Fire Pits: The Ultimate Outdoor Accessory



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Fire pits come in all shapes and sizes. Some are wood-burning, others are gas-fueled.  Some are low to the ground, while others double as tables.

Yet, no matter which style you prefer; getting your hands on one will take your outdoor space to the next level.

Here’s why a fire pit is the ultimate outdoor accessory.

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Sunnydayze Diamond Weave Large Patio Fire Pit with Spark Screen

Why Should I Buy a Fire Pit?

Fire Pits Prompt People to Gather

I’m sure you’ve heard the expression “like a moth to a flame”.  Well, people are no different.  When it comes to fireplaces, campfires, and fire pits; if you build it, they will come.

A fireside seat is premium backyard real estate.  Everyone loves to enjoy the warmth radiating from the flames and see them dancing in the night sky.

It’s cozy, inviting, and puts a smile on faces young and old.

Tuscola Fire Bowl
Tuscola Firebowl Steel Wood Burning Fire Pit – Wayfair.com

Lighting the Landscape

The light cast from a fire pit will play tricks on your eyes in the best way.

Picture this… the sun has set and the solar string lights lining your yard are beginning to light up.  The lanterns you have strategically placed around your patio are lit.  Stars are twinkling in the distance, and your fire is shining bright.

In this scenario, you are looking at the perfect lighting composition.

A foreground filled with light from your fire pit, a mid-ground of subtle lighting from your lanterns and string lights, and a background of stars in the sky.

It’s perfection.  Moreover, it’s something that can only be achieved with the help of a large dominant light source like a fire pit to balance out the scene.

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Sunnydaze Contempo Square Outdoor Propane Gas Fire Pit

The Sounds of a Crackling Fire

There are few sounds more relaxing than the crackle of a fire.  It’s why WoodWick candles are so popular.

The ambiance created by a lit fire under the stars is incredible. It’s soothing and romantic and just what you need at the end of a long work week.

Nolia Concrete Wood Burning Fire Pit
Nolia Concrete Wood Burning Fire Pit – Wayfair.com

Nostalgia

Many people, myself included, remember camping at one time or another during their childhood.  There’s something magical about gathering around a campfire.

The feeling is seared into our memories.  By adding a fire pit to your backyard, you can recapture that feeling all over again.

Except, this time you’ll have all the comforts of home with you as well.

Dakota Outdoor Fire Pit with Lava Rocks
Dakota Outdoor Fire Pit with Lava Rocks – Overstock.com

Backyard Focal Point

If you need to create a focal point around which to design your outdoor space, a fire pit is a great tool.  It also works well if you have a large space and need to create zones of activity.

Use it to inform your design.  It’s a powerful anchor point for any outdoor layout.

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Sunnydaze Outdoor 30-Inch Square Propane Gas Fire Pit Table with Lava Rocks

Where to Buy a Fire Pit

  1. Serenity Health & Home Decor– They have an incredible selection of fire pits; both gas and wood-burning at affordable prices.
  2. Frontgate – The prices at Frontgate are a bit higher, but the quality is supreme.  Their copper fire pits are simply gorgeous and they carry a wide range of accessories as well.
  3. Target – Target has a larger than you’d expect selection of fire pits. They also have a ton of different gas-fueled tabletop options.
  4. Overstock – Their selection of everything home-related continues to impress me.  Their fire pit options are very affordable.
  5. Wayfair – If you’re looking for more of a fire bowl than a fire table, check out Wayfair.  They have a lot of fire pits in that style.
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Conclusion

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