Modern styles of arbors are constantly updated with new successful examples of the implementation of landscape design ideas. However, there is the so-called “golden classic”, which offers some styles of arbors made from various materials. Currently, oriental-style gazebos are especially popular. These are Japanese and Chinese traditions. Country and Art Nouveau styles are widespread.
Garden arbors can look very unusual, the main thing is that the style of the arbor corresponds to the style of the house and garden in general.
Near the house, upholstered in siding, for example, the arbor in the Art Nouveau style will look strange, near the house in the high-tech style, there is no place for a hut from a Russian fairy tale, etc.
We list a few of the most popular options.
Country Style Gazebo
Country – one of the most common styles, a symbol of country life. The concept of “village” in each country is different, but it is always natural materials, simple forms, functionality, some simple-mindedness. The country-style gazebo is always wooden (best made of logs ), with a stylized Russian stove with hooks, clay jugs and cast-iron, wood floors or sometimes natural stone. Embroidered white tablecloths and curtains, striped woven rugs on the floor will support the atmosphere of the Russian village. To the place, there will be wooden benches along the walls, an old samovar, an iron with coals … The main thing is to stop in time and not turn the gazebo from the living quarters into a branch of the ethnographic or local history museum.
Art Nouveau Gazebos
The Art Nouveau period lasted a little over twenty years but was so bright and inspiring that interest in it has not been lost so far. Art Nouveau style, natural and refined at the same time, distinguish rejection of straight lines in favor of more natural outlines and flowing forms, the active use of stylized flowers and leaves, silhouettes of animals and birds, dragonflies and butterflies, mollusks, jellyfish, starfish. Art Nouveau colors are pure and expressive, bright, but natural, moderate tones. Particular attention is paid to the contrast of textures.
Art Nouveau creates at the same time aesthetically beautiful and functional structures, he turns the most prosaic thing into an object of art. It is not surprising that all the structural elements of the gazebo are artistically formed in this style: steps, pillars, roof.
Attention is paid not only to the appearance of the arbor in the Art Nouveau style but also to its interior, which is dominated by a stylized floral ornament, glass and art forging are actively used. It is a pity that Russian gardens and gazebos in them are extremely rarely made in this stunning style.
Rustica gazebo is a structure that will decorate any site. The Latin word rustic literally translates as “simple”, “rude”. The walls of the arbors of this style are wholly or partially lined with stones tightly fitted to each other, the front side of which is hewn very rough or not hewn at all. From such a building it blows brutality, massiveness, and strength. Modern technologies make it possible to create rustic elements of cladding not only from nature but also from artificial stone.
In the Chinese garden, we see many detached, scattered throughout the estate buildings, each of which has a special function and creates a certain mood. In addition to residential buildings, there are terraces for contemplating the views, pavilions and pavilions for solitude, houses for scientists, meditation, tea-drinking, playing music, bathing, preparing potions, admiring the snow, even an afternoon nap, etc. Each building is the focus of the surrounding space and organizes a specific place in the garden.
Chinese-style garden pavilions are airy, light and elegant, they have no walls. The columns on which the roof lies are painted with red or black varnish, which protects the tree from damage. Tall and large, curved roofs are covered with yellow, green or blue tiles. There is no ceiling in the proper sense of the word; ceiling ceilings are decorated with multicolor ornaments.
The Chinese Garden is a dialogue of natural and cultural principles. Pergolas do not hide, do not suppress nature, but serve as elements of building a garden space. The garden in China is always a continuation of the house, this is an open-air living space, the buildings in the garden are built in such a way that none of them resemble the other, but is consistent with the general concept and had a strictly defined purpose. A garden is an extended usable area adjacent to a house, essentially a garden-house or, conversely, a house-garden.
Terraces, gazebos or tea houses are indispensable architectural elements of the Japanese garden. It is from there that you can calmly admire the garden and relax, enjoying privacy. The ideal material for creating a Japanese gazebo or tea house in the Russian climate is wood, preferably the presence of bamboo decor elements. Her color scheme is stingy. The Japanese-style gazebo should naturally blend in and blend in with nature.
Pergolas in Oriental Style
Pergolas in an oriental style can be listed more and more. Before dwelling on something specific, decide how you plan to use the gazebo. Russian tea drinking and Japanese tea ceremony are completely different things, and if your family and guests have a barbecue or barbecue, then you should not be shy about it, but pick up something suitable for this purpose. In contrast to the meager minimalism, the Japanese-style gazebo is much more appropriate for this, for example, a tavern. So the owners of a garden near Moscow, very creative people, called their gazebo, in which they receive guests and treat them. In Italy and some other countries, this word refers to a tavern, zucchini or inn. The Italian character of this place is also emphasized by shorn sea-buckthorn, resembling olive trees with their appearance and silvery leaves.