Bundling up around a fire can feel magical. S’mores and storytelling are perfect for any occasion. We think conversations feel more special, and the atmosphere is just as comforting and inviting as your living room. When thinking of seating for entertaining or cooking around the firepit, it can be as simple or involved as you want. Consider how you want the space to feel and how you would like to use it. Keeping in mind, a more formal area where you can entertain will be set up very differently from a relaxed area.
Size is the most important decisions when choosing a firepit. Safety is important. You will need 10 feet or more between the flame and your house. From there you can consider how many people you want to seat around the pit.
Important to all firepit festivities. Rockers, lounge chairs, and outdoor upholstered seats are inviting and comfortable choices. You may want to keep the chairs all the way around the pit, or leave space for some to sit and others to stand. When the temps drop, it’s great to have some blankets on hand so people can bundle up.
How are you going to use your firepit? If you like the campfire feel, a fire ring can be large enough to seat lots of people. For a more structured environment, look at fire tables. Gas styles are great for anyone that wants to avoid the smoky scent of a wood fire. Long lasting permanent pieces are built into the yard or landscape and can offer visual and sturdiness appeal.
Roasting food over a fire not only makes it taste great, but it’s fun too! There are so many different foods you can make over a campfire. We put together this list of 10 tasty and easy food you can cook around a campfire. Use this list to inspire your campfire food choices during your upcoming camping trips, beach outings, or wherever else you’ll be sitting around a campfire.
Corn on the Cob
Prosciutto & Mozzarella Balls
Let your hands pour some magic into creating your very own fire pit with these 40 best DIY fire pit ideas and designs for your outdoor, backyard or garden seating area to make your winters more cozy and comfy.