A pergola is a perfect cover for your summer spot but when the holidays come, it can look lonely and drab by itself. Wondering how you can make your pergola display the festive spirit of the holidays? Here are some ideas you may find interesting and easy to assemble.
Hang some fresh wreaths and boughs from its beams.
Create interest for your pergola by hanging these holiday creations, handmade or store-bought, at different heights to add a whimsical element to your pergola beams. If you can incorporate some holiday scented pinecones or air fresheners in the wreaths or boughs, even better.
Trade the usual lights for Christmas lanterns or string lights.
Whether it blinks with consistency, lights up in a pattern, or flashes merrily as if in a dance, these holiday lights definitely make your pergola spot inviting at night.
Dress the spot as a nativity scene.
For Christians, the holidays are definitely a holy time to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ. If you are in a highly creative mood, why not recreate the barn where Jesus was born right in your pergola? Some bales of hay, a great dose of inventiveness to use what’s in your storage or house for the animals and you’d have a unique nativity scene. While accuracy is appreciated, the thought and care you put in it will certainly manifest.
Host Santa’s sled atop your pergola.
Santa’s sled right in your gazebo may be the usual thought but wouldn’t it put more smiles if you had Santa’s ride park mistakenly on top of your pergola. Since real sled with gifts might be hard to come by or too heavy for the structure, try mounting a cutout board instead with boxes wrapped as gifts. Don’t forget to give it some spotlight or line it up with glow-in-the-dark stickers.