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For several years now, the gazebo, in luxury contexts such as villas or farmhouses in the countryside, has once again become a fundamental element in the enhancement of large gardens. It can in fact be considered in the same way as an external room to be experienced in the round during the course of the seasons. The customization features are practically endless starting from the structure itself up to the internal and external furnishings and accessories. For this reason, particular care must be taken, especially in the initial evaluation and planning phases.
Conceptually, the gazebo is a light structure that does not need to lean on any other building, basically equipped with an upper cover with open or closed sides with removable curtains.
The main points to pay attention to when we decide to design and furnish a gazebo are, in the first phase, the size of the garden and its environmental characteristics. Large outdoor spaces do not pose particular limitations, while the placement of a gazebo in smaller contexts or of particular historical value requires more accurate planning to enjoy the structure to the fullest. Areas particularly exposed to the elements, soils more or less subject to humidity or with reduced drainage characteristics require specific solutions such as special anchors or the construction of platforms of various kinds and materials. Another solution to consider is to create continuity with the garden by also exploiting the proximity of the plants present as aesthetic elements or protection from the sun or wind rather than placing decorative vases or planters.
The next phase involves the evaluation of everything concerning the functionality and intended use of the gazebo. The internal space can be furnished with tables, chairs and support accessories to enjoy lunches, aperitifs and dinners outdoors or with comfortable sofas, armchairs, poufs and coffee tables to relax, read a good book or have a conversation. Perhaps instead you can choose sunbeds, chaise longues or hammocks in a poolside location. Then choosing whether to enjoy your gazebo only in the summer or all year round requires the choice of various solutions, often interchangeable such as covers of different types and materials, sunscreens, removable rain or windproof sheets. Let’s not forget the lighting system for when the light goes down on a warm summer evening or on a dark winter afternoon: romantic classic chandeliers, modern LED systems, solutions to create temporary suggestive atmospheres such as torches, perhaps anti-mosquito, or in any case easily removable as lanterns of various types, table or floor lights.
Last but not least is the choice of style, to be chosen in coordination with the surrounding buildings or in total abstraction. The absolutely fundamental thing for the structure as for the furniture is to find a balance point. Whether you choose a classic style rather than a modern, elegant, rustic, ethnic or even coastal one, the important thing is that the overall look is harmonious. The gazebo can and must be an evocative, romantic or classy space that in any case and in every declination makes you and your guests feel at ease.