Gazebos are some of the most romantic structures in the world. Once you see one, there’s almost an instant image that comes to mind. Suddenly, you imagine spending a quiet afternoon sitting under it with your significant other. You might even think of that dancing scene in the classic film, “The Sound of Music,” which is also one of the most romantic scenes in cinematic history. So whether you’re quietly hanging out or dancing about a grand musical number, gazebos often bring out romantic thoughts and memories in people. But what if it’s an enclosed gazebo? Well, the romance will have to happen inside.
Will that be possible though? Can an enclosed gazebo feel romantic? Why not? There’s no reason why an enclosed gazebo can’t feel romantic. Whether it’s a hot tub gazebo or a home spa, it’s easy to make it romantic. But how? Here are a few suggestions.
Keep the Space Intimate
Lucky for you lovebirds, home gazebos are often smaller than public ones. While it still depends on you, it’s always better when a home gazebo doesn’t take up too much space in your backyard. And more than just it benefits the space in your home, it also benefits the space in your gazebo. A smaller backyard structure automatically makes it more intimate. Hanging out there with your partner will feel more intimate, thereby, it’s more romantic. More so if it’s a structure like a home theater or a hot tub gazebo, which will require you to do only one thing inside it.
Make it a Private Structure
In the same vein, the smaller the home gazebo, the more private it is. Similarly to the level of intimacy, it’s also important to have more privacy. They go hand in hand, A gazebo cannot feel intimate when it’s not as private. If just about anybody can see you and barge in on you, it ruins the romantic mood instantaneously. But how can you make the gazebo more private? A good way is to keep it a good distance from the borders of your home and from your house. It also helps better if your house and yard are surrounded by a fence.
Go for a Red-Toned Color Scheme
This might sound too stereotypical, but there’s a good reason for it. It’s been proven time and time again that red really is the color of love and passion. The more people see it, the more they’ll be in the mood for some romance. And if you go for a red-toned color scheme in your home gazebo, it will feel more romantic for you and your significant other. Though don’t make it overwhelming. Not every single thing has to be red. It can be different shades of red for different parts of the gazebo so that your eyes can rest for a bit.
Warm Water Warms Hearts
Warm water has some soothing properties that help people loosen up. In a romantic setting, the mood improves when both people are more relaxed and calm. Why do you think many homeowners often go for hot tub gazebos or saunas? Such features often bring out people’s most romantic and mildest sides. And if you want your gazebo to feel romantic, these are great ideas to turn your backyard structure to. Although if you just want a normal gazebo where you can simply hang out, warm water fixtures might do the trick as well. Think small fountains or even a man-made pond inside.
Candles Are Lighting Enough
A key element in romantic spaces is mood lighting. If it’s too bright, it’ll feel less intimate. If it’s too dark, well, you won’t be able to see each other to get into the romance. You have to find the right balance to really get into the mood and candles might work better for that. For one thing, you can control the light with how many candles you include inside your gazebo. Though it’s unwise to fill it up with such as it may become a fire hazard. A few lighted candles might be enough to achieve the mood without endangering your lives.
Sweet Scents Make The Room
There’s also the element of scent. As with the last point, you can go for scented includes to bring in a romantic mood. However, if all of your candles are scented, it might overwhelm your senses. More so if it’s a mix of different scents. It’s going to smell like potpourri but ten times more intense. In this regard, you can just include flowers. Roses, daisies, lilacs—these are just some flowers whose scents are romantic and relaxing. And even if you mix them, they won’t smell as overwhelming as a good number of scented candles fighting each other with their own strong smells.
Soothing Sounds Only
You’ve done lighting (sight), scents, now you have to do sound. If you’re in your gazebo with your significant other, wouldn’t you want soothing sounds to get into it? Most especially if the people who live near you are often quite noisy themselves. Loud sounds ruin any romantic mood in a snap. It distracts you from focusing on your partner and it really is quite annoying. You can deflect it, though, if you install a surround sound system and play your own romantic tunes. At least, with it, the entire space becomes yours and yours alone. Just be wary of what songs to pick!
Plush it Up
Finally, it wouldn’t hurt if your plush up your gazebo. If you’re just using it as an extra space to hang out in, fill it with soft chairs, bean bags, cushions, pillows, maybe even a couch or a bed. Softness invited relaxation, and relaxation can oftentimes lead to romance. The softer it feels to be in your gazebo, to more romantic it can become. Who won’t want to cuddle up in it when it’s filled with soft and plushy furniture. Make it feel as if you and your partner are floating on clouds. That’ll really get the both of you into the mood!
Never underestimate the power of a gazebo when it comes to romance. You never know, making your home gazebo feel more romantic might just do the trick to improve or to further your relationship!