Beautiful Pergola Ideas
A pergola is a space in your garden or an extension of your house made with cross rafters. It is a light, airy and inviting space to enjoy in the warmer months. They are generally freestanding but can be attached to your home. Pergolas are great for accommodating climbing vines and because this structure can be freestanding, you won’t need to make any complicated connections between the house or roof and the pergola, which is a win for DIYers. We share some beautiful pergola ideas here.
Top Garden Trend
Country Living says pergolas are a big trend at the moment. Pergolas are usually made of wood or composite material and lend sophisticated style to an alfresco sanctuary. You can design a pergola with any special features that may appeal to your lifestyle. You can have everything from roll-down windows and special lighting to sound systems and minibars in your pergola.
In recent years there has been an increase in demand for these external structures and has resulted in some really inspiring trends that are sure to be around for a while.
Decorating is Key
Your pergola area can be your perfect slice of heaven. From choosing an opulent design style or keeping it cool and contemporary, you can really create a space that works with your creative flow.
String lights are one sure-fire way to create a beautiful personal area in the evenings. There are many styles of string lights, from small fairy lights to larger bulbs that suit any aesthetic. Incorporating plants is another great way to create a well-styled pergola. Vines are an obvious choice for a pergola, but potted and hanging plants also add a breezy look.
Outdoor curtains and drapes look charming on a pergola. Besides the obvious bohemian flair, it’s also a refreshing look that can complement any pergola – especially one standing poolside.
Design and Style
There are many designs and styles to inspire your unique pergola. For a more traditional look, consider going with a cross-rafter style in natural wood or white. For something more contemporary, you could consider strong, geometrical lines for your pergola or even a slatted, Bali blind-type pergola.
Pergolas can be a stand-alone feature in your garden or it could be attached to your home to give a patio feel. A pergola poolside is also a stunning option if your garden layout allows for the design to work successfully in the pool area.
Choose an option that works with your home’s pace and lifestyle.