10 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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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 rounded shape of this bench by @instyle_gardens fits perfectly around the fire pit for comfortable seating and intimate conversations. Consider re-purposing materials for your own fire pit benches or chairs. This bench was made using recycled railway ties for the structure (which add a beautiful natural ruggedness) and composite decking for the seat.
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 seating 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-looking 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 cube seats will last through any weather conditions, and look cool sitting next to the fire. If you prefer the DIY approach, here are the 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 arm rests 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 a super affordable option made from plastic resin and a DIY version you can build on your own.
This rounded outdoor sofa can be arranged as three different love seats (as shown), or you can attach all the pieces together, using the included clips, for one large seating area. Either way, you and your guests will love lounging around the fire pit on the thick cushions, which are covered with durable Sunbrella fabric that is easily spot cleaned and resistant to fading.
The seating used by @harrietgoodallartist in this dreamy fire pit area was made from trees in their yard (and the fire pit was made from an old fuel tank!). Making stump stools is a great way to repurpose a fallen tree. If you don’t have access to tree 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?