Creative Summer Seating Arrangements

Getting excited about the warmer weather? What better way to celebrate than by throwing a chic summer extravaganza! Check out these creative summer seating ideas to make your summer bash stand out from all the others.

As the weather heats up, so do the events and parties! From barbeques to weddings the fun doesn’t stop throughout the summer months. Summer is the perfect time to hang outside and even though you may have people over, you don’t have to do a traditional sit down dinner. Spice things up with a backyard barn party or a hammock hangout by the water! Check out some of these great seating ideas we found that may be perfect for one of your summer events.


  • Bench Seating

    Planning a barbeque or a casual, rustic wedding? Bench seating is the perfect way to achieve that rustic yet eccentric look. Try mixing and matching bench seating with chairs to give guests a truly unique party experience. Toss a nice quilt or fabric that matches your décor on top of the benches to add a fun and whimsical touch!

  • Hay Bale Seating

    Newly popular is hay bale seating and we couldn’t be happier. This is great for a casual look and would even be perfect for viewing fireworks at a Fourth of July party. Hay bales are SO inexpensive to rent or even purchase, which makes them a great addition to any summer wedding or event. We love the elegant look this summer party gives off…you’d never know the seats were made out of hay!

  • Picnic Seating

    Another great way to mix up your summer style is to have a picnic party! If you have a big backyard this is perfect. Just lay a few blankets around and decorate the trees with some DIY pom poms and you have instant décor that is unique too. It is summer after all, so why not enjoy a little nature? Mix and match your fabrics and blankets. Talk about an easy setup, this seating idea is perfect for any casual summer event.

    For a smaller gathering, picnics can be so intimate and cozy as well!

  • Hanging Pods

    Get super creative with these hanging pod style couches! They are so cozy and romantic to sit in and watch some fireworks at a Fourth of July party. You can hang these as high or low as you need and move the party to these pods after dinner. Everyone will be blown away!

  • Hammocks

    Now these aren’t your typical hammocks. These circular hammocks are connected with a table in the middle, perfect for a small summer get-together. Lying next to the water would be ideal, but if you aren’t near any pools or beaches than just sip on some cocktails and lounge in your backyard with some girlfriends! Soak in the sun with this creative seating arrangement.

  • Bonfires!

    This is a classic summer party option. Everyone loves a bonfire with some s’mores and good friends! This seating idea doesn’t even require a chair or décor. Simply grab some friends and family and dig your toes into the sand. A big bonfire always gets people excited about summer and the long nights ahead!

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