As someone who works from home (like many of us), it’s really important to me to get out of my home office and get a bit of fresh air to remain productive. Having a backyard pavilion has been a major game changer because it now allows me to work outdoors while being protected from the harsh sun or pelting rain.
It’s so refreshing to be able to get outside the house when you feel cooped up and work outside, breathing in the fresh air and taking in your surroundings. It’s also a winner if you love to entertain guests without having to worry about sudden weather changes messing up your plans.
Keep reading to find out more about these 6 amazing backyard pavilion with fireplace ideas.
- 1 Backyard Pavilions – Everything You Need To Know
- 2 6 Of The Best Backyard Pavilion With Fireplace Ideas!
- 3 Which Backyard Pavilion With Fireplace Ideas Is Your Favourite?
Backyard Pavilions – Everything You Need To Know
A backyard pavilion is essentially an open framed structure with a roof. It’s a great outdoor entertainment area that you can use throughout the year – no matter what your weather is like. In the summer, you can experience the cool breeze during boiling hot days, and in winter, enjoying a cozy fire while you relax on your comfy sofa will make for the perfect end to the day.
Backyard pavilions are typically made out of wood, vinyl, plastic, fiberglass, metal and stone. Wood is the most popular because of its natural beauty and variety of finishes. The only disadvantages to using it, though, are that it’s prone to rotting as well as termite and other insect infestations.
Vinyl requires the least amount of maintenance. It is decay resistant and isn’t prone to any insect infestations. It’s a modern material that’s available in a variety of finishes, giving you the freedom to find the perfect option for you.
If you’re looking for a modern look for your backyard pavilion, fiberglass is the perfect material! It’s fairly lightweight, but super strong and won’t rot or get infested with bugs. It is more on the pricey side compared to wood and vinyl, but the results are definitely worth it in my opinion.
Metal is strong and durable, but a major drawback is that it isn’t very versatile and you have limited options in terms of customizability. While it won’t get infested with insects, it might get rusty over time.
If you’re into a rustic looking backyard pavilion, stone is, hands down, the best material to use. It exudes natural warmth and beauty and it is very sturdy, so it’ll last you for years to come.
I mean, how gorgeous is this stone backyard pavilion?!
Not sure what to do? Take a look at these ideas I’ve gathered to help you decide!
6 Of The Best Backyard Pavilion With Fireplace Ideas!
A Living Room Sofa Set Up
Have you ever heard people describe their backyard pavilion as an extension of their indoor living environment? I find this so fascinating, yet I totally agree.
Putting a set of sofas under your backyard pavilion so that it resembles a living room will totally transform the space and make it your go-to spot throughout the year.
You can opt for a rustic feel with some stone work around your fireplace or even a modern, elegant design. Whichever you choose, a couple of extras like a soft rug, coffee table, throw cushions and great light fixtures will help you create that homely vibe.
Put Your Firewood On Display
Every fireplace needs an area close by to store firewood. While it’s common to try to conceal firewood storage, why not use it to jazz up your backyard pavilion instead?
With its beautiful, rustic appeal, stacked firewood looks great alongside a fireplace or even beneath it.
Another benefit of this idea is that you won’t have to worry about keeping your firewood dry and far away because your backyard pavilion will (literally) have it covered.
What About A Whole Wall Fireplace?
Backyard pavilions are open framed structures with closed roofs, so they don’t actually have any walls. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have one! This idea makes use of a wall against which your fireplace is built.
An outdoor pavilion with fireplace against a full wall makes it the focal point of your backyard pavilion.
One of the most common ways that people design these walls is by making them in stone and light fixtures framing the fireplace.
Can’t Go Wrong With Classic Brick
Classic brick walls will never go out of style, in my opinion! I think it’s because of that effortlessly neat result that you can always expect with brickwork. Brickwork is like art on its own and hardly even needs any surrounding decor to make your space look stunning!
Neutral and brown undertones complement brick walls really well, and furniture in the same colors will tie off the look really well. Add in a couple of potted plants and a coffee table and you’ve got the perfect look!
Don’t forget that if you have a couple of nosy neighbors and would like a bit more privacy, just add some curtains and problem solved!
Who Doesn’t Love A Fire Pit?
Having a fire pit in the middle of your backyard pavilion is one of the more modern looks that would suit you really well if you love entertaining outdoors. This is especially the case if you live in an area that generally experiences low temperatures throughout the year, as it will prove to be quite useful.
If you’d rather not build a permanent fire pit under your backyard pavilion, you can also try one of those gorgeous steel pits.
When designing your backyard pavilion with a fire pit, remember that the best seating is benches, rather than single chairs or sofas, as benches can seat more people.
For more information on fire pits, check out this piece on the safety of having a fire pit underneath a shelter and tips to keep safe.
Be A Star Chef With An Outdoor Kitchen
If you and your family are fans of outdoor cooking, this one’s for you! Think barbecues and wood-fired pizza. You can add a designated space for your grill and cooking station and get an outdoor pizza oven built, too.
Complete the kitchen look by fitting in countertops, taps, storage space and a sink, so there’ll be no need for you to run back and forth to your actual kitchen.
For more ideas on how to decorate your backyard pavilion, check out this piece with 33 of the best backyard pavilion ideas.
Which Backyard Pavilion With Fireplace Ideas Is Your Favourite?
Are you ready for snuggles and mugs of steaming hot chocolate in your backyard pavilion with your fire keeping you nice and toasty during the winter?
These backyard pavilion ideas have really got me thinking about how useful a backyard pavilion is and how it can really make a load of difference to your yard’s aesthetics and functionality.
I hope you found these backyard pavilion with fireplace ideas helpful. I would love it if you could leave me a comment below!