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15 Gorgeous Fire Pit Decorating Ideas

I am flippin’ GIDDY right now over our next big project (and very last one of the year)! If you follow me on my Instagram Stories, did you guess what it will be?

Our backyard is getting a fire pit in a few weeks! And as usual, we’re doing all of the work ourselves (except for some heavy equipment coming to finish grading the yard after we ripped out all of the overgrown shrubs and trees).

This is what it looked like when we first moved in.

overgrown backyard before

It’s been a long, slow process back here, but that’s okay.

DIY is neither quick nor easy, but it pays off in money-savings and pride creating something with your own two hands.

backyard grading progress

I can’t wait to share more of our plans for this project, but for now I’ve rounded up a bunch of my absolute favorite fire pit ideas that are all absolutely gorgeous (along with a temporary option we’ve done in the past if you can’t commit to the permanent one we’re planning).

15 Gorgeous Fire Pit Ideas for Decorating

1. Stencil the Patio

dreamy fire pit with string lights, wood screen, and limewashed brick

(Source: Kindred Vintage)

2. Build a Slat Wall

fire pit with sectional and wood screen

(Source: City Farmhouse)

3. Go Propane Powered on a Porch

back porch fire pit with lanterns and string lights

(Source: Me!)

4. Choose a Location With a Great View

fire pit by the lake

(Source: Lily Pad Cottage)

5. Place a Fire Pit Poolside

backyard fire pit with pea gravel

(Source: My Domaine)

6. Plant Flowering Trees

back patio fire pit with curved sectionals

(Source: Room for Tuesday)

7. Choose Stone Pavers

backyard fire pit with adirondack chairs

(Source: Chris Loves Julia)

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8. Hang String Lights

fire pit with string lights in trees

(Source: Daisy Mae Belle)

9. Set Up Tables for Outdoor Entertaining

backyard fire pit idea

(Source: My 100 Year Old Home)

10. Use Pea Gravel

backyard fire pit with string lights and pea gravel

(Source: Jenna Sue Design)

11. Build Fireside Swings

fire pit with swings and pergola

(Source: Bria Hammel Interiors)

12. Accessorize With Decor

fire pit with string lights and stone walkway

(Source: Brooklyn Limestone)

13. Utilize Mulch

simple fire pit with string lights in trees

(Source: Inspired By Charm)

14. Make Your Own With Steel Rings

fire pit idea

(Source: Hometalk)

15. Keep It Simple

simple fire pit idea with gravel and adirondack chairs

(Source: Style Me Pretty)

I honestly can’t pick a favorite, but I definitely have a pretty good idea of the direction we’re going in for ours.

Can’t wait to share more soon!

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  1. Looking for the white chair in the picture above, with the two little girls standing by the fire pit. Can someone tell me where I can get them. Looked at Wayfair, Home depot, Walmart, all the places that were mentioned.

    1. Most of these photos are not mine. If you click the link to the credited source you will be able to learn details or even shop their links.