23 Fire Pit Seating Ideas Perfect for Socializing

A fire pit area in a backyard with wood and metal seating

@ladylandscape / Instagram

A fire pit brings warmth, style and entertainment to an under-utilized outdoor space. When adding seating to the fire pit area, you amplify your outdoor space into a place you'll love to spend time with friends and family no matter what the season is.

Whether you want a cozy spot for two or to entertain a larger gathering, comfortable seating for your fire pit will allow for cozy nights roasting marshmallows, having conversation or even taking a nap. Below, we share our favorite fire pit seating ideas that may be the perfect match for your backyard.

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    Contrasting Adirondack Chairs

    A metal fire pit surrounded by black and white Adirondack chairs

    @ladylandscape / Instagram

    Adirondack chairs are a great outdoor seating option because they’re aesthetically pleasing, can withstand outdoor conditions, and add a classic look to any style of backyard. To bring contrast to your outdoor area, alternate between both black and white chairs.

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    Mixing Classic With Modern

    A modern fire pit next to a pool

    @ladylandscape / Instagram

    Even though Adirondack chairs have a more classic design, they also work with a more modern look when you don't get them in the traditional white color. This modern fire pit gets a more traditional look when paired with dark colored Adirondack chairs and a rustic-style pool house.

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    Go for a Boho Style Look

    Boho inspired seating surrounding a modern tabletop fire pit

    @cottageandsea / Instagram

    A variety of comfortable outdoor seating surrounds this chic, modern fireplace. The rattan furniture paired with a patterned rug and tassel umbrella warm up the cool tones of the cement fireplace.

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    Symmetrical Design

    A contemporary style outdoor sitting area with a tabletop gas fire pit

    Kate Marker Interiors

    Symmetry is key when it comes to a timeless design. This outdoor sitting area features matching sofas, tables, lanterns, and potted plants for a design that will stand the test of time. The modern fireplace enhances the sleek look.

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    Enjoy Date Night Al Fresco

    A small black metal fire pit in a backyard

    @herzenstimme / Instagram

    Two matching chairs provide a comfortable place for two to cuddle up on a chilly night. Chunky throws and pillows enhance the comfort factor while a table provides a place to enjoy some food and drinks.

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    Built-In Stone Seating

    A stone fire pit surrounded by a stone bench

    @ladylandscape / Instagram

    This patio floor extends through to the fire pit and bench seating to create a seamless look that's modern yet rustic. The built-in bench provides plenty of seating yet still feels intimate with it surrounding the fire pit.

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    Solo Time Outside

    A metal fire pit bowl next a rocking chair

    @s.u.s.a.p. / Instagram

    You don't need a large backyard to enjoy a nice evening by the fire pit. A simple rocking chair near the fire pit with your favorite snacks is a relaxing way to get in some me time and enjoy some fresh air.

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    Budget-Friendly Seating

    A wood and metal fire pit surrounded by butterfly chairs

    Jenn Pablo Studio

    Furnishing your outdoor space doesn't have to break the bank. If you already have camp chairs, they make a great seating option for a fire pit. These butterfly chairs withstand the outdoor elements and add style when paired with contrasting outdoor pillows.

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    Enjoy a Snooze by the Fire

    A hammock in a desert backyard

    @danidazey / Instagram

    Why sit by the firepit when you can lie down instead? A hammock is the ultimate way to relax on a chilly night next to a fire pit. Hanging bistro lights lend to the ambiance.

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    Classic Adirondack Chairs

    A stone fire pit surrounded by Adirondack chairs

    @wildrosecountryhome / Instagram

    Adirondack chairs are a popular choice for outdoor seating and for good reason. These sturdy chairs can handle outdoor elements, they're comfortable, they will last for years to come, and they bring a traditional look to any style backyard. These natural wood ones look stunning with the stone fire pit and navy outdoor pillows.

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    A Contemporary Color Scheme

    A stone fire pit surrounded by gray Adirondack chairs

    Amy Leferink at Interior Impressions

    Gray adirondack chairs with playful patterned outdoor pillows are a great choice if you want a more contemporary look in your backyard. The large, modern fire pit and well-manicured lawn make guests feel as if they're at a five-star resort.

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    An Understated Fire Pit

    A Mediterranean-inspired courtyard with a fire pit and woven patio chairs

    Home Consultant

    When the architecture of your outdoor space is stunning like this Spanish-inspired courtyard, there is no need to go all out when it comes to other outdoor features like a fire pit. This understated metal fire pit is a relaxing, fun way to enjoy this outdoor space. The hanging string lights and large, beautiful bougainvillea complete the space.

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    A Sunken Fire Pit Area

    A backyard area with a fire pit bowl and wood and metal chairs

    @ladylandscape / Instagram

    One thing that can ruin a nice night by the fire is wind. This backyard fire pit area is one rise level lower than the rest of the backyard to help shelter against the wind. Doing this also adds interest and makes the yard appear larger because you're taking in the garden view at a different vantage point. The matching wood and black metal chairs add a cohesive look that's both timeless and modern.

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    Dark and Moody Backyard

    An outdoor sitting area with a large fire pit table

    Design by Mindy Gayer / Photo by Vanessa Lentine

    The black garden wall brings a moody, dramatic look to this outdoor area and helps the garden stand out. The outdoor seating area enhances the look with a dark sectional sofa and a sleek concrete fire pit.

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    Bright and Bold

    A bright orange metal fire pit with bright orange patio seating

    @danidazey / Instagram

    This desert backyard gets a big dose of bold color through bright orange papasan bungee cord chairs and a fire pit to match. The fire pit design resembles flames and brings an eye-catching look to the succulent garden and backyard.

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    A Boho-Style Living Room in the Yard

    Comfortabel outdoor seating around a modern fire pit bowl

    @cottageandsea / Instagram

    A small backyard doesn't mean you have to go small on style. This outdoor area features large potted succulents, rattan outdoor furniture, and a cute neon sign that all bring boho style. The sleek fire pit bowl adds a bit of a modern touch.

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    Plenty of Seating

    Two sectional sofas in an outdoor sitting area

    @ladylandscape / Instagram

    If you have a large outdoor space, use it to its full potential by creating different seating zones that all center around the fire pit. This fire pit seating area is spacious, contemporary and comfortable, allowing you and your family to spend hours outside.

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    Tree Stump Seating

    A small metal fire pit surrounded by tree stumps as seating

    @ann.living / Instagram

    Look to the great outdoors for your backyard seating. These tree stumps make the perfect seats that will make you feel like you're at your favorite summer camp. The only thing missing is s'mores.

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    Cottage-Style Chairs

    A stone fire pit surrounded by matching Adirondack chairs

    @ladylandscape / Instagram

    This lush garden is reminiscent of a secret garden that leads to a quiet, peaceful outdoor seating area. The white stone fire pit surround matches the Adirondack chairs perfectly for a cohesive look.

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    Black Hammock Chairs

    A tall fire pit surrounded by woven patio chairs

    Design by Amy Leferink of Interior Impressions / Photo by Mackenzie Merrill

    These hammock chairs sit at the right height for this modern fire pit table. The black chairs look chic and blend seamlessly with the nearby manicured lawn.

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    A Curved Bench

    fireplace pit with curved seating

    Brophy Interiors

    The round bench mimics the shape of the modern fire pit on this seaside patio. The plush cushions add comfort while the tabletop behind the chair cushions provide plenty of room to hold drinks and snacks.

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    Poolside and Fireside Seating

    fire pit seating near pool

    Michelle Boudreau Design

    Hammock chairs are a great choice if your fire pit is next to a pool. The chairs are sturdy and can handle outdoor elements, and they're comfortable for poolside lounging or roasting marshmallows by the fire.

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    Industrial-Style Bar Stools

    fire pit with bench and stool seating

    Mindy Gayer Design Co / Photo by Lane Dittoe

    Whether you love cozying up to the fire or enjoy the fire pit from a distance, this backyard has it all. The metal bar stools allow you to get easily adjust how close to (safely) sit by the fire while the comforable bench seating is a comfy spot to sit back and enjoy the warmth from a distance.

What's the best type of fire pit seating?

The best type of seating for a fire pit is comfortable, low to the ground, and ideally moveable so you can move closer or further away depending on how hot the fire is or where the smoke is blowing. An angled chair like an Adirondack chair works well because they can withstand outdoor elements and will last for years to come. If you want a more budget-friendly choice, camping chairs also sit low to the ground and make a great seating option for your fire pit.

How close can you safely sit next to a fire?

To safely sit next to a fire pit, make sure you roll up your sleeves, tie long hair back and don't sit in the wind pattern to avoid inhaling too much smoke. But a good rule of thumb is to keep chairs about 4 to to 5 feet away from the fire pit.

How much seating do you need for a fire pit?

How much seating around a fire pit you provide depends on the size of your fire pit and backyard and how many people typically use the space. For safety, it's good to keep seating about 4 to 5 feet away from the fire pit. Measure the size of your fire pit as well as where you'd like to place your chairs to determine how much seating to add.