If you’re dreaming of adding a beautiful gazebo to your yard, now is the perfect time to make that dream a reality. Gazebos are great additions to most yards, but you do have to be practical about how big it will be and how much it will cost. If you’re looking for a small shade structure to bird-watch from, that is much easier than a large pavilion that can fit an outdoor kitchen and a place to eat. While you’re thinking of some of the more practical sides of the decision, here is some stunning design inspiration.
If you have a pond in your yard, a small classical gazebo on its edge could be the perfect addition. Picture the traditional hexagonal gazebo with simple bench seating, but try to balance the size of the pond with the size of the gazebo.
Consider drawing inspiration from Mediterranean design for this project, using extra-large posts and draping curtains on metal rods. Opt for redwood for strength and a beautiful look that will contrast nicely with bright fabrics and cushions. Hiding all of the hardware can give the gazebo a beautiful finished look.
A gazebo doesn’t have to be traditional looking if that’s not your style – it doesn’t even have to be wood. Consider creating a gazebo out of metal and incorporating smooth curves and clean finishes to complement your modern home. Even the shade structure could be modern materials, like steel mesh.
If you have the space and the budget, your gazebo could be a fully finished extension of your home. Incorporate electricity and lighting into the design so that it provides all the comforts you could want.
Your gazebo doesn’t have to be ground level. If you’re still dreaming of the treehouse that you didn’t have as a kid, this is your chance. Raise it up on stilts and tuck it into the trees for a cozy hideaway. This is also a great solution to the problem of a steeply sloped yard. Consider screening-in the gazebo to keep the bugs at bay.
Draw inspiration from Asian architecture, especially Japanese, to create a really striking gazebo. The roof of the gazebo can mimic the clean curves and flat lines of Japanese temples. If you already have Asian-inspired elements, like cherry blossom trees or a koi pond, this could be the perfect structural element to tie it all together.
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