According to the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP), pergolas are the top trend of the year 2019. With the benefits they bring to your home sweet home, pergolas are undoubtedly a great addition to any household. Because of their immense popularity, many companies are manufacturing pergolas using different material and in different sizes. So, if you are a big family or a small one, you can easily choose a pergola of your choice.
But there are a large number of people who think that pergola is a simple structure that doesn't add any value to your house. In this article, we'll discuss some creative ideas to decorate your pergola and make it even more visually appealing.
1. Lighted Pergola
Edison bulbs are quite common in interior decorating. From restaurant owners to homeowners, people are using these lights to decorate their house. To decorate your pergola, you can make use of potted plants and Edison bulbs. These items can easily hang from pergolas made of cedarwood. Since this type of wood is rot-, decay-, and insect-resistant, the plants and the bulbs can remain on the top for a longer period of time. Also, at night, the pergola will have such a nice ambiance, forcing you to take your dinner outside.
2. Pergola with Curtains
Who said that a pergola cannot be covered? You can put curtains on each side of the pergola. This will give you some much-needed privacy and keep your pergola covered. Also, the curtains will be a valuable addition to the overall aesthetic of the pergola. Buying curtains will not drill a hole in your bank account and you can easily style your pergola without spending thousands of dollar on the structure.
3. Paper Lantern
Paper lanterns look pleasing to the eyes. To decorate your pergola and give it the look of a festive space, you must consider adding paper lanterns to the structure. Paper lanterns are cheaper and easily available in the market. Grab a couple of lanterns and adorn your pergola to give it an elegant and vibrant look.
4. Plants on the Pergola
While we have already mentioned that you can use potted plants to decorate the pergola, you can also decorate the pergola with just plants. There are so many types of plants - rosemary, bougainvillea, spider plants, etc - that require minimum attention. They also grow faster and can easily cover the entire length of the pergola - if planted at the foot of the structure. They will give a fresh and beautiful look to your structure. So, if you don't want to try out other options, you can easily go with just the plants.
5. Poolside Pergola
A shady space near the pool is a blessing. After a long swim in the pool, all of us love to sit under the shade and dry ourselves before going inside the house. For a pergola beside the pool, you don't need an external decorative item to enhance the look of the structure.
Make the most of the creative ideas shared in the article to make your pergola even more visually appealing.