Creating a Backyard Fire Pit Space to Enjoy Throughout out The Year

There is something about gathering in your own backyard that always creates the most special memories. Summer provides the perfect opportunity to gather with family and friends for warm weather get-togethers. Create lasting memories with those you love soaking up the summer weather, enjoying quality time and indulging in some good food!

I recently shared inspiration for outdoor spaces and wanted to give you a look at one we have created since publishing the post. Over the past several months I have found hosting & entertaining to be a passion of mine. I love having our friends and family over and enjoying our home with them. Along with that good food I mentioned a minute ago! With the warm weather we have been wanting to get outdoors more – which is the reason we created this new outdoor space, an extension of our home.

A space we can enjoy now on summer evenings and throughout the year as the seasons change. Creating a backyard fire pit area creates a cozy space in your yard to welcome friends and family or enjoy alone, together, for an at home date night.

We kept ours simple with four adirondack chairs and a fire pit. From there I added blankets and pillows for added texture, comfort, and warmth, when needed. As well as a small side table to place s’mores ingredients and roasting sticks.

creating a backyard fire pit space | Louella Reese

shop the look: c/o Adirondack chairs // similar fire pit // neutral blankets // similar striped pillows // similar solid pillows

You can never go wrong adding Adirondack chairs to your outdoor spaces. They are classic, timeless pieces you will have for years to come. Whether you have them on your deck, porch, yard or by the water. The style we selected from Joss & Main gives you the option to recline the chairs to two additional positions. Perfect for soaking in the summer sun throughout the day!

We ended up selecting the weather acorn color as I felt it matched our deck, home and yard well. I love how they pop just slightly against our woods. I am also a fan of the whitewash and tuscan taupe options. Aside from the style we choose Joss & Main has several Adirondack chairs to choose from – see more below!

Adirondack Chairs at Joss & Main

Fire Pits at Joss & Main

Creating a backyard fire pit area

Creating a backyard fire pit area is quite simple. A few recommendations I have:

  1. Take time to decide where you want to place your backyard fire pit area. Make sure it is at least semi-secluded from the main road. You don’t want to be distracted by vehicle lights while enjoying your bonfire. Additionally, beware of trees overhead or being too close to your home. You do not want to risk a fire much larger than the one you are planning to create!
  2. Select one item and then build the rest of your area around it. For us, we had our fire pit first. From there we selected our Adirondack chairs to compliment the fire pit, yard, and home.
  3. Add accessories. Whether they’re temporary or permanently. Make this space an extension of your home with additional accessories like blankets, pillows, garden stools, plants, and accent tables.
  4. Add as you need/want! While we most likely won’t be completing this project, this summer, we do plan to cover the ground below our fire pit area with pea gravel. Creating more of a designated space and simplifying Joshua’s grass mowing!
  5. Enjoy! Soak in this space and the work you put into it!

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  1. Lee wrote:

    Oh my gosh I am loving this outdoor space so much! Joss and main has the BEST stuff!

    Posted 6.1.21
  2. Stephanie wrote:

    Ooooh I’m feeling so inspired by this outdoor fire pit space! We’re house-hunting currently and our plan is to definitely have a fire pit at some point. I’m saving this to come back to for the future!

    Posted 6.2.21
    • aw yay! I love hearing that. congrats on your house hunt – very exciting time!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 6.3.21
  3. Such a cozy space…love how it turned out! Will be moving in a week and will finally have some outdoor space to enjoy. This setup has me excited for it! xoxo, Sarah

    Posted 6.2.21
    • thank you so much Sarah! congrats on your upcoming move – so exciting!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 6.3.21
  4. Lizzie wrote:

    This turned out super cute! I love the idea of a fire pit area. Would love put one at our house!


    Posted 6.2.21
  5. Tracy wrote:

    Everything looks so beautiful! I also have a fire pit and I just love it!


    Posted 6.2.21

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