Outdoor Fire Pit Seating Ideas

In this article, we are going to be exploring some awesome outdoor fire pit seating ideas. 

Who doesn’t like to gather around the warm ambiance of a fire pit with a group of friends or with family.

We realize that not everyone has the same tastes in how their backyard area should look, some might prefer the more rustic look and others a more modern design. Of course, your budget is something that also should be factored so we have looked at all different price ranges, we even discuss DIY options.

After looking at nearly a hundred different chairs and reading thousands of reviews we narrowed it down to just a few high-quality products that vary in style and price range.

adirondack chairs around fire pit

Best Chairs for Around a Fire Pit

So what to look for when choosing your outdoor seating?

Comfort, durability and getting the right look would be what I would look for. Personally, I love the look of Adirondack Chairs so I have included them in my shortlist. For comfort,  you can’t beat a Zero Gravity Chair so they are also included in my picks below.

Heavy Duty Metal Fire Pit Bench

Outdoor Fire Pit Seating Ideas

This black metal fire pit bench from outdoor furniture brand Sunnydaze is a good sturdy option and its curved shape is specially designed for use around a fire pit. It has a weight capacity of 330lbs but is lightweight enough to be easily moved around.

Reviewers mentioned that these could also double up as tables. These are comfortable enough without a cushion but you could easily add one for added comfort.

If you are looking for a simple design that is tough enough to provide some longevity then these benches would make a good pick. They are offered with a 1-year warranty.

Outdoor Fire Pit Rocker

GCI Outdoor FirePit Rocker Portable Folding Low Rocking Chair

This fold-up rocker with its low to the ground design is ideal for use around the fire pit or campfire. It comes assembled and folds flat for easy storage and portability. It has a handy pocket to hold a drink and has a nice smooth rocking motion.

This one is great for its versatility reading reviews users had also use it for tailgating, concerts, watching softball tournaments and sitting around a hot tub just to name a few other uses for it.

Users online appreciated the hydraulics that enables it to rock without requiring a flat surface.

It has been designed to be low to the ground to enjoy the fire better so do bear this in mind, it might be more difficult for older people to get in or out of.

If you like to go low we recommend this one but if you are a tall person or have trouble getting in and out of seats you might want to explore some more regular sized options.

Zero Gravity Chair Set with Table

Giantex 3 PCS Zero Gravity Chair Patio Chaise Lounge Chairs Outdoor Yard Pool Recliner Folding Lounge Table Chair Set (Black)


Without a doubt, one of the most comfortable and relaxing types of seating you can buy is a Zero Gravity or sometimes called an Anti-Gravity chair.

There are many different manufacturers of these types of chair and most of them are pretty good quality but in this article, we are going to look at this 2 chair and table set from Giantex.

This is a great value set for 2 people and if you are looking for an ergonomic option that will relax your back then this would be the option to explore.

This set is made from Textilene which is weather resistant and an excellent fabric for outdoor furniture. They can be folded up easily and are lightweight enough to transport and store away.

The table is also portable and comes with cup holders to prevent your fireside drink from spilling.

Price wise this set is comparable to many Zero Gravity Chairs being sold individually so I think this is a pretty good deal.

Giantex 3 PCS Zero Gravity Chair Patio Chaise Lounge Chairs Outdoor Yard Pool Recliner Folding Lounge Table Chair Set (Black)


Fire Pit Directors Chair

KingCamp Heavy Duty Steel Folding Chair/Director's Chair with Cooler Bag and Side Table

While this Folding directors chair would be awesome for camping, sports events and tailgating it would also make a great fire pit chair.

This has really got it all, its heavy duty but folds easily so you can store it away or throw it in your car’s trunk if you want to use outside the home.

If you are like me, once you are settled and comfortable you don’t want to move, so with the handy side table and a cooler bag attached all your food and drink needs can be right on hand.

It can hold a weight of up to 330lbs with a steel frame.

Reviews are very positive on this one. Especially from larger people and those who lacked mobility who found the chair very easy to get in and out of. It was also commented on how comfortable it was for a camp style chair.

Check out the video below to see it in action


Adirondack Chair

Amish Heavy Duty 800 Lb Pressure Treated Adirondack Chair (Semi-Solid Black Stain)

I just love the classic look of an Adirondack chair and they are ideal for fire pit seating. With so many to choose from it was a hard decision which one to showcase in this article.

In the end, we decided on this heavy-duty, eco-friendly Amish chair that comes in a variety of different finishes. You can choose from unfinished, Dark Walnut, Cedar, Black or White.

The Unique selling point of this particular product is that it is pressure tested to hold 800lbs!

These chairs do require some assembly but once put together you will have a chair that should last a lifetime and if you want a ready assembled chair of this quality you can expect to pay a lot more.


Fire Pit Furniture Sets

If you are a looking at buying the complete package and don’t already have a fire pit in your backyard you might want to look at some of these quality sets with integrated firepits.

 Fire Pit Seating  Set in Stone and Grey

Christopher Knight Home 300390 Livingston Outdoor 4 Piece Club Chair Set w/Water Resistant Cushions & Stone Fire

This really is a beautiful looking fire pit table and furniture set, with 4 chairs and a stone fire pit table.

I like the subdued colors that should fit in nicely with any backyard decor, you can add throws or cushions if you want to add your own splash of color.

The furniture is made from faux whicker and the cushions are water resistant so it’s ideal for outdoor use.

The propane fire pit fireplace comes with a cover for when it’s not in use.

Assembly is straightforward and this is going to complement any Backyard area especially if you are going for a modern look.


5 Piece Propane Gas Fire Pit Set

Kinger 5 Piece Round Propane Gas Fire Pit Table Chat Set, Includes 4 Thick Cushion Rattan Wicker Rocker Outdoor Patio Chairs, 50 Inch Porcelain Tile Top Propane Fire Pit Table Deck

This luxury set is built to impress and arrives pretty much ready to use with minimal assembly. You will need an AA battery though for the ignition switch and some lava rocks or glass beads for the fire pit.

As well as looking fantastic with it vibrant covers the whole set is built for longevity making use of weather and UV resistant rattan. With frames made from powder-coated aluminum. This set won’t fade or rust so is a real investment for beautiful backyard enjoyment.

We loved that the chairs are all swivel rockers and can rotate a full 360. This is the ultimate in comfort furniture for any outdoor area and with the added fire pit you can relax day or night in style.

The online reviews from the people who purchased this outdoor furniture set described it as great quality and were impressed by the after sale customer service they received.


Sofa and Fire Pit Set

Crested Bay Outdoor Aluminum Framed Sectional Sofa Set with Light Grey Fire Table (Khaki with Light Grey Fire Table)

This one looks like something out of a movie set or a patio set that might grace the home of a celebrity.

Described by customers who have purchased it as online and sleek this will really transform your backyard area.

The furniture is constructed from rust-resistant aluminum and the sectional sofa means you can tailor it to how you want your seating arrangement to look.

The firepit is 50K BTU so will get you feeling cozy and warm on chilly evenings outdoors.

DIY Fire Pit Seating Idea Video

If you want to start a project and build some outdoor furniture for yourself check out the video below

You can find more information on this video Here 

Another inexpensive option would be to use some large logs to sit on. log seats around a fire pit give a great rustic look though they might be a bit uncomfortable to sit on over a long period of time especially for older folks.

Final Thoughts

I hope this article has given you some inspiration for your outdoor fire pit seating ideas we are always happy to hear suggestions from visitors to Backyard Sumo so please leave a comment if you enjoyed our article of if you have found other seating ideas which we might like.

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