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How to create a comfy gazebo

6 STEPS

A gazebo is an invaluable way to extend your living space into the great outdoors, Make the most of it by adding a few key items to create a comfortable space that you can enjoy all season long.​

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

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Flooring

If your gazebo is sitting on a deck, outdoor rugs are a nice choice for flooring, so you can kick off your sandals and go barefoot. A gazebo on the ground works best with a floor made of deck tile, to give your furniture a solid footing.

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Furniture

Create a cozy conversation area with a couple of couches and chairs, especially if you’re hoping to entertain — or you just want to stretch out with your book and a cup of tea. If dining al fresco is your favourite way to spend time outside in patio season, make a dining set the centerpiece of your gazebo. 

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Extra cushions

Accessorize with lots of plump cushions for added comfort, additional seating on the ground and just to add some colour and flair to your outdoor room.

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Lighting

A gazebo is the ideal way to enjoy the long, warm nights, especially once you add some lighting for ambiance. Gazebo chandeliers are a great choice and available both in solar-powered versions or electric, if you have a power source nearby. Lanterns will add extra visual appeal and cast a lovely glow.

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Netting

Keep mosquitos, flies and bees at bay by adding netting to the sides of your gazebo. These allow you to still bask in the fresh air of the season without risking bites and unwanted visitors. 

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Walls

Zip-in walls will let you enjoy your gazebo even if the weather forecast isn’t in your favour.