If you’re wanting to add a bit of warmth and ambiance to your backyard, consider adding a fire feature! They are eye-catching, inviting, and functional while warming you up on cool Florida evenings.
Whether you’re looking for the perfect place to relax with family and friends or want to add a classy touch that matches your home’s aesthetic, Synergy Outdoor Living has you covered! Let’s get started!
Crafting an Outdoor Space Centered Around the Fire
When it comes to fire features, there are a few things that you will need to take into account before starting. The first thing to do is consider all of the options!
Are you looking for a table design?
A fireplace with a chimney?
Something with more of a traditional look?
A smoother, sleeker, modern option to fit your home’s design?
The options are endless!
Another important factor to consider is the fire pit’s size. This will be determined by the amount of space you have in your outdoor space and how many people you want to fit around it comfortably.
- Fire tables and bowls are perfect for smaller intimate spaces.
- Fireplaces and custom fire pits can match the scale of expansive spaces and accommodate larger gatherings.
When it comes to outdoor fire pits, there are a variety of design styles for homeowners to choose from. No matter what design style you choose for your backyard oasis, make sure it complements your home’s existing aesthetic for an inviting atmosphere everyone can enjoy.
If you’re going for a modern or contemporary look for your outdoor space, make sure you install a fire pit to match! From sleek metal designs with geometric shapes to mid-century modern bowls made from wood or stone, you can find the perfect fire pit for both aesthetics and functionality.
Opt for sleek lines and materials such as stainless steel or reflective glass surfaces that reflect light off nearby trees or walls for added visual effects.
Traditional designs with classic materials like brick and stone lend themselves to a cozy gathering spot around a warm flame. When selecting these materials, take into account their color, texture, and size so that they blend seamlessly with other elements in your outdoor space.
If you’re after more of an “antique” look for your fire pit area, consider adding some wrought iron accents such as benches or chairs around it to make it stand out even more.
Farmhouses often feature natural materials like wood and stone. To create a unified look, go for something made from cast iron or steel and combine it with wood accents and furniture pieces.
Alternatively, opting for a classic stone firepit reminiscent of rural settings will also bring out the best in farmhouse decor.
For those with rustic decorating sensibilities, there are many fire pit designs to choose from that will add warmth and visual interest to your outdoor living space. To start, consider the material of the fire pit – either stone or brick is a good choice for achieving the rustic look.
For added charm, choose an octagon-shaped fire pit or one with unique cutouts like star shapes adding personality appeal without detracting from its rustic feel.
For a sophisticated European-inspired option, consider a fire pit with intricate details and ornate accents. Ironwork around your fire pit’s edges and legs lends well to the classic French-inspired look.
Carved stone elements can add a rustic touch to a traditional Italian-style home, and terracotta tiles or ceramic pieces in earthy tones can add a Mediterranean feel as accents around the fire pit area.
Further, a traditional brick or cast iron fire pit can give an old-world charm to any yard while still offering plenty of heat.
Location & Layout
Choosing the right location for your fire pit is crucial. You will want to place it far enough away from structures or trees, but have enough room for people to stand or sit.
Of course, you will want to consider seating when crafting your outdoor space. There are many options to choose from depending on your style and desired look. Here are just a few to consider:
- Built-in benches or stone walls define the space and allow for ample seating, plus they fit into traditional or farmhouse design aesthetics.
- Adirondack chairs lend well to various styles from traditional to contemporary.
- Wooden benches are classic and straightforward. They can be placed around the perimeter of the fire pit or against the wall.
Whichever seating style you use, understand that this affects the footprint of the space, so plan accordingly to ensure there is ample room to move around safely and comfortably.
Comfort + Ambiance
Comfort is key when it comes to outdoor living spaces. There are a few different ways to make your fire pit area more comfortable:
- Decorative elements add character and create an outdoor “living room” aesthetic.
- Pillows, blankets, and cushions soften the look and make it more comfortable. Incorporate complementing colors that you use elsewhere on your patio.
- Consider the soundscape. If you live in a busy area, consider adding a water feature to help mask unwanted noise. Waterfalls, fountains, or bubbling pots are great options. You could also add soft background music to create a relaxing mood.
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Get Cozy With a Fire Feature
Outdoor fire pits are an ideal way to elevate your outdoor living space. Not only do they provide a warm and comforting atmosphere, but they also offer the perfect way to entertain guests for any occasion, and create a cozy spot for gathering, roasting s’mores, and much more.
With so many shapes, sizes, and styles available, you’re sure to find one that suits your needs perfectly. So why not give it a try? You won’t regret adding a fire pit to light up the night!
Ready to get started? Contact our designers at Synergy Outdoor Living today!