The summer pergola: inspiration and decorating ideas

17 July 2019

Warm sun, colorful nature. Summer and autumn offer us magnificent sunny days. On those hot days when the sun never leaves us, our exteriors become real living rooms.

To make the most of it and fill up on vitamins, some people have opted for a the choice of a pergola. Wooden or aluminum, with a fixed or retractable roof, there are many different types of pergola. A pergola has many advantages: as well as being aesthetically pleasing, it protects you from the wind, sun and rain. Once installed, all you have to do is decorate your pergola to suit your tastes and desires.. To help you find inspiration, here are a few decorating ideas for your summer pergola.

A Provençal pergola

Feel like lounging on your terrace? Coffee or herbal tea in hand, dreaming of the warmth of the South of France? To bring the charm of the South into your pergola, here are a few tips… As for the flora: run a wisteria along the length of your pergola to green it up, and place a few terracotta flower pots and jars. Next, furnish your pergola with garden armchairs featuring cushions in warm colors: orange-reds, saffron yellows, etc. Let yourself be seduced by a chaise longue with a small wrought-iron table for added relaxation. Finish this space with a bouquet of lavender placed on your table. All that’s left is for you to embark on a non-stop journey south!

A sixties-inspired pergola

Do you love second-hand goods and giving them a new lease on life? To decorate your pergola, we suggest a touch of vintage. Very much in vogue this year, rattan blends effortlessly with our exteriors. Under your pergola, place two rattan armchairs and a bench around a small wooden table, furnished with large, soft cushions. Hang a beautiful macramé on a wall and decorate the space with colorful flower pots. You can also hang them just below the pergola roof. Add a little warmth with candles. Add a few colorful rugs and you’re guaranteed a cozy, sixties vibe!

A seaside atmosphere

Would you like a more airy pergola? A seaside feel, where you can hear the seagulls singing? To do this, place voile curtains on the sides and front of the pergola. Add light-toned garden furniture adorned with white cushions and blankets for cool summer evenings. A few pastel flowers can decorate not only the table, but also the edges of the pergola. Don’t hesitate to decorate the space with lanterns and candles. All that’s missing is the sand to make you feel like you’re at sea.

A luminous pergola for beautiful summer evenings

No matter what style you adopt, a few decorating tricks always work! To add a warm, friendly atmosphere to your aluminum pergola, it’s important to add a few points of light. You can run a string of lights along your pergola, hang a few lights from your roof, or bring in lanterns,… To add even more warmth to your evenings under the pergola, don’t forget to place a few candles mixed with flowers and plants.

A Verandair aluminum pergola is like a blank canvas to decorate, creating an outdoor space worthy ofa little piece of paradise. If you too dream of a space protected from the wind and rain to enjoy your summer,
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