Are you looking to add a pergola to your home, or do you have one and need help with styling and flowers? This post is all about pergolas!
I have wanted to add a pergola to our backyard for several years, and thankfully, my pergola patio dreams are coming true! I’ve been gathering inspiration and ideas for my own yard, and I wanted to share those ideas with you. You’ll find lots of great ideas in this post about DIY Pergolas, how to style pergolas, and some great flowers that grow well with a pergola. Please click the blue/gray links to be taken to the original source with more pictures and tutorials. Feel free to pin the collage, or click over to the original source and pin from there. Let me know if you decide to install a pergola! 🙂
Pergola Decor Styling Ideas
You’ll find lots of great outdoor styling ideas in the following linked posts.
Refreshed Pergola Backyard by Cotton Stem
Twinkle lights always make for a gorgeous entertaining space! Add some outdoor pillows for extra coziness. Erin ended up stenciling this patio, and you can find that tutorial here.
Gorgeous Outdoor Room with Pergola by Room for Tuesday
Styling a pergola with an outdoor sectional is a fantastic entertaining idea! Adding a ceiling fan to the center of the pergola is a wonderful idea for keeping things cool on hot summer nights.
Backyard Oasis with Pergola by Brooklyn Blonde
What a gorgeous oasis to have in the middle of Brooklyn! I love the simple, neutral black and white decor. When decorating with neutrals, adding a clean color palette of green and white flowers and plants is a great way to add in some life and color. We will talk more about flower and plant styling in a bit!
Outdoor Entertaining by Zevy Joy
I love the stenciled floor and metal roof! Adding a metal roof to your pergola helps protect your outdoor furniture from the elements. I also like the idea of adding a patio heater in order to enjoy the patio longer in the fall! Again, the clean and simple color palette provides a cozy yet elevated look.
Backyard Entertaining by Almost Makes Perfect
Molly transformed her entire backyard with a chic Southwestern Boho style! I love a good before and after, and this post doesn’t disappoint.
Back Deck Decorating by Love of Family and Home
Adding curtains to the pergola adds interest, texture, shade, and privacy. Tonya created her DIY outdoor curtains using bed sheets with hand-painted stripes. This project is resourceful and requires very little sewing. You can find the curtain tutorial in her post.
DIY Porch Swing on Pergola by Life by Leanna
Leanna created a gorgeous pergola backyard entertaining center! She explains in a full tutorial how she created her magical pergola porch swing here.
Pergola Plant and Flower Styling Ideas
Pergolas look better when styled with an abundance of seasonal plants and flowers! Here are some pergola plant and flower styling ideas.
Bougainvillea by Write on Rubee
Christina has trained her Bougainvillea (Barbara Karst variety) to run up the poles of her extended pergola. It is absolutely stunning! Bougainvillea is hardy in zones 9 to 11 and requires full sun.
Climbing Vines on Pergola by BH&G
Adding a climbing vine adds so much character as well as shade to your pergola.
Gorgeous Entertaining Pergola by Home Stories A to Z
This is a picture I took while dining at the Becca Restaurant in The Cavalier Hotel in Virginia Beach. The vines, lights, and chandelier offer gorgeous pergola inspiration!
Climbing Roses for Pergola by HGTV
This is much larger than your average backyard pergola, but you could definitely achieve similar results on a smaller scale with climbing roses. They used a Zephirine Drouhin’ Rose, which is thornless and great for climbing.
Clematis Vines by Southern Living
A clematis vine is a great choice for a pergola! It is lightweight and will not damage your structure. It does climb better with the help of a lattice.
Pergola Building DIY Tutorials
Looking to build your own pergola? These tutorials will help you organize your thoughts and come up with a plan.
How to Build an Attached Patio Pergola by Houseful of Handmade
Kati provides a full tutorial for building a pergola similar to hers. They really utilized the space they have behind their home, and it is perfect!
How to Build a Pergola with a Floating Deck by Jen Woodhouse
Jen gives great tips on how to build a pergola using specially designed brackets made just for the job! These products really make the job significantly more manageable for a DIYer.
How to Build a Frugal Pergola by The Created Home
Sarah was able to accomplish this DIY for less than $200. With the current increase in the cost of wood the end price will be higher, but this design is a creative inspiration!
DIY Clear Corrugated Roof on Pergola by Rain and Pine
The clear corrugated roofing allows for sunshine, but not other elements such as rain to pour in. Consider this tutorial if you’re interested in achieving this look!
DIY Pergola Plans with Privacy by Sprucing Up Mamahood
Adding wood slats to the side of your pergola is perfect for additional privacy and shade. This post is filled with great advice and tips for your pergola build.
How to Build a Slat Wood Pergola by a Beautiful Mess
If you’re looking for a more modern take on a pergola, this gorgeous slat wood build is one to check out!
Additional Pergola Build Inspiration Ideas
These pergola ideas do not have specific building tutorials, but if you have building experience you might find the photos and inspiration useful.
Deck Pergola by Thrifty Decor Chick
Sarah’s pergola at her previous home was built right into the corner of their deck. It is a beautiful outdoor room! She has great advice for staining a pergola and deck boards. Also be sure to check out her tips for hanging string lights!
Building a Pergola Advice by Attagirl Says
Amy dug deeper into the pergola world and answers lots of your potential questions before you purchase or build. Great post!
Gorgeous Suburbia Outdoor Room by Hey There Chelsie
I Love Chelsie’s pergola addition to her classic, suburbia patio! If you have a narrow concrete patio like hers, you can build a similar style pergola and drastically change your outdoor area. You’ll have the cutest entertaining backyard on the block!
Small Attached Pergola by BHG
Here is another small pergola idea for you. What a gorgeous way to make a small porch instantly more usable and inviting!
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