Garden inspiration – how to style your pergola
Pergolas create a perfectly shaded outdoor space that gives you the freedom to enjoy your garden whatever the weather. With an adjustable louvred roof, you can vary how much sunlight you let through and also protect yourself from the elements.
Available in a range of colours, aluminium pergolas make a modern and stylish addition to any home. With so many choices for furnishing and dressing your space, you might not know where to start when decorating your new outdoor hideaway. That’s why we’ve shared our top tips for styling your pergola to help you get the most out of your garden all year round.
Consider how you want to enjoy your pergola
The main thing to consider when exploring styling options is how you plan to use your pergola. Do you plan to install a hot tub, create an outdoor dining space, or simply use it as a relaxing place to curl up with a good book? Once you’ve decided this, it will be much easier to make decisions on furniture and other accessories.
Choose stylish furniture
For those who plan to entertain and enjoy big family meals under their pergola, an outdoor dining table and chairs is going to be the natural choice. Cosy outdoor reading nook? Treat yourself to a luxurious sofa and a waterproof storage chest to keep some snuggly throws to hand!
Accessorise your space
Depending on your personal style, there are all sorts of accessories you could add as a way to add a splash of colour to your pergola. Plants, bunting, tropical print cushions … the sky is the limit! As you would with the interior of your home, think about a colour scheme you like and pick accessories to match.
Add heating and lights
One of the benefits of an aluminium pergola is it can be customised with heaters and LED lighting, transforming it into a cosy space that can be enjoyed all year round. Use lighting to create a warm ambience once the sun goes down and stay warm with built-in heaters (often preferable to bulky, freestanding alternatives).
Transform your pergola into an enclosed garden pod
With sliding glass panels and roller screens, you can create an enclosed garden pod that offers complete protection from the elements. This is a great way to create your own cosy outdoor oasis and really make the most of your garden.