Are you one of the many homeowners who has added a pergola structure to your back yard? If so, we’re sure you’ve taken advantage of this beautiful and functional outdoor living space.
One of the best ways to enhance this space is with the right lighting. This not only improves the look of the structure but it also creates new opportunities for its use.
How Pergola Lighting Enhances Your Outdoor Space
Pergola lighting helps create visual points of focus within the structure. This can come in a variety of forms, whether it’s up-lighting alongside the stone pillars or hanging lights above your outdoor dining table.
Compliment to Natural Light
During the daytime, the open roof of a pergola allows natural daylight to peak through. Pergola lighting complements this natural light, especially on cloudy days when an extra boost is needed.
Extended Use in the Evening
As the sun sets, pergola lighting helps to extend your use of the space. You can safely access amenities in this area—the outdoor kitchen, for instance—and entertain guests even as nighttime falls.
Soft lighting can add a unique and warm ambiance to a pergola structure. This glow creates a cozy atmosphere that is inviting to others and makes it a magical place to spend an evening.
With the roofline of pergolas, these structures make the perfect canvas for outdoor lighting. What homeowners need to consider is which style of pergola lighting best fits their structure and needs.
Is your pergola attached to your home? Do you most often use the space for entertaining others or primarily to relax on your own? The answers to these questions are a helpful foundation to making the best pergola lighting choice.
At Green Impressions, we offer a variety of landscape lighting options to create your ideal backyard space. To find fresh ideas for your pergola lighting, check out our 2018 Landscape Design Look Book.