12 Best Outdoor Fire Pit Seating Ideas
A cozy fire pit is useless without the right seating. Create a relaxing outdoor oasis with help from these creative fire pit seating ideas.
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Looking for fire pit seating ideas? Sometimes the simplest answer is best. A set of wood furniture might be all you need to make your fire pit area an inviting gathering spot. This example from @the_pettyproject proves that a love seat and a couple of chairs provide plenty of seating around the fire. Here’s an affordable set if you want to create the same look. For extra coziness, add a few soft throw pillows.
The curved shape of this bench by @instyle_gardens fits perfectly around a fire pit and facilitates intimate conversations. You can purchase multiple curved wood benches to achieve a similar look, or repurpose materials to DIY your own fire pit benches or chairs. This version was made using recycled railway ties for the structure (which add a beautiful ruggedness) and composite decking for the seat.
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Teak Lounge Chair
This modern lounge chair sits low to the ground so you can fully enjoy the warmth from the fire pit. The reclining angle and thick cushions just beg for you to sit down and never leave. Plus, it’s built to last. Made from durable teak wood and weather-resistant fabric, a few of these lounge chairs will last a long time outdoors with minimal maintenance.
A few swivel chairs next to a fire pit allow you to turn toward different people as you chat. This example from @britthillinteriors includes both swivel chairs and garden stools. A combination of different fire pit seating ideas and styles adds visual interest and serves multiple needs. The garden stools provide seating or a place to set your drink, and they’re low enough so they don’t block the view of the pool when not in use.
Surround your fire pit with outdoor wicker furniture to create a modern boho oasis, like this one by @thethompsonhaven. Instead of a group of chairs, a sectional (here’s a similar option) can fit more people in a small space. And we’re swooning over that wicker egg chair (check out this similar version). It brings an unexpected, playful element to the area.
If you’re looking for durable fire pit seating, you can’t get much tougher than concrete! These concrete garden stools will last through any weather conditions and look cool sitting next to the fire. If you prefer the DIY approach, here are step-by-step instructions on how to make your own concrete bench.
Probably the most traditional choice for fire pit seating are Adirondack chairs — and for good reason. They’re comfortable, sit low to the ground and have wide armrests to hold a drink or plate of food.
This fire pit area by @sandlotcreativeco uses a circle of eight gray Adirondack chairs, creating a cohesive and symmetrical space. Adirondack chairs come in all types of materials and prices — here’s an affordable option made from high-density polyethylene and a DIY version you can build on your own.
This rounded outdoor sofa has enough room for eight people to sit comfortably around the fire pit. Try arranging the quarter seats in different configurations (two half-circle seats shown here) to figure out what works best for your space.
The seating used by @harrietgoodallartist around her gorgeous fire pit comes from trees in their yard (and the fire pit was once an old fuel tank!). Making stump stools is a thoughtful way to repurpose a fallen tree. If you love the fire pit seating ideas pictured here but don’t have access to logs, you can always purchase real or faux stumps for a similar look.
These charming Papasan chairs just beg to be sat in. Put a few next to a fire pit and your guests will be in heaven. The chair’s rounded shape pairs well with a round fire pit, and the two back cushions and seat cushion fully encase you in comfort. Now the only question is: Who’s bringing the marshmallows?
This Rocking Chair Conversation Set combines our love for warm fire pits and cozy rocking chairs to create a perfectly serene outdoor seating space. The plush cushions are covered in a quick-drying, durable fabric. The fire pit table features an elegant glass wind guard that helps protect the flame during breezy evenings.
When fire pit season is over, it’s nice to have a seating option that can be easily stored away. Wood folding chairs (check out this traditional set, or this ultra-modern version) are more charming than plastic or metal styles but just as convenient. Fold a blanket over the back or attach seat cushions for added comfort. If you like to move your fire pit to different locations around your yard, folding chairs are a perfect choice.
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