Pergolas incorporate beauty and function to your front or backyard. They are garden or yard structures that provide seating, shade, and comfort outside your home. A thoughtfully designed pergola will provide character to your outdoor space and define a separate area from the rest of the yard. There are different pergola design ideas to match your needs. A pergola can be a relaxing corner for tired gardeners, a cosy garden nook for readers, an outdoor dining area, or an installation to maximise your frontage appeal.
1. Old Romantic
This classic pergola design feature charming white rafters, purlins, and side lattices, a comfortable sofa, and small fountain. Perfect for relaxing outdoors on warm afternoons.
2. Modern Minimalist
This minimalist construction offers the bare essentials – seating, shade, privacy screen, and an eye-catching addition to the garden.
3. Side Curtains
Infuse ethereal charm to your garden pergola by adding gauzy curtains to one or more sides. Use different curtain material to match your needs – thicker for more privacy, prints and colours for more vibrancy.
4. Private Corner
Need privacy, comfy cushions, and light fixtures in the garden? Create the prefect corner nook with this smart pergola design.
5. Garden Swings
Swings are in most popular pergola design ideas. Instead of installing benches or sofas, up your pergola’s playful quirkiness with a couple of swings!
6. Wisteria Fascination
Climbers and pergolas come together dreamily! Wisteria shrubs add colour, dainty flowers, and glorious scent to your garden.
7. Garden Pod
This corner pergola pod offers utmost comfort and privacy to your outdoor living options. The quaint box can easily fit into even the smallest yard.
8. Retractable Canvas Shade
Need shade but only for few hours a day? The retractable cloth or canvas shade is your perfect solution. Bring them on when the sun is shining too much, and pull them in when you need unhindered view and space.
9. Pallet Bed Swing
What can be more comfortable than a day bed in your backyard? A swing pallet bed! Dress it up with colourful mattress and pillows – perfect to offset the black posts and beams of the pergola.
10. Blue Oasis
Blue shade, enough comfy cushions, privacy screens on one side and lots of free flowing air! This is the coolest part of your yard.
11. Wicker Appeal
This basic white pergola becomes interesting with the white curtains. Adding wicker furniture transforms it to something quaint, chic, and adorable.
12. Deck Perfection
With a basic pergola, lots of gauzy curtains, shabby chic seating, and creative lighting, transform your boring ordinary deck into something spectacular!
13. Backyard Complete Combo
Bring all your garden installation together – firepit, swing, seats, and patio, and define the space with a pergola.
14. Garden Nook
This pergola is ideal for smaller backyards. Just put together what’s important – seats, a table, tiled floor, a pergola, some potted plants, and some climbers.
15. Creative Lamps
Adding dramatic details and conversation pieces to your pergola is always a good idea. These vintage lamps will offer the needed illumination and the added attraction to your garden or yard.
16. Geometric Screens
Steer away from the usual slats and opt for the more imaginative geometric screens and roof for your pergola.
17. Gardener’s Haven
This pergola is the centrepiece of a beautiful lush garden. The basic pitched pergola sets the serene air and the shabby-chic bench provides all the invitation you’ll need.
18. White Lattice Panels
Timeless pergola design ideas include white posts and beams. This is a classic pergola turned extraordinary with the addition of lattice privacy panels and black furniture set.
19. Canopy Shades
Thread canopy through the beams to provide more shade on summer days and whenever the sun is shining too strongly. Use different colours and designs to match your personality and moods.
20. Tropical Lush
The beams are almost obscured by lush climbers, privacy screens are cascades of plant roots, and seating is rustic. Raw, sultry, and warmly welcoming!
21. Basic Black Pergola
Just need something nice to add to your already amazing front yard? A basic black pergola will define your property without taking away attention from your perfectly landscaped and manicured yard.
22. Reader’s Nook
Snug in the back corner of your home, a pergola with a comfy seat is the perfect reader’s hideaway.
23. Modern Pergola
No crude carpentry work allowed here. You will need professionals for the perfectly positioned side slats for privacy, impeccably appointed seating, dramatic lighting, and flawlessly constructed floors and roofs.
24. Living Pergola
Plants for your pergola roof and side panels is vibrant, green, and beautiful. A living pergola also provides cooler space and fresher and better air quality.
25. Black and Silver
Infuse something slick and modern touch to a lush garden. The intricate metal shade adds glamour to the edgy solid black pergola and silver furniture.
26. Iron and Wicker
Black pergola design ideas are popular because the dark colour perfectly foils the vibrant surroundings. Wicker furniture and wrought iron railings add beautiful details and style.
27. Roof and Water Feature
Nobody can miss this extravagant pergola! The awesome architecture includes, clean lines, an eye-catching roof feature, and a matching water installation. A design feat!
28. Splendid Colours
Colours can instantly make a small and modest pergola into a delightful backyard feature. Throw in some pillows and a floor mat in lively colours and you have an inviting spot.
29. The Zen
This pergola design provides height and depth, and helps the small yard look bigger. The basic black posts, beams, and purlins match the wood and stone Zen vive.
30. Rustic Charm
Put together the warm wood tones of the pergola and wicker appeal and you have one charming and inviting garden spot.
31. Etched Roof Screens
Etched metal shades take your pergola from humdrum to extraordinary. Iron or aluminium roofs are durable, light, and offer endless design options
32. Pergola and Swing
This dreamy pergola and swing combo can fit even the smallest yard. It offers the frame to showcase lovely climbers, and a snug seating to enjoy the beauty of the surroundings.
33. White Elegance
White pergola design ideas are among the most popular for its elegance and timeless appeal. This is an example of understated beauty – clean lines, lovely screens, and a touch of colour in the wrought iron furniture.
34. Grid Roof
Parallel lines too conventional for you? Try this grid roof design to instantly create a surprising unique and outstanding pergola!
35. Steel Cool
Modern, cool, industrial. This pergola design is for the unapologetic, the open, and the honestly confident.
36. Arched Pergola
This amazing pergola is creatively designed, unique, just the right size, and incredibly lovely!
37. Rosy Hideaway
Capture beautiful moments in this all natural, rosy, and rustic pergola. Building and creating this beautiful pergola might take time, but the results will all be worth the wait.
38. White and Green Classic
Pergolas are great yard features and separators. This beautiful white and green pergola is the platform to highlight lovely creepers and frame quaint seating area. It also separates the pool area from the rest of the garden.
39. Garden Gate Pergola
No ordinary gate can compare to this grey pergola entrance. The carved beams and extraordinary choice of colour promise amazing things ahead!
40. Cushy Corner Nook
This no-fuss pergola offers the shade, the comfortable seating, and privacy anyone needs when relaxing and enjoying the cool air outdoors.
41. Thatched Roof
Bring the outback into your home, even for just a while. Dress up your pergola for special events by lining straw or similar materials for an outback vibe.
42. Outdoor Room
Extend your living area by building a pergola over your terrace. This is a great idea for outdoor kitchens and living rooms.
43. Rustic Stand Alone
This classic pergola design highlights the warm wood hues of the posts and beams. The retractable shades makes it adaptable to shade needs. Add comfy cushions and you have an incredibly comfortable outdoor room.
44. Solar Panel Roof
Using solar panels for your pergola roofing is an extremely sensible idea. Maximise space, enjoy the shade, and take advantage of the green energy from the sun. Win-win for both you and the environment.
45. White Stone Pillars
Inject some Grecian touch into your pergola with these white stone posts. The dark beams match the furniture. But it is the green lush creepers that takes this pergola to perfection.
46. Mariners’ Pergola
Pergola by the sea! Wood deck, bare posts and beams, and knotted rope for purlins. The Moroccan lamp adds an exotic hint that will take your imagination to the seven seas!
47. Rounded Pergola
Dress up a bare corner of your home with a rounded pergola. Surprising, elegant, and eye-catching!
48. Pitched Roof with Flower Creepers
Want a shade but can’t decide if a roof will stifle the light off your front patio? Build a pergola instead! The beams and creepers will provide the shade and up your kerb appeal factor.
49. Wood Pallets and Lights
You don’t need to go grand with a pergola. This small-scale installation is made of re-purposed wood pallets. Add a string of light bulbs and you have perfectly charming garden feature.
50. Patio Delight
Build a curved pergola over a patio for an impressive backdoor space or front entrance.
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