Why We Love Outdoor Fireplaces
When it gets cold out, nothing beats the soothing, cozy warmth provided by a crackling fireplace. Throw in a blanket and a hot drink, and the effect is complete. While indoor fireplaces tend to be used primarily during the autumn and winter, outdoor fireplaces can provide useful light and a dynamic, flickering atmosphere during cool evenings year round. Apart from the flame, modern outdoor fireplaces have sleek and unique designs that make them ideal centerpieces in any outdoor living space.
Where Outdoor Fireplaces Work Best
Outdoor fireplaces are good to cozy up next to anywhere outside...as long as you do so safely. Usually this means placing the fireplace on a hard, level surface, with a proper amount of clearance between the open flame and any surrounding plants or structures. In an open patio area, they create the perfect space for cuddling and looking up at the stars. Patio fireplaces can complement any dining or lounging furniture you may already have in place too. You'll also like pairing a contemporary outdoor fireplace design with the sleek, stylish stainless steel accessories to create a well-rounded look. And use petite tabletop fireplaces as a centerpiece for any outdoor dining party.
A Patio Fireplace for Every Style
Whether it is for function or for fashion, outdoor fireplaces have no problem work their way into any exterior space. Find sleek, stainless steel appeal with a fireplace from Blomus. Blomus also allows you to further complement your outdoor living area with torches and related accessories. Eco-Feu's tabletop fireplaces are not only friendly to the environment, they are also portable and provide a flame anytime you need it. And if you already have a firepit in your backyard, look to the Fire Ring by Loll Designs to house your firewood. Finally, for a combination of a fireplace and patio coffee table, see the options available from Brown Jordan Fires.
How to Choose the Best Outdoor Fireplace
The layout and design of your outdoor living area will help to determine which fireplace will be right for your exteriors. Most of these fireplace options are portable, giving you plenty of flexibility to move things around anytime you choose to redecorate your outdoor rooms. You'll want to pay attention to the size of the fireplace too, looking to its height, width, depth and weight to choose the best one. Lastly, if you prefer to keep things as energy efficient as possible with your fireplace, be sure to see the choices made with the environment in mind. If you have any questions about the outdoor fireplaces featured here, please call our home decor experts at 877.445.4486.
There are many ways you can warm up the outdoors. Brighten up and accentuate your home's exterior with outdoor lighting or make the trees, plants and water features the center of attention with well-placed landscape lighting. From post lights and pond lights to weather-friendly chandeliers, you'll find everything you need to successfully dress up your outdoors. Complement your new outdoor fireplace with patio lounging furniture including relaxing lounge chairs, sofas, sectionals and accent tables. Or if you find yourself playing dinner host often, give your outdoor dining furniture a refresh.