Pergolas are an excellent choice to add to your outdoor space. Not only do they provide shade, which is a must in the Manhattan Beach summer heat, but they also add character to your backyard. Homeowners who want drought-resistant landscaping love pergolas because they take up extra space, add functionality, and are simply charming to look at. To get you started, here are our top tips to add a pergola to your outdoor space.
Where to Place a Pergola
Pergolas are versatile structures that can be placed just about anywhere you want shade. We highly recommend adding one over a deck, a patio, a bench, or in the corner of your yard! You can even attach pergolas to an existing structure, like your home, to create a lovely transition between it and your outdoor space.
What to do with a Pergola?
You have the ability to manipulate your pergola into any form or fashion that suits your outdoor design. Here are a few of our favorite ideas!
Twinkling lights add a sense of magic while being functional. You can hang various types of lights from your pergola to light up your outdoor space with ease.
Let Nature Grow
Adding a bit of nature to your outdoor design can make a world of difference in the overall health and aesthetic of your space. We particularly enjoy using climbing plants with pergolas. Climbing plants can utilize supports, slats, and added trellises to create a private space bright with natural elements.
Create a Couple Retreat
Do you crave a retreat with your significant other? You can design a couple-space for just you and them to enjoy away from the hustle and bustle of the world. We recommend adding a comfy bench or swing fit for two and then adding a trellis, hedge, curtains, or another item to block others’ view for some privacy.
Pergolas are a prime method of breaking up an outdoor space into specific zones. Whether you want to separate the play area from the fire pit or simply add different dimensions to your backyard, it is a creative way to break up a space into smaller sections.
Do you want to add a pergola to your outdoor space? Give us a call or make an appointment today for a consultation to discuss your design ideas. Our expert team is experienced in various pergola applications, allowing us to build a beautiful and functional space for you.