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Fireside Furniture; How To Choose The Best

Things to Consider When Choosing the Best Fireside Furniture

Your backyard fire features should be viewed as a place to kick off your shoes and relax with those you enjoy being around. It should be where you can roast marshmallows with your kids or enjoy a drink with your friends. To make the most of your fireside area, it is essential that you design it with comfort and relaxation in mind, even if you plan on it being a place for you to host backyard parties. Therefore, here are some important things to consider when choosing the best fireside furniture.

Fireside Furniture Options

You have put a lot of thought into the fire pit itself. You may have already put concrete down to create a patio for your fire pit. You have dealt with all the landscaping in your backyard to ensure that you can enjoy being there. You would think the hard part is finished, but then you start looking at chairs. There are so many options for furniture, and all of them are ideal for specific settings. Typically, you will find that the furniture most used near a fire pit will be made of wicker, wood, or stone. When looking at chairs, you need to think about several different things.

Best Height for Chairs

Your chairs should be slightly taller than the fire pit’s walls so that your guests can feel the fire’s warmth. If your chairs are lower, some of the ambiance will be lost. The average height of a fire pit will be 12-14 inches. This is slightly lower than most patio seating options.


Due to the variety of seating options, you should also expect a broad price range for the final piece of decorating your special place. If you want to create a space with a stone wall around it, which can double as seating, you will pay more since you will be charged per square foot in most cases. However, the stone does look great around a burn pit, so a cheaper option will be stone benches. Stone benches can be freestanding or built-in to the area and give your backyard space a purely natural look.

Wooden benches and chairs are also affordable, and you can quickly increase their comfort by adding cushions. Many people love wooden chairs because they can have Adirondack chairs, which are very comfortable. If you prefer to avoid wood, some people love the look of wicker with cushions, but you will not save money by choosing it. It is a personal style choice; anything you choose will be significant in the right setting.

Chair Placement

Your seating should also be small enough to fit within the designated fireside area. You should aim for around three feet of walk area between your chairs and the fire pit. This will ensure safety and make it so that people do not feel crowded into a space that should feel more open. If you have a larger area set aside for your burn pit, you can choose larger chairs that are perhaps more comfortable. You may also consider adding a table between some chairs to give your guests a place to set their beverages and snacks.

Ease of Care

When choosing the right fireside furniture, you also want to ensure you do not have to worry as much about taking care of it. Good furniture will not have to be replaced every few years. This is perhaps why many choose stone or concrete seating because it is virtually impossible to damage. Treated wood will also hold up if you take cushions and put them up between parties. Wicker is perhaps the most susceptible to damage from the sun and rain, but they are still beautiful enough that it could be worth it.

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Fireside Furniture; How To Choose The Best

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