Pergola Design Ideas, Inspiration, Pictures & More

One of the best things about installing either a pergola, verandah or patio in your home is the fact that there are no rules. Pergolas can be designed and constructed in a range of shapes, colours, and materials, with closed or open ceilings, lights or crawling plants. They can be installed alongside your home – creating an extended outdoor living area – or can be free standing as an oasis escape.

There are so many different ways you can use a pergola to enhance your home in value, style and function. Check out a few of our favourite design ideas from around the web for some more inspiration on how a pergola can fit into your home.

Pergolas and your Pool

Why not create a luxurious, resort-style backyard pool with the simple addition of a pergola? A pergola can be used to make a beautiful lounging area to sit back in the summer sun with a cocktail and a good book or can even house your spa.

One of the biggest trends of the moment is a ‘floating’ pergola installed alongside your pool – the epitome of backyard indulgence.

 

Outdoor Pergola and Timber deck featuring spa's built in.

 

English Country Garden

Traditional country garden styling is another popular way to bring a pergola into your backyard, adding a touch of class and English romance. Allow vine plants and roses to crawl up the sides of a white-painted timber pergola to make the perfect spot to sit back with a Jane Austin novel and be transported to another time

 

English styled front pergola.

 

Couple sitting on timber deck within a freestanding pergola.

 

View of timber pergola with Australian outback in the background.

 

Luxurious Outdoor Living

One of the most popular functions for a pergola is to create a luxurious outdoor living space that can be used to entertain at any time of year. Pergolas are becoming another room in your home to bring together your friends and family, and with the addition of heaters, fans and lights you can use them all year round.

These spaces are decadent outdoor entertaining areas where you can sit back with a glass of wine on a warm summer’s night, or host a brilliant barbeque regardless of the weather!

Man resting on couch under a Pergola overlooking the Australian Outback.

Modern and Sleek

Outdoor living is no longer just traditional; a lot of homeowners are playing with unique designs with a modern edge to create sleek and stylish outdoor living spaces, experimenting with colours, shapes and textures.

 

Outdoor Pergola setting in a backyard.

 

Outdoor Pergola setting featuring outdoor blinds.

 

If you’re ready to explore your options and get your Pergola installation underway, view our full range of pergolas or get in touch with us for a no obligation free measure and quote!

 

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About Alex Kuchel

This is Alex. Alex is the National Brand Manager at Australian Outdoor Living (AOL). By day, she’s a member of AOL’s marketing team. She helps to conjure up ideas on how best to promote Australian Outdoor Living and enjoys working with a pretty awesome team of clever cookies. By night (and weekends), she enjoys the company of her family and friends. She’s a big believer in sun shine and does her best to enjoy it with those she loves most.”

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