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Pergola and Stamped Concrete Patio in Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Pergola and Stamped Concrete Patio in Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Hyland Homes
Deck - large coastal backyard ground level mixed material railing deck idea in Chicago with a fire pit and a pergola
The Bracey Project
The Bracey Project
Pratt Guys
The Bracey Project has something for everyone. From a beautiful bar area, to top of the range outdoor kitchen appliances, to a beautiful fire pit with a view, this is the backyard that the neighbors want to get invited to.
Fall Decor
Fall Decor
Tamsin Design Group
Photographed by Gregg Rannells Spread in studio3magazine.com Designed by Tamsin Design Group
Patio - large rustic backyard stone patio idea in St Louis with a pergola
Cedar Pergola In Harrison
Cedar Pergola In Harrison
Comfort Zones By Design LLC
Warm, rustic charm surrounds this patio by using Western Red Cedar. This pergola offers shade where none previously existed. Black hardware further add to the natural beauty of the structural elements.
Menlo Modern Craftsman
Menlo Modern Craftsman
Romero Construction Inc.
Inviting Front Entry with casual seating on porch.
Inspiration for a modern stone front porch remodel in San Francisco with a pergola
Pacific Palisades, L.A.
Pacific Palisades, L.A.
Chango & Co.
Architecture, Construction Management, Interior Design, Art Curation & Real Estate Advisement by Chango & Co. Construction by MXA Development, Inc. Photography by Sarah Elliott See the home tour feature in Domino Magazine
Outdoor Kitchens
Outdoor Kitchens
Q Design Group LLC
Patio kitchen - coastal tile patio kitchen idea in New York with a pergola
2nd Street
2nd Street
Elevation Architects
Example of a trendy concrete patio design in San Francisco with a fire pit and a pergola
Fishers Area Patio Overlay
Fishers Area Patio Overlay
Fiano Landscapes
This patio may look like wood, but it is in fact a concrete paver! The paver is a Techo-Bloc product called Borealis. Its natural wood grain surface mimics the beauty of wood, yet gives us the durability of concrete pavers. The pavers were laid directly over the existing concrete patio, which was still in good shape with minimal cracking and settling. The lovely couple that lives here wanted a new cedar pergola. But what they ended up with was that and an entirely new and cool back patio space that will last for years and years!
My Houzz: One Story Spanish Style Home Near Palm Springs
My Houzz: One Story Spanish Style Home Near Palm Springs
Planning Pretty
Camille Simmons
Patio - mid-sized mediterranean backyard concrete paver patio idea in Los Angeles with a pergola
DC Ranch
DC Ranch
CJ Gershon Photography
CJ Gershon Photography
Southwest backyard patio photo in Phoenix with a pergola
Outdoor Entertainment Patio, Spa, and Fire Pit
Outdoor Entertainment Patio, Spa, and Fire Pit
Ventures
Donald Stefanko
Large elegant backyard brick patio photo in Detroit with a fire pit and a pergola
Chenault
Chenault
Michael Lee Architects
Example of a minimalist mixed material railing balcony design in Los Angeles with a pergola
Hillside Beauty
Hillside Beauty
Tomrose Construction Inc.
Example of a farmhouse side yard deck design in San Francisco with a pergola
Seaside Retreat
Seaside Retreat
Brookes + Hill Custom Builders
Deck - transitional deck idea in Boston with a pergola
Exterior Spaces
Exterior Spaces
Stonebridge Development Group
Example of a classic deck design in Chicago with a pergola
Traditional Patio
Traditional Patio
Example of a mid-sized classic backyard patio design in Milwaukee with a pergola
Clark
Clark
Rescom Landscaping, Inc.
Business Photo Pro / Klee Van Hamersveld
Patio kitchen - mid-sized transitional backyard stone patio kitchen idea in Orange County with a pergola
Napa Valley Farmhouse Chic
Napa Valley Farmhouse Chic
Lori Backen Interiors
Patio - farmhouse patio idea in San Francisco with a pergola
Outdoor Masonry Kitchens
Outdoor Masonry Kitchens
Sunset Construction & Design
Sunset Construction and Design specializes in creating residential patio retreats, outdoor kitchens with fireplaces and luxurious outdoor living rooms. Our design-build service can turn an ordinary back yard into a natural extension of your home giving you a whole new dimension for entertaining or simply unwinding at the end of the day. If you’re interested in converting a boring back yard or starting from scratch in a new home, give us a call today! A great patio and outdoor living area can easily be yours. Greg, Sunset Construction & Design in Fresno, CA.

When it comes to providing shade, ambiance and the perfect spot to entertain, it’s hard to beat the pergola. With a flat roof made of open slats, these popular outdoor structures allow light to delicately filter through to your patio. They’re ideal for covering a dining table and chairs or an outdoor sofa set, and they’ll allow you and your guests to stay outside for hours. Whether you’re starting from scratch or looking for decor inspiration, allow the following pergola ideas and photos to jumpstart your project.


1. Vineyard White

Go for a classic look with a white wood pergola. This style looks gorgeous with shingled homes, particularly with clinging vines growing all around it. Hint: try wisteria for pretty purple flowers.

2. Extra Shade

If you’d like to add even more protection from the sun, drape a cover over your pergola or use curtains or shades on the sides.

3. String Lights

There’s no easier way to add to the mood than with string lights. Having a pergola makes it easy to hang them over your outdoor lounging area. Of course, if you’re looking for other pergola lighting ideas, you could hang a couple woven or paper lanterns from the ceiling rafters as well.

4. Covered Deck

Make your deck feel cozy and welcoming with the addition of a pergola. It’s often best to go with a shade of wood that’s slightly different than your deck to provide just enough contrast.

5. Add a Swing

One of the most fun pergola furniture ideas is to hang up a swing! You could go with a porch swing for two, or go modern with a hanging egg chair. Or, if you prefer, hang up a hammock for the ultimate summer lounging spot.

6. Color Pop

Feeling clueless when it comes to your pergola decor? Focus on adding pops of color and different textures. Laying down a patterned rug would soften up the space, as would rolling in a colorful bar cart.

7. Go Modern

Don’t feel confined to a traditional look. You can also opt for a modern pergola design with straight slats and boxed-off edges. Try mixing wood with a metal or black-finished border for an industrial look.

8. Add Some Greenery

The landscaping all around your backyard pergola has a huge impact on the overall look of the structure. Create a leafy wall by adding a trellis on one side. Or, create a checkerboard design by extending a grass lawn underneath the pergola, broken up with square concrete pavers.

9. Covered Hot Tub

One of our favorite pergola ideas is to install one around a hot tub for extra privacy and coziness. You can add trellis-like walls on either side and even hang a canopy up above. Hanging some string lights or one big pendant light wouldn’t hurt either.

10. Fire Feature

Get cozy with either a fire pit or a fireplace under your pergola. With room between the top slats, smoke can easily filter out, although fireplaces are usually built off to the side. Stone or brick fireplaces look particularly stunning against a wooden pergola.


Whether you want inspiration for planning an outdoor with a pergola renovation or are building a designer outdoor from scratch, Houzz has 36,675 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Michael Lee Architects and Fiano Landscapes. Look through outdoor pictures in different colors and styles and when you find an outdoor with a pergola design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful outdoor with a pergola photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.