A pergola can create a wonderful outdoor haven that you can use for relaxation, entertaining or alfresco family meals. However, if it is not comfortable and attractive you won’t want to be there for long and neither will the family. A pergola can easily start to look worn and tatty over the winter months when it is not in use so much, so here are a few tips on how to pimp out your pergola and make it the attractive feature it was meant to be.
- Comfortable seating is a must. If your pergola is lacking seats, add an outdoor sofa or easy chairs and a table. These can often be picked up online for a song, or you could visit the local op-shop. If you have seating you like, consider giving it a coat of paint to brighten it up.
- Bright cushions will add a pop of colour, but make sure they are outdoor cushions, otherwise you’ll be carting them inside and back out all the time and that can be annoying, especially if you are carrying your morning coffee.