Regardless the time of year, a gazebo is a classic and beautiful addition to any garden. Whether you use your gazebo as a private outdoor space to read, relax, entertain guests, or soak in a hot tub, a few simple touches can turn your simple gazebo into a beautiful and cozy backyard getaway. Read on to learn more.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Add some hanging plants to the archways of your gazebo. Not only does this simple decoration add color and life to your gazebo, a few hanging plants will help enhance the privacy inside of your special outdoor space. For even more privacy, consider planting annual vines in your hanging baskets. Annual vines will grow quickly and can be arranged to cover open spaces or grow around your gazebo frame, but will not cause damage as they must be replanted each year.
Hang a set of wind chimes in an archway or in the entryway of your gazebo. The right wind chimes are not only a classic decorative touch. They also help to soothe the mind as you relax in your garden.
Use decor to attract birds to your gazebo. Simple additions such as birdhouses, hummingbird feeders and birdbaths not only help to beautify your outdoor space, they will offer hours of bird watching fun from the comfort of your gazebo.
Light up your gazebo with solar powered garden lamps, hanging candles or even creatively strung outdoor Christmas lights. Outdoor lighting options for your gazebo are virtually limitless, and can be used to create a romantic and enchanting space that you can enjoy on a warm summer evening.
Create a soothing atmosphere in your gazebo and decorate with a water fountain. Water fountains come in all shapes and sizes, and can be custom made or purchased pre-made. You may add a small fountain outside of your gazebo in the entryway that incorporates your potted plants and landscaping, or buy a nice wall mounted fountain that you can easily install inside.