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Patio Pergola Ideas

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.
Marietta Outdoor Kitchen & Fireplace
Marietta Outdoor Kitchen & Fireplace
Boyce Design and Contracting
Example of a large mountain style backyard stone patio design in Atlanta with a pergola and a fireplace
Back Yard Renovation
Back Yard Renovation
Progressive Builders.LA
Patio kitchen - large traditional backyard concrete paver patio kitchen idea in Los Angeles with a pergola
Bartlesville Outdoor Living
Bartlesville Outdoor Living
Tanner Consulting LLC- Landscape Architecture
The large rough cedar pergola provides a wonderful place for the homeowners to entertain guests. Primarily native plantings were used. Jason Wallace Photography
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
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
Complete home remodel and addition
Complete home remodel and addition
Change House Design and Construction
Courtyard
Country gravel patio photo in Other with a pergola
Outdoor Kitchens
Outdoor Kitchens
Q Design Group LLC
Patio kitchen - coastal tile patio kitchen idea in New York with a pergola
Ricota Court
Ricota Court
Taylor House Interiors
Example of an ornate tile patio design in Santa Barbara 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
Backyard Retreat and Phase 1 Entry Way - Bowie, MD
Backyard Retreat and Phase 1 Entry Way - Bowie, MD
LiveWell Outdoors
Photo by Matchbook Productions - back yard patio and walkway using stamped concrete in vermont slate pattern with a cool gray and dark charcoal color; a lot of space; great use of furniture to create a flow on large patio; great entertainment space
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!
Modern Altimate Pergola over outdoor kitchen, chimney, ceiling fans, LED Lights
Modern Altimate Pergola over outdoor kitchen, chimney, ceiling fans, LED Lights
Alt's Seamless Spouting Llc
A modern version of the Altimate Pergola. The slats/louvers rotate 170 degrees for sun or shade and when closed are completely water-tight. Complimented by ceiling fans and dimming LED lights.
Atwater Spanish Bungalow
Atwater Spanish Bungalow
Koffka Phakos Design
Landscape Design by Lisa Gimmy, www.lglalandscape.com
Inspiration for a mid-sized mediterranean backyard concrete paver patio fountain remodel in Los Angeles with a pergola
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
Pool structures
Pool structures
Glen Gate Company
A decorative wooden pergola accents this pool changing area and outdoor shower.
Example of a mid-sized classic backyard stone patio design in New York with a pergola
DC Ranch
DC Ranch
CJ Gershon Photography
CJ Gershon Photography
Southwest backyard patio photo in Phoenix with a pergola
Shingle Style Estate
Shingle Style Estate
Andrew Mann Architecture
David Wakely and David Livingstone
Example of an ornate patio design in San Francisco with a pergola
Outdoor kitchen And Pergola Project
Outdoor kitchen And Pergola Project
Luxapatio
This Featured Project is a complete outdoor renovation in Weston Florida. This project included a Covered free standing wood pergola with a cooling mist irrigation system. The outdoor kitchen in this project was a one level bar design with a granite counter and stone wall finish. All of the appliances featured in this outdoor kitchen are part of the Twin Eagle line. Some other items that where part of this project included a custom TV lift with Granite and stone wall finish as well as furniture from one of the lines featured at our showroom. For more information regarding this or any other of our outdoor projects please visit our website at www.luxapatio.com where you may also shop online. You can also visit our showroom located in the Doral Design District ( 3305 NW 79 Ave Miami FL. 33122) or contact us at 305-477-5141.
Refurbish Furniture
Refurbish Furniture
Pica Painting & Design LLC
Pica Painting & Design
Small elegant backyard patio kitchen photo in San Francisco with a pergola

Pergolas are ideal for adding shade to your backyard and creating a comfortable spot to dine or lounge outdoors. They typically have a flat roof made from slats of wood or metal, and can either be attached or detached from the house. While similar to a gazebo, a pergola is usually larger in size, doesn’t have a pointed roof and is meant for covering a larger portion of the backyard. If you’re on the lookout for pergola ideas for your patio, check out this handy guide and find inspiration in our photo gallery below.

1. Glowing Lights

When you’ve got a pergola, it’s easy to hang lights that’ll illuminate the patio at night. Whether you prefer string lights or a few statement lanterns, the glowing effect is perfect for summer dinners outdoors.

2. Extra Shade

If your backyard gets a lot of sun, consider attaching a fabric canopy to the top of the pergola. Choose a lighter color, like sage green or blue, that won’t attract too much heat.

3. Elegant Curtains

Another smart pergola idea for your patio is to hang curtains. Cream-colored curtains look gorgeous tied to the sides, but if you prefer full screen protection from the sun, opt for a Roman shade.

4. Crisp White Paint

If you love a classic Cape Cod look, opt for a white pergola. It’ll look gorgeous against navy blue seat cushions or a lush green lawn.

5. Swing Away

Oftentimes, pergolas cover an outdoor dining table, but that’s not all they’re good for! Add some fun to your backyard by attaching a bench swing to your pergola.

6. Clinging Vines

Highlight the natural beauty of your yard by draping some flowering vines along the top slats, allowing light to gently filter through. Wisteria looks particularly striking in the summertime, and would create the perfect backdrop for a garden party.

7. Hot Tub Zone

Another great pergola idea is to use it as a cover over a hot tub. That way, you can hang lights from above and really emphasize that section of the yard.

8. Modern Design

There are a lot of options when it comes to picking out your pergola design. Take things in a modern direction with low-profile wooden or aluminum slats — perfect for a midcentury-style home.

9. Creative Flooring

Don’t forget about the floor underneath the pergola! Your options are nearly limitless here, so have fun with your patio hardscape. Go with a mosaic tile patio, natural stone or concrete pavers bordered with soft grass.

10. Natural Wood Finishes

Pergolas with a natural wood finish look beautiful, and there are all sorts of species to choose from. Cedar is classic, but a light pine with visible knots can look particularly interesting.

11. Cozy Fireplace

Center your backyard patio with an outdoor fireplace just off to one side of your pergola. Simply add in a sofa and chairs and you’ve got the perfect spot to enjoy crisp evenings outdoors.


Whether you want inspiration for planning a patio with a pergola renovation or are building a designer patio from scratch, Houzz has 25,618 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including People's United Bank and Progressive Builders.LA. Look through patio pictures in different colors and styles and when you find a patio 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 patio with a pergola photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.