Outdoor Fireplace Ideas

Use these outdoor fireplace ideas to give your deck, patio, or backyard living room a dramatic focal point. Browse pictures of fireplace designs for decorating ideas, inspiration, and tips on how to build an outdoor fireplace.

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  • Stone Fireplace

    A stucco-finish fireplace adds textural interest to this outdoor gathering space. The smooth fireplace surround expertly contrasts the brick siding and columns as well as the rough-cut stone flooring and metal ceiling treatment.

  • Mix and Match

    A handful of round stones sprinkled throughout this fireplace surround adds contrast to the predominantly brick display. The bricks and stones are placed in an uneven, wavy pattern, which conveys a casual and laid-back energy for the patio.

  • Wow-Worthy Focal Point

    A seating arrangement in the center of this patio looks anchored, thanks to an eye-catching outdoor fireplace. The fireplace's natural-stone surround features hues that echo the home's siding and the patio flooring. An art print and a pair of decorative grates placed on the mantel ensure the fireplace takes center stage.

  • Herringbone Brick Fireplace

    Brick is the name of the game on this covered patio. Although the all-brick fireplace surround is an extension of the flooring and nearby columns, its soaring height allows it to function as the focal point. Bricks arranged in a herringbone pattern on the inside of the firebox add a hint of subtle contrast.

  • Double Trouble

    This striking two-sided fireplace pulls double duty as a "room divider" between a dining space and casual seating area on this spacious patio. Brick accents on the fireplace, such as on the chimney and around the firebox, help the soaring piece look grounded.

  • Grand Statement

    Taking a cue from the architecture of the house, this shapely fireplace surround creates an elegant focal point for this covered patio. The mantel offers prominent display space for a collection of small sculptures. A large painting hung above the mantel creates a unique style statement that's not often featured in outdoor rooms.

  • Contrast Is Key

    A thick wooden mantel lends contrast to this outdoor fireplace's hefty stone surround. The large mantelpiece lends display space for an oversize windowpane mirror and candle display.

  • Pretty in Paint

    White-painted brick on the exterior of this home makes its way onto the fireplace surround on the patio, as well. A large hearth provides additional seating for guests -- before the fire is ablaze, that is!

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  • Contemporary Style

    This massive fireplace features clean lines and a simple, unadorned stone surround, giving it undeniable modern flair. The lengthy firebox ensures the entire seating area is enveloped with warmth even after the sun goes down.

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    Tuscan Dream

    A natural-stone surround allows this rustic-look fireplace to blend with this home's Tuscan aesthetic. The reddish-orange hues of the fireplace surround echo the color of the home's stone veneer, the patio flooring, and the weathered finish of the wooden ceiling beams.

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    Freestanding Fireplace

    Freestanding outdoor fireplaces add interest and character without compromising the structure of your home. Here, a hefty stone-and-metal fireplace ensures the seating area stays warm and cozy well into the nighttime hours.

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    Smooth as Stucco

    A stucco surround allows this outdoor fireplace to blend effortlessly with the rest of the home's exterior. The soaring chimney draws the eye upward, which helps the patio feel even larger.


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    Covered Deck Fireplace

    Often reserved for poured patios and porches, a sturdy stone fireplace gives this deck a big style upgrade. A rustic wooden mantel offers display space and helps tie the fireplace in with its surroundings.


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    Tranquil Place

    A freestanding fireplace, featuring clean lines and a simple stone surround, adds warmth to this relaxing outdoor retreat. The fireplace's minimalist design is reminiscent of traditional Asian designs; this look is further emphasized by the structure of the furniture and the large Oriental area rug.

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    Warm and Inviting

    Cobblestones adorning the surround of this fireplace design give the piece a casual and inviting energy. A shapely grate placed on the floor in front of the firebox lends contrast to the thick wooden mantel piece above.


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    Welcome Home

    A sturdy stone fireplace instantly conveys a warm and welcoming aesthetic on this patio. The rough-cut stone surround echoes the look of the flooring, and the fire conducts plenty of heat so the seating area stays warm even when temperatures take a dip.

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    Consistency Is Key

    This fireplace extends the look of the home to the outdoors, thanks to a surround outfitted with aluminum siding. The surround adds texture and style to the trendy patio space, which is dressed with fun patterns, colors, and accessories.

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    Patio Pizzazz

    A patio fireplace adds a charming focal point. In addition to providing a splash of personality, the fireplace also ensures the small seating arrangement can be in use even after the sun goes down or as the seasons change.


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    Beautiful Curves

    Located on the outside edge of a covered patio, this striking stone fireplace serves as a focal point for an intimate seating arrangement. The heavy stone surround gracefully follows along the curve of the patio.

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