Festoon Lighting Ideas for Under Pergolas

Summer is a time for indulging in a bit of whimsical ambiance.

With those long, balmy evenings and the emergence of friends eager to open a bottle under the stars, the outdoor patio is no doubt your likely destination.

For all their simplicity and relatively budget-friendly accessibility, string lights are the designer’s go-to, if not the #1 mainstay in their style arsenal. These subtle stringed embellishments can transform any space in an instant, casting a spell of irresistible allure from their heavenly perch.

So let's get started and show you some inspiring ways to light up those pergolas! 

String Lighting Ideas for Under Pergolas

You’ve constructed this beautiful pergola to provide you with shade and comfort while enjoying your patio or garden during the summer. But the party doesn’t have to stop when the sun goes down. Your pergola provides you with the perfect structure for hanging string lights. This will double your use and enjoyment of your covered patio space. 

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Replicate the above with: 

G45 Warm White Connectable LED Milky Bulbs 

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The above is a wonderful combination of: 
S14 Dimmable Festoon Lights 

G40 Festoon Lights 

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Start by deciding where you want to hang your lights. If your pergola is a separate structure from your home, then you could string lights from the pergola to your roof. This will illuminate the patio or garden between the two structures. That way, you won’t have to stumble through the dark to get from one to the other. 

You can also string them from the pergola to illuminate the space it covers. You could go for a minimal look by only having a few strands that follow the main beams of your pergola. Or you could string them around the outside edge for an all-over glow. If you love light, don’t be afraid to string them all over the place and crisscross your strings of lights. 

The number of strings and bulbs you use will depend on the brightness of the bulbs and how much light you want to create.

We are always happy to have a chat to discuss the options in more details. We love to see customer photos so we can then inspire you images and product recommendations. 

Email: sales@loveyourlights.co.nz 

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