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How to Decorate Your Pergola for Fall

It’s officially Fall, which means it’s time to start decorating your pergola for the season! Follow these simple tips and you’ll have a beautifully decorated pergola in no time.

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Choose Your Colors

As you start to think about how you want to decorate your pergola for fall, one of the first things you’ll need to do is choose your colors.

Autumnal colors are typically deep and rich, like red, orange, and yellow. But you don’t have to limit yourself to those colors! You can also use softer shades, like mauve and lavender. And don’t forget about neutrals, like white, cream, and gray. You can use any combination of colors that you like!

Once you’ve decided on your colors, it’s time to start shopping for falls flowers and other decorations.

Add Garland

A pergola is the perfect addition to any outdoor living space. It provides shelter from the sun and can be used to grow climbing plants. If you have a pergola in your garden, you may be looking for ways to decorate it for fall.

One of the easiest ways to decorate your pergola for fall is to add some garland. You can use fall-themed garland or any other kind of garland that you like. Drape the garland around the posts of your pergola and let it hang down. You can also wrap it around the beams of your pergola.

Another way to decorate your pergola for fall is to add some lanterns. Lanterns are a great way to add lighting to your outdoor space and they can also be used to hold candles. Candles are a great way to create a relaxing atmosphere in your outdoor living space. Just be sure to use lanterns that are made for outdoor use and that are big enough to hold the candles you want to use.

If you want to go all out with your pergola decoration, you could even add some lights. Fairy lights are a popular choice for outdoors because they look pretty and they don’t require a lot of power. You could also use string lights or solar-powered lights. Just make sure that whatever kind of lights you use are made for outdoor use and that they’re safe to use around combustible materials like garland or lanterns.

Adding some fall-themed décor is a great way to spruce up your pergola for the season. Just be sure to choose décor items that are safe for outdoor use and that won’t damage your pergola.

Hang Wreaths

One of the easiest ways to decorate your pergola for fall is to hang wreaths. You can either buy fall-themed wreaths or make your own. If you want to make your own, all you need is some wire, a hot glue gun, and some fall-themed decorations like leaves, pumpkins, berries, etc. Simply glue the decorations onto the wire and form it into a wreath shape. Once the glue dries, you can hang it on your pergola with some twine or ribbon.

String Lights

Adding string lights to your pergola is an easy way to create a warm, inviting ambiance for your fall gatherings. You can use battery-operated lights, which are convenient and safe, or plug-in lights, which are more permanent but require an extension cord. Either way, you’ll need to secure the lights so they don’t blow away in the wind. Twist them around the beams of the pergola or use plastic zip ties to attach them to the lattice. Hang them at different heights for a more organic look, or keep them all at the same level for a more polished appearance.

Add Pillows and Throw Blankets

Layer cozy pillows and throws on your pergola’s seating area to make it extra inviting for cooler fall evenings. Look for weather-resistant fabrics in autumnal colors, such as burgundy, hunter green, and navy. You can also find pillows and blankets made specifically for outdoor use. Arrange the pillows on rocking chairs, benches, or any other seating you have under your pergola. Then, drape a couple of throw blankets over the back of each chair or bench.

Place Candles Throughout

Candles are a great way to bring light and warmth to your pergola during the cooler fall evenings. You can purchase battery operated candles or real candles. If you choose to use real candles, make sure they are in hurricane lanterns or some type of holder that will keep them upright and safe. Place the candles throughout the pergola, at different heights for an invest look. You can even place them on top of pumpkins or gourds for an extra festive touch.

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