How an Outdoor Fire Table Can Revolutionize Your Summer Entertaining!

Is your backyard lacking the ‘wow’ factor, leaving you with a case of yard envy? You’re not alone in that, and sometimes, all it comes down to is a statement piece. With a few simple upgrades, you can transform your backyard into the ultimate entertainment hub, perfect for welcoming friends and family into a new realm of warmth and hospitality. And it all starts with the inviting glow of an outdoor fire table.

Are Outdoor fire tables worth it?

An outdoor fire table’s worth depends on how you want to use it in your space. If your family spends most evenings outside during the warm months, it’s a good investment for your home. Unlike a fire pit, outdoor fire tables can be customized to fit your backyard’s aesthetic while maximizing space. Safety features and designs can give you an extra surface to place food and drinks while keeping your fingers away from the flame with heat guards and heat-resistant materials. 

Outdoor fire tables are the most versatile option, coming in tabletop versions or acting as a statement piece for your deck. More importantly, outdoor fire tables can extend the outdoor season into the cooler evenings in the fall.

Recreate your space: What Can I Do with an Outdoor Fire Table?

How do you want to use your outdoor space this summer? Consider the possibilities! Some creative ways you can make more of your fire table include: 

  • Outdoor Movie Nights: Transform your backyard into a cozy outdoor theatre by setting up a projector and screen near the fire table. Gather blankets, pillows, and snacks for a movie night under the stars, with the fire table providing warmth and ambiance.
  • S’mores Bar: Set up a s’mores bar with various types of chocolate, marshmallows, and graham crackers near the fire table. Let guests create custom s’mores combinations for a fun and interactive dessert experience.
  • Relaxing Reading Nook: Create a tranquil reading space by placing comfortable chairs or hammocks near the fire table. Enjoy your favourite book or magazine while basking in the warm glow of the flames.
  • Family Bonding Time: Use the fire table as a gathering spot for family activities. Play board games, tell stories, or enjoy each other’s company while gathered around the fire.
  • Outdoor Cocktail Hour: Create a stylish outdoor bar near the fire table with your favourite cocktails and mocktails. Enjoy drinks with friends while lounging by the fire and listening to music.
  • Cozy Date Nights: Set up a romantic evening by the fire table with your partner. Enjoy a glass of wine, roast marshmallows, and stargaze together while soaking in the warmth and ambiance of the flames.

Fireside Tips: How to Style Your Outdoor Fire Table

Choose your fire table style

Select a fire table shape that harmonizes with the overall landscape design and provides optimal functionality for your outdoor space, whether rectangular, square, circular, or another shape that suits your preferences. Different shapes can evoke different aesthetics and may impact the flow of the space, so consider how each option will fit within your landscape layout.

Integrate the fire table with existing landscape features

Incorporate the fire table seamlessly into your landscape design, considering factors such as shape, size, and materials to complement surrounding hardscape elements. For example, you might choose a fire table material that matches the paving stones of your patio or the natural stone of your retaining walls.

Create a Focal Point

Position the fire table strategically to serve as a focal point in your landscape, surrounded by landscaping elements such as planters or decorative rocks to enhance its visual impact. Placing the fire table in a central location draws attention and encourages gathering around it, creating a natural focal point for your outdoor space.

Enhance with Greenery

 Soften the edges of the fire table with lush greenery, choosing plants that thrive in your climate to frame the space and provide year-round interest. Consider using a mix of foliage textures and colours to create visual interest and add depth to the landscape design surrounding the fire table.

Accessorize with Decor Elements 

Enhance the ambiance and personality of the outdoor space by incorporating decorative elements around the fire table. Choose outdoor-safe decor such as weather-resistant lanterns, candles, decorative bowls, or fire glass to add style and charm to the seating area. Additionally, consider seasonal decor items such as themed throw pillows, outdoor rugs, or table centrepieces to infuse the space with festive flair throughout the year.

Styling an outdoor fire table in your backyard is a fantastic way to elevate your outdoor space and create a welcoming atmosphere for gatherings and relaxation. Ready to find your perfect fire table? Visit the Wood and Energy Store today to explore our wide selection of fire tables and accessories and take the first step toward creating the backyard of your dreams.

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