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If your patio ideas include the feel of a stone enclosure around your paver patio and the benefits of addtional seating, then a block seating wall is your solution.  Designed to fit most patio configurations, block seating walls can be strictly aesthetic or functional.  

Whether your paver patio is used to entertain once or twice a year or every weekend, seating walls can provide you with additional seating necessary for your occasion.  Below you will find lots of patio ideas for seating walls and helpful installation tips to assist you with your project.
Adding serpentine seating walls to your patio design is one our patio ideas to add interest and functionality to your paver project.
Serpentine Seating Walls are Great Ideas for Functionality

A serpentine seating wall not only adds interest to your patio design, but also adds functionality.  This seating wall wraps the entire patio and provides overflow seating for guests.  Installing your seating wall behind the retaining wall cap instead of aligning the faces provides some dimension and is another idea to add interest to you patio.  

Constructed from Allan Block Courtyard allows for easy installation.


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Simple and Symmetrical Ideas for Seating Walls

This right angled seating wall not only gives this patio enclosure, but also provides overflow seating for this smaller area.  

This seating wall and columns were constructed with Bedford tumbled block. The columns feature an ornamental pre-cast cap.

This patio features right angled, symmetrical patio seating walls to provide a sense of enclosure and overflow seating.
Adding low voltage down lighting fixtures to this patio's columns and seating walls will be a nice accent to these features at night.

The seating wall and columns on this paver patio were constructed from Allan Block Courtyard block and the patio from Reading Rock Oxford pavers.
Seating Walls Provide Enclosure and Safety

​Not only does this seating wall provide enclosure and warmth to this upper patio, but also as barrier keeping guests from falling to lower patio (pictured below).  This patio also features an Allan Block Courtyard grill station and Reading Rock Oxford tumbled pavers.

The seating wall and columns were constructed using Allan Block Old Country Courtyard block.

Great patio idea for enclosure and safety!

A view from lower paver patio reveals the upper patio was raised substantially using Allan Block Europa retaining wall block.  The seating wall is sitting on top of the retaining wall and serves as a barrier to protect guests.

Notice the Bedford tumbled block columns to the left?  They provide a nice contrast of texture between block.
Seating Walls Make a Nice Ledge for Flower Arrangments

Seating walls and columns are also great to show off your beautiful flower arrangements.

A closer look at the seating wall shows the rough texture of the Allan Block Courtyard block.
Contrasting block textures and styles are great patio ideas to add interest to your patio design.
Adding Creative Ideas to Block Textures

Using different textures of block in your seating walls and columns is one of those patio ideas that adds a subtle, but interesting affect to your paver patio.  

 A closer look at the contrast between the block.  The column was constructed using Bedford tumbled block and the seating wall was constructed using Allan Block Old Country Courtyard block.


Serpentine seating walls provide lots of overflow seating while entertaining.
Creative Ideas Using Retaining Walls

Adding a short retaining wall around your paver patio is a creative way to provide overflow seating for guests.

This retaining wall serves as a beautiful seating wall and eventually evolves into block steps to access the upper yard.  Built with Allan Block Classic retaining wall block and the paver patio was constructed with Reading Rock Oxford pavers.



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Adding Architectural Influence to Your Seating Wall Design

This is a great example of how the architecture of your home should influence your patio design. The spindle style seating wall pulls out the beautiful handrail spindles on the balcony.

The seating walls and columns were constructed from Bedford Tumbled block.  The pavers used in this patio were Reading Rock Coldstream pavers


Seating Wall Alignment

When developing patio ideas for your project, a decision will need made whether to align your seating walls with the face of the retaining wall block, as shown in the photo to the left.  Or, the seating wall can be set back as shown in the photo below.

​The raised paver patio to the left is raised by using Allan Block Europa retaining wall block.  This block is also used to construct the radial steps to enter the patio.  The seating walls were constructed with Allan Block Courtyard block.

Notice how the homeowner placed the flower arrangements on top of the seating walls and columns.
A seating wall that is set back off the face of the retaining wall block is one of those patio ideas that can add a lot of interest and dimension to the outside of your paver patio. 

This patio is surrounded by an Allan Block Courtyard seating wall and Reading Rock Oxford tumbled pavers were used for the patio surface. 



​Note: This patio is one of our patio designs for download.


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Ideas for Seating Around Fire Pits and Hot Tubs

This is a creative idea for a stand alone paver patio.  The fire pit is located on the edge of the circular patio while the seating wall was installed on the perimeter.

The seating wall was constructed with Bedford tumbled block and the fire pit is a Bedford fire pit kit from Reading Rock.  The circular patio was built with Reading Rock Oxford pavers.

Add separation between your patio and wood line.

The Bedford tumbled seating wall provides definitive separation between this paver patio and the wood line.  The paver patio features a circular paver pattern and Reading Rock Oxford pavers.

Notice this seating wall has no columns at the ends of the walls.

Patio Ideas to Light up Your Paver Patio

​This column is home to a low voltage post light that will illuminate this are perfectly at night.  The seating wall and columns were constructed with Allan Block Courtyard block and the patio with Reading Rock Oxford pavers.

Notice the paver light at the bottom of the column.
Patio Ideas to Dress Up Your Deck Post

Add some elegance to your deck posts by wrapping them with easy to install patio block.  These post were wrapped with Bedford tumbled block.

​Using Block Columns as Fence Post

​Add some elegance to your fence with easy to build Allan Block Courtyard columns.  
Patio Ideas to Add Flair to Your Concrete Patio

Need some flair and functionality on your concrete patio?  Add an Allan Block Courtyard seating wall around the perimeter.

Another view of this paver patio better shows how the seating wall wraps around the entire patio.

Reading Rock Oxford tumbled pavers were used for the patio surface.
Another paver patio idea with symmetrical seating walls.  This patio was raised and the seating walls also serve as a safety barrier for guests.  

The seating walls enclosing this patio were constructed with Allan Block Courtyard block and the paver patio with Reading Rock Oxford pavers.
​This beautiful hot tub is surrounded by a Bedford tumbled block seating wall and Reading Rock pavers.  This patio is connected to a larger paver patio that features an outdoor dining area and Bedford slide-in grill station.
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