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5 Creative Ideas for Your Pergola

Pergola with outdoor comfort

Pergola with outdoor comfort

A pergola can be a fun, unique addition to any outdoor space—extending the inviting warmth of your home to patios and yards alike. Their versatile function and design provide creative minds with endless possibilities. From secret gardens and getaways to lavish hideouts for friends and family, installing a pergola is a must if you’re looking to breathe new life into your yard or landscape with some creative ideas. Here are 5 Creative Ideas for Your Pergola:

Design an outdoor retreat

Curtains, draping plants, and privacy walls can turn your pergola into a secluded destination for family gatherings or romantic getaways. Creating a sense of privacy in an otherwise open space offers the perfect place for afternoon tea, curling up with a good book, or enjoying an intimate conversation with close friends. The addition of lights opens the space for nighttime use.

By designing an enclosed or semi-enclosed space outside, you’re creating a home-away-from-home that you, your family, and guests can enjoy. Depending on whether you’ve installed lighting or added an EZShade canopy, this enjoyment can well extend into the night or during a gentle rain.

Artisan Pergola with vines


Pergola with vines

 

Create a magical garden

There’s certainly something magical about hidden gardens, where the flowers and plants grow so thick that one-step in and your imagination is whisked away to castle courtyards or the countryside of Italy. A pergola can rouse those same feelings by surrounding it with your favorite flora. Bushes, draping trees, plants provide a lush feel that pergolas can definitely benefit from—both from an aesthetic and functional perspective.

Pergolas also offer a fair amount of shade, making them ideal for covering certain flowers that may not fare as well in direct sunlight. You can either build a pergola around your garden or develop a garden around your pergola. Ultimately, the two complement one another so it’ll be a win-win.

Pergolas also offer a fair amount of shade, making them ideal for covering certain flowers that may not fare as well in direct sunlight. You can either build a pergola around your garden or develop a garden around your pergola.

Hearthside Pergola

Hearthside Pergola

Ultimately, the two complement one another so it’ll be a win-win.

Extend the coziness of your home to your yard or patio

Pergolas also offer a fair amount of shade, making them ideal for covering certain flowers that may not fare as well in direct sunlight. You can either build a pergola around your garden or develop a garden around your pergola. Ultimately, the two complement one another so it’ll be a win-win.

Add depth to an outdoor firepit

Kingston Pergola

Kingston Pergola

Adding a fire pit to a space occupied by a pergola can create an inviting atmosphere for those late-night bonfires. Housing a firepit to the side if a semi-open design of a pergola creates this homey sort of feeling that brings to mind images of campfires and old hearths burning.

Pergolas also offer ways to block strong winds and dampen ran, depending on the structure’s overall design. One or two privacy walls and an EZShade canopy may provide just enough coverage to keep you outside even on the windy nights.

Install glider swings for a bit of fun

Bench gliders or single-seat gliders can be both relaxing and entertaining. A glider might be the focal point of a pergola if it’s part of a much larger design. Even a free-standing

Outdoor Glider

Outdoor Glider

hammock is at home beneath a beautiful pergola. Just remember that gliders can be for leisure or play. Regardless of what feel you’re going for, the presence of a glider improves the functionality of any pergola in your yard.

 

No matter what you do to your pergola, be sure to create something inviting. Many of the ideas shared in this post can help bring people together in a special place you’ll be proud to call your own.

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