A pergola is a great way to expand your living space and get the most out of your backyard, patio, or garden. These semi-open structures offer permanent, partial coverage for seating areas, dining sets, and more.
Because the roof often consists of an open grid of beams, the coverage is less full than, say, an umbrella—but with a pergola, you aren’t sacrificing the view. The result of a pergola’s partial coverage is beautiful dappled light.
They make great architectural additions to a backyard. And when decorated properly, pergolas can make your time spent outside much more pleasant. Ahead, discover 35 pergola ideas to adopt for your own outdoor space.