A brick fire pit can take many forms, from round to square to rectangular or beyond depending on your taste. You can build your own DIY brick fire pit or have one built for you on an open patio or on a cement or gravel patch in your backyard. Your brick fire pit may be built in ground or above ground, on grass or on a freestanding gravel patio carved out of a green lawn. It may include built-in seating around it or stand in isolation so that you can change out the seating as you like, or store outdoor furniture for the winter.
The color of your brick fire pit can range from rustic red to whitewashed and weathered to painted white for a clean modern farmhouse look. Or you can use paver bricks or blocks to create a brick-effect fire pit with a modern look.
Check out these ideas for brick fire pits that range from rustic to traditional to vintage and modern to help you find the style that's right for your home.
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This brick fire pit from Casa Smith Designs is surrounded by a half-circle arrangement of Adirondack chairs that keeps the entry open and flowing. The location of the chairs allows those seated by the fire to have a view of the rest of the outdoor space, too, which consists of several zones throughout the property.Continue to 2 of 20 below.
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Fill It With Decorative Stones
This painted white brick fire pit from Mindy Gayer Design Co. has a modern look that blends in with the outdoor decor and landscaping of this pool patio courtyard. The white brick base lightens up the large backyard propane fire pit, while a clean-lined concrete top and large charcoal-colored fire pit stones adds contrast and lends it a contemporary feel.Continue to 3 of 20 below.
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Set It on a Gravel Patio
This inviting round brick fire pit from Casa Smith Designs is located in a quiet corner on the back end of a landscaped garden. The purpose-built patio is accessible by a walkway that connects it to the rest of the outdoor space.Continue to 4 of 20 below.
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Make It Multipurpose
Kate Marker Interiors added a white metal perforated cage cover that sits over the off-duty fire pit during the daytime to create a coffee table for daytime entertaining. Remove the cover and the brick fire pit is ready to go. This is a good solution if you live in a blisteringly hot climate and don't use your fire pit during the spring and summer, or simply if you want to maximize functionality in your outdoor space.Continue to 5 of 20 below.
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Surround It With an Arbor
This brick fire pit in Dallas, TX, from Matthew Murrey Design has a custom arbor that is made of molded concrete columns and 12x12 cedar beams, planted with lush landscaping such as fern, boxwood, and wisteria that elevates the reclaimed brick fire pit.Continue to 6 of 20 below.
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Go All White
A clean-lined, all-white rectangular brick fire pit anchors a cozy seating area on this spacious Arizona pool patio from Creative Environments.Continue to 7 of 20 below.
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Use Concrete-Based Pavers
This backyard fire pit from Belgard looks like red brick but is actually constructed from concrete-based pavers for a convincing effect.Continue to 8 of 20 below.
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Use Salvaged Bricks
Blogger Deborah from B Vintage Style used salvaged bricks from France bought on sale to create an in-ground fire pit in her large back yard. The minimalist design is easy to mow around, making maintenance a breeze. Folding French park chairs and tree stump coffee tables complement the patina on the aged bricks as well as brick features throughout the outdoor property for a cohesive look with a slightly vintage feel.Continue to 9 of 20 below.
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Keep It Traditional
Matthew Murrey Design added a round brick fire pit to this spacious outdoor terrace that is in harmony with everything from the brick facade of the home to the outdoor bar.Continue to 10 of 20 below.
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Smooth It Out
A rectangular white brick fire pit with a smooth surface and a blocky white banquette gives this black, white, and gray patio conversation area from Gonterman Custom Homes a sleek, modern look.Continue to 11 of 20 below.
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Use a Fire Pit Kit
Yellow Brick Home used a fire pit kit to build this backyard fire pit using blocks that have a brick-like effect for a modern look that is cozy and inviting. The small round fire pit is located on a round patio lined with gravel, surrounded by outdoor armchairs, and accessorized with extra blankets in a range of patterns and colors to make it cozier and personalize the space.Continue to 12 of 20 below.
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Square It Off
On this Corona del Mar, CA patio from Mindy Gayer Design Co., a square, white painted brick fire pit fits the space between the two sides of the L-shaped sectional sofa and pair of armchairs on the remaining two sides. The white brick complements the white wicker and upholstery on the furniture for a modern farmhouse look.Continue to 13 of 20 below.
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DIY Brick Fire Pit
Mimzy & Company used leftover bricks from a fireplace project to build this large round DIY brick fire pit in a Florida backyard.Continue to 14 of 20 below.
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Modern Rustic Fire Pit
Stacked pavers with a whitewashed brick hue add a modern rustic look to this DIY fire pit from House Mix.Continue to 15 of 20 below.
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Add a Contrasting Top
Design Studio Ma anchored a cozy outdoor conversation area on a green and leafy backyard patio with a large white brick fire pit with a contrasting top.Continue to 16 of 20 below.
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Choose Cool Tones
Brick comes in a variety of colors that create varied effects, from warm reds to cool tans and grays. This square fire pit from Belgard is made from a concrete-based material that has an appearance that is reminiscent of oversized tan brick, layered between texture concrete for a contemporary look.Continue to 17 of 20 below.
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Use Leftover Bricks
Hammers N Hugs used leftover bricks from another project to make a DIY fire pit that is the centerpiece of an outdoor gathering space that is outfitted with seating and decorated with plants and string lights.Continue to 18 of 20 below.
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A brick fire pit adds contrast to this crisp modern patio with its curved edges, modern outdoor furniture, and bright upholstery.Continue to 19 of 20 below.
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Brick Effect Blocks
COTTAGE + SEA used brick effect blocks in a darker color than the pavers on the terrace to creates a focal point that adds warmth to the cozy outdoor space.Continue to 20 of 20 below.
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Add Boho Style Flair
A white gravel patio with scalloped edging, vintage-style rattan furniture, and natural accents give this DIY fire pit from House Mix a slightly bohemian feel nestled in the Florida woods.