How Do You Illuminate a Gazebo?

A gazebo is a beautiful and valuable addition to almost any yard. During the day, your gazebo is a fantastic place to relax but what happens when the sun sets? Are you wondering how to light it up for enjoyable evenings in the backyard? You can turn your gazebo into an evening getaway with the right lighting. Lighting your gazebo is not as difficult as it sounds.

To create the right atmosphere in the evening, we at ZHONGXIN Lighting have put together some outdoor lighting ideas to make your gazebo extra cosy. From solar outdoor string lights and fairy lights to LED candles and solar powered lanterns – read our tips for the ideal lighting of your outdoor living space in this post!

How do you illuminate a gazebo

1. Solar Powered String lights

You can use string lights to illuminate your gazebo by wrapping them around the railing or hang them from the roof. To add a vintage flair, you can choose to us Edison bulbs.

If you want to save money, try some solar string lights. They offer a good solution if you don’t have electricity in the yard and you don’t want to install it.

Around six hours of sunlight powers your lights for about 5-6 hours after sunset. That gets you well past midnight.

Solar powered gazebo string lights

2. Decorative Lantern Lights

Lanterns can add a pop of color against the green backgrounds. You can have fun with the lanterns and hang them from a shepherd’s hood in specific locations around the gazebo.

Gazebo hanging lanterns

3. Fairy Lights or Fairy-light Curtain

Fairy lights add charm and fun. They’re not as bold as a crystal chandelier, but they’re also much less expensive. They’re essentially Christmas lights and come in a variety of colors.

Wrap fairy lights from the inside beams and down the supporting posts for an elegant look.

Instead of wrapping your lights on the beams and posts, try hanging a bunch of Fairy-Light strands straight down like curtains. Tie them back on one side for entry and exit.

This is a fun magical look the kids will love.

gazebo fairy lights

4. LED Candles

You can arrange flameless LED candles on the side table to achieve a dramatic effect. flameless LED candles provide light with a soft glow helping you achieve a romantic setting without the safety concerns. 

LED candles

5. Hanging lights

You can choose to hang them inside the gazebo or around the edges. Either way they give a beautiful falling effect. When it is windy they might sway with the wind giving a beautiful effect.

Hanging lights under gazebo

When it comes to gazebo lights, the options are many. Have fun and do what suits your taste. Be unique and create your own light fixtures. Play with your imagination and express your creativity.

Need help with your lighting? Contact us now.


Post time: Jul-27-2022