The start of the cold months doesn’t have to spell the end of your time spent enjoying the outdoors. It can still be fun with a warm, comfortable fire pit in your backyard. However, if you want the most comfortable experience, an outdoor patio set with a fire pit will keep you warm and cozy even when the temperatures drop.

Fire pits are the perfect centerpiece for your outdoor area as they create light and warmth, but they can feel incomplete without a conversation or patio furniture set. These outdoor furniture sets can make gathering around the fire fun and comfortable for the entire family. If you want to maximize your outdoor space, you need patio furniture with your fire pit.

At Creative Living, our experts can help you decorate your outdoor space with the best modern outdoor furniture pieces and designs. We specialize in fire pits, modern outdoor fountains, planters, and accents for your home, and take pride in helping families get outdoors. Having a fire pit is one thing, but optimizing the space around it with a dining set or weather-resistant rug can make it feel as comfortable as your indoor space.

Our inventory contains several different types of fire pits, so get creative in how you imagine your space. Here are a few quick tips on how to arrange your patio furniture around your fire pit:

Round fire pit & individual chairs

A circular fire pit is the most equitable of all shapes and is likely to work in any kind of patio space. Because the perimeter of the fire pit is limited, this shape may work best with several individual chairs around it, versatile seating poufs, or loveseat arrangements.

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chairs around fire pit

Square fire pit & sectional sofa

Maximize seating options and create a cozy chat area with a sectional couch. Block fire pits play nicely with sectional seating, especially when both sides of the couch are the same dimensions.

Speaking of dimensions, 18-24” is an ideal distance from the edge of the fire pit to the edge of the seating area. This dimension can be bigger or smaller, depending on the scale of the components, but 18” yields adequate leg room and is still within arm’s reach should you wish to set a plate, book or a glass on the ledge surrounding the fire pit. This is also ideal for roasting marshmallows or enjoying hot cocoa with your friends or family.

gray outdoor sofa and chairs

white and red outdoor furniture

Rectangular fire pit & sofas

A long, linear patio fire pit is elegant and functional when spreading out the warmth. Make sure that the horizontal surface of the fire pit is either the same height as the seat of adjacent furniture, or slightly lower. That way you can look across the fire pit to visit with folks on the other side.

A rectangular fire pit provides the most flexibility in seating options. Seating around a fire pit can be as simple as getting a full-sized sofa and a pair of loveseats to create a patio conversation area.

Again, 18-24” is a good rule of thumb for the distance between an outdoor fire pit and seating but can be personalized as your patio or terrace allows. Enjoying a rectangle fire pit is ideal for outdoor dining, storytelling, hosting guests outdoors, or listening to music with friends or family.

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Fire pits provide the ultimate outdoor comfort to any living space. They create a warm, inviting environment perfect for staving off the frosty winter months. However, there are ways to spruce up your fire pit area by adding complementary outdoor furniture like rugs, tables, or patio dining sets. Making your fire pit area more homey will bring you outdoors more to utilize your space year-round.

Creative Living can help bring your specific outdoor vision to life. Our selection provides a slew of options from a rustic, old-time feel to elegant, modern designs. Give us a call today at (720) 222-9509 to hear more about what we can do for your fire pit area, or visit our website to see our diverse selection of outdoor furniture options.

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Micheline lives in Colorado with her family. Her graphic design degree and experience led her to advertising up and down the East Coast, from Philadelphia to Miami. Micheline curates unique pieces and designs spectacular outdoor living spaces with a modern edge.