With summer now on the way and we see the return of outdoor celebrations, barbecues and family get togethers, I am often asked for gazebo and pergola lighting ideas to help create the perfect entertaining space.
With a little thought and creativity, you can make your pergola a stunning focal point by dressing it with an outdoor pendant light, festoon lights, solar lanterns, and or other string lighting ideas.
Hanging an Outdoor Pendant Light
Looking for modern pergola string lighting? Perfect for suspending over a table or outdoor seating area, hanging a pendant light creates a dramatic centrepiece for your pergola, bringing all the style and function of indoors, to your garden.
Looking for inspiration? Our SPARKLE outdoor pendant lights in mesh metal really are a statement piece to hang from your gazebo, and our outdoor sphere fairy lights are the perfect lighting choice for bringing some extra sparkle to your patio all year round.
Outdoor Festoon Bulb Lights
Garden festoon bulb lighting offers a modern and versatile way to bring a warm atmosphere to your pergola space and create a fun festival vibe. These string of lights are perfect for dressing an outdoor entertaining space, as they are simple to hang around the perimeter of your gazebo or pergola, creating a cosy and inviting glow and lighting up to your garden space.
SPARKLES Connectable Edison Festoon Lights are ideal for this and can either be used as a single set or connect 4 sets together to create a 30 meter string that can be criss-crossed over a larger area.
Drop Festoon Bulb Lights
For something a little different to the traditional festoon light, SPARKLE also offers the Drop Festoon Bulb Lights that you can use in the same way. When suspended from a pergola, this string of lights has separate drop-down bulbs, giving the appearance of lots individual hanging bulbs lighting up an outdoor space. They give a more luxe feel than traditional festoon lights.
Pergola Solar Lanterns & String Lights
For a fun splash of colour to your pergola, our outdoor solar lights bring a modern boho vibe to any garden space. These lanterns can be used singularly around your pergola, as a solar table decoration, or the lights can be clustered together to create a striking centrepiece when suspended above your seating area.
They feature a delicate paper-like finish but are made using a unique lightweight and durable material so you don’t have to worry about them ruining in the rain. When dressing your pergola we think the more the better with these solar lights as they really do look great together in sets..
To help create an intimate and romantic pergola setting, intertwine a string of fairy lights into the pergola alongside the outdoor festoon lights and it will feel like you’re sitting out under a starry sky, no matter how cloudy it may be overhead.
For our full range of pergola lights, and for more gazebo lighting ideas, why not browse our garden lighting collection.
You can also have a read of our blog to get more ideas of how to use lighting in your outdoor space- Garden Lighting Ideas- 5 places to use lighting around your garden.