17 Spectacular Fire Pit Ideas to Transform Your Outdoor Space

17 Spectacular Fire Pit Ideas to Transform Your Outdoor Space

What could be better than gathering around an outdoor fire pit in the evening? With peaceful crackling sounds and dancing flames, a fire pit is a lovely place to sit with friends and family and chat the night away. If you’re ready to add this alluring staple to your garden, keep reading. 

At Harbour Lifestyle, we’re here to help you design stunning, functional spaces that reflect your personal style and facilitate great moments with your loved ones. And when it comes to enhancing your outdoor living space, we believe that few elements can rival the inviting warmth of a fire pit. But what kind of fire pit do you need? 

Here, we’ll explore the best garden fire pit ideas in the UK to help you transform your back garden into a captivating spot for comfort and elegance. From traditional wood fire pits to modern fire pit dining tables, there’s a perfect option for every home.


1. Go Modern and Minimal With a Rectangular Fire Pit Table

Santiago Rectangular Rattan Corner Dining Set with Rising Firepit Table in Grey £2,499


First up is a classic, modern choice. A rectangular patio fire pit table is an excellent option for those who love to entertain. 

Combining the functionality of a table with the allure of a fire pit, this design creates a focal point that seamlessly integrates into your patio or deck. With its clean lines and modern aesthetic, a rectangular fire pit table is a versatile centrepiece, allowing guests to gather around and enjoy its warmth and ambience. Whether you opt for a sleek black and grey design or a rustic wooden finish, this gas fire pit table will add sophistication and style to your outdoor space.


2. Think Sculptural With a Round Fire Pit

Cosiloft 120 Black and Teak Round Fire Pit - £1,499.99


A round fire pit table is an ideal option for a more sculptural and organic design. Plus, the circular shape encourages conversation and creates a sense of unity among everyone who gathers around the fire. The above example features a beautiful, weatherproof teak tabletop. With a round fire pit table like this, you can easily gather family or party guests around the flames to create lasting memories and foster a sense of togetherness.


3. Add Geometric Shapes With a Square Fire Pit

Luna Deluxe Outdoor Fabric Square Corner Dining Set with Rising Firepit Table in Grey £4,299

Looking for more freestanding fire pit ideas? Give square fire pits a try. A square fire pit offers a modern aesthetic if you prefer a more geometric look. The symmetrical lines of a square fire pit can create a sense of balance and harmony in your outdoor space. Choose ceramic, metal, or teak materials for a clean and contemporary design. Pair a square fire pit with other geometric furniture, like L or U-shaped sofas, to maintain the structured feel throughout the space. 


4. Enjoy Evening Drinks at a Fire Pit Bar

Luna 6 Seat Teak Firepit Bar Set in Grey - £3,799.00


A fire pit bar table is perfect for those who love socialising outdoors. This innovative piece allows guests to sit at bar-height chairs while enjoying drinks and food under the stars. 

The integrated fire pit in the centre adds a whole new level of sophistication and will make you feel like you’re at an upscale restaurant right in your back garden. 

Choose a fire pit bar table like the one above with a built-in gas burner and simple on/off switch for effortless operation and minimal maintenance, allowing you to focus on spending time with your guests.


5. Opt for a Tall Fire Pit Table 

Cosiloft 100 White and Teak Firepit Bar Table £1,499.99


For a striking and unique fire pit option that commands attention, consider a freestanding fire pit bar table. 

These piece serves as both a fire pit and a small bar table, creating a visually stunning centrepiece for your outdoor space. The tall fire pit table adds a sense of elegance while also providing some surface area for standing guests to place their drinks and snacks. Whether you opt for a fresh white colour or a moody black design, this freestanding fire pit table becomes a focal point that effortlessly blends style and practicality.


6. Dine Al Fresco With a Rattan Fire Pit Set

Santiago 8 Seat Rattan Oval Firepit Dining Set in Grey - £2,999.00


If you enjoy al fresco dining and cosy furniture, a rattan dining set with a built-in fire pit is an excellent pick. The example above features a central dining table with a built-in fire pit in the middle, surrounded by comfortable rattan chairs. This homey combination lets you enjoy a delightful meal with family and friends while staying warm and relaxed. Rattan furniture is a durable & stylish garden furniture idea that adds a touch of natural beauty to your outdoor space and complements a wide range of design styles.


7. Elevate the Space with a Sleek Black Fire Pit


Cosiflow 100 Square Anthracite Fire Pit Table £1,249.99


A black fire pit table is another popular freestanding fire pit idea. If you prefer a sleek look, this design piece can become the perfect addition to your outdoor gathering place. The one above comes in anthracite black, offering elegance and sophistication. The dark colour creates a striking contrast against outdoor greenery and instantly gives the space a luxurious design boost. You can let it stand out on its own or pair it with matching black outdoor furniture for an even more cohesive aesthetic.


8. Fall in Love With a Fire Pit Dining Table

Monterrey 8 Seat Rope Rectangular Teak Firepit Dining Set in Grey £3,999


Looking for luxurious outdoor dining ideas to take your garden setup to the next level? Let us introduce you to fire pit dining setsWith an easy-to-use fire pit built right into the ceramic table, these tables pair nicely with ultra-comfortable weatherproof rope chairs

Doing it this way means that you won’t have to choose between a dining table and a fire pit area — you can have both, right in the same place! Simply switch on the fire pit and enjoy your food around the small dancing flames. You’ll quickly become the go-to host for your social circle’s outdoor events.


9. Use different materials

Cosibrixx 60 Concrete Fire Pit £749.99


If you’re aiming for an industrial aesthetic, a concrete fire pit is an excellent choice. 

Concrete fire pits exude strength and durability while offering various design possibilities. A concrete fire pit on an expansive deck becomes a great anchor piece. Or, when paired with other metal furniture, it can blend right into your existing outdoor living room. Concrete fire pits are known for their longevity and ability to withstand harsh weather conditions, ensuring that your outdoor space remains stylish and functional for years to come.


10. Adopt a Traditional Wood Fire Pit

Roya Ann Miller


For those who appreciate the rustic, campfire experience of a crackling wood fire, a traditional wood fire pit is a timeless choice. 

With a traditional fire pit, you’ll enjoy the charming smell and sounds of burning wood. Create a cosy seating area around the fire with a comfortable garden sofa set. Then, gather your loved ones kick back, relax, and bask in the fire’s warmth. With its natural and earthy appeal, a traditional wood fire pit adds a touch of nostalgia and simplicity to any outdoor space.


11. Add Nearby Seating Options 

Cape 2 Seat Sofa Set in Beige £1,999


To truly create a welcoming and inviting ambience around your fire pit, it's essential to prioritise comfortable seating. 

No one wants to sit on hard, plastic lawn chairs for too long. Choose plush garden sofas, lounge chairs, or armchairs with cushions that provide comfort and style. 
Consider materials like weather-resistant fabric and rope, which are durable without sacrificing style. By investing in cosy seating options, you’ll ensure that your guests can fully relax and will want to stay outside to enjoy the fire pit for hours and hours.


12. Match your Colour Scheme 

Cosipure 120 White and Teak Rectangular Fire Pit £1,799


Opt for a fire pit that complements your outdoor colour scheme. For example, for a crisp and clean look, consider a white fire pit table like the one above. 

It fits in seamlessly with the neutral white and grey sofa. The white colour not only enhances the overall aesthetics but also creates a sense of tranquillity, making it a perfect choice for an understated yet still thoughtful design.


13. Embrace Comfort With a Casual Sofa & Rising Fire Pit Table

Luna Outdoor Fabric Rectangular Corner Dining Set with Rising Firepit Table in Grey (Right Hand) - £3,999.00


Is comfort the first thing on your mind for your outdoor space? Look no further. For those seeking ultimate relaxation, a corner sofa with a fire pit table is perfect. 

This configuration marries the functionality of a spacious, plush seating area with the beauty of a fire pit. A large corner sofa is sure to provide ample seating space for you and your guests, making it a great garden seating idea for any occasion.

The integrated fire pit table at the centre adds an inviting element, making it a perfect spot for evening conversations. The table adjusts to whatever height you prefer. Plus, there’s plenty of room for food and drinks. As far as fire pit seating ideas go, this is one of our absolute favourites. 

Pair a casual fire pit dining set like this one with a garden parasol or luxury pergola for added outdoor shade.


14. Introduce a Unique Pillar Fire Lantern

Cosiscoop Pillar Lantern in Teak £799.99


Want to wow your guest with out-of-the-box designs in your garden? To add an element of intrigue to your outdoor space, consider a pillar fire lantern. 

These tall and elegant fire pits resemble lanterns or columns. The flames dance within the enclosed glass structure at the top, casting a gorgeous glow and creating a captivating focal point. A pillar fire lantern complements a variety of outdoor design choices, from rustic to modern. Place them in the corners of your seating area, let them frame an outdoor casual dining setup, or let them draw attention in a more open setting. 


15. Add Versatility with a Fire Lantern 

 Höfats SPIN 120 Table-Top Fire in Grey £139


While not a fire pit per se, a fire lantern still allows you to add the warm glow of a fire to your space, just with an added element of portability. 

You can quickly move these compact and lightweight lanterns around your outdoor space, allowing you to set up cosy gathering areas wherever you desire. Whether you place them on a patio, deck, or by the poolside, portable fire lanterns bring a touch of enchantment wherever they go.


16. Add Wood Storage 

Cosivista 160 Black Fire Pit £1,999.99


If you have a wood fire pit, look for one with built-in storage for wood logs. You’ll create a rustic, charming look in your space that will pair great with wooden furniture and natural foliage. 

Plus, wood storage is extremely practical. Keep it stocked, and you’ll have a supply of dry wood within easy reach at all times to keep the fire crackling.


17. Pair the Fire Pit with Mood Lighting 


 Luxor Large Floor Outdoor and Indoor Solar Lantern £99.99


Having read this far, you may be wondering how to decorate the rest of your outdoor living space around your fire pit. There are plenty of great ways to dress up the fire pit area. 

One thing to consider is your outdoor lighting. Consider introducing soft and dim lighting, such as string lights, lanterns, or sconce lights on your patio, deck, or pergola. To add another element of fire, consider options like a tabletop firelight. With a fire pit at the centre of attention and additional soft lighting all around the space, you’ll create an area that is moody and atmospheric. 

During the crisp autumn and winter months, a fire pit turns a chilly night into a prime opportunity to spend time in nature. You’ll warm your hands around the fire and stargaze, all whilst making memories with the company you keep. 

From simple freestanding fire pits to elaborate fire pit seating setups, there is bound to be a design that complements your style and fits right in with your outdoor living space. With these back garden fire pit ideas in mind, you’ll turn your outdoor space into a cherished, warm gathering place for family and friends all year round.