Transitioning: Fall Pergolas
The chilly air is coming! But that doesn’t mean you have to run inside. You can enjoy all of your outdoors structures well into the fall with a few simple touches. Additionally, you can still install new outdoors structures, like pergolas, until the ground begins to freeze; something that doesn’t generally happen until late in the season. So don’t wait until next summer to get your new pergola, we can easily design and install it now.
A great way to utilize your pergola in the autumn is to add a few decor items that really make you feel the season. Grab some cozy blankets and twinkle lights and enjoy watching the birds and sipping your morning coffee.
- Lighting: A great fall accent is the addition of lights. Grab some of your Christmas lights out of storage and string them up early through the ceiling of the structure. This creates a great environment to cozy up with a warm drink and a book. If you really want to get festive get some with orange or warmer colored bulbs. To keep your yard looking less like a Christmas scene keep the lights in the backyard only on the pergola and railings.
- Furnishings: Bring out the fall furnishings! Fall is all about deep solid tones. Combine deep fall colors with brighter colors to keep your outdoor space fresh until Thanksgiving. Add some accents to seating spaces like cozy blankets and bold pillows.
- Flowers: Mums are great outdoor flowers for fall because they maintain their color and are hard to kill. Grab some potted mums in a variety of colors and work them into the space, on end tables, next to seats, and around the pergola posts.
- Festive décor: If you don’t live in an area where the leaves change (or you do and you just want them to last longer) create festive displays of fake leaves in vases, planters, and garden boxes. For an added touch string fake leaves with your outdoor lights up the posts of the pergola. For more add some fall gourds and pumpkins to planters and at the bottom of the pergola posts.