How to Design a Zen Gazebo
Summary: A gazebo is a great centerpiece that can enhance the ambiance of your backyard.
When decorating your house, whether interior or exterior, it is always a good idea to keep both form and function in mind. The warmer summer months are perfect for outdoor barbecues, parties, and get-togethers. If your backyard is looking a little bare and you are looking for ways to spice it up, a peaceful gazebo could be just what you need.
Buying or Building
When it comes to getting a gazebo set up in your backyard, you have two ways you can go about it. The simplest way to add one to your backyard is to have commission it and have it built from scratch. A professional could take notes on what you want yours to include and then get to work on making it a reality. If you would rather build it yourself, you can either buy all of the pieces individually or purchase a kit that already includes the main pieces you will need to put it all together.
A kit for a gazebo around six feet tall can cost over $2,500. If you haggle or find a good deal you could actually have yours commissioned for around that much. If you are interested in customizing your gazebo and want features beyond what a standard kit could give you, then commissioning could be the way to go.
Decorate Around the Gazebo
Wherever you decide to place the gazebo, make sure it is on a flat and level surface. If you want your gazebo to remain as bare as possible you can still decorate around it to add to the ambiance. Simple pieces like flowers, stone walkways, or Zen sand gardens can all to the welcoming and peaceful environment that the gazebo represents.