Gazebos are structures used to offer shade, shelter and a convenient place to rest. They have been around since a long time. A stylish and elegant modern gazebo can be a great addition to your garden offering you a place to relax and feel closer to nature. There are several designs of modern gazebo. But for a modern gazebo that’s truly cutting edge, consider using nontraditional materials. Instead of wood, look to metal and unusual man-made materials. As with any design style, you’ll want to balance textures for the most harmonious overall effect. You can counter the cool lines and textures of metal frames by hanging all-weather fabrics, evoking canopies or tents, and opening up a wide range of possible colors or even patterns.