Fall is in season right now. From a bit of crispness to the morning air to the scent of pumpkin spice and, finally!, football games being played, it is many people’s favorite time of year. And that means we will be spending many nights outside, enjoying the cool temps and autumn breezes. In order to take advantage of everything the season has to offer, consider these tips for creating comfortable fire pit seating perfect for fall.
Start With the Fire Pit
You cannot sit outside and enjoy the fall season without first having the perfect gas fire pit. These days there are plenty of models to choose from, using either propane or natural gas. Whether you wish to cook food on your fire pit or just dine around the perimeter, there are plenty of outdoor fire features made for eating and entertaining. There are also small fire pits that easily tuck into any outdoor space – and even some in modern form, such as fire urns, fire falls and fire pedestals. But if you just want a traditional fire pit, perhaps with colored glass media that allows flames to sparkle and mesmerize, Hauser’s Patio has all the styles you want.
The most comfortable fire pit seating for fall starts with an outdoor sofa. Since the San Diego area weather means we can enjoy the outdoors year-round, an all-weather sofa in rattan or aluminum upholstered in durable fabric is a solid investment. To ensure that everyone gets to enjoy the flames, either opt for a sofa and loveseat, or choose a sectional that can be arranged for maximum warmth. Don’t be afraid to go big, especially if you entertain often.
Small Space Solutions
If you do not have a lot of room to work with outdoors, plan for seating that does not take up too much space when not needed. Outdoor armchairs, rockers and Adirondack chairs are all good choices. They are functional and mobile, plus they can easily be stacked and stored. Ottomans are another good choice for fire pit seating for fall. They can function every day as an occasional table topped with a versatile tray and when you have additional guests, double as seating. Floor cushions or large toss pillows are another way to provide cozy fire pit seating without taking up too much square footage.
Dining Set Seating
As mentioned previously, a cooking fire pit is a popular option for San Diego backyards. Often counter height, a cooking fire pit becomes a cozy place to hang out when you pair it with plushly upholstered barstools with arms and a bottom ring to hook your feet. The fire pit surround is made deep enough to accommodate plates and drinks. After you have cooked your dinner over the gas flames, just sit back and relax and enjoy the rest of the evening warmed by the ambient heat.
Fire pit seating for fall is an essential part of ensuring your backyard oasis is a cozy and comfortable place to hang out and enjoy the best this season has to offer.