Summer is fast approaching. In this season, the weather is nice and we want to stay outside and enjoy the beauty of nature. But since the temperatures are quite high in the summer, how can you continue to enjoy your garden by avoiding unbearable heat?
With a garden tent or a pergola of course! The garden tent and the pergola are two structures that allow you to stay outdoors and protect yourself from the sun when you are outdoors. But what is the difference between the two and how do you know which one to choose?
Ultra modern garden tent in white
A garden with a pergola always evokes holidays and the Mediterranean. Easy and cheerful, open and airy, do pergolas really provide enough shadow ? What are their additional qualities? The pergolas are not only beautiful, they also have an architectural and sculptural design that creates visual interest even in the most ordinary garden. In addition to being a decorative element, the pergola can be used as a support for vines, climbing plants or ivy.
Design garden tent in black and white
Generally, the floor below the pergola is covered with bricks, concrete pavers or wood. If you combine the type of flooring that you will use with the columns and beams of the pergola, you will develop a beautiful outdoor space. And since the pergolas are open and airy this space, reminiscent of an "outside" room, will never appear small or narrow.
Small tent decoration with climbing plants
Although pergolas may seem like infinite structures, they actually create the necessary shade for the garden. The size of the beams and the spacing will determine exactly the quantity and quality of the shade even though the pergola itself can never be a fully covered space. But even if you want to completely cover the pergola, you will still be able to have a good view.
Large design tent for the garden
Pergolas are mostly accessible and easy to install. In case you want to decorate your outdoor space without spending a fortune, then the pergola can be the perfect solution for you. Pergolas are not expensive yet easy to install. They have, on the other hand, a great impact on the decoration of the outdoor space and especially when they are decorated with climbing plants or flowers. And if you choose a vinyl model, you will not have to worry about maintenance and decoration - it's always a good investment.
Garden with romantic decor
Now let's go to the garden tents. Rain or sun, the garden tent is an excellent solution for outdoor activities to protect various climatic conditions. There are several different types of tents made from durable materials but not all tents are the same. Tents are often used for special outdoor events like, for example, a wedding, birthday or just a family barbecue.
Terrace decoration with original design tent
For events with more people and a lot of chairs, tables and other furniture, it is important to choose a bigger tent equipped, if possible, with ventilation. For family use - no more than four people - you do not need to necessarily opt for a large tent but you have to consider the space where you expect to install the tent.
White tent with curtains
Frames for garden tents are usually made of aluminum or steel. The aluminum is lightweight and contributes to the portability of the tent but it is also less stable when there is strong wind. Light tents are perfect for one or two days, while heavy tents are much more durable. The tent you choose will depend on the intended use.
Garden decoration with pool and tent
The general difference between pergolas and tents is the fact that pergolas are durable and solid structures that are not easy to move, while tents are for rather temporal use depending on the model they have. Both - the pergola and the tent - can be very beautiful if they are chosen in harmony with the decoration of the space where they will be installed. But no matter if you choose a tent or a pergola you will, in any case, be able to enjoy nature while remaining in the shade.
Elegant wrought iron tent
Small tent decoration with furniture
Tent with columns of interesting design
Terrace with modern wooden tent
Elegant metal tent
Terrace decoration with white pergola
Wooden deck with pergola design