Pergolas are not only architecturally attractive, but when you add some climbing plants, nice curtains or even a roof, they can provide a decent protection from the summer sun. The pergola is great for any yard as it adds beauty without consuming too much of the space and makes the yard the perfect place for enjoying and relaxing alone or with your loved ones. Its beautiful frames blend well with its environment, making people enjoy the outdoors while still giving a sense of protection and privacy. Here are 15 pergola designs that will enhance your outdoor space. Take a look at the photos below to inspire you for your next bigger outdoor project.
Creating a pergola where you will have enough space for seating can be a pricey project as you will need large and strong wood posts to build a good foundation for your pergola. But every other part or feature of your DIY pergola can be made with recycled or reclaimed materials. You can use pallets for making the deck or porch that will go with your pergola, for instance. Then add some plants to improve its beauty and to allow for more fresh air while you relax outdoors.
Enjoy your backyard paradise with a perfect pergola. Create one with a fire pit seating area, one with comfortable sofas or chairs where you would love to spend your free time. Pergolas are perfect for summer nights to chill out, or even to organize a small party with your close family or friends. Cover the pergola with curtains for maybe minimal protection but elegant and romantic look, or opt for a roof if you want to create a smaller version of your living room where you’ll enjoy extreme comfort. Lighting is very important if you plan to gather outdoors at night, so don’t forget about it.