Gazebo Lighting Ideas
A gazebo is a great addition to any outdoor space. Whether you have one already or are looking to add one to your yard, lighting is a key element to get the most out of your outdoor space.
Different Types of Gazebos
There are two types of gazebos: pergolas and garden gazebos. Pergolas are freestanding structures that sit on top of columns or posts. The roof of a pergola is usually made of lattice, allowing light to pass through. Garden gazebos are smaller than pergolas and have walls or multiple pillars on all sides, instead of just corner posts.
How to Choose the Right Gazebo Lights
When it comes to the right lighting for your gazebo, there are a lot of things to consider. Will you be installing an outlet nearby or are you interested in solar-powered lights? Do you want string lights or hanging fixtures? Both?
The shape and size of your gazebo will play a large role in determining what kind of lighting you’ll need. For example, if your structure is rectangular, then you would use more recessed lighting, but if it’s round or oval, then you would want more hanging fixtures.
Before installing, consider all of the needed light fixtures so you can evenly space the lights throughout your gazebo.
Outdoor Lighting Ideas
String lights are perfect for livening up a space without too much effort or cost. They can span large areas and give a warm welcome to whoever approaches. Paper lanterns add a touch of festivity to your environment and they come in all different colors and styles, so you’ll be able to find an option that suits your taste.
Consider an outdoor gazebo chandelier for added elegance, especially if you want to make a statement. Be sure to check if the chandelier is labelled as wet-rated 0r damp-rated so it will be safe to use in a covered outdoor setting.
A ceiling fan is another great overhead option that will provide a break from the sun on hot summer days. We are loving these black ceiling fans that will keep you feeling and looking cool year round:
There are almost as many options for lighting up a gazebo as there are inside of your home. Be sure to take full advantage of all the possibilities.
Create a Pergola Paradise
A gazebo in your backyard can be a sanctuary when you need some R and R. Nothing sets the mood like lighting, so be sure to choose the right type of lights for your needs. Whether you install walkway lights to illuminate a footpath or hang string lights to give the feel of an outdoor bar, a gazebo is the perfect hideaway.
Here at Destination Lighting, we hope you have gained some valuable knowledge to help you move forward with your gazebo lighting decisions. Now it’s time to kick back, relax and enjoy your hard work in the shade of your well-lit pergola.