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How to Decorate a Gazebo

A gazebo is a great option for adding some social space into your garden. But where do we go from there?

Read on below for our top 4 tips for gazebo decoration, and check out our gazebo accessories!

Curtains, doors, and windows

green walls and a rolled up door of a gazebo. The walls have windowsMost gazebos are just a roof – make it a room!

Curtains, doors, and windows can be used to keep the sun out during summer or even shelter from sudden downpours, as well as creating privacy.

You can buy ready-made curtains or even make your own if you’re feeling crafty, but often if you buy a new gazebo they will have them as addons.

Lighting

gazebo fully decorated with lights, curtains and furnitureOn second thought, this might be a pergola

Possibly one of the most versatile options on this list. Add some sparkle around the frame with some fairy lights or add some heavier festoon lights to really brighten up the inside of your gazebo. As well as adding atmosphere, they’ll allow you to enjoy your gazebo well into the evening.  

Other options include hanging them across the inside of the ceiling. If your gazebo isn’t watertight, get lights suitable for outdoor use. 

Solar lights around the garden would be handy to have so you can find your way back to the house in the dark. 

Now would also be the perfect time to mention curtains made of string lights, either as trailing wires over the entrance or fabric curtains with lights embedded.

Garden Furniture

furniture under gazeboAbout as permanent as a gazebo can get. Looks like flat-weave rattan furniture underneath it

If your gazebo is a semi-permanent addition to the garden then add some seating or even just a table. Recliners or hanging egg chairs are great relaxing choices, but benches and garden furniture dining set might be more practical if you’ll be spending a lot of time there. Or want to.

If it’s not quite so permanent, add some outdoor rugs to create a softer space that’s inviting and practical. 

A blue gazebo with furniture under itOr, do both

Plants

Add some climbing plants to a permanent structure to really help root the gazebo visually into the garden, breaking up any square shapes and softening up the silhouette. Wisteria would be a great option, but really with such a variety of plants available the choices are down to you. You could even add some potted plants to really create the vibe you’re going for.

gazebo surrounded by plants with people under itGazebos also look better with people in them

Ultimately the gazebo is a blank canvas and you can put as much (or as little) thought into the decorations as you want.

Don’t already have a gazebo? Grab one from Primrose. Want to get accessorising? Check out our Gazebo Accessories!

Hopefully these ideas have inspired you a little, and if they have then we would love to see how you’ve used our products. Leave us a comment below!

Decorated gazebo Photo by Randy Fath on Unsplash
Furniture gazebo Photo by Randy Fath on Unsplash  

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