Give your exterior a touch of natural decor with a canisse pergola ! Here are 35 cool ideas for cool shade during the summer months. The canisse for pergola, like those sold by African reed, is an effective and inexpensive way to create completely natural shade in the area protected by your pergola.
Canisse pergola and terrace with shaded areas and swimming pool
Easy to find in shops, the canisse exists in several variations. Some are sold from 2.50 or 3 euros per square meter (for example: the split bamboo canisse or the straw, bamboo or rye spangle). Others require a slightly larger but still reasonable investment; their price varying from 8 and up to 18 euros per square meter (canisse in bird or whole bamboo stems in particular).
Beautiful pool terrace with canisse pergola
This natural shade has the advantage of protecting you from the sun’s rays on the hottest days, while letting in a pleasant breeze. In addition, it gives you the opportunity to introduce into your exterior decor an element of the island decor style, which immediately makes you think of holidays.
Decorative idea of the islands with canisse pergola for your terrace
Contrary to what one might think, the pergola reed is no less durable than other similar products which are artificial. Some cane shades have a lifespan similar to those of plastic products. But, unlike the latter, canisses are completely natural objects, easy to recycle and which do not pollute the environment.
Wooden patio decoration with metal pergola and natural cane
Inexpensive and natural protection, the pergola canisse allows us to take advantage of conditions similar to those offered by a bioclimatic pergola. In fact, the principle of operation of the latter is based on the use of adjustable slats that allow the breeze to pass through the ceiling of the pergola. We thus benefit from the fresh air while remaining sheltered from the sun’s rays.
Lighting idea for pergola with light garlands
In addition, the pergola canisse easily adapts to a variety of different structures. Modern or vintage, pergolas and garden arbors in metal and wood go perfectly with this complement to our exteriors.
Canisse wrought iron garden arbor
Pergola canisses, like the foliage used as ceilings for outdoor structures, are renowned for having a thousand-year-old history. It is believed that it was the ancient Egyptians who discovered this way of protecting themselves from the sun’s rays..
Mediterranean style exterior decoration and canisse for pergola in stone and wood
Indeed, the pergola canisse is a solution that is most suitable for regions with hot and dry climates. Nowadays, its aesthetic and practical qualities are prized almost everywhere in Europe. As a result, it is used even in more humid areas. Only in these cases the canisse is used during the summer months; it stays tidy inside the house during the other seasons.
Holiday atmosphere and bamboo cane for pool terrace
The garden gazebo or pergola gives a special look to the structure and contributes to the holiday atmosphere of the outdoor area. A terrace provided with such protection will appeal to those who like natural decoration and who favor authentic materials.
Outdoor landscaping with canisse pergola of house with swimming pool
Typical of the exteriors of villas and holiday homes, the canisse for arbor or pergola often adorns swimming pool terraces. And what could be better for a seaside-friendly space ?
Natural pergola reed for modern decor
Economical, the canisse is not, however, reserved for modest exteriors and improvised pergolas and garden arbors. It finds its place as well on modern design terraces as in exteriors with DIY deco.
Wooden garden gazebo with rustic-style canisse
And yes ! Because the terraces and gardens decorated with a bamboo or bird cane do not lack comfort. All the typical elements of a garden furniture or an outdoor dining area can exist perfectly under an arbor with such protection from the sun.
Modern terrace with canisse pergola
Natural canisses are seasonal protection options that are stored indoors in the cooler months. In this regard, they line up next to sails and shade cloths. Equally durable, canisses require less maintenance effort than these textile elements.
Wooden pergola idea with natural canisse
Not to mention that the canisse is generally quite simple to install on a pergola or classic arbor. And, in the event that you have a particularly large deck, you can accumulate two or more reeds. An advantage that is not always possible in the case of shade cloths and curtains !
Island decoration for a summer terrace
And if all these arguments weren’t enough to persuade you to buy a pergola canisse, the images below will certainly do. !
Canisse pergola: ideal for your pool terrace
Outdoor dining area covered with canisse
Natural shade and canisse idea for pergola
Small patio pergola with canisse
Island decoration and pergola with natural shade
Canisse pergola and natural decoration for terrace