Investing in your garden and outdoor living space creates added value – for your home and for yourself. Spending time outdoors gives you breathing space, both literally and figuratively. You can enjoy your outdoor space all year long thanks to a patio cover. A covered patio is the perfect place to show off your braaiing skills to friends and family or even to unleash your inner party animal. Here are 7 pergola ideas to inspire you.

1. Outdoor glamping

Camp out romantically and in style in your own garden, with all the most important luxuries at hand. Get away from it all without having to load up the car, struggle with tent poles, or make time-consuming preparations. Enjoy a spontaneous mini-break, at your own pace and with all your home comforts within reach.

2. A man cave outside

When your mates come round, do you always retreat to a garage? Why not upgrade your patio to a man cave? It’s a great place to meet up with your mountain biking buddies before setting off on a long ride. Pump up your tires, fill your water bottles, before going slogging through the mud. There’s nothing better! And when you get home, a great place to enjoy a cold one & dissect the ride.

3. Outdoor office

Finish a task in peace and quiet, have an inspiring brainstorm session surrounded by greenery, or answer your emails in a pleasant setting: a covered patio is a great place to set up an outdoor work space. Make the picture complete with a cup of tea or coffee. This is literally a breath of fresh air to boost all your professional plans.

4. Exercise in a natural setting

Does your heart sink at the thought of a sweaty gym or a stuffy yoga studio? Why not have an outdoor workout in your covered patio? Alone, 1-on-1, or with a group of friends. 

5. Fine dining in your garden

Invite a chef to cook for you! Or if you would prefer, you can grill the perfect steak on the braai yourself… No matter what you choose, any meal tastes great in the space and tranquility of your own garden. 

6. Outdoor birthday party

A birthday party, especially for children, often makes a real mess of your house. The easiest solution by far is to organise your children’s party outdoors under your patio cover. It’ll be great to see your kids having so much fun. And there’s no need to worry about the weather forecast.

7. Party time!

Pick your favourite playlist and most popular cocktail recipe to turn your covered patio area into a party palace. The green surroundings will immediately set the right mood, while the integrated lighting – will get the dance floor open in no time. We bet that you’ll think back to this party years later with a big smile on your face.

Lifestyle Awning Solutions will protect you against sun, wind and rain so that you can enjoy being outdoors in every season, no matter the weather. Our durable structure and wide range of options for personalising your awning, provide all the comfort you need to spend time outdoors all year round.