Building (or having built) a canopy or veranda in your garden is an excellent idea. Many people envision a place in their garden where they can enjoy a summer evening with a good glass of wine with their friends and family. This is of course wonderful, but for this it is important that you decorate the porch cozily. This will make it a wonderful and also practical place to enjoy the outdoors, so that you can sit there all summer (and winter, if you invest in a good heater).
Cozy up your canopy with large furniture
First, it is important to have the basic furnishings in order so that you can then focus on decorative elements. The centerpiece of a good canopy is a good seating area. Here it is advisable to go for a seating area that is too large rather than too small, so that you can sit back and relax or enjoy a good evening with a good number of guests. It is also important to pick a large, matching table so that you can set drinks there, play games, and even have a small evening meal. After you have these basic necessities, you can move on to cozy up your canopy.
It can also be very useful to think about the temperature when you are going to cozy up your canopy. In the summer it is often already very good to do under your canopy, since you sit through the canopy in the shade, but it is a shame if you half a year can not use it because it is too cold. Therefore, it can be highly recommended to look for a good heater so that you can sit outside comfortably even in the winter. It can also be fun to buy a wood stove or a fire basket, but pay close attention to fire safety: since canopies are often made of wood, it is especially important that you put safety first here, and, for example, provide a fire extinguisher and slow burning wood.
Cozy up your canopy with decorations
Once you have the basic structure of the canopy in order, it is time to start cozily decorating your canopy with all kinds of decorations. Here there are almost endless options to choose from, and which of these you find beautiful and necessary you will only be able to decide for yourself, but there are some elements that recur often and are also incredibly fun. First of all, it is important that you provide good and cozy lighting: this can be in the form of candles, lamps or a wood stove, but good lighting is a must if you want to cozy up your canopy.
In addition, it can be a very good idea to provide some nice warm and cozy blankets. After all, if you are sitting outside in the evening, there will undoubtedly come a time when it starts to cool down, and it makes it all the cozier when you can then crawl under a nice rug and continue talking. The same goes for some cushions, in which you can sink into and lean against each other.
Now that you have completed your canopy cozy decorating, you can look at other options and additions. For example, it can be very rewarding to put down a speaker that you can use to put on music (just make sure it is well protected from the elements). There are also those who make room for a portable projector, so they can even watch a movie on a wall in the evening. And there are many more options that can help with your canopy cozy decorating. It's a matter of finding the things that you like and enjoy, so don't forget, above all, that it's also allowed to be changed, and so you don't always have to stare at the same furnishings if you don't want to. For example, you can also choose to buy different pillowcases for variety. The options are almost endless!