Whether you have a backyard, patio, some concrete or gravel behind the house or a sprawling landscape to work with, creating a fire pit oasis to spend summer nights is an exciting way to expand the comfort of home into the great outdoors.
While a portable fire pit and some folding camp chairs can get the job done, a few details such as comfortable seating options, cozy throw blankets and the right lighting can transform the space — regardless of its size or your budget.
Whether the goal is to have an intimate fireside snuggle with your partner or an impressive lounge area for entertaining guests, we rounded up a few products to create a space you'll want to enjoy long after summer is over.
If you’re in the market for a portable fire pit with a beautifully sleek design, this wood-burning option made by Blue Sky Outdoor Living fits the bill. It has a modern, minimalist look and it’s lightweight and compact for easy storage in the off-season.
This vintage-inspired copper fire pit is another great option that truly looks like a piece of art and will brighten up any outdoor living space. It’s also made with 100% copper but has a rose gold finish and comes with a protective screen.
While the warm smell of wood burning is great, sometimes a face-full of smoke can make it harder to get cozy. Solo Stove remedies this with its smokeless fire pit. The 360-degree, lightweight and stainless steel design creates air flow that heats it up enough to burn off the smoke before it can saturate the space around the pit. The pit can also be transported easily and has some hardworking accessories like the Heat Deflector, which cranks up the temp for larger groups and colder nights.
The square space for logs and kindle make tending the fire easy and convenient while also serving as a stand to keep the intense heat away from the ground. With a 30-inch base and 13-inch bowl sitting on top, it's a nice size for an array of spaces and definitely makes a statement.
Blankets and outdoor pillows
This soft, affordable throw from Target's Opalhouse x Jungalow collection has a gorgeous, colorful design that will make the fire pit area feel homey and totally Instagrammable.
This jungle-meets-Mediterranean print brings an eclectic interior outdoors! For those who want to dip their toes in the maximalist design trend without committing all-year long, adding wild and unique patterns with a couple pillows and twinkly lights around the fire pit is a great way to have a little fun.
Brighten up the area with these super splashy, geometric outdoor pillows from West Elm. Whether entertaining during the day or at night, the modern color-block look screams "summer fun!"
When styling your backyard oasis, you'll want to look for pillows, cushion covers and accessories that can be washed, especially if you opt for a wood-burning fire pit that's not smokeless. This Sunnydaze set is offered in a range of colors and patterns to match your space . Plus, the brand says they are weather-resistant, so you won't have to worry too much if they don't make it into a storage container before a summer storm.
Ideal for wrapping up on summer evenings, this hand-stitched throw delivers on design and texture. It's the perfect size to drape over two people.
Looking to create a fire pit experience like you're on the ranch of "Yellowstone" from the neo-western drama? Since 1863, Pendleton has been known for its high quality, USA-made blankets designed to keep comfortable in the home, the yard or the great outdoors. Their throws are the perfect outdoor blankets: machine-washable, warm and featuring the iconic aesthetic of a western campsite.
More decor and accessories
If you don’t have a fire pit cover, this round waterproof option is one to consider. It's perfect for keeping your investment safe when not in use. The brand says it's ideal for use in harsh and high wind conditions so you can be confident it'll even be safe throughout the winter.
If you’re buying a wood-burning fire pit, you’ll need a high-quality wood carrying bag. This Amagabeli option has over 10,000 verified five-star verified reviews. "I have used it several times every week for this whole winter bringing in wood at a cold-weather house, and it looks brand new other than the wood dust. Great value at any price," one satisfied reviewer shared.
If you're creating a fire pit space on a deck or patio, it may be worth it to invest in a well-made mat. This one will help absorb the intense heat the bonfire generates. According to the brand, this mat is also oil-proof so you don't have to worry about grease penetrating through and leaving behind unsightly stains.
The only thing better than an outdoor fire pit is an outdoor fire pit with rainbow-colored flames. You only need two or three at a time to easily create an at-home experience the entire family will enjoy.
Note: these sticks should never be used when roasting any type of food over the fire.
This log turner is easy to use and great for re-assembling your firewood. It’s long, sturdy and ideal for large bonfires.
These 36-inch, double-pronged roasting sticks are perfect for safely and evenly roasting anything from marshmallows to hot dogs to veggies over your wood-burning fire. They keep your hands out of harm's way, offer control over the flames and are easy to clean and store with twist-apart stems that pack away nicely in a weather-resistant case.
Set the mood by the fire with a pretty solar-powered lantern. The leather-looking handle and soft, white glow get powered up by the sun and can serve to illuminate your backyard as the flames dwindle.
If you're going to have an outdoor fire, you need to be safe. And if you need to be safe, you might as well be stylish, too. Sportique has a wide range of funky fire extinguishers that suit any outdoor setting and personality. These also make a great gift for the BBQ-loving friend or family member.
Chic, lightweight and made of decay-resistant eucalyptus, these fold-up stools are perfect for smaller spaces where you may be creating a pop-up fire pit space after you've cleared up dinner. They're perfect to stack, use for beach days and then set up around the fire with some twinkly lights.
Available in a range of amazing colors (we're partial to the creamy and versatile "sand" hue), these Adirondack chairs are easy to set up and incredibly durable. They wipe clean in seconds with a damp cloth and won't be affected by rainy weather, according to the brand. They are available individually, in pairs or as a four-person set, depending on how many folks you want to fit around the fire.
This fun, vintage-looking set provides an easy place to sit as well as a cute side table to set with s'mores fixings and drinks. It comes in three colors and, according to the description, it's also weather-resistant!