Whether you want to add a roofed area in your garden, or a centerpiece outdoors or space to entertain guests, a Pergola is a fantastic solution to all those concerns. If you're starting from scratch and already bought a pergola, you can match your landscape and patio with a consistent theme.

What's your purpose for getting a pergola? Another way of determining what kind of Pergola you need is considering its function. Some people want to create a personal and private haven where they can read a book or quietly enjoy nature. Others wish to host backyard parties and entertain during the summer. While some desire of a garden centerpiece where lovely vines climb through the Pergola's frames and trellis.

How big do you want it to be? Once you've resolved how you want to utilize this gorgeous outdoor structure in your landscape, start working on its size. If you're planning to use it as an archway of your landscape structure, a small pergola is enough. If you tend to have a lot of parties, obviously you'll need a more significant Pergola that can fit in some dining tables and chairs. You'll also need a roof over your head for unplanned rain showers or hot, sunny days.

You might want to consider choosing a pergola with closely-spaced purlins or a lattice roof for protection. If you're going to use it for family fun or stargazing at night, you'll want to choose an open-styled pergola. Figuring out your Pergola function will let you plan if your outdoor area can accommodate the size of the Pergola you want. Don't forget to take into consideration the elements around your space. You don't want an oversized pergola accompanying a tiny pool. Make the look of your outdoor space cohesive and choose an appropriately-sized pergola.

Pergola Add-ons. Throw in new decors to make it creative and more inviting. Adding curtains will protect you from insects, but the billowing effect will make it seem more elegant. A pergola can support a swing bench or bed. Add in some string lights and mimic the effect of fireflies to make it even more romantic.