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5 Round Fire Pit Ideas To Consider For Your Backyard

Round fire pits have become the new aesthetic for backyards, and why not? Their sleek design provides a modern touch while also creating a cozy atmosphere.  But you don't necessarily have to go for a simple and classic round fire pit. There are endless creative ideas to amp up the appeal and functionality of a round fire pit. We discuss five of those ideas below. ...

5 Round Fire Pit Ideas To Consider For Your Backyard

Round fire pits have become the new aesthetic for backyards, and why not? Their sleek design provides a modern touch while also creating a cozy atmosphere. 

But you don't necessarily have to go for a simple and classic round fire pit. There are endless creative ideas to amp up the appeal and functionality of a round fire pit. We discuss five of those ideas below. 

Our ideas are not merely limited to material. We also discuss different environments, activities, layouts, and themes to incorporate round fire pits into your backyard. 

1. Enclosed Round Fire Pit With Wooden Chairs

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Here's an idea for people who don't want to spend too much on a fire pit but still want to create an inviting space. Enclose the round pit with stones or bricks and top it off with a wooden circular seating area. 

The stones or bricks will keep the fire contained while still providing ventilation. Plus, the wooden chairs will add a rustic and cozy appeal. You can also add a stool or small table for holding drinks and snacks while hanging out around the fire. 

Activity Ideas: Outdoor game night, storytelling sessions, stargazing, and roasting marshmallows.

Design Options: You can swap out the wooden chairs with Adirondack chairs for more comfortable seating. 

2. Round Fire Pit With a Grill

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Are you the kind of person who loves to entertain guests in your backyard? Then, this idea is perfect for you. 

Get a round fire pit with a built-in grill for cooking up some delicious BBQ while enjoying the warmth of the fire. Imagine how awesome your summer cookouts would be. 

Activity Ideas: Cooking and dining outdoors, hosting dinner parties, and having a backyard BBQ.

Design Options: Opt for a larger fire pit with additional features like rotisserie and skewer attachments. 

3. Modern Fire Pit With Lava Rocks

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If aesthetics is your priority, then you'll love this idea. A round fire pit with lava rocks will add a touch of modernity and elegance to your backyard. 

Lava rocks also create a semi-permeable barrier in the fire pit, protecting the pit from the elements. They also allow even flame distribution, as a result of which you'll have a more consistent and longer-lasting fire. 

Activity Ideas: Reading and relaxing outdoors or hosting intimate gatherings and romantic date nights. 

Design Options: Add colored glass or crystals on top of the lava rocks for a pop of color. 

4. Round Fire Pit With Half-U Seating

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Instead of putting separate chairs around the fire pit, why not create a half-U-shaped seating area around it? You can use wooden or concrete benches for this design. 

Such a seating arrangement encourages conversation and is ideal for family gatherings and cozy nights with friends. To tie the fire pit in with the seating, use the same color and material for both, as you can see in the picture above. 

Activity Ideas: Chatting over drinks while roasting marshmallows and making s'mores. 

Design Options: Add cushions or pillows to the seating area for added comfort. 

5. Contemporary Round Fire Pit

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Who said you have to go for the same old basic round shape for your fire pit? Instead, you can get a contemporary round fire pit, which has a bit of a twist on the conventional design. 

For instance, the ''round'' design may have bends and twists. Or, it may have a unique base with geometric patterns. These designs elevate your backyard's aesthetic appearance. 

Activity Ideas: Spending a cozy night with a significant other or an evening of wine and cheese tasting. 

Design Options: Add a grill attachment to the fire pit for preparing food. 

Now that you have these five different options for round fire pits, the only thing left to do is choose one and go shopping. Enjoy!

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