Good day to you all! I am always here to inspire you with some great ideas for your home and outdoor space. And this time, we are talking about pergolas. If you are not familiar with this term, let me do a quick explanation for you. Pergola is an outdoor structure consisted of vertical posts that support a roofing grid. It can be made in two variations:freestanding or attached to the house. The beams provide partial shade and also the possibility to have trailing plants along. A beautiful pergola is a nice addition that will enhance your outdoor space. There are so many different pergola designs suitable for your needs. Let’s take a look at them!
What material should I choose for pergola designs?
If you have decided for a pergola, you have to determine the type of material that will be used. The two most commonly used ones are vinyl and cedar. How to choose the best one? Vinyl is available in light colors, such as white and ivory. It does not require painting or staining. The most appreciated characteristic for vinyl as a material is that it will last a lifetime. On the other hand, cedar is a natural material. It proves to be resistant to outdoor weather conditions. For the appearance, it can be left as it is for a natural look. You will be advised to paint it, as that way you will prolong it’s life. Cedar pergolas are known to be lasting, but you should consider that they will degrade over time. When you know the pros and cons, you can definitely find the right choice for you.
A nice pergola will create a pleasant space for relaxation. You can also create a friendly and inviting corner for your summer entertainment. On the other hand, you can also extend your living space outside. And lastly, a pergola will add value to your house.
What is the best thing about pergolas? You can turn your outdoor space into a green jungle. Pergolas and trailing plants are a nice combo that will make a difference. You can choose pretty colorful flowers, or even grapevine. The most commonly used plants that love getting their way through the wooden beams are: clematis, wisteria, climbing rose, trumpet vine. You will never make a mistake with these ones.