Pergola Design Ideas for Patios
Pergolas are added to modern landscape designs to protect people and pets from the elements, as well as create an aesthetically pleasing look. The great thing about pergolas is that while you’re choosing a certain style for its appearance, you’ll also be benefitting from the coverage it offers at the same time!
There are many types of pergola designs for patios. Your task is to determine which one will work best with your space and budget. The most popular choices are wood pergola kits designed to provide maximum coverage for a patio seating or dining area, open air bar, or poolside living room.
Our Big Kahuna offers this type of wooden patio cover with its sturdy construction and top slats that provide a natural cover that blends seamlessly with the overall structure.
These types of shade pergolas can be built in stand alone or attached on one side in a number of size configurations to match specifications of many standard size patios as well as custom dimensions.
Modern Patio Designs Using Pergolas for Shade
Pergolas are designed for patios for various reasons. Some are made curved, some are made for corners, and some are built to provide a roof over a patio. They create a beautiful centerpiece to a patio, a cover over an outdoor kitchen, or another shady spot for people and pets to cool off during hot sunny days.
Many creative landscape designs are centered around incorporating a structure with some height as well as width that will provide a shaded area. Maximum shade pergolas can be designed to blend in with existing trees, shrubs, or other natural backyard landscaping features to make a very pleasing backyard experience.
Some pergola designs are intentionally more open to allow more airflow and light filtering effects that make a patio feel more open. Our Sombrero and Fedora pergolas were designed to create an open air room feeling.
With fewer top slats but with sturdiness equal to our Big Kahuna, the Sombrero is a way to create an open-air room to take advantage of beautiful surroundings.
Contemporary shapes that flow with your landscape can add architectural interest to your backyard in addition to shade.
There are a variety of ways to match and blend your patio features. Landscaping, furniture, and pergola accessories all play a role in making your design dreams a reality. Pergola enhancements can range anywhere from adding a retractable canopy to provide extra protection from hot sunny days, adding a fire pit, or decorating the patio with planter boxes filled with brightly colored blooms. You can get as creative as your space allows with accessories for your patio. Todays outdoor patios are being created not only for shade and a place to entertain, but as a way to develop a beautiful garden area.
Creative Pergola Accessories to Enhance DIY Patio Designs
Your outdoor design might be a single outdoor room that serves multiple purposes. Pergola accessories can not only enhance the look of an otherwise plain patio, but also provide the means to transform your space for those different uses.
You can add ambiance at night with string lights, or depth in the day with curtains.
Patio pergolas that are designed for use as a patio cover, can also be blended with other landscape elements for a multi-use area. This creates a unique backyard experience that can be molded to fit many types of designs. Choose the type of cover that offers the right amount of shade and space for all your patio accessories.
With our DIY pergolas, you can get the most out of your budget for your landscape design. And, a DIY pergola is a fun family project!
When its finished, it’ll bring you great satisfaction, not to mention that it’s a structure that will last for many years if properly constructed, cared for, and maintained.
So if you’re still searching for the perfect pergola design for your space, draw out the shape of your patio and jot down a list of how you’ll make the most of your backyard area. Then you can fill in the blank with your new patio cover to bring it all together!