Design of the gazebo: what kind of view to choose +75 photo

Design pavilions

Rest in a country house always involves gathering in the nature, which becomes more comfortable if you have a gazebo for these purposes. A small secondary structure will eventually become an indispensable place for recreation, where home and guests will gather. And leisure can be done not only for cooking shish kebabs or barbecue, but also just to drink tea or read books in the fresh air. In the summer, when you do not want to lock yourself in four walls, all the meals are taken to the street. The arbor will be an ideal place for a leisurely breakfast or a hearty dinner for the "singing" of cicadas. The design of the structure plays an important role in the overall stylistic picture of the site. In complex compositions add external light sources, decorative ponds, fountains and waterfalls, which bring a touch of peace to rest in nature. Let's talk about types of arbours, options for their design and nuances of construction.

There is also another classification according to the type of structure:

  • Open. They include "live" arbors and structures under the canopies (including a brazier, stove, barbecue barbeque).
  • Half-open. Combined type, in which the structure is partially equipped with one or several walls.
  • Closed. They have full walls with window and door apertures. In rare cases, the insulation of the structure or even the arrangement of the heating system is additionally carried out, which makes it possible to use the room even in winter. This type of arbours is more like a rest room with a complex interior, as in the house.

According to another classification, the structures are divided into permanent and temporary. The latter are collected only before the onset of summer, and at the end of the season they are folded and hidden until next year in a dry and warm place.

Stone path on the lawn  Fireplace in the gazebo  Trees near the fence  Flowerbeds from branches  The pond at the gazebo


Open-type pavilions are considered to be the easiest to construct structures. Ideas for the construction project can be thought up independently or gleaned from the World Wide Web, and even the beginner can cope with their implementation. There are no strict restrictions on the type of materials, so open gazebos can be both exquisite, modern designs, and budget options. The type of buildings is good in that it is possible to erect it all in a day's work. Traditionally, construction begins with laying the foundation, and the next stage will be the erection of walls or supports for the roof. In this nuance are traced features of an open appearance: many think that in the corners in such pavilions are installed poles and this business is limited. In fact, the design can have walls that perform an exclusively decorative function. They even install window openings without frames and glass. Such a gazebo has a very decent aesthetic appearance and does not give the impression of a temporary "hut".

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Outdoor arbor

In the combined versions, not the entire set of walls is installed, that is, one or two sides can be "open" towards the dance floor or the pool on the site.

Statue on the site  Pots with flowers on the fence  Forged fence on the site  Armchairs and a sofa in front of the fireplace  Hill at the gazebo


Paved gazebos are what are called "solid" buildings. They necessarily have all the walls, glazed windows and are more like isolated one-room houses. The construction is unequivocally permanent, not temporary. Moreover, the design is designed for both summer and winter holidays. In rare cases, owners are thinking about installing a full-fledged heating system, much more often it is "old-fashioned" replaced by a stove or fireplace. Convenience of having a hearth in the room is obvious: it creates a cozy atmosphere and a comfortable rest in the cold season. If necessary, in this gazebo guests can sleep over, which did not have enough beds in the main house. The only nuance is the need to harvest firewood.

Closed gazebo on site Benches under the windows  Gazebo near the fence  Lamps on site  Log house  Metal and glass construction


Live беседки относят к временным конструкциям. Использовать их можно только летом, так как в холодное время года «крыша» в буквальном смысле этого слова опадает. Кроме того, чтоб это засилье флоры сформировало узорчатый купол над головой, придется подождать не один месяц, а иногда и год. Молоденьким растениям понадобится время, чтобы вырасти, а пересаженным, чтобы приняться. За конструкцией потребуется постоянный уход. Вялые листья и «лишние» веточки придется систематически обрезать, чтобы строение не потеряло эстетическую красоту и сохранило опрятный вид. Из-за особенностей каркасной системы живые беседки разделяют на четыре типа:

  • With a metal base. Differs longevity.
  • With a wooden frame. It is beautifully in harmony with the greenery of the vegetation, but over time the system of supports will become unusable.
  • Pergolas. Special frame systems that are designed specifically for weaving plants.
  • Plastic frame. Refers to low-cost options, but the material will not last long seasonal climate change.

Live gazebo on site

In some cases, instead of a man-made base, live trunks of young trees or grapevines planted in a special order are used. The roofs of the pavilions are covered with ivy, hop, clematis, honeysuckle and a rose of a climbing variety. The main advantage of the design is its uniqueness, because the exterior of the building is simply impossible to repeat.

Plants on the dome  Benches inside a living arbor  Corner made of ivy with a table and chairs  Ivy on the arbor  Living room in the garden


In the construction of a gazebo-barbecue there is necessarily a characteristic oven in which you can cook not only meat and vegetables on the grill, but also any gastronomic delights. In most cases, build an open type structure, as the smell of smoke not everyone will like, and even "picnics" are usually arranged in nature. However, if the oven is installed by all rules and the hood works as expected, then problems even with the windows closed will not arise. The hearth usually occupies the lion's share of space and simultaneously performs the function of the main advantage of the arbor. This explains the desire of the owners to come up with an interesting and unusual design for the hearth, which in turn is classified into two types:

  • Built-in (stationary).
  • Portable. In temporary constructions use more practical foci and barbecue grills.
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Barbecue-arbor on the plot

The firebox can be wood, coal, gas or electric. Fans of traditions and culinary gourmets advocate only for the first option. Depending on the type of wood used for kindling, meat and vegetables acquire a unique "smoky" flavor.

The lights on the beams  Swing under the roof  Barbecue in the arbor  Tile under a stone on columns  Flower beds in basins near a fence

The location, shape and size of arbors

The location of the gazebo is planned depending on the type of plot and the existing buildings. Usually they try to remove the construction from the street and the roadway as much as possible, so they install it in the area of ​​a deaf fence. With a recreation area there are gardens, playgrounds for children, pools, decorative fountains, ponds and even bathhouses. As for the sizes, they are chosen, guided by the average number of people who will gather for recreation. Also the size of the zones within the structure is important. If the gazebo will be used only for cooking and eating it, then two functional areas will fit in a small room. In more spacious versions, a zone for a full rest (sofas, hammocks, armchairs) and even mini-dance floors for active evening leisure. Classify the structure of the form:

  • Round. Suitable for those who like to collect the whole family at one big table.
  • Square or rectangular. A more rigorous type of gazebo, which is suitable for restrained styles (minimalism, Japanese).
  • Hexagonal. They are considered classical constructions, which traditionally are made of wood.

Arbor in the trees

Note a separate classification in the form of roofs:

  • The dome. Emphasize the features of round arbors.
  • Shed roofs are considered a universal option.
  • Two- and four-slope roofs are installed above rectangular and square structures.
  • Multi-slope variants are suitable for structures with complex shapes.

Seat Cushions

Stylistic directions

The arbor usually serves not only as a corner for relaxation, but also as a highlight for the landscape of private estates. As in the design of living quarters, different stylistic directions are used, each of which has its own peculiarities. First of all it concerns material, type of construction and decor. A single design idea is supported both in the exterior and in the interior of the building. Among the variety of styles, note the timeless classics, trendy oriental motifs, picturesque rustic decoration, exotic destinations and options with stone stoves that can adapt to any decor.

Gazebo in a modern style


Classic designs are built of bricks, metal or wood. Typically, these arbors have a round or polyhedral shape with a dome roof. In decoration designers do without frills. Traditional open type of construction allows using it only for its intended purpose: for summer holidays. Classics is a loose concept, therefore, as a model, you can take strict English constructions, more refined French gazebos or Greek ones with a touch of antique style.

Classical беседка на участке Tubes with flowers at the wall  Swimming pool in front of the gazebo  Parrot under the roof  Barbecue at the arbor  White table and chairs under the roof


For the construction of a gazebo in the oriental style a combination of metal and wood is used. Chinese designs have a multifaceted shape and a characteristic curved roof. It is unlikely to be built on its own. Inside, set low pews, and in the interior minimalism prevails. It would be superfluous to equip a pond with murmuring waterfalls nearby. If we are talking about the "Arab" east, then the arbor is made of wood, and the surface is decorated with ornate carvings. Inside, for guests, the floor is covered with soft pillows. Textiles are given special attention: the fabrics should be full of patterns.

East беседка на участке Path from slabs on the lawn  Arbor in wood with carved patterns  Sun beds on the plot  Arbor among conifers  Pond with a place of rest


Village gazebos are built exclusively of wood on a log-house principle, that is, they use logs. It is desirable that the material is minimally processed, thus emphasizing the coloring of the outback. As support pillars, you can use bark-peeled slag-trees (which have double trunks). The interior will consist of a coarse table and a couple of shops. Decorate the design can be carved with traditional Russian motifs.

Countryside беседка на участке

The country style in many respects is like a forest. The main difference is only in the way of processing the material: for the latter, the wood is left in its original form. "Forest" arbors are decorated with roots, cones and moss.

Stove from a stone at a pond  Arbor with supports from logs  A path of tiles on the plot  Decor in the form of chickens on the site  Gazebo stylized under the hut

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Pergolas in the style of a bungalow

The bungalow-gazebo will bring notes of exotics to the design of the site. The structure can have a round or square shape, and is always covered with a characteristic "thatched" roof. The construction itself is made of wood. It has an open type, as the bungalows came to us from tropical countries with a hot climate, where it is not accepted to close the walls. The interior is dominated by light wicker furniture, which is decorated with a large number of pillows and blankets. Traditionally, in the center of the gazebo there is a table, and around it there are solid benches and chairs.

Arbor in the style of a bungalow on the site Flowers on the bridge  Arbor under a tree  Ladder on the site  Armchairs in the gazebo  Palm trees on the site

Pavilions with a stone oven

Structures with stone stoves can be either open or closed type. In the second case, the focus will be used not only for cooking, but also for heating. The presence of a stove eliminates the need to constantly build a fire in a separately designated place, which by its appearance slightly disfigures the landscape of the site. The hearth will allow you to shift all the efforts for cooking in warm weather to the street and use the summerhouse as a summer kitchen.

Arbor with stone stove Sofa and armchairs around the table  Candles by the pool  Bicycle at the fence  Gazebo with flower garden  Lamp on columns

What is important to know about the construction of a gazebo

Pay special attention to the foundation and floor when building a gazebo. On how well they are performed, the stability of the structure, its durability and even the safety of those who are inside depends. For light open arbors, which lack walls, one can not worry about the foundation, which can not be said of more monumental structures. The tape type of the base is considered to be the most popular. If such a foundation is laid correctly, then the construction of a "heavy" material (stone or brick) will not be threatened. The pile type is used in cases of risk of soil swelling from the cold. The foundation of concrete blocks (columnar) is optimal for comparatively light timber constructions. As for laying the floor, there are special rules. Static arbours open type in the off-season will drip heavily (the main difference from living quarters). For this reason, it is recommended for the floor to use a simple edging board (rather than groovy) that will not retain moisture. To keep the design stable, between lags it is better to make gaps of about 40 cm, that is, on the materials for the frame do not save. Also, special attention is paid to the chimney from the stove, if there is one in the gazebo. All possible leakage points should be timely eliminated.

Gazebo in front of the house

Choose larch from wood. From constant contact with moisture, it only becomes stronger.

A gnome on a stump  Outboard chair in a gazebo  Cypresses by the fence  Wooden fence on the plot  Wheel from the cart as a décor

We build ourselves

Construction is divided into several stages:

  • The choice of the place, its cleansing from debris, roots, hemp and grass, leveling the surface.
  • Excavation of pit under the foundation, construction of the formwork.
  • Foundation pouring.
  • Installation of load-bearing vertical structures and fixing lag.
  • Construction of flooring.
  • Roof installation.
  • Painting and decoration.

In addition, a sewage outlet is constructed: a small excavation is excavated slightly off the main structure, into which gravel is alternately sandwiched.

Construction of a gazebo


These light architectural structures first appeared in southern countries with a warm climate. Confirmation of this conjecture is the preserved gazebo in France and Italy. Their luxurious design speaks of the importance of building in the life of people who did not spare their design neither the strength nor the time. Fashion for gazebos in Russia came in the days of the Petrine era, which is known for innovative ideas and European motives. Nowadays, architects and designers have moved on, turning the summer place for privacy into luxury apartments that can be used regardless of the season and the weather.

Pile of firewood near the wall  Backlight in the garden  Pavilion with glass walls  Curtains on columns  Arbor with open area