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6 Pergola Design and Style Ideas

Pergolas come in a wide range of designs and styles to suit any creative aesthetic.  Styles are as unique as personalities, and are influenced by moods, seasons, regions, landscapes, art and more.Here are some of the best pergola design and style ideas to help you kick off the official start of summer.

Attached

Stonebrook Design Build

Stonebrook Design Build

A pergola can be attached to a home, pool house, doorway, garage or any durable structure.  An attached pergola offers a seamless transition from the interior of a home to an outdoor space. One side is attached to the home while posts support the opposite side. Over a door or window it can add architectural interest and provide shade. Attached to an entry door or garage it protects homeowners and guests from the elements.

Freestanding

K&D Landscape Management

K&D Landscape Management

A freestanding pergola will provide homeowners some distance. This pergola design is built away from the home with typically with four support posts at each corner. Placing the footings in concrete will keep the structure properly anchored. It can be built over a garden, deck, patio or any other outdoor space. Because the outdoor structure is self-supporting, it can be place anywhere in the yard with no limitation on size, weight or height.

Hybrid

Randy Theume Design Inc.

Randy Theume Design Inc.

A hybrid pergola is a combination of an attached and freestanding pergola. It is in essence a freestanding pergola with no overhang on one side.  A hybrid pergola is an ideal solution for an outdoor space with a corner or for a homeowner having difficulty finding a pergola to fit a unique area. A hybrid pergola will keep an outdoor space covered even if it is around the corner.

Classical

Garden Design Inc.

Garden Design Inc.

A classical styled pergola offers charm to an outdoor room. Design characteristics include columns and architectural details. The craftsman is traditional with refined quality. . It is built with four posts and beams over the top. A traditional pergola has a timeless aesthetic value, never going out of style.

Contemporary

Ellen Grasso & Sons

Ellen Grasso and Sons

A contemporary pergola is distinguished by clean lines and its simplicity. Often made from wood or aluminum, it takes it cues from modern architecture. The roof line is flat or curved with few details, aside from repeating patterns. Frequently seen poolside at hotels, a contemporary pergola will help homeowners feel progressive and luxurious.

Custom

Huettl Landscape Architecture

Huettl Landscape Architecture

A custom pergola will give a homeowner exactly what they want. They can choose from a variety of sizes, shapes and structural materials. Most outdoor spaces are not identical and standard sized pergola kits do not always fit. A custom pergola will allow a homeowner to fulfill their specific vision. Endless configurations are possible including the amount of beams at the top for sun and shade. Not only can a custom pergola be designed without compromise, but accessories can be included to tailor fit their needs.

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