It might not feel like it now, but there will be a chill in the air before you know it. There’s no need to head inside when the temperatures start to drop! Outdoor fireplaces or fire pits allow you to continue enjoying your back yard well into the winter months.
Outdoor fires are incredibly relaxing on their own. However, there are a few easy things you can do to make the experience far more enjoyable. Start with these five tips and see where your imagination takes you.
1. Create a Gathering Space
There’s nothing quite like gathering around an outdoor fireplace with family and friends. To ensure everyone enjoys the experience, you’ll want to make sure you have enough comfortable seating. There are plenty of options to choose from, including individual camp-style chairs, benches, and outdoor sofas.
Don’t be afraid to mix and match seating styles. This way, everyone can sit where they’re most comfortable.
2. Make it Cozy
Outdoor fireplaces and outdoor fire pits both generate plenty of heat to keep you warm. However, it’s always nice to add some cozy touches. Consider adding seat cushions, throw pillows, and soft throw blankets around the seating area. Depending on the layout of your space, you may also want to add an outdoor rug. Just make sure everything that’s flammable stays a safe distance away from the fire.
3. Add Some Lights
The right outdoor lighting can instantly elevate your space. Hanging string lights overhead will give the area surrounding your outdoor fire pit an almost magical feeling. Placing candles and lanterns around the seating area will provide additional light and give your space an extra splash of personality.
4. Bring Out the Food
Great food is one of the keys to enjoying outdoor fireplaces and fire pits. Everybody loves cooking hot dogs and s’mores over an open flame! You can do the same with corn on the cob, grilled cheese, or even sliced fruit. If this isn’t your style, consider grilling up a meal and allowing everyone to enjoy it while sitting by the fire.
5. Make it Entertaining
A little bit of music always makes things more fun. Consider installing weatherproof speakers around your outdoor fire pit. If permanent speakers aren’t in your budget, look for a small portable one. Or, just get the gang together and have an old-fashioned fireside sing-a-long instead!
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Have you been dreaming of an outdoor fireplace or fire pit? Don’t let another fall season pass you by! At Detweiler’s Propane Gas Service, L.C., we have everything you need. No matter what your style or budget, we’ll help you create a cozy outdoor space. Stop by our showroom today and take a look at our inventory.