Semi-shaded timber pergola with leisure seating area

10 Pergola Ideas For Home

In Outdoor Inspirationby Karlin van der Vyver

Pergolas are often overlooked when it comes to adding function, detail or structure to your property. Pergolas are extremely versatile, these structures are rarely limited by creative designs or tricky construction areas which make them the perfect asset for any outdoor space!

  1. A fantastic way to add functionality to a space that is rarely used.
Modern whitewash timber pergola

Modern whitewash timber pergola

2.  An excellent shading option in spaces where a bit of sunlight is still required.

Benahavis Hills Square Timber Pergola

Benahavis Hills Square Timber Pergola

3. Be it commercial or residential, a pergola is perfect to cover outdoor seating arrangements.

Outdoor shading pergola at Bottega restaurant at Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort and Spa

Outdoor shading pergola at Bottega restaurant at Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort and Spa

4. The versatility of timber allows for all sorts of creative designs.

Semi-shaded timber pergola with leisure seating area

Semi-shaded timber pergola with leisure seating area

5. Create a tranquil spot to enjoy a good read or something to eat.

Two timber pergolas with seating area and thatched roof

Two timber pergolas with seating area and thatched roof

6. An excellent way to cover a multitude of areas/equipment – be it a Jacuzzi or even an outdoor shower!

Waterproof timber pergola roof cover for outdoor jacuzzi

Waterproof timber pergola roof cover for outdoor jacuzzi

7.  Large or small, a pergola is sure to become the focal point of your landscaping.

Semi-shaded timber pergola with seating area

Semi-shaded timber pergola with seating area

8. Rustic yet contemporary, a well-designed pergola works great to create a natural ambiance.

Semi-shaded timber veranda

Semi-shaded timber veranda

9. Perfect to cover open terraces – especially in an outdoor resort or restaurant set-up.

Timber pergola at Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort and Spa outdoor restaurant

Timber pergola at Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort and Spa outdoor restaurant

10. A brilliant way to bridge the transition from the indoors to the outdoors!

Outdoor timber pergola extension of the indoors

Outdoor timber pergola extension of the indoors

For more inspiring ideas visit our Pergola Pinterest Board!

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