21 Outdoor Fireplace Ideas For A Cozy And Inviting Backyard

If you enjoy spending time with family and friends in the great outdoors, then an inviting outdoor fireplace will help to create a memorable evening. An outdoor fireplace will provide a more stylish aesthetic than just having a firepit in your backyard. We have gathered together a collection of amazing ideas in varying styles to help you get inspired to create your own outdoor fireplace.

Read on for some creative ways to add an outdoor fireplace to your backyard this summer. Each of the images includes further resources including a link to the designer. Don’t forget to let us know which one of these ideas most inspired you and why in the Comments below!

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1. A Country Casual Sitting Area. A backyard in Bath, Ohio features this natural stone fireside sitting area encircling a firepit. Fashioned into a slope and surrounded by woodlands this outdoor fireplace was created with landstone LedgeRock, river gravel, and a corten metal grille ring. The backing stones are retaining the soil from a slight hill behind – perennial lavender is planted close by and is just visible. (via Healy Design)

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2. Outdoor Living Room. A suburban Washington DC home features with inviting fireplace. The stone for the fireplace and retaining wall is Carter Rock, locally quarried. All of the exterior furniture is Kingsley-Bate upholstered with custom Sunbrella fabrics. The yellow ceramic Asian stool was purchased at an auction. Portable heaters from the Home Depot allow this outdoor oasis to be used as a three-season living space. (via CM Glover Photography)

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3. Outdoor Pergola. This inviting outdoor space in Grand Rapids, Michigan features a pergola providing shelter to a relaxing seating area and fireplace. (via Green Apple Design)

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4. Freestanding Fireplace. This outdoor living space of a home in Atlanta, Georgia features a Tennessee stack stone fireplace. The designer used Ashlar cut stone and broken stack pieces. The Hearth band was a specially selected Tennessee crab orchard stone. The patio is interlocking concrete pavers from Belgard. (via Artistic Landscapes)

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5. Traditional Style Outdoor Fireplace. A hilltop property in Upstate New York features this warm and welcoming outdoor living space. The fireplace and wall are acting as a retaining wall against the woods behind for a length of 10′. The stone is locally quarried cut South Bay Quartzite which matches the walls. The outdoor furniture was sourced from Stickley furniture in Syracuse. (via A J Miller Landscape Architecture)

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6. Large Elegant Backyard. The fireplace was constructed with a synthetic stone found at General Shale in Colorado. A partial stacked stone wall curves around the fireplace patio to create a feeling of intimacy. (via Lindgren Landscape)

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7. Outdoor Entertainment Area. For this beautiful outdoor space in the New York countryside, the Isokern unit firebox is by Earthcore Industries with a 42″ opening. The sides are 18″ and the entire structure is about 11′ tall. The side benches are 42″ each and the log holders are 42″ wide each. The stone adheres to the sides with mortar and some re-bar pinned into the stone and side of the fireplace. The stone for the terrace is NY Blue bluestone pavers. Stepping stone steps lead to the rear of the property. (via LDAW Landscape Architecture)

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8. Entertaining Patio. Bluestone pavers define this cozy outdoor space surrounded by woodlands in Saratoga Springs, New York State. A stacked stone wood-burning fireplace provides a focal point and cozy warmth to this outdoor haven. (via Witt Construction)

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9. Outdoor Fireplace With Pergola Perimeter. This comfortable patio features comfortable furnishings set around a fireplace. The fireplace stone is Eden thin veneer stone. The furniture was purchased from Northwest Metal Craft in Arlington Heights, IL. The coffee table is by Patio Renaissance. The wood pergola was framed around the fireplace chimney. The chimney extends 2 feet above the pergola. The pergola dimensions are 16′ x 18′ x 7′ high. (via Downes Swimming Pool Company)

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10. Traditional Patio and Fireplace. This patio is set in a dry base (compacted aggregate and sand) and the joints are filled with polymeric sand. The stone is a full color “premium” Pennsylvania flagstone, with thermal bluestone for the caps. The bluestone caps were cut out of a full block at the quarry for consistency in color. The edges are chiseled for a more rustic look. A pair of red Adirondack chairs are set in front of the fireplace for casual seating. (via Grow | Life Outdoors)

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11. Covered Outdoor Patio. This outdoor oasis of a home in Atlanta, Georgia features comfortable furnishings set around a fireplace and outdoor TV. The fireplace is an Isokern fireplace. The stone is a Tennessee field stone set in a random ashlar pattern. The flooring is Blue Stone in a random ashlar pattern. The dimensions of this outdoor living space are approximately 20′ x 20′. (via J Steven Kemp Architect)

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12. An Outdoor Scape. A home in Dallas, Texas features this dreamy poolside gathering space sheltered underneath a pergola. A beautiful stone fireplace provides warmth and ambiance. (via V Fine Homes)

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13. Elegant Alfresco Dining. A home in Portland, Oregon features a cozy patio encircled by gardens for privacy. In front of a large wood-burning stone fireplace, one can enjoy a wonderful outdoor living and dining experience with family and friends. This fireplace was custom designed and built by Stone Sculptures Inc. located in Vancouver, Washington. The material under the furniture is 1/4″ gravel. Large flagstone pavers wrap around the gravel to define this patio space. (via Nifelle Design)

14. A Timeless Fireplace. In Wilmington, North Carolina, this fabulous fireplace with outdoor furnishings is comfortably set right next to the swimming pool for lounging after a refreshing dip. (via AquaShapes)

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15. Cape Cod Style Patio. Located next to a backyard pool of a home in Capistrano Beach, California, this cozy outdoor living space is defined by a pergola. Teak furnishings from the Patio Outlet with a drum table from R.J. Imports is arranged in front of the fireplace. A piece of glass is set over the drum table, which is filled with beach sand and shells during the summer months and pine cones for the holidays. The driftwood heart and wreath on the fireplace mantel are from Tuvalu Home. (via Houghton Design Group)

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16. Outdoor Living Room. This outdoor oasis of a home in Portland, Oregon features a stone fireplace with a covered structure and slate patio. The fireplace dimensions are 5′ side to side, by 8-10′ tall, by 3′ front to back. The firebox is approximately 2 1/2 feet, and the slant is at approximately 5′. The heaters on the overhead structure help to add additional warmth to this three-season patio. (via Big Sky Landscaping)

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17. Outdoor Dreamscape. This outdoor entertaining space was designed with casual elegance in Westchester County, New York. The goal of this project was to create a welcoming respite for family stay-cations. Being close to the street, soft evergreen hedges and billowing flowering shrubs help to muffle the sounds of the street noise while providing privacy. This nature-infused space is used as an outdoor living/dining and kitchen area. The old-world stone fireplace and pergola are perfect for gathering. The terrace is in an old New York bluestone with cement joints. The furnishings are from Restoration Hardware, while the pillows are from HomeGoods. (via Westover Landscape Design)

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18. Beautiful Gardenscape. A waterfall next to the fireplace patio provides a relaxing environment for gathering with family and friends. Lush gardens and mature growth trees provide privacy and a sense of calm. The trees behind the waterfall are Yoshino Cryptomeria. The attached area for wood storage ties into the fireplace and contributes to the sense of enclosure for the patio. (via SURROUNDS Landscape Architecture + Construction)

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19. Farmhouse Patio. A countryside home in Upstate New York features this cozy poolside seating area set around a striking stone fireplace. (Beinfield Architecture)

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20. Trellis Patio. The outdoor oasis exudes the California lifestyle. To protect from the elements, an awning cover was installed over the trellis. Low voltage cables were routed into the top side of the rafters where small low voltage LED puck lights are installed. The fireplace features a natural stone raised hearth with a poured in place concrete cap. The furnishings were sourced from a local retailer. They are resin wicker, Restoration Hardware carries a very similar line. (via Spinnaker Development)

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21. Wood Burning Fireplace. A beautiful home in Charlotte, North Carolina features this delightful outdoor living space. The fireplace is a Tennessee fieldstone, it is a wall/building stone thickness. A few small boulder size pieces were incorporated at the top. Similar outdoor furnishings can be found at FrontGate. (via TG&R Landscape Group)

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