When the sun is up, people have more reasons to head outdoors for fun and relaxation. However, you want to when you own a beautiful living space at home where you can relax even on a hot day – such as your very own pergola.
A pergola is a an outdoor structure originally built to allow for climbing plants, making it possible to provide a shelter from the sun while allowing a significant amount of light and air to pass through at the same time creating a lovely outdoor space.
Pergolas may be freestanding or directly attached to a house. If you are looking for pergolas that are both functional and ornamental see some of these options. House of Bamboo is a reputable source of eco-friendly and high-quality natural materials in Australia, and has rounded up 10 resort-style pergola ideas to inspire you.
- Lightweight steel Pergola
This pergola frames a lush and romantic outdoor lounge where a family can spend the afternoons
gathered over sumptuous meals. A design by Jamie Durie , an Australian horticulturalist, the steel
framework is complemented by vines and spill over plants that lend a warm and cozy feel to the space.
- Arched Pergola
This arched pergola is both ornamental and functional. The wide gaps between the horizontal frames
are intended to allow vines to grow over it and provide shade during summer. However during the
cooler months, these gaps will allow light to easily pass through for extra warmth.
- Swing Bed Pergola
The swing bed suspended beneath the pergola gives any home a laid-back feel. Finish it off with a pair of
palm trees and some dainty white picket fences and you’ll feel like having a private resort right in your
- Outdoor Pergola
This pergola is a great way to make use of your outdoor spaces. It pairs natural materials with some
tribal printed fabrics to add an ethnic touch to the space. These factors make it easy for the pergola to
blend into the environment.
- Matching Privacy Wall and Pergola
A combination of pergola and a privacy wall allows you to enjoy the benefits of both. While a wall can
keep you out of the watchful eyes of your neighbours, a pergola can protect you and everything
underneath it from direct sunlight but still gives you a beautiful sight of the night sky.
- Veranda Pergola
This pergola doubles as a veranda where it is built directly outside the house. It serves an extension of
the living space while shielding your home from direct sunlight. This guarantees you a place to lounge
into when fresh air is hard coming by.
- Deck Pergola
Instead of using parallel panels, this pergola uses lattice woodwork that is unevenly alternated with
blank square frames. It easily complements the modern design of the house while providing additional
space for potted and trailing plants. Home Stratosphere has a free tutorial for this.
- Canvas-Covered Pergola
This pergola exemplifies how to incorporate canvas fabrics in your outdoor space, which can be easily
rolled up when you’re in need of full sunlight. More than providing a festive colour, it also creates a
warm, contemporary look to your outdoor area.
- Bamboo Mat Pergola
Bamboo mats are great for creating detachable shades while allowing the air to pass through. Whether
you use it as a ceiling or a privacy screen for your pergola, it’s sure to provide insulating layers that will
moderate the heat even on the hottest of days.
- Cane Reed Pergola
Using cane reeds are probably the best way to achieve your dream resort feel right at your home.
There’s no two reeds that are exactly the same and these irregularities make for a stunning effect as the
light filters through. This characteristic is also what will protect you from the sun while keeping the
space well ventilated.
Do you have an existing pergola in your home? How does it benefit you? Let us know in the comments!
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