10 Contemporary Fire Pit Ideas That Will Make for a Roaring Good Time

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As summer turns to fall, we can't help but fixate on all of those amazing things that will keep us warm during the cold months ahead. Cozy blankets. Mugs of hot cocoa. And, outdoor fire pits, of course.

If you're anything like us, and you've been envisioning cool nights spent next to blazing bonfires, then it makes sense to invest in the perfect setup for your backyard. From rustic to midcentury, there are a wide variety to choose from, but we tend to favor contemporary fire pits that are well-designed and display current details.

When shopping, look for features that contemporary style is known for: geometric shapes, linear elements, on-trend colors, and surprising materials. Here are 10 contemporary fire pit ideas that will make for a roaring good time.

1. Paloform Fold Fire Table, Pricing Upon Request

If you'd like to take a traditional fire pit up a notch, look no further than a fire table, like this one made by Paloform. Displaying angular touches, this sleek option perfectly exemplifies contemporary style.

2. Skargaarden Boo Fire Basket, $288 - $485

Linear accents are key when it comes to contemporary style, and these aesthetics can easily carry over to a fire pit. Look for a base with smooth and polished lines, like this Scandi-inspired design readied for a warm and cozy evening.

3. AuthenTEAK Modeno Aurora Fire Table, $829

Black is a popular hue in contemporary spaces, so if you're on the hunt for a contemporary fire pit, you can't go wrong with a dramatic shade. This tapered design by AuthenTEAK gets bonus points for its cool, geometric shape.

4. Frontgate Vail Fire Table, $1,799.99

For a contemporary fire pit that doubles as an outdoor coffee table, this dome-shaped option by Frontgate is the best of both worlds. Plus, it feels oh-so-stylish with its circular shape and steel base.

5. Design Within Reach Plodes Geometric Firepit, $2,145

Geometric shapes are essential when looking for a contemporary fire pit. If you ask us, the more angles, the better, as proven by this handcrafted Corten steel design.

6. The Outdoor Plus Cazo Concrete Fire Bowl, $1,721

Contemporary style frequently welcomes minimalist sensibilities, opting for clean lines and unfussy visuals over everything else. Apply the same way of thinking to a fire pit and go for something simple, like this circular design rendered in concrete.

7. Terrain Weathering Steel Obelisk Chiminea, $448

Contemporary style has a flair for the unexpected, which is something you can bring to your fire pit design. For example, this option by Terrain showcases an eye-catching obelisk shape, making it look more like a proper fireplace with a chimney than a classic fire pit.

8. Breeo Luxeve Fire Pit — White River, $1,425

Although we're all for fire pits featuring rusted, well-loved finishes, those that spotlight polished, slick materials feel even more on-trend. For instance, this round contemporary fire pit flaunting a simple, white finish is dripping in style.

9. Boxhill Manta Ray Fire Pit, $829.50

To make your contemporary fire pit the star of the show in your backyard, look for interesting details. This sculptural iron bowl looks more like an abstract work of an art than a bonfire headquarters.

10. Safavieh Granada Fire Pit in Black Iron, $183

Contemporary style is famous for streamlined details, and a fire pit isn't immune. With its circular shape and bold black hue, this design would feel right at home alongside sleek outdoor furniture.


Shelby Deering is a lifestyle writer who contributes to national magazines and websites, including Country Living, Good Housekeeping, Well+Good, and more. When she's not writing, you'll find her shopping flea markets, hiking, and going for walks with her corgi.

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