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Lighting Ideas for Gazebos

by Kenneth Rabasco 09/15/2019

After a typical, long day, everyone wants to cool off one way or the other. Outdoor decks provide a unique recreational experience that enhances luxury living. However, gazebos without lighting are limited to use only in the day. With proper lighting, you can extend the use and pleasure of your gazebo well into the evening. 

Another thing lighting your outside deck does is that it adds a layer of security and gives a feeling of safety. Outdoor space with good lighting will be more attractive when the sun sets.

There are different plans out there to get the best-suited lighting pattern for any gazebo and save energy at the same time. In this post, you will find a couple of outdoor lighting ideas to make your gazebos more inviting and comfortable at night.

Consider step or deck path lights

Lighting fixtures can be placed vertically on the edge of steps or elevated floors. Doing this illuminates movement throughout the deck and yard. It also allows a comfortable view from inside the house. You can use lighting fixtures such as surface mounts, flush mounts, weatherproof LED and path lights.

Strap enough downlights

Chances are your gazebo holds a small dining space which many couples prefer because of intimacy. In such situations, downlights hanging from walls can do the trick. These fixtures can be anchored on patio roofs and trees as well. Just fit them where they give off the right intensity of soft light.

Light up the rails

The railings can be spiced up with decorative rail lights. Balustrades are a top choice and can complement other lighting fixtures you use. Also, you can decide to attach post caps to your rails. It's your outdoor deck, make it comfortable as comfy can be.

Line the deck with LED ribbons or tape lights

Recessed lighting emphasizes the shape and color pattern of things in your gazebo. When used in the right position(s), waterproof LED tapes help to add more details. They can come in different colors depending on your taste, and they last long as well.

Hang the big guys – chandeliers and pendants

Chandeliers hanging from the ceiling can light up a gazebo in a unique way. Crystal chandeliers are pricey. Alternatively, you can go for a brass-made type with glass shades. Pendant lights can be made of hammered glass or wire. Matching these two lights will yield a lovely decorative result.

Final thoughts

There's room to play around these ideas until your desired picture of a lit gazebo is real. Whichever design or combination of approaches you choose, ensure the electrical works are professional and weatherproof. Instead of creating glitches here and there, consider hiring an expert to handle your lighting project.

About the Author

Kenneth Rabasco

Professional Associations & Designations

Ken Rabasco aka Bosco is a member of the National Association of Realtors, the New York State Association of Realtors, Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, and the Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service.

As a lifelong Westchester resident, Bosco has a vast and extensive knowledge of the intricate details that comprise the communities of Southern Westchester, be it a recommendation for the best place to have dinner in one of the many River Town restaurants, or a market forecast for what the future will hold for the next place you'll call home. With a laser-attentiveness to detail and a never-faltering determination to get the job done, Bosco is supremely dedicated to his clients, and promises the very best in service to those who work with him, whether a first-time buyer or a long-time veteran of the market. 

Real Estate Expertise

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson with Better Homes & Gardens – Rand Realty. Bosco specializes in listing and selling of co-ops, condos and houses in the Bronx and Southern Westchester covering Hartsdale, Ardsley, Scarsdale, Eastchester, Tuckahoe, White Plains, as well as the River Towns and those that are on the Long Island Sound.

As a licensed real estate salesperson for Better Homes & Gardens – Rand Realty in White Plains, I have developed a dedication to client service and satisfaction that is unsurpassed. I am up-to-date on all the real estate market trends. With a professional, yet friendly approach, I help my clients feel comfortable when buying or selling their next home. 

Member Community Involvement

Member of the Rotary Club of Hartsdale - Greenburgh 

Adjunct teacher for the My Money Workshop - This organization teaches financial literacy to young adult and those who need a helping hand to get back on their feet to lead a productive life.


Pace University - Bachelor of Business Administration