Outdoor Design: Backyard Firepit Inspiration Board

Since we moved into our house this past fall, our weeks have been full of projects and conversations about ideas that we have for future projects. We’ve installed new carpet, ripped out cabinets, painted cabinets, placed decor throughout the rooms, purchased new appliances, replaced the countertops … the list goes on and on. When we toured the home, we could see that the bones were there. However, we needed to add our design touch to make the house our home. So, when the weather started to turn slightly warm, we couldn’t help but get excited for outdoor projects. The project that has been dominating our conversation lately has centered on an outdoor firepit.

My husband wants to place the firepit on one side of the yard while I’m thinking of the other side of the yard. The other day, we walked our property and I think we decided on the perfect spot. We’ve gone back and forth on the style of the firepit, how to lead out to the firepit from the back porch, what types of material we want to use to create the firepit … once again, the list goes on and on.

In an effort to help gather my thoughts, I’ve been perusing the Internet looking at firepit designs that my husband and I will love. I want a firepit that is rustic yet traditional, beautiful but not stuffy, comfortable, and welcoming. After looking at countless ideas, I think that I’m leaning toward a natural stone firepit surrounded by pea gravel.

I cannot wait to land on a final design, break ground, finish the project, and enjoy a glass of wine while relaxing by the fire.

Here are some designs that I came across that I’m loving:

Gravel Surround Firepit featured on Houzz
Stacked Stone Firepit featured on Houzz
Stone Bowl Firepit featured on Dust Jacket
Three-Sided Firepit featured on Midwest Living
Natural Stone Firepit featured on HGTV
Flagstone Firepit featured on HomeTalk

For more garden inspiration ideas, check out my garden inspiration Pinterest board.

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