4 major shapes of Gazebos you can find

Purple wrought-iron round gazebo with all-year round furniture.

A gazebo can be the focal point of your backyard. It is a place where you can relax with your family and friends. It’s a place to have a cup of coffee in the morning or evening while watching your children run around on the grass. It just creates a place to escape from your busy life. There are different shapes and sizes of gazebos. Here are the main shapes of gazebos.

Rectangular or square

You can use a rectangular or square-shaped gazebo for dining or entertainment purposes. It gives you multiple layout options.

A wooden square gazebo with plush seating and draped net curtains.
A wooden square gazebo with plush seating and draped net curtains.

 

Octagonal

This shape is best for organizing special occasions, like a wedding anniversary. It has a traditional look and can be the ideal place for setting up dinner for your guests. The octagonal-shaped gazebos are very popular as they are very strong even though not much construction material is needed to build it. So, it is much affordable than the other types. The octagonal shape has obtuse angles in the interior, so you can get lots of space to keep benches and other portable items. You can add ventilation and heating systems also, making it a perfect gathering place.

 

Charming wooden octagonal gazebo with pretty arches and shingled roof.
Charming wooden octagonal gazebo with pretty arches and shingled roof.

Round

Round-shaped gazebos look great. This shape provides very flexible layout options. You can use this space for entertainment purposes. But this is not ideal for arranging dinner as it will be difficult to accommodate seats. So, for small gatherings, this type of gazebo is perfect.

Hexagonal

It looks beautiful and is great for arranging occasions. Like the octagonal gazebos, you can arrange seating places for a great dinner party in this shape of gazebos.This shape is also very popular for it’s traditional and classy look.

Rustic wooden hexagonal gazebo set in a charming garden.
Rustic wooden hexagonal gazebo set in a charming garden.

 

Lit hexagonal gazebo add magic to the outdoors.
Lit hexagonal gazebo add magic to the outdoors. It’s intricately designed arches lends a romantic vibe.

You can use different materials to build gazebos. Most people choose wood as it’s naturally weather-resistant. So, the structure doesn’t get damaged easily. You can apply a coating to protect the structure. You can buy or build metal gazebos also. It gives a more modern look, while the wood gazebos offer a traditional look. The metal frames are easy to assemble. PVC or manufactured wood are also used to construct gazebos. This material is strong and durable. If you have a limited budget then you can go for plastic gazebos. With this material, you don’t have to worry about rusting.

Gazebos can be the best part of your house. After a hard day’s work, you can sit in your gazebo and have some pleasant time with your family. It’s a great investment for your home.

Couple relaxing at their gazebo.
Relaxing after a hard day’s work.