Ready to light up your backyard with a cozy fire?
Fire pits are great additions to any backyard. They can make your outdoor living space feel like a home away from home, especially when the weather is nice outside and you want to do something fun with friends or family members. If you’re looking for an ambiance that will set the mood just right, then lighting up your fire pit may be just what you need.
The natural beauty of fire pits is undeniable, but that doesn’t mean they are functional. One problem with the traditional design is that it can be hard to see at night. So, it’s important to make sure that the area around the pit is well lit.
Here are some of our favorite ideas on how to create the perfect lighting around your fire.
01. Fence Lights
You can add lighting around your fire by using fence lights. These are great because you don’t need to install any wiring and they’re easy to move if you want a change of decor for another even.
If you’re looking for a more permanent lighting solution, try installing rope lights around your fire pit. Rope lights are almost impossible to see while the flame is burning bright and they create an amazing ambiance when it’s dark outside. However, if you have children or pets that may trip on them, we recommend using fencing wire instead
02. Floating candles
Floating candles make a great addition to any fire pit because you don’t need anything else other than the candles themselves. These are perfect if you don’t want to add any wiring around your backyard. They’re also great for creating a romantic ambiance.
Candles provide the perfect flicker and glow, making them one of our favorite types of fire pit lighting.
03. Tiki Torches
Tiki torches are another great way to add lighting around your fire pit. They’re economical and easy to install, plus you can move them if you decide that the change of scenery would look better elsewhere in your backyard.
If you are looking for something more permanent, try installing solar-powered tiki torches.
04. LED Lanterns
If you want a more permanent solution, you can also add LED lanterns around your fire pit. These are great because they’re easy to move if you need to change up decor for another event or holiday, but the light that these casts are beautiful and create a soft glow around your backyard.
You can also add LED lights in glass containers at different points of focus around your fire. This provides a soft glow and you can create fun shapes by placing the lanterns in different spots.
05. Solar Lamps
If you have enough sunlight, solar lamps are another great choice for lighting your fire pit without electricity. These provide a nice warm light that is easy to move around if needed – plus they’re perfect for those who aren’t allowed to have any open flames.
You can also add solar lights in glass containers at different points of focus around your fire pit. This provides a nice warm light and you can create fun shapes by placing the lanterns in different spots.
06. Under Cap Lights
If fencing lights are still too much, you can create a subtle lighting effect around your fire pit by using under-cap lights. These are simple to install and won’t overwhelm the look of your backyard. Plus they’re not as dangerous if people walk near them! Just make sure that they don’t end up in the way of where guests will be walking.
07. Lighted Logs
If you want something even more unique, try adding illuminated logs! These are perfect because they’re not only beautiful to look at, but they also provide the flicker of a real flame.
You can either purchase logs that have already been designed with light inside them or you could create your own by adding LED lights into normal firewood (just make sure these aren’t too close to the flames themselves).
You can also add glass containers filled with LED lights on the outside of your fire pit. This provides a soft glow and you can create fun shapes by placing the lanterns in different spots! Add flowers or candles inside if you want to change up decor for another event or holiday.
08. String Lights
If you’re looking for something a little more subtle, you can also try adding string lights around your fire pit. These are great because they’re easy to move if needed and create the perfect ambiance when it’s dark outside!
String lanterns on either side of the fire pit provide beautiful lighting as well as some extra color for your backyard or patio area. This is perfect for those who don’t want something too permanent but still need some lighting.
String lights in glass containers also provide beautiful soft light and are easy to move if you need to change up decor for another event or holiday! Just make sure these aren’t too close to the flames themselves.
09. Light-Up Buckets
You can also add a fun lighting effect by using light-up buckets around your fire pit. These are great because they’re easy to move and if you want a different look, just switch out the contents of the bucket. You can use them with flowers in them or even fill them with sand for an interesting candle holder idea. Just make sure to use the LED ones and not regular candles.
10. LED Paver Inserts
These are a great way to add decorative lighting (and an additional safety feature) to your patio, porch, or side walkways without the need for any permanent installation.
These lights are perfect for those who want to be able to move their lighting around, as they can simply be removed or added just about anywhere.