19 Creative Rustic Fire Pit Ideas

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Backyard BBQs, homemade ice cream, and huge slices of watermelon are the picture of summertime. Add to that list s’mores over the fire pit and you’re ready for some summer fun! If you’re looking to add a fire pit to your yard, check out these rustic fire pit ideas!

1. Concrete patio with fire pit

If you already have a concrete patio, adding a fire pit is a breeze. Decide the purpose and function of your desired fire pit – do you want to be able to cook over it? Do you prefer a rustic or more modern look? Do you want gas or wood burning?

Once you’ve decided what you want you can start shopping! See some of my favorite fire pits here!

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Large back yard with covered concrete patio with fire pit. Image Credit: Deposit Photos

2. Paver patio with fire pit

Brick pavers make for a beautiful patio and adding a fire pit like this one to the mix is the perfect touch for cozy evenings!

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Brick paver patio with fire pit. Image Credit: Deposit Photos

3. Concrete fire pit table

Concrete fire pit tables are gaining in popularity. Their sleek, modern look comes in all shapes and sizes to fit any need! Plus they look great on almost any type of patio. Shop concrete fire pits here.

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Square concrete fire pit table with seating. Image Credit: Deposit Photos

4. Sunken fire pit in deck

A sunken fire pit is one that has been dug out and installed in the ground beneath the surface of the yard or deck. The lip of the fire pit may or may not protrude above the patio. It’s usually made from brick or stone and usually installed by a professional.

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Sunken fire pit in stone patio. Image Credit: Deposit Photos

5. Fire pit with swings

Also a popular trend on the rise are fire pits designed with swings surrounding them. The steps to build the set up pictured below can be found here.

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Brick fire pit surrounded with swings. Image Credit: hodgepodgerama

6. Gravel patio with fire pit

Gravel patios are simple to create and finishing them off with a fire pit is the perfect addition. Shop fire pits for gravel patios here.

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Gravel patio with fire pit and seating. Image Credit: Deposit Photos

7. Outdoor stone fire pit

An outdoor stone fire pit is beautiful and will last for years to come. You can choose to DIY it or hire a professional to install one for you. They’re perfect for cooking hot dogs or s’mores over the fire or just enjoying with the company of friends.

The fire pit below was made using a stacked stone.

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Outdoor stone fire pit with seating. Image Credit: Deposit Photos

8. Fire pit on grass

Don’t have a deck or patio? No problem! You can still have a fire pit even if you need to put it in the grass. Just be careful that you douse the embers and the ground around the fire pit when you’re finished.

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Stone fire pit on grass. Image Credit: Deposit Photos

9. Retaining wall fire pit

A retaining wall fire pit usually encompasses a brick paver or stone patio with a landscaped retaining wall and a built-in fire pit. It’s typically a job for the professionals and is a gorgeous focal point for your backyard.

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Retaining wall with brick paver patio and fire pit. Image Credit: Deposit Photos

10. Stone patio with fire pit

A stone patio with a fire pit is another great addition to a backyard space. Add some adirondack chairs around for a rustic feel.

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Stone patio with fire pit and wood rocking chairs. Image Credit: Deposit Photos

11. Smokeless fire pit

Smokeless fire pits are ideal if you live in an area that’s notorious for being windy. But what does smokeless mean?

“Fires smoke because of 3 reasons: lack of heat, lack of oxygen, or the wrong fuel. The key to a smokeless system is creating more airflow and burning a hotter fire. So, what does smokeless mean exactly? Simply, it means less smoke.

BREEO

Shop smokeless fire pits here or check out this video to see how to do a smokeless fire pit DIY style!

12. Round stone fire pit

Stone fire pits can be built in different shapes and sizes. The most common shapes are square, rectangle, and round. A round stone fire pit is a great option for virtually any patio or deck. The fire pit below was made from flagstone.

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Flagstone round fire pit. Image Credit: Deposit Photos

13. Square patio with fire pit

Patios can also be made in all different shapes and sizes, but a rectangle or square patio is most common and the perfect space for a square fire pit.

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Rectangle fire pit on concrete patio. Image Credit: Deposit Photos

14. Gas fire pit (how to build a gas fire pit)

Gas fire pits are convenient because you don’t have to worry about firewood or needing lighter fluid, etc. to get the fire started. But how do they work?

“{Gas fire pits} may be made to appear is they are constructed from concrete, brick or stone, and contain coals or logs that burn brightly. However the coals or logs are decorative and the real flame is being produced by natural gas or propane.”

John Albers of HomeSteady

Shop gas fire pits here or check out this video on how to build a gas fire pit!

15. Round concrete fire pit

As mentioned, concrete fire pits are trending and a round concrete fire pit is a really popular look! Check out my favorite round concrete fire pits here.

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Round concrete fire pit on patio. Image Credit: Deposit Photos

16. Paver stone fire pit

Paver stone fire pits are the most common DIY fire pits. They’re affordable and easy to create and look fantastic on any type of patio or out in the yard. If you can’t afford to hire a pro, a DIY paver stone fire pit is the way to go! They’re perfect for an outdoor rustic farmhouse look.

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Brick paver stone fire pit. Image Credit: Deposit Photos

17. Chiminea fire pit

A chiminea is a great choice for a fire pit, especially if you don’t have a lot of space or you don’t want something permanent. You can go for a more rustic or modern feel, depending on your style. Shop my favorite chiminea options here.

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Chiminea fire pit on stone patio with pool. Image Credit: Deposit Photos

18. Metal fire pit

A portable metal fire pit is also a great option when you don’t want something permanent. Just like a chiminea, they come in all kinds of styles to fit your design preference and you can find them in different sizes. Shop metal fire pits here!

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Black metal fire pit in yard. Image Credit: Deposit Photos

19. Rock fire pit

If you’re looking for rustic fire pit ideas, a rock fire pit is just the ticket! Rock fire pits are a great choice if you’re wanting a simple camp style look out in your yard. It’s very DIY friendly, you just need to make sure to douse the embers when finished!

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Rustic rock fire pit. Image Credit: Deposit Photos

Bonus: Outdoor fireplace

While not a fire pit per se, installing an outdoor fireplace is a great way to extend your living space. With people spending more time at home, installing an outdoor fireplace can add square footage to your home and is perfect for entertaining guests!

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Outdoor stacked stone fireplace. Image Credit: Deposit Photos

Creative Rustic Fire Pit Ideas: In Conclusion

There are so many different styles and types of rustic fire pit ideas you can implement in your yard or on your patio. Fire pits can be used throughout multiple seasons making them great for entertaining guests and providing additional living spaces!

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