The term “Pergola” was first used in the 1600’s by Roman architects and designers. It defines a structure designed as a covered pathway, porch, or free standing structure. In the 1600’s pergolas were built as areas in a garden (British term for lawn and garden) covered by lattice work and supported by columns or posts. Vine plants like ivy or grape are planted at the base of the pergola to climb up the structure and create a natural cover.
In Roman times, pergolas were lit by torches, moon light and sunlight. These structures accommodated a quiet and possibly romantic stroll through the garden, a gathering of friends for conversation and refreshments, and a peaceful spot to relax and refresh.
In the 21st century a pergola in your garden or yard brings a quality feature to your property. As with your porch, patio, ponds, fountains and other features, the pergola needs to be enhanced with quality and subtle outdoor pergola lighting such as down lights, up lights, pathway lights, etc. to bring an ambiance from within the structure and be integrated into the overall appearance of your property.
With your ideas and a professional outdoor lighting designers expertise, your overall “outdoor experience” can bring a seamless integration to your property which you can enjoy sharing with family and friends.
If you have a pergola you’re looking to light but don’t know where to start, take the first step and request a consultation here! Let our designers create not only a functional property, but one that highlights the beauty of your home even at night.
At Landscape Lighting Pro, the art of outdoor illumination is a real passion we work to perfect. Designing elegantly bespoke landscape lighting systems is simply all we do. For over 15 years, our award winning team of designers and craftsmen have striven to bring the best outdoor lighting experience possible to people’s homes and businesses across the Wasatch Front & beyond.
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