Garden tent, arbor and pergola: how to choose?

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A garden tent , an arbor or a pergola - all those who have already experienced a ceremony and were surprised by a sudden rain, easily understand why we need a tent in his garden!

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There are many models for all tastes and suitable for all budgets. To make the most of your outdoors, discover our ideas and get inspired to choose your tent, arbor , pergola or shade sail design.

Garden tent, arbor, pergola: how to choose?

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A summer lunch sheltered from the sun, a coffee in spring sheltered from the soft rain ... The tents of gardens and the arbours give many good reasons not to miss an opportunity to live outside. They invite you to enjoy the outdoors throughout the year and bring style and design to your garden or terrace.

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Garden tents and arbors can be traditional or modern and in many different sizes and shapes. There are several options for sheltering from the sun in your garden. In general, there are three types of structures: garden tents , the arbours and the pergola and the sails of shade. The tent is easy to install. It is ideal for entertaining family or friends. For this reason, it is often called "Try to receive" . The arbor and the pergola are usually installed on the terrace or in the garden. The shade sail, also called stretched canvas, is ideal to protect from the sun and unfolds without supporting structure. It is a good solution in spring or summer.

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The choice of a garden arbor or a pergola depends on your preferences, the dimensions of your garden or terrace, its style and, of course, your budget. Both structures are roof-shaped and supported by columns. They are generally very stable. What is the difference between both ? The garden arbor is larger, freestanding and is more suitable for the garden. She does not need support to hold. If you want to build an outdoor garden, we advise you to opt for a garden arbor!

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The pergola is placed on the terrace and leaning against a wall. She often has only two columns that support her. Sometimes it is also freestanding and installed at the entrance or on a veranda.

Large garden with classic garden tents

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Do you like parties and outdoor cinema? The garden tent is the ideal solution for you. Often bearing the name "receiving tent", it is easy to install and disassemble. The tent is supplied with a carrying bag for easy storage. In general, there are two types of tent: removable tents and umbrella tents.

Garden arbor in yellow in vintage style

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The tipi is back in the garden. Ideal for children, it is also perfect for relaxing in the sun with a book. Enjoy the outdoors near nature lying down or sitting comfortably, it's possible! A tipi in elegant or country style, choose the model that best fits your outdoor decoration .

Colorful and decorated tipi with bohemian style cushions: it's chic and magical!

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The removable tent is installed in the manner of a camping tent . While the umbrella opening tent is folding and settles in minutes. It is not advisable to leave your garden tent all year round outside. It is not meant to be used on cold days in winter as it may break with wind and bad weather. It is used occasionally.

A yellow garden arbor with wooden columns

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The shade sail is a very elegant solution for the garden and the terrace. In addition, these stretched canvas are compact and at a small price. It's even better to do it yourself. The shade sail offers great freedom of use. It is easily movable and can be oriented according to the sun!

Pavilion aluminum and polyester modular garden tent, design by Renato J. Morganti for Paola Lenti

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Which material to choose? You can choose the material according to its aesthetics and resistance. Garden arbours and pergolas are often made of metal.

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Wrought iron is a very elegant and fine solution. In steel, the tents are very stable and resistant. When they are made of aluminum, the arbours offer a very modernist style and their great advantage is the lightness. Folding tents are usually made of steel.

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Shade sails and stretched canvas are often made of natural material - cotton, or synthetic material - polyester. It is of course better to opt for a cotton sail.

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How to choose the style of your tent, pergola or shade sail? By choosing yours, it is important to adapt it to the design of your home and garden. Often, designers advise to try to recreate the same style both indoors and outdoors for a harmonious living space. Indeed, the terrace and the garden are an extension of the house itself and can even be considered as "rooms" apart.

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You are rather contemporary style, rustic or elegant and refined? For a modern style, you can opt for a pergola or an arbor in steel or aluminum. For a rustic style, why not choose a wooden arbor that will fit wonderfully with the environment.

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If you like the minimalist design, you can adapt a sleek style by installing a simple wooden garden tent with a beautiful fabric supported by his feet.

Garden arbor in blue folding and very easy to store

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For a bohemian style, shade sails are ideal. They exist in variable shapes and in many colors. You can make it yourself using your favorite fabrics and patterns and create a unique and personalized outdoor space.

A tent for a classic and elegant style

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How to maintain your garden tent? To maintain arbours and pergolas, it is recommended to clean them with a brush. A new layer of paint will give them a fresh new look. For garden canvases, maintenance is quite easy. With a soft brush and a little clear water, your canvas will look like new.

Why not turn your tent into a garden shed?

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Several people install camping tents in their gardens. This solution is very practical, but if you want to enjoy some sun and fresh air, it is better to opt for a garden arbor.

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Why not turn your camping tent into a garden shed?

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Here is a real summer lounge with a garden arbor and white sails, it's pretty!

Beautifully landscaped summer lounge

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For a minimalist and refined style, opt for a garden arbor with wooden columns and decorate your garden in light colors.

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To be able to enjoy these spaces even in the evening, you have to think about lighting. The best solution is to opt for outdoor lighting, powered by the sun's rays. Neither too strong nor too weak, this solution is economical, practical and, of course, environmentally friendly. There are many solutions: bright flower pots, light garlands and many more.

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Two small tents in pink and blue ideal for children

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Planning idea for a wedding or party

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Very stable and resistant garden pergola made of metal

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Classic white tent to picnic in your garden

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Tent in the shape of a lotus design

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Practical furniture that can be moved

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White version in braided resin

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Red garden arbor

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An easy and ideal solution for children: the tipi

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Tent in exotic style

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Interior design idea for your tent or garden shed

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Classic landscaping

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The tipi: ideal for the little ones and the big ones

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