful Bowl

If the point out of hearth pit concepts conjures pictures of grand spreads and large backyards, right here’s a contemporary spin: a extra intimate house might be simply as excellent. In circumstances the place house is proscribed, a round and smaller hearth bowl makes a perfect pit with a decrease profile.

#7: Triple Duty

Even greater than a peaceable gathering spot, a fireplace pit makes for a wonderful impromptu place to barbecue and relaxation drinks and snacks. A novel grill cowl can flip one into an on the spot outside grill, whereas a detachable cowl checks the field of an additional desk.

Image by (*13*)Kristen Kilpatrick

#8: Vintage Treasures

Of course, any furnishings that stays round the hearth pit can have to stand up to the components, 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 house or scoured at the flea market. Aim for pure wooden or stone furnishings that ages properly in and outdoor.

#9: Color Story

The hearth pits have a tendency to be impartial in coloration, making for a straightforward backdrop for some shiny colours. Experiment with incorporating seating in vibrant hues. Several wooden Adirondacks would make an ideal canvas to paint (and re-paint).

#10: Stylishly Stacked

Fire 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.

Image by Teal Thomsen

#11: Smart Sections

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

Image by Jess Isaac, design by The Layered House

#12: Wrapped Up

Take a cue from Jaimee Longo of The Layered House and hold just a few throw blankets tossed on the seating round the hearth pit. These make for impromptu cover-ups to hold bugs and chills at bay.

#13: Varied Edges

Much like a front room, a mixture of arduous and gentle edges provides a pleasant aesthetic stability. Go for a round hearth pit or bowl to anchor a sq. or rectangular couch or sectional. And for a fireplace pit with arduous edges, think about arranging the seating on the corners.

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