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10 Best Fire Pits For Warming Your Patio or Garden

From toasting marshmallows to setting the scene and creating the right atmosphere for an evening spent under the stars, there’s a reason why fire pits and patio heaters are becoming increasingly popular across the home furnishing and decorating sphere. 

The versatility of these items means that not only are they functional - they are also becoming more stylish with every season that passes, enhancing the aesthetic of an outdoor space while delivering the heat and comfort that you, the user, requires. 

With that said, in this article we have done the hard work for you - identifying 10 of the best fire pits and patio heaters on the market right now, with a broad range of styles and finishes suitable for every home.

Ivyline firepit with grill

If you’re looking for a fire pit to complement a smaller outdoor space, which will serve as both an aesthetic detail and a functional grill, then look no further than the Ivyline fire pit. The removable grill top instantly turns the curve-edged structure into a useable grill, so you can enjoy a BBQ followed by toasted marshmallows and social time around the fire. Not to mention the stylish all-black finish of the fire pit gives it an air of modern elegance.

Serena Grey Outdoor Garden Coffee Table with Firepit By Choice Furniture Superstore

Sleek and elegant in presentation, with an aluminium table and glass surround, this gas-powered fire pit has been set directly into the centre of the table - instantly creating a focal point for socialising and allowing those using the table to benefit from the heat and added atmosphere. 

The use of stones in the base of the central fire pit gives this table a really clean and modern finish, making it perfect for a manicured outside space or patio.

Lyneham square firepit

Low set in a steel base, with a tight metal mesh wall around the fire, this fire pit is a rustic but stylish addition to your outside space, benefitting from the angular edges of a modern design and the steel material finish of an industrial fitting. In terms of usability, the Lyneham fire pit can be lit with your own wood or kindling, giving it that added benefit of authenticity - perfect for toasting marshmallows.

Round firebowl Made.com

The epitome of modern styling, this fire bowl would look just as at home in the centre of a vast living space as it does outside - blending together functionality and natural style with its rounded shape, built-in wood storage and shallow fire bowl. This is a fire pit where the fire itself is as much a part of the aesthetic value as the structure - so pull up your comfiest outdoor seating and enjoy everything this fire bowl has to offer. 

Westminster Round Outdoor Garden Coffee Table with Firepit By Choice Furniture Superstore

Another fantastic option from Choice Furniture Superstore, this particular coffee table boasts a highly communal vibe with its round shape and juxtaposing square fire pit centre. With a dark grey base which conceals the gas cannisters for the fire, and a patterned surface, this particular table with fire pit is perfect for a neutral and sleek outdoor space.

La Hacienda Industrial Steel Fire Pit

Proof that sometimes the simplest of designs can have the biggest impact on your decorative finishes, this fire pit is constructed from a simple steel bowl on three legs - yet the lightly tarnished look and accessible handles on each side make it an affordable and functional way to elevate your garden or patio space.

Patio heater by Wayfair

Set at a premium price point, it follows that the value of this patio heater does not lie solely in its functionality as a warming tool for those spending time outside. This patio heater performs its titular role with the upmost design flair and elegance, creating a romantic ambience through the adjustable flame inside the contained glass walls. Heralded by buyers as visually spectacular and a great feature, this is an investment for those who enjoy alfresco entertaining.

La Hacienda Globe Steel Firepit

This fire pit has first and foremost been designed with optimum decorative impact in mind - combining its warm oxidised steel colouring with the delicate and intricate cut out pattern to create a globe shape to surround your fire. The pit itself is deep enough to hold a substantial fire, while the 360 degree design aspect of the pit makes it an ideal centrepiece for your patio or garden while entertaining.

Ironfire fire pit

Lending itself to an indoor-outdoor living style, this collection of firepits and planters uses the same simple and elegant design scheme across each item - creating a harmonious aesthetic regardless of each pieces use and purpose. The firepit and small planter have been created to the same size specification to add an air of uniformity to your garden or patio, while the coated black steel finish means that these pieces are designed to last year after year.

Statement Chiminea by Made.com

As the name of this chiminea implies, the entire structure is designed to stand out and create a statement focal point in your garden or patio - using both its height and the juxtaposition between the tall straight line of the chimney and the rounded bulb base to turn it into the ultimate feature for your home. The base itself is plenty spacious for a roaring fire, while the black or rust colour palette lends itself to even the most minimalist of spaces.

Outdoor fire pits and patio heaters are not just functional - they are also integral to the creation of a warming atmosphere both in terms of looks and in the heat they put out. Each of the above options on the market ticks a different box, with everything from statement features to subtle creations allowing you to turn alfresco dining and outdoor entertaining into a treat.

We hope our list of best firepits has helped you choose your perfect option this summer. If you're in the market for outdoor seating then our top 10 garden seats blog is just what you need and can be found here or if you're looking for your perfect outdoor dining set then check out our blog here. For more style inspiration to create your perfect home and garden, follow us on Instagram and Pinterest, or to search and discover over 110+ furniture retailers across the entire market, simply click here.

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