A pergola is a structure with columns on the side and lattices or beams across the top. It makes a perfect airy, outdoor room. Add some climbing plants such as wisteria, honeysuckle or morning glory and let the scents waft in for a relaxing, intimate setting. Even hanging plants look fantastic under a pergola.
The pergola doesn’t provide solid shade or protection from the rain but once the plants grow in it gives more coverage. Instead of a closed-in room feel it gives an open and airy outdoor room feel. A pergola is the perfect place to take in some fresh air, enjoy the outdoors, read a book or enjoy the sunset. Or it’s a great setting where friends and family gather and enjoy conversation in your airy outdoor room. Adding a trellis to one or more sides can create privacy if you need it.
Pergolas are easier, quicker and cheaper to build than gazebos. Kits are available which make them even that much easier. You can create a dramatic new room in just a few hours and be enjoying it in no time.