Getting to enjoy semi-normal life of 2022 was great! Travel was back in full swing for many. And while it was GREAT to be out, it’s undeniable that home is still where you want to be. It sure is great to have a space you can love. With that in mind, it’s time to get back to epic backyard projects for your home! Whether you are an ambitious DIYer or looking for pergola design ideas before calling a pro, here are some of the best vinyl pergola designs and ideas you can implement for your home this year!
Pergolas don’t need to be ornate or give off traditional vibes if that is not your style. You can still have a pergola that aesthetically fits your clean simple home design when you opt for a modern style pergola!
A pergola with great design is more than enough to stand on its own; as a show piece, a conversation starter, and a beautiful structure to define your outdoors. This rafter only pergola may not be built for shade, but it creates a beautiful and inviting area to any space!
You can create that breezy beach cabana look at your home by hanging some flowy outdoor curtains on your pergola. Or choose outdoor curtains that add a pop of color or a bold look creating a room that feels like an extension of your home. Curtains can also add a bit of privacy when you need it, but easily pull back when you don’t!
Break up a larger patio or create a cozy nook by adding a corner pergola to your home. Whether over your favorite outdoor lounger or your grill, a corner pergola is an eye catching and unexpected design that is sure to please!
When there are space constraints at your home that make it challenging to either attach or find enough room for a freestanding pergola, one option is to use roof risers as your attachment point for your pergola. This leaves a better footprint with two less posts in your way.
Pergolas aren’t perfect – they can’t prevent the sun from shining in at a low angle during the rising or setting skies. But you can add some smart accessories to enjoy your space no matter what time of day. We love these sun shades as they install easily and have solid grommets for easy attachment points to prevent blowing around.
Adding a privacy panel to your pergola can help create separation from a neighbor who is a little too close or may have an unsightly yard. Using a vinyl privacy fence or vinyl separator, fits a vinyl pergola perfectly. Like it was designed together as one cohesive unit!
If all things green make you happy, growing vines and other climbing plants along your pergola can bring added color and shade to your pergola structure. On a patio based pergola, potted climbing plants were set near the base of each post and some climbing netting was used to help get the vines started.
Of course bistro lights are all the rage again. They are easy to hang, inexpensive and instantly create a festive outdoor space. For an additional glow up on lighting though, look at wiring in decorative sconces along the interior post columns or hanging a decorative outdoor chandelier! This amazing chandelier takes lighting from festive to truly fabulous!
Extend your living space outdoors with an attached pergola! Anchored into the side of your home, an attached pergola is going to provide you with a beautiful space just outside your door.
You absolutely can and should add a pergola to your deck! Vinyl pergola are perfect on your deck as they are light weight and often don’t require any additional structural components to carry the additional weight!
You can define your outdoor kitchen with a vinyl pergola overhead, keeping your grill master shaded or keeping the area cool while slaving arounds around a smoker!
One of the most frequent questions we hear is can I place a fire pit under a pergola? Because pergolas are open and airy, smoke, CO2 and excess heat are able to safely dissipate while still remaining under your structure. A gas fire pit is best but if you do use wood burning, just be sure to use a fire screen to help keep embers from escaping. And always check with local regulations on the use of firepits in your municipality.
Freestanding pergolas are common on patios and garden spaces. They provide all the support needed to stand on their own with 4 or more posts. Freestanding pergolas are versatile and can go just about anywhere making them a popular choice for many homeowners.
If the goal is to create an outdoor dining room and dine al fresco from the comfort of your home, a backyard pergola can create that needed feasting space.
When looking for an escape from the sun and water, a pergola can act as a perfect poolside cabana to hideaway in. The welcome shade is a great break for your skin from all the UV rays and beat the heat!
Some classics never die, like this traditional pergola with round columns and decorative edges. Perfect for that high class, traditionally elegant, landscaped home and yard.
Whether you chose to cozy up with a good book on your own, or spend an evening relaxing with friends, a pergola can help define your outdoor living room area.
New pergola styles offer solid rooftops or a roof that can open and close to shield you from the rain. If you are partial to having a little light be able to shine through from above but still wish for the water proofing of a solid roof, try adding a polycarbonate sheet over your traditional vinyl pergola roof! Keeps you dry while still enjoying the light!
Pergolas by nature are great for air flow as they are very open. But on the hottest days when there is no wind blowing, the heat can be stifling no matter where you are. Adding a fan to your pergola helps get the air moving again so that you can enjoy your space even on those scorching days!
While the structure of your pergola is going to make it a natural place to gather, having the right outdoor furniture ensures your guests want to stay cozied up next to you! A great outdoor couch or lounger is the perfect addition to outdoor living.
The right pergola can create full or nearly full shade protection from overhead sun. This pergola without any additional roof or sunshades is perfectly shaded from noon sun!
If one pergola is great, having two doubles your fun, right? You get two defined and shaded spaces to use. Not to mention perfect symmetry for all your type A personalities out there!
Up your landscaping game with stone landscape columns! Your pergola can be attached to the top of the landscape column or design your landscape column around an existing pergola post to instantly elevate your space.
Whoever insinuated that all guys want to be in some dark drab man cave, doesn’t have one of these! Outdoor TV, check! Outdoor loungers, check! Pergola, check! An outdoor living room is definitely cooler than any man cave I have ever seen!
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