4 Unique Ideas for Your Outdoor Fire Pit

Originally Published on September 28, 2017. Last Updated on September 6, 2023.

There’s something magical about a campfire — the way people gather around it, sharing food, stories, and for my family, music. It provides warmth, comfort, and protection. Perhaps that’s why we all love firepits so much now — they’re a modern interpretation of old traditions, and a reminder of time spent with the people we love.


Fortunately, modern firepits mean you don’t need to go searching through the forest for firewood. Instead, fire pits like the POLYWOOD Fire Pit Tables make the perfect centerpiece for your deck or patio, providing a powerful focal point for family gatherings, parties, or just an evening shared with the ones closest to you.

When it comes to creating a unique outdoor space, you’ll want to pair your firepit with beautiful furniture to create an eclectic look. Here at POLYWOOD, we make that easy. With a huge range of high-quality, weather-resistant, low-maintenance furniture in a variety of vibrant colors and subtle earth tones, you’re sure to find the perfect pieces.

Whether you want to share a meal, toast marshmallows, make pudgy pies, or just have a great conversation, you can combine tables, chairs, and other pieces for just the right ambiance and feel.

We have four fire pit ideas for some classic combinations below, but don’t let that limit you. You can mix furniture of different colors, styles, and collections to perfectly match your vision for an evening around the fire. The possibilities are endless!

Eclectic Mix

For those with an avant-garde style sense, the eclectic collection is limited only by your imagination. Get creative by bringing together different chairs, colors, accessories, and tables to create a diverse and fascinating mix.

Whether it’s combining an Aruba folding Adirondack Chair with an easy-seating backless bench, or creating a great s’more spot with one of our popular side tables, there’s something here for everyone. For a little more structure and formality, just add a Classic Casual Dining Chair and/or our Classic Adirondack 48″ Bench.

When it comes to colors, you’re covered with our Color-Stay Technology. Make an impact with vibrant blues, reds, and oranges, or go for a more subtle look with browns, grays, and other lovely earth tones. Combine our traditional and contemporary styles to create a set that will stay in great shape for years to come.

Long Island Adirondack & Dining Chair Mix

Enjoy the subtle smell of woodsmoke and watch the evening sun gleam off the surface of the water as you relax into our Long Island furniture collection. A slight twist on our more traditional styling, the Long Island Collection takes those classic designs and tweaks them just a little.

Pair your firepit with some Long Island Adirondack chairs, and pick a color to complement your outdoor space. Conveniently, the arms of the chairs are just perfect for resting a glass of ice-cold beer or delicious wine as you watch the sunset.

For those who want to sit up a little more and enjoy the view over the water, we recommend the Long Island Dining Chair, or you can just go the other way, and relax into an Adirondack Rocking Chair. If you need a little more space for plates and bowls of goodies, the 18-inch side table is just right.

Our Long Island furniture comes in a wide variety of beautiful colors — go with just one or mix up the colors to create interesting contrasts.

Palm Coast Adirondacks (& Kids Adirondack)

For those of you with families, the Palm Coast set could be the perfect choice. Featuring classic styling and bright colors, the Palm Coast Adirondack is ideal for those with little legs — and there’s even space for teddy!

Naturally, our side tables complete the set, providing a place for toys to rest.

Seashell Adirondacks

For those with a flair for the dramatic, you may be drawn to the richness of our black HDPE lumber. It’s just the right color for adding a little contrast to your outdoor space, and you can pair it with either vibrant colors or white and gray for a stylish, monochromatic look. 

Start with a couple of Seashell Adirondack chairs and then add in a couple of 18″ side tables and coordinating ottomans. We love the look of a fire pit in the middle, especially when it’s a POLYWOOD Fire Pit Table. But you can also pair these chairs with a conversation table (shown above). Guitar players among you may appreciate the upright nature of our Seashell Dining Chairs, and for true relaxation, you can add a Seashell Adirondack Rocking Chair.

Pair Your Furniture with POLYWOOD Fire Pit Tables

Traditional fire pits are fine, but if you want to step your patio or deck game, POLYWOOD Fire Pit Tables are the way to go. 

Available in round, square, and nautical looks, POLYWOOD Fire Pit Tables are easy to use with their adjustable flames that keep your yard shining bright long after sunset. Feel free to set down drinks, snacks, and other goodies on the table. The glass wind guard protects your family and your items from the flames — even on windy days!

Fire Pit Table

Our fire pit tables are built from durable, weather-resistant HDPE lumber so they won’t crack or rot like wood tables. Maintenance for our fire pit tables is a breeze, too. Just grab some water and soap, wipe the table down, and marvel at how beautiful it looks. You can also easily wipe down or rinse off the clear glass gems to remove excess dust. A durable fitted cover comes with every one of our fire pit tables so you can keep your fire pit table protected when you aren’t using it.

Fire Pit Table

All the furniture collections suggested above make excellent complementary pieces to our fire pit tables. No matter what style you decide for your deck or patio, POLYWOOD Fire Pit Tables provide the perfect centerpiece for your family gatherings, holiday parties, and romantic evenings with that special someone.

We hope these fire pit ideas provide some inspiration for your own outdoor firepit space. Don’t be afraid to get creative and create your own unique combination of styles, colors, furniture, and designs for a truly remarkable outdoor gathering spot!

And, because it’s not a true campfire without some sort of dessert over the fire, check out our favorite Pudgy Pie recipes below. Who says s’mores should have all the fun?

Our Favorite Pudgy Pie Fillings

Growing up, my family spent almost every weekend at the campgrounds. Pudgy pies were a go-to for not only lunches but also a dessert alternative to s’mores.


Hearty Fillings

  • Cheese
    • Monterey Jack
    • Swiss
    • Sharp cheddar (add in Granny Smith apples, if you’re feeling fancy)
    • Tomato, mozzarella, and basil
  • Meaty
    • Pepperoni, pizza sauce, and mozzarella cheese
    • Ham and pepper jack

Dessert Fillings

  • Fruit Pie Fillings
    • Cherry
    • Apple
    • Blueberry
  • Chocolatey
    • Milk chocolate and marshmallows (the wannabe s’more)
    • Cherry pie filling and dark chocolate
    • Strawberries and white chocolate
  • Other
    • Macintosh apples with sugar and cinnamon
    • Peanut butter and bananas

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