Patio Gazebos

Learn about patio gazebos and explore your options for adding an elegant and functional element to your outdoor living space.
Patio Gazebo

Patio Gazebo

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Elena Elisseeva

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Patio gazebos are one of the most common additions to an outdoor living space, and with good reason. As you explore deck and patio design ideas, consider that patio gazebos provide an inviting, relaxing and functional element where friends and family can gather.

Gazebo, Pergola, Canopy Ideas

Shade to Grow On

Romantic Patio

Poolside Pergola

Relax in the Shade

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Cool Off the Dinner Table

Two Layers of Cool

Natural Shade

Modern Comfort

Anne Heche's Shade Solution

Sliding Panels

Spider Web-Inspired Shade

Modern Canopy

Temporary Shade

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Made for Shade

Your Own Personal Cabana

Photo By: Jamie Durie

Modern Country

Billowing Curtains

Green Roof

Two of the biggest advantages to adding a patio gazebo are durability and permanence. With other patio covering options, these two elements will almost always be a concern—for example, a canvas canopy will need to be removed in winter months in any regions where winter snow is common. A gazebo, on the other hand, is a permanent structure with a full roof—the only weather protection it may need is side coverings during the harshest weather conditions.

A patio gazebo can also be a great option for those whose outdoor living design tastes tend more towards "traditional garden". Gazebos are iconic features of classic garden designs, so if you took some inspiration from a whimsical English garden style when designing your patio and outdoor space, a gazebo will definitely feel right at home.

That's not to say gazebos can't work with more modern and contemporary design styles—they are now available in a range of styles, some of which sport the clean lines and updated design of many outdoor living spaces.

More Outdoor Gazebo Ideas

Other Outdoor Living Inspiration

Stunning Hardscape

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