A Pergola is an arched structure usually built in the garden or courtyard that has no walls or roof but is supported by posts and beams. The whole frame work is covered by climbers or creepers to give a green feel. It can be attached to your house or could be freestanding and is designed to be a shaded walkway or an area where you can just sit and relax.
If you plan to build a garden pergola make sure that it blends with the design of your home. Usually pergola designs are made of wood but now metal pergolas are also available. The most important feature is that a pergola should withstand all weather elements. For long term strength and safety instead of using nails for the structure bolts and screws should be used. If you have enough experience of buildings then the available pergola kits can help you set one up by yourself. Designing a garden with small ponds, water fountains, cobblestone pathways, colorful flowers and small decorative trees can give you a wonderful feeling. Enjoying an early morning or an evening after a long day in your very own green refuge can be an invigorating experience. Such surroundings can help to bring peace and tranquility and refresh you at the same time.
Pergola design thus is a modern garden design where you can have comfortable furniture to either relax or entertain making your outdoor home look quite stunning and enjoyable at the same time.