With many of us entertaining outdoors this holiday season it only takes the addition of a few simple items to make your outdoor fire pit area stand out for the holidays. Start by placing a couple of tartan or plaid pillows as well as a few fur throws on your outdoor seating areas for a quick pop of holiday color and warmth. Next, brighten and add a sophisticated glow to your outdoor living space by placing outdoor lanterns with candles near seating areas. The addition of industrial string lights to a porch or a fence will also create a fun atmosphere that will also illuminate your outdoor space.
Pick up a few potted Christmas trees and add some magnolia leaves to the base of the pots to welcome your guests. Use natural elements around your garden to create wreaths to hang or use fresh greenery with votive candles of different sizes scattered about for a simple centerpiece. Drape garland around a designated bar area so that guests will know where to grab a drink. Place holiday mugs and festive warm beverages out to warm your guests on a cold evening.
Make sure to have plenty of wood to throw on your fire pit so guests will stay warm and when your fire pit is not in use wrap fairy lights around birch logs to create a whimsical alternative to a roaring fire.