Fabulous Seating Wall Ideas for Your Patio
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 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 a smooth tumbled 4" x 8" x 12" patio block and the seating wall was constructed using a rough textured split faced block (Allan Block Old Country Courtyard).
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 as well as some privacy. Installing your seating wall behind the retaining wall cap instead of aligning the faces provides some depth to the outside appearance and is another idea to add interest to you patio.
This seating wall was constructed using Allan Block Old Country Courtyard and rest on matching blend Allan Block Europa Retaining Wall.
Another view of this paver patio better shows how the seating wall wraps around the entire patio.
Tumbled pavers were used for the patio surface.
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 tumbled 4" x 8" x 12" patio block. The columns feature an ornamental pre-cast cap.
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 Old Country Courtyard block and the paver patio with non-tumbled cobble pavers.
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 using non-tumbled cobble 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 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 tumbled 4" x 8" x 12" patio block columns to the left? They provide a nice contrast of texture between block.
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 tumbled 4" x 8" x 12" patio block.
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. Or, the seating wall can be set back as shown in the photo above.
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 depth to the outside appearance of your paver patio.
This patio is surrounded by an Allan Block Old Country Courtyard seating wall and tumbled pavers were used for the patio surface.
The raised paver patio above 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 Old Country Courtyard block.
Seating Walls Make a Nice Ledge for Flower Arrangements
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 Old Country Courtyard block.
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 tumbled 4" x 8" x 12" patio block and the fire pit is a kit. The circular patio was built with non-tumbled cobble pavers.
This beautiful hot tub is surrounded by a tumbled 4" x 8" x 12" patio block seating wall and cobble pavers. This patio is connected to a larger paver patio that features an outdoor dining area and grill station for a roll around grill.
Add separation between your patio and wood line.
The tumbled seating wall provides definitive separation between this paver patio and the wood line. The paver patio features circular paver patterns is a perfect patio for a fire pit.
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 Old Country Courtyard block.
Notice the paver light at the bottom of the column.
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 Old Country Courtyard block and the patio with non-tumbled cobble pavers.
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 tumbled 4" x 8" x 12" patio block.
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- Steve Combs