A gazebo it can be a corner of relaxation and style for your garden, but it must be furnished with care so as to be welcoming. First of all, you have to decide what function it will have and what activities will be carried out here: reading and rest corner, lunches and dinners, receptions, etc.
If chosen with a resistant and closed structure, it can be used 365 days a year, so the furniture must be consistent, that is, valid for all seasons.
Climate, available space, colors and style, but also ease of management and resistance to atmospheric agents: these are all characteristics that must have the perfect gazebo. Currently, the most common are those in treated wood, but aluminum ones are also very popular. THE furniture and accessories must be homogeneous and in line with the material of the structure to create an elegant and refined corner. Also important decorations and lighting to define your space in all respects.
Here it is some original ideas to furnish the gazebo and give an extra personal touch.
Lights and candles: a cozy and intimate atmosphere
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To make the gazebo usable even when the sun goes down, it is essential adequate lighting. To make it absolutely welcoming, warm diffused suspended lights (like these) but also fixed table or floor lamps are perfect. The candles (in an adequate outdoor lantern) are an excellent solution, perhaps even anti mosquitoes.
Create a real living room
The gazebo can become an extra room in your home, where guests can return and enjoy a well-deserved relaxation, alone or in company. Creating a living room is very easy thanks to outdoor furniture in pvc or rattan, with soft waterproof cushions. An idea can be Sollerön by Ikea, the sofa of various sizes with storage compartments.
Set up a hammock or hanging chair
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A’hammock or a practice hanging chair or a rocking that’s what you need: they exist with support or to be hooked directly to the roof, to meet every need for space or style. For example, the hanging chair by Leroy Merlin in steel is very suitable for a refined and very elegant furniture.
Decorate with plants
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Another idea could be to create a unicum with the garden: the plants also “invade” the gazebo making this oasis of peace even more relaxing, especially for those who usually live far from nature. In this case, you can put tubs or pots with more delicate, but decorative plants. The perfect solution vertical planter by Leroy Merlin.
Create a corner for lunches and dinners
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If the available square footage allows it, create a corner where you can have lunch or dinner under the gazebo it is absolutely perfect. However, if the chairs and table take up too much space, you can choose a table with benches like that of Maisons du Monde, where with the joint, the seats can be hidden away under the table.
Close it completely with curtains
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By choosing thick sliding curtains you can take shelter for more privacy without completely closing the structure. The perfect idea to relax without completely closing out the sun and summer breeze.
Important is that the fabric is resistant and treated as in the case of the Leroy Merlin curtains in water-repellent resin.
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Why not get inspired by Eastern philosophies for your own gazebo? Dark furniture, soft cushions in shades of orange and red, candles, incense and statuettes like that of Buddha by Maisons du Monde. If you are a lover of meditation, this will become the perfect place for your relaxation.
Gazebo and furniture of the same material
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In order not to be mistaken in terms of combinations and colors, just choose the same material for gazebos and related furniture. Surely the effect is homogeneous and elegant: it can be left bare and minimalist, or enriched with details.
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If it is not possible to create an outdoor kitchen or barbecue, you can still install a practical one corner bar, both with alcoholic and fresh drinks. For example, the Maisons du Monde icebox is very practical and economical: with an ice cube tray, drain tap and bottle opener, it can be moved on wheels.
Choose the color
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If neutral and natural colors are the most absolutely trendy, they are not mandatory: curtains and cushions from bright colors that “break” are certainly original and refined. The ideal is to choose neutral furniture to be easily combined with interchangeable shades.