Hello and welcome to our Garden Outline of pergola ideas. Below you will find a summary of the benefits, main options and some design ideas we handpicked for you along with beautiful photos. Enjoy!
What are the benefits of pergolas?
- Provides function and beauty to your outdoor space
- Works well with a patio or a deck
- Helps define outdoor spaces
- Minimally protects from elements depending on the size of rafters and if pergola is covered
- Can be DIY
What are the main options for pergolas?
- Type: freestanding or attached, covered or not
- Material for rafter and/or post: hardwood (oak and cedar), reclaimed wood, aluminum, stone, engineered wood
- Material for pier: brick, stone, concrete, stucco, steel
- Cover: none, corrugated plastic, acrylic or sunbrella fabric awning, custom mesh, natural bamboo
What follows are beautiful photos of pergolas along with design ideas we thought may be of interest to you. If you would like to see more related design ideas, try Attached Pergola Designs, Covered Patio Ideas, and Backyard Patio Designs and Ideas. Enjoy and happy outdoor decorating!
1. Touches of Asia
Points of Interest ● curved top wooden pergola with slim rafter tails ● hanging jar lanterns ● bamboo privacy fence ● red awning ● zinc chest ● area rug
2. Café Terrace
Points of Interest ● attached white wood pergola ● white pergola post with fragrant climbing jasmine ● vintage cafe style bronze terrace table ● gray deck railing ● sliding French doors
3. Hardwood Support
Points of Interest ● hardwood support beams and columns ● white stucco foundation ● fully equipped outdoor kitchen ● iron pergola gate ● tiled inlay floor design
4. Stucco Columns
Points of Interest ● wood pergola on stucco columns and concrete piers ● slatted wooden deck ● twin outdoor wall lanterns ● terracotta pots ● deck plank stain matching pergola
5. Tree Branch Posts
Points of Interest ● tree branches and stone pier pergola ● built-in stone bench with iron back ● brick floor with 2 different pattern (living space: herringbone pattern, to stairs: stack bond pattern) ● outdoor curtains on iron rod
6. Rustic White
Points of Interest ● white stucco outdoor space with columns ● bamboo slat roof ● dining table and benches from salvaged wood ● wood storage ● birdcage candelabra
7. Wood Stove
Points of Interest ● twin attached pergolas ● decorative fan scrollwork brackets ● crawling vines covering 2nd pergola ● wood burning firehouse fire pit ● iron plant stand with gerberas