21 Amazing Outdoor Fireplace Designs To Spruce Up Your Backyard

outdoor fireplace design ideas for your backyard

When transforming your backyard into a cozy and inviting outdoor retreat, few features can rival the charm and warmth of a well-designed fireplace. Not only do outdoor fireplaces provide a focal point for gatherings and add ambiance to your outdoor space, but they also extend the usability of your backyard well into the cooler months.

From sleek and modern designs to rustic and traditional styles, there’s a wide range of outdoor fireplace options to suit every taste and aesthetic preference. Below we have gathered together a collection of amazing outdoor fireplace designs to inspire your next backyard makeover. Bring on the smores!

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1. Cozy And Rustic.

rustic patio with an outdoor fireplace

This backyard space offers ample heat for three-season use without a covered area thanks to four Infratech heaters integrated into the rough-hewn trellis and the wood-burning fireplace. Additional highlights include a handcrafted mantle, ledge stone masonry, and bluestone paving, setting a rustic tone for this space. (via Urban Oasis Design & Construction)

2. Backyard Retreat.

contemporary patio with a fireplace

This backyard oasis of a Santa Barbara, California home features a flagstone patio with teak furnishings and lanterns for ambiance. The landscape architect has surrounded this space with lush vegetation to help create a feeling of intimacy. A built-in bench next to the fireplace is perfect for chilly nights. (via Lisa Phelps Landscape)

3. Timeless Stone Fireplace.

traditional style covered patio with a fireplace

This gorgeous covered patio of a home in Charlotte, North Carolina is the perfect spot for entertaining while being sheltered from the elements. The flooring is bluestone, while the fireplace is quarried limestone. (via Phoebe Howard)

4. A Lakeside Haven.

beach-style covered porch with a fireplace

This covered porch of a home in South Carolina provides a retreat for the owners and their guests to relax and enjoy the lake, offering picturesque views and a serene atmosphere. With comfortable seating and a gentle breeze off the water, it’s the perfect spot for morning coffee or evening cocktails. (via In Site Designs)

5. Make It The Focal Point.

traditional style patio wit a fireplace and outdoor teak furniture

An intimate backyard space of a home in Birmingham, Michigan uses the same color palette inside and outside for a visual extension of the interior design by way of pillows, planters, and annuals. This large fireplace and teak seating are very welcoming, especially after getting out of the infinity hot tub! (via Dan Davis Design)

6. Double Fire Feature.

modern patio with a fire table and fireplace

modern patio with a fire table and fireplace

This beautiful outdoor living space of a home in Richmond, Virginia features handcrafted luxury outdoor furnishings from Castelle Furniture, while the fire table is from FireBoulder. The fireplace stone was sourced from Cultured Stone, and the fireplace insert is from Isokern Fireplaces. For the flooring, the natural stone pavers are from Oakville Stone. (via Outdoor Dreams)

7. Outdoor Fireplace With Sectional.

farmhouse style patio with a fireplace and curved sectional

Surrounded by 230 acres of woods, prairie, and lakes, this patio of a home outside of Chicago, Illinois is secluded and peaceful. A semi-circular sectional offers plenty of seating and encourages conversation in front of the warm and cozy fire. (via Interior Enhancement Group)

8. One-of-a-kind Outdoor Fireplace.

outdoor fireplace with a trellis and wicker furniture

Design a fire feature focal point with this one-of-a-kind hearth that evokes an elemental scene of snow-capped mountains and pine forests. Set in front of the wood-burning fireplace, wicker furnishings add a comfortable spot to chill with family and friends. A trellis provides shading to this backyard oasis in Minnesota. (via Southview Design)

9. Outdoor Entertaining Space.

rustic covered patio with an outdoor fireplace

This covered patio of a home in Sugar Land, Texas provides al fresco living year-round. Wicker furnishings are set comfortably in front of the fireplace for great conversation and enjoy the warmth and ambiance. (via TCP Custom Outdoor Living)

10. Outdoor Living Room.

contemporary patio with a trellis and fireplace

This backyard oasis features stone steps leading up to a flagstone patio with a beautiful wood trellis. The fireplace stone is called “Canyon Creek” and is from Montana. The fireplace header and surround, accent band, hearth, and patio are from Missouri. It’s called “Blue Brown Flagstone”. (via Southview Design)

11. Rustic Wood-Burning Fireplace.

transitional patio with a fireplace

This warm and inviting outdoor living room of a home in Denver, Colorado is anchored by the fireplace on one side and the hot tub on another. The space is a cozy spot for entertaining or just enjoying some family time. (via Environmental Designs)

12. Covered Patio Oasis.

covered patio with a fireplace and outdoor furniture

This covered patio addition features an animated screen to shelter against the elements for three-season enjoyment. The sofa and chairs are sourced from Restoration Hardware — Malta Teak. This outdoor covered patio is 20′-0″ x 26′-0″. (via Yates Desygn)

13. Portable Fire Pit.

traditional patio with a portable fire pit

Perfect for small spaces or outdoor entertaining on the go, a portable fire pit provides flexibility and versatility. Choose from a variety of materials and styles, from metal bowls to ceramic chimineas. For this backyard in Texas, it is the perfect addition to this curved built-in stone bench with cushions. (via Mary Anne Smiley Interiors)

14. Waterfront Fireplace.

traditional patio with a fireplace focal point

This luxurious backyard paver patio features a unique wood-burning fireplace, the focal point of this outdoor living space. Designed between two spruce trees, the design of the fireplace matches the architectural design of the home. A custom cottage stone veneer gives the fireplace an old-world feel, while the Bluestone detail and reclaimed wood mantle offer additional visual interest. (via Southview Design)

15. Outdoor Fireplace With Pizza Oven.

transitional patio with an outdoor fireplace and pizza oven

Combine the warmth of a fireplace with the culinary delights of a pizza oven for the ultimate outdoor cooking experience. Gather family and friends to enjoy freshly baked pizzas straight from the oven while basking in the glow of the fire. This backyard space features the Burntech fireplace and pizza oven. (via ORCO Block & Hardscape)

16. Beautifully Rustic Patio.

rustic patio with a large stone fireplace and outdoor furniture

Many evenings are spent surrounded by the warmth of the custom outdoor fireplace of a rustic mountain estate in the heart of Calgary. This classy and clean outdoor living environment features a large fireplace, clad with stone sourced from Montana Rockworks. The fireplace has a sister fireplace on the interior of the house. There are two separate chimneys and footings as the interior fireplace sits slightly higher due to the sub-floor elevation. These are full masonry builds. Rumford supplied the exterior insert to build the block and then stone veneer was applied. (via VisionScapes)

17. Cozy Outdoor Fireplace.

traditional patio with a fireplace

This cozy oasis offers luxe outdoor living on the southern coast of Maine. Comfortable wicker sofas are set in front of a wood-burning fireplace, providing an inviting spot for entertaining. (via Stoney Brook Landscaping)

18. Fireplace Focal Point.

traditional patio with a fireplace and outdoor wicker furniture

This beautiful wood-burning fireplace is the focal point of a spacious patio surrounded by nature. The inviting outdoor furnishings are Kingsley Bates Sag Harbor. (via Elise Landscapes & Nursery)

19. Fire Table.

traditional landscape with a fire table and outdoor lounge chairs

For a contemporary twist on the traditional fire pit, consider a fire table. These stylish pieces of outdoor furniture feature a built-in fire pit surrounded by a table surface, providing a convenient spot for drinks and snacks. The landscaping features boxwoods edging the flower beds which consist of white hydrangeas that will add continuous color. (via Pro-Land Landscape Construction)

20. Built-In Brick Fireplace.

backyard deck with a brick fireplace and pergola

An expansive rear deck of a home in Carlsbad, California features beefy brick bases with quad columns, large protruding arched beams, and an arched louvered structure centered on a brick-clad fireplace. (via sk7 design studios)

21. Cozy Backyard Retreat.

farmhouse style patio with a stone fireplace and wicker outdoor furniture

This outdoor living area cozies up to a gorgeous stone fireplace. Weather-resistant wicker furniture adds comfort and style to this cozy backyard retreat. See the rest of this gorgeous home tour here: Modern rustic barn provides ultimate man cave retreat in Connecticut. (via Mark P. Finlay Interiors)

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