Equipping your backyard patio with a fire pit will make your outdoor space cozier for nights at home with the family, and up your entertaining game. Both patios and fire pits come in a range of sizes to meet your needs and accommodate your outdoor space. You can install a fire pit as the central feature of a small patio that is purpose-built as a conversation area, or carve out a zone of a larger patio to create a dedicated zone for toasting marshmallows and bonding by the light of a crackling fire.
Check out these backyard patios with fire pits in a range of styles, settings, and price points to inspire you to install a modern campfire of your own.
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Patio With Cozy Fire Pit
A tree sheltering the fire pit seating area in this Newport Beach, CA outdoor patio from Mindy Gayer Design Co. makes the space feel cozier. Low metal outdoor industrial style stools add extra seating.Continue to 2 of 30 below.
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Backyard Patio With Smoke-Free Fire Pit
Most Lovely Things added a smoke-free fire pit to the backyard that makes it easy to enjoy a bonfire-style moment day or night without smelling like a campfire or worrying about smoke blowing in your eyes.Continue to 3 of 30 below.
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Outdoor Living Room With Fire Pit
Modern Glam set up a backyard fire pit conversation area like a comfy outdoor family room, with a mix of rattan and slip-covered seating around a large rectangular central fire pit.Continue to 4 of 30 below.
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Fire Pit With Landscaping
Michelle Boudreau Design added sculptural seating and a cacti border to this Palm Springs patio fire pit oasis.Continue to 5 of 30 below.
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Outdoor Kitchen With Fire Pit
This stylish outdoor kitchen from Seed Studio Landscape Design includes a sleek white sofa and long, linear fire pit that creates a stylish spot for outdoor entertaining.Continue to 6 of 30 below.
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Backyard Patio Conversation Area Fire Pit
Kate Marker Interiors used a fire pit to anchor a pair of backyard sofas that are just outside the French doors leading inside, and added side tables with outdoor lanterns to balance the light in the large open space after dark.Continue to 7 of 30 below.
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Rustic Chic Patio With Fire Pit
This modern chalet-style home from WRJ Design features a sophisticated outdoor living room on the back patio that is anchored by a massive sleek rectangular black fire pit that adds contrast with the wood decking and is complemented by high-end upholstered outdoor seating.Continue to 8 of 30 below.
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Multi-Level Patio With Fire Pit
This multi-level San Francisco patio from Seed Studio Landscape Design is built for entertaining, with an outdoor bar and lounge area that includes a fire pit and large sectional to seat a crowd.Continue to 9 of 30 below.
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Gravel Patio With Fire Pit
This light and airy lounge space and fire pit area is set on a large patch of gravel that floats like an island in the spacious green yard. Black-and-white furniture and accessories like the black metal firewood holder keep it looking modern.Continue to 10 of 30 below.
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Circular Patio Fire Pit
Michelle Boudreau Design carved out a special spot for this Palm Spring fire pit conversation area with its spherical fire pit, round wire bucket chairs, and circular cement slab base.Continue to 11 of 30 below.
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Fire Pit With Inlaid Tile Rug
This spacious outdoor living room from Leclair Decor has comfortable wrap-around seating around a central rectangular fire pit that is positioned on top of an inlaid tile rug in a pale shade of gray to give it the feel of an indoor room.Continue to 12 of 30 below.
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Rustic Patio With Boulder Fire Pit
WRJ Design used large boulders to define this rustic outdoor fire pit area, lending it a casual and organic feel.Continue to 13 of 30 below.
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Open Patio With Stone Fire Pit
A stone fire pit and conversation area surrounded by natural wood Adirondack chairs create an intimate spot on an open backyard patio that blends right in with the natural surroundings and sweeping landscape views outside this home from JLF Architects.Continue to 14 of 30 below.
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Poolside Patio With Fire Pit
Mindy Gayer Design Co. created a fire pit conversation area in this spacious and multi-zoned poolside patio in Newport Beach, CA.Continue to 15 of 30 below.
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Patio Deck With Fire Pit
This outdoor fire pit area from Crisp Architects looks polished enough to fit indoors, while the clean lines and dark neutral colors of the fire pit and deck chairs allows the lush greenery of the surrounding landscape to take center stage while the sun is out.Continue to 16 of 30 below.
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Extended Patio With Fire Pit
Interior designer Maite Granda added a moat-like walkway across the green grass leading to a round stone patio equipped with a matching round stone fire pit that is the centerpiece in this Florida backyard.Continue to 17 of 30 below.
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Covered Patio With Fire Pit
A Beautiful Mess added a round matte black fire pit to the semi-covered backyard patio that is decorated with plants, curtains, and twinkly lights on the ceiling.Continue to 18 of 30 below.
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Indoor Outdoor Patio Fire Pit
Kern & Co. added a fire pit conversation area on the patio outside the living room that is fully visible from the inside thanks to a wall of bifold doors that create a truly indoor outdoor feel.Continue to 19 of 30 below.
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Small Back Patio With Fire Pit
Michelle Boudreau Design added a pair of white woven egg-shaped chairs and a spherical fire pit to this sliver of backyard patio to create an intimate hang out space.Continue to 20 of 30 below.
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Dedicated Fire Pit Patio
A contemporary rectangular white fire pit is set on a dedicated patio on the green lawn of this Newport Coast backyard from Mindy Gayer Design Co.Continue to 21 of 30 below.
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Stone Paver Patio With Fire Pit
This front yard fire pit from Brophy Interiors is located on a small stone paver patio equipped with armchairs a few steps from the small front porch.Continue to 22 of 30 below.
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Covered Patio With Fire Pit
This Austin, TX bungalow from Martha O’Hara Interiors includes a backyard patio with a flat screen TV and comfortable outdoor armchairs around a small fire pit.Continue to 23 of 30 below.
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Built-In Patio Banquette With Fire Pit
This coastal back patio from Christina Kim Interior Design has a row of sailor striped chaise longues for daytime sunbathing and a curved built-in stone banquette equipped with a round fire pit for whiling away the evenings.Continue to 24 of 30 below.
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Sunken Circular Patio With Fire Pit
A sunken fire pit is the centerpiece of this rustic chic backyard patio from Kibler & Kirch.Continue to 25 of 30 below.
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All-White Patio With Square Fire Pit
This Newport Beach, CA outdoor living room from Mindy Gayer Design Co. has white wicker-style furniture and is anchored by a matching large square white fire pit.Continue to 26 of 30 below.
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Desert Patio Fire Pit
This open air patio from Living With Lolo includes a large fire pit that matches the sandy stucco and desert surroundings of the picturesque outdoor setting.Continue to 27 of 30 below.
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Sunken Patio Fire Pit
Michelle Boudreau Design added a sunken U-shaped conversation pit that is anchored by a large rectangular fire pit to create a destination in this Palm Springs backyard.Continue to 28 of 30 below.
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Painted Patio With Fire Pit
Most Lovely Things added a simple DIY fire pit to this painted backyard patio, adding black chairs that match the black, white, and gray palette.Continue to 29 of 30 below.
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Indoor Outdoor Patio With Fire Pit
Brophy Interiors included zones for dining and a conversation area around a fire pit on this large Southern California patio that allows for seamless indoor outdoor living both day and night.Continue to 30 of 30 below.
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Private Patio With Fire Pit
This backyard patio fire pit from Living With Lolo mixes pale finishes and black-and-gray seating to create a relaxing, neutral-toned space that seats a crowd.
Can you put a fire pit on a patio?
An open air patio is an ideal place for a fire pit, but never install a wood-burning fire pit on a covered patio as a fire safety precaution. If you are installing or building a DIY fire pit, remember that the fire pit base must be fireproof. According to Angi, you’ll need to include a protective surface such as a fire pit mat or fire-rated bricks when building a fire pit on top of a patio instead of a lawn.
What is a good size for a patio with a fire pit?
The size of your backyard patio and fire pit should be determined by how much space you have and what you want from your outdoor space. Whether you choose to install a dedicated patio for a fire pit conversation area or plan to carve out a section of your outdoor patio for a fire pit, just be sure to leave at least 6 or 7 feet around the fire pit to allow for seating, and place the fire pit at least 10 to 15 feet away from the house as a fire safety precaution. If you are building a new fire pit, also be sure to check on local permitting requirements as well as seek permission from your homeowners’ association if applicable, which may include required clearances around a fire pit.