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6 Simple Ideas of Pergola Lighting
We all look forward to those warm summer evenings that we wish would never end. Whether it’s an evening of fun with friends splayed out in deck chairs watching children catch fireflies or a quiet one alone, a perfect summer evening is never long enough.
But if you are lucky enough to have a pergola or pavilion, you can make it last even longer by adding some simple pergola lighting to your outdoor space.
When you think of outdoor lighting, do your thoughts immediately turn to tiki torches? They’re definitely functional and help keep the mosquitoes away, but they just scratch the surface of the options available.
Let’s take a look at some simple ideas for pergola lighting
1. String lights have become very popular lately in our culture, and it’s really no surprise. Usually priced at a reasonable rate, these lights come in all shapes and sizes.
How about the simple ‘Christmas Tree’ concept. Many of those lights are rated for outdoors so why not string them around the framework of your pergola? (please be sure to check your package before you mount them to be sure that they are rated for outdoor use)
2. How about hanging simple lanterns from your pergola’s rafters? These are simple items that you can find right here at Kloter Farms or Home Goods and while you’re at it, drop an LED candle into it for a subtle twinkling effect.
3. Another idea would be to hang a candle chandelier for a bit more formal feeling to your pergola lighting.
Even the simplest fixture can add a touch of mystery or romance.
4. Going for a bit more rustic feeling but want a steady light with the flick of a switch? These vintage pendants, similar to what you can find here at Kloter Farms or Barn Light Electric, could fit the bill.
5. So you’re maybe the utilitarian type. Why not create some lighting with things that you may have around the house?
How about hanging some simple mason jars with candles in them?
6. Don’t feel like hanging anything? What’s not to love about a patio table under a pergola with large candles set into classic lanterns?