By Steven Roziers
Garden trend: (semi-)enclosed garden fun
On 24, Jul 2019 | No Comments | In Uncategorised | By Steven Roziers
You want to enjoy your garden as much as possible during the summer months. Unfortunately, the weather in Western Europe isn’t so good most of the time. But does this mean that your only option is to reluctantly stay inside? Of course not because a (semi-)enclosed area in the garden provides the necessary protection from the rain and wind.
In recent years, more and more people have opted to partially enclose a part of their gardens. The advantages are numerous. Not only do you create the necessary shelter from the rain and wind, it’s also an ideal place to cool off during hot summer days.
What types of (semi-)enclosed shelters are there?
(Semi-)enclosed shelters come in all sizes, shapes, and materials. So there is probably a way for you to enjoy a covered patio of your own. A very well-known concept is the veranda. This is a construction on poles that is mounted on one side of a house. If you like to be completely enclosed, you can choose to attach walls to the veranda.
Do you have a large garden where a veranda doesn’t offer you enough options? Then you can opt for a freestanding construction such as an arbour: a wooden or aluminium canopy that you can supplement completely according to your own wishes. With or without walls, pitched roof or flat, the choice is entirely up to you.
If you want your canopy to blend in with the garden, then a pergola might be the thing for you. You can grow your plants on it’s wooden frame and crossbeams, making it the ideal patio cover for those with green fingers.
How do I light my patio cover?
Naturally, you’ll still want to enjoy your (semi-)enclosed garden patio even on those warm summer evenings, which is why fitting your patio cover with lighting is no superfluous luxury. The type of lighting you choose depends on the effect you want to achieve and the possibilities of the cover.
Would you like to sit in the garden with friends in the evening? Adjustable wall lamps make it easy to illuminate your lounge area and create sufficient visibility. Or you can opt for wall lamps that shine down for a subtle, less bright light. Recessed lights are a valid option as well. They look sleek and give a nice warm light when dimmed.
Your dining table can be highlighted with a beautiful pendant lamp.
Is there no lighting fitted under the roof of your garden enclosure? Are you also looking for a quick and easy solution to your lighting problem? Then you can opt for a rechargeable table lamp or a lantern like the Absinthe Kuni. It’s convenient to use and guarantees a cosy atmosphere!