Autumnal Decorative Ideas for your Gazebo

We all know and love the classical look of fairy lights in the garden through colder months. However, if you’re looking for some new ideas for autumnal gazebo decoration, we at Spindle House have put together this list:

Pot plants

While the decorative effect of a hanging plant is almost unrivalled, during the windy winter months a standing pot is the wiser option. Plant some stunning evergreen foliage and frost hardy veg like kale and broccoli. Or even persevere with winter survivors such as pansies, primroses, violas or bellis. We suggest a larger, heavier pot to avoid any gale-related damage.

Then fill in the spaces in your pots and garden with early bloomers like snowdrops and bluebells!

Bottle/Jar Lanterns

One of the biggest challenges of outdoor lighting in autumn and winter is avoiding moisture getting into your electricals or them simply blowing away in the wind. If you’re partial to candlelight, try glass bottle or jar lanterns. They will protect the flame from the wind, meaning they won’t blow out and are much more easily portable in and out of the house.

Bamboo Chimes

Unlike their glass and metal cousins, bamboo wind chimes sound much better in fiercer winds, although we wouldn’t recommend leaving them out in a storm. They can also add a little bit of summer exoticism to your otherwise brown and grey garden.

Pennant Banner

They aren’t just for summer. A well-made, waterproof, and well-secured pennant banner is a fantastic addition to add some more autumnal colour into the garden. Similarly to the bamboo chimes, they will bring that bright evening feeling back to your garden.


Pumpkins aren’t just for Halloween. You can set a pumpkin on a well-draining patch of soil by your pot plants or use smaller ones in various colours as table decoration for a truly autumnal aesthetic. If you really want to be adventurous, then try painting your pumpkin in interesting new colours and patterns.

If you’re interested in having one of our hand crafted thatched gazebo installed in your garden, contact us or call us on 01260 226 176.

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