Bowl shaped fire pits are an excellent fit for smaller outdoor spaces and they come in plenty of styles. If you live in an area with harsh weather, consider a rustic bowl shaped fire pit that will start to patina over the years.
Landscape designers set up this home's outdoor areas as a series of outdoor rooms, each with their own personality and purpose. Here, the fire pit gets a dose of color from several bright container gardens.
Studio Outside Landscape took advantage of the sunset and western views in positioning this metal fire pit and seating on a Texas property. The family's outdoor gathering space is immersed in native vegetation and flowering native perennials that provide color through most of the growing season, according to the company, which won an American Society of Landscape Architects award for the project.
The arrangement of pavers can point people in the right direction in a yard. These stone pavers, installed by Southview Design, lead folks to a built-in fire pit near the edge of the woods on the Minnesota property.
This fire pit tries to recreate the campfire setting on a New England lakefront property designed by YardApes, based in Connecticut. The stacked stone, pebble floor and handiwork in the design of the wood chairs creates an inviting entertaining spot.
When trying to create a rustic look, opt for pavers that appear to be chiseled, such as these irregular-shaped Belgard pavers with the look of flagstone. The blocks used to create the fire pit have a rough-hewn texture.
Located a few minutes outside of Santa Fe, the fire pit at the Rancho Encantado celebrates the rustic beauty and splendor of the southwest. All of the rooms are casitas and feature fireplace butlers who will personally keep the flames going.
This small weekend retreat on the flank of the rolling grassy coastal plain in Hollister Ranch, near Gaviota, Calif., looks out on breathtaking panoramic views of ocean and foothills. The flagstone and gravel patio leads to a cozy fire pit surrounded by Adirondack chairs.
A round fire pit is part of an overall outdoor living space in Tulsa, Okla., that includes a pool and outdoor kitchen. Oklahoma Landscape designed the fire pit and patio. Materials used are Belgard's Urbana stone pavers (for the fire pit) in Gascony Tan with Brookstone Slate for the border, and Belgard's Mega Arbel pavers in Gascony Tan and Ashberry Haze Field Blend for the patio.
Large fieldstones are used to create a rustic patio that overlooks the California coast. A propane-fueled campfire circle is surrounded by comfortable Adirondack chairs for a cozy spot to gather during the day and night.