Pergolas are structures composed of columns and exposed beams and supported by each other. Generally made of wood, the pergolas give extra charm to the external area of the residences. They can be built in gardens, balconies, backyards, corridors, swimming pools, garages, and wherever else creativity allows.
The pergolas have a hollow ceiling, providing shade and ventilation in the right measure, ensuring tranquillity and comfort for a reading, a rest, or a chat between friends.
Of Italian origin, pergolas are used to support and cultivate grapevines. Over time, also incorporate it into the decoration of houses.
Under the shade of a pergola, it is possible to position chairs, armchairs, and sofas to bring even more coziness and style to your home.
Do you want to have one in your house? Then check out this selection of photos and, soon after, a step by step that will teach you how to make your own pergola.
Bamboo pergolas make your home feel like a holiday all year round. The material, widely used in beach houses, is very resistant, in addition to being one of the most sustainable options you will find. Not to mention that bamboo is great for creating relaxed and cozy environments. Check out some ideas:
01. Fifty and fifty
Covering the pool, this bamboo pergola provides areas of shade and sun. Notice the glass cover that protects bathers from the rain.
02. Relaxation, comfort, and relax
The bamboo pergola covers the entire veranda and invites residents and visitors for a relaxed day.
03. Cozy house
The rounded structure of this pergola leaves a welcoming atmosphere—detail for the soft light that penetrates the environment.
04. Provencal pergola
The delicate tones structure of the pergola ceiling gracefully converses with the rest of the Provencal decor in this environment.
05. Bamboo and wooden deck
The TV inside the wall is protected from the weather. On the balcony, only a few armchairs on the wooden deck.
06. Bamboo on top and bottom
The bamboo structure is present throughout the space. Note that in this model, the roof of the pergola is more hollow.
07. Rustic and modern hand in hand
The bamboo pergola matched the glass door very well.
The pergola here takes on the function of a pull, increasing the covered area of the balcony.
09. An invitation at night
This beach house bet on the bamboo pergola with pendant lights—an invitation to a luau with friends.
10. A shelter for plants
The balcony’s pergola houses the sun and rain plants. Besides, a climbing plant that already knows where to climb.
11. Maximum aperture
Larger roof openings provide more sun and heat. Such an environment requires appropriate furniture to withstand the climate.
12. Glass walls
If you pay attention, you will see that glass walls surround this pergola. Like the idea?
13. A corner to call your own
A simple and very inviting corner. It is impossible not to want to sit under that shade.
14. Charm and comfort together
This idea is very innovative. The structure of the pergola is inside the house.
15. Of rustic, only bamboo
Despite the bamboo’s rusticity, the ambiance was classic and elegant.
16. Shade and freshwater
You managed to imagine yourself in this scene, right? No stress survives under such a pergola.
The modern construction is more comfortable with this bamboo pergola.
18. Pergola under the glass ceiling
Under the glass roof, these bamboos appear to have undergone no human intervention. All this rusticity inspires simplicity and lightness.
This type of pergola has a more sober appearance, with a modern and industrial touch. The cement pergola can be very versatile from a decorative point of view when combined with other materials, such as wood or glass. See the selection:
19. Coldness of concrete
This pergola has its structure divided between concrete and wood. The combination of colors with the texture of the materials highlights an air of coolness in the environment.
20. Detail on the facade
The large opening on this pergola gives more of an aesthetic function to the house’s facade than a place designed for the residents to remain.
How the structure of this pergola leaves the facade gives it an imposing and grandiose tone.
22. Rounded shapes
The hollow structure in a rounded shape is the great differential of this model.
23. Are you ready?
The pergola in the picture looks like it is unfinished, but it is just a trick of the house’s architecture.
24. Hardness of concrete
This glass-covered pergola combines hardness and delicacy in the same proposal.
25. Concrete blanket
This concrete pergola shows all its grandeur by covering a large area outside the house.
26. Protective pergola
The differentiated structure makes this pergola something very ingenious and daring. Its design inspires protection.
27. Concrete can also be delicate
With less spaced and narrower beams, this concrete pergola ended up with a more delicate aspect that the decoration knew how to explore very well.
28. Illuminated corridor
What could have been a dark and dull corridor has turned into an environment full of light, thanks to the pergola.
29. Half-open half-closed
The model of this pergola refers to a blind, creating a different look.
30. Support for plants
In a short time, these plants will take over the pergola and transform the environment.
31. Go green
Transforming a grey area into a green corner can be made easier with the help of a pergola.
32. Pergola in the garage
The pergola span fills the garage with light. Notice the glass cover that protects the place from rain.
33. Walk under the pergola
This pergola seems to invite residents and visitors to stroll under it.
34. Classic white
White left this classic and contemporary environment. The wooden deck helps to soften the place.
35. Wood and concrete
The wood removes the serious and serious air from the concrete making the environment more inviting.
36. Entrance to the house
The pergola is the main structure of this facade, not to mention that it helps to protect the car from the sun and rain.
Metal pergolas are a great option for modern and minimalist projects. With the material, it is possible to create different shapes in different colors, exploring the limits of imagination and creativity. Other features of the metal pergola that set it apart from the rest are its easy installation and maintenance. Check out suggestions for metal pergolas:
37. Imitating wood
At first glance, this pergola looks like wood, but notice the smooth structure of the beams. It can only be metal!
38. Metallic web
Notice the ceiling of that pergola. It looks like a web. The versatility of the metal allows the creation of unique pieces.
39. Mixing of materials
This pergola uses metal columns and wooden beams to create a cozy atmosphere.
40. Green refinement
The plants guarantee a refined appearance to this pergola.
41. Modern pergola
A modern building like this calls for a high pergola. And he leaves nothing to be desired.
42. Stylish corridor
A stylish pergola leads residents and visitors into the house.
43. Rain or shine
With this pergola, there is no bad weather. It is possible to enjoy the pool environment in any climate.
44. Classic and bold
The pergola follows the pastel tones of the decor, creating a classic and modern atmosphere at the same time.
45. Pergola for hydromassage
The hot tub is always protected under this metal pergola.
The difference in this pergola is the more rustic touch obtained by the woody tone.
47. In waves
The structure of this pergola is very unusual and has an impact on its beauty and originality.
48. By the pool
For those who want to take shelter from the sun and the heat, this pergola is always there.
49. Breaking stiffness
The stiffness of the vertical lines that make up this environment is broken by the wood—a harmonious combination.
Similar to a curtain, this pergola has a gap that opens and closes according to need.