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.

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. Add more comfort to the outdoors with these affordable home products.


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.

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.

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.

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.


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.


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.

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.


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.

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.

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.


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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