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4 Fire Pit Design Ideas

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Looking for a place to gather with your friends and family this summer? Create a beautiful, cozy outdoor fire pit area and invite everyone over to warm up when the nights start to cool off. With comfortable lounge furniture and outdoor accessories, along with these fire pit design ideas from Pottery Barn, you can transform your outdoor space into one your favorite spots at home.

Create Comfort

Create a snug circle around your fire pit with outdoor sectionals that turn your space into an open-air family room. Sectionals with three or six pieces are easy configure around the area, depending on how much space you have available. Water- and rust-resistant sofas, chairs and oversized ottomans add even more seating options. Outdoor single and double chaises with wheels can also help you scoot closer to the warmth of the fire pit.
To invite even more relaxation into the space, you can layer your furniture with colorful accent pillows. Provide soft blankets and throws to keep everyone warm, and the conversation will last until the final ember is out.

Focus on Function

Your outdoor decor and furniture should look good and function well. Outdoor side accent tables in everything from all-weather wicker to metal, concrete, wood and ceramic help you create the look you love. All-weather options are especially great if your patio is open-air because they stand up well to the elements. You can add even more surface space for drinks and food with decorative outdoor trays that provide stability on sectional cushions.

Glow Up

Even while keeping the fire pit the focal point, you can create more ambience by adding simple lighting. Consider placing candlelit lanterns around your fire pit area, or add decorative LED starburst lamps to your tabletops for extra sparkle and brightness. Think about hanging up decorative string lights to help define the perimeter of your fire pit area. For example, natural-looking orb string lights blend in with the trees in your yard while adding the slightest magical twinkle above your fire pit.

Go Green

Create a simple garden as part of your fire pit vignette by grouping outdoor planters together. A group of small, live topiaries in geometric shapes add an unexpected touch to your outdoor decor, but faux succulents require no maintenance. If you prefer to go plant-free, tuck a string or two of battery-operated LED string lights into galvanized metal planters as another way to bring a subtle shine to your space. For fire pit safety, place a watering hose nearby, neatly curled up in a decorative planter or urn.