Pergola Design Ideas: Pergolas with Seating

Pergolas, especially those that feature seating, are a great addition to outdoor decor. Find ideas on how to incorporate a beautiful pergola into your yard, while matching the style with your taste.

Swinging Pergola

Add a fun twist to your pergola by incorporating a swing feature. This cozy pergola is perfect for two to enjoy the garden views while relaxing in the great outdoors. The lattice on the top and bottom of a pergola's walls ensures shade and privacy while an open center allows a cool breeze to come through. Craft your pergola from sturdy wood to make sure it will withstand the elements.

Invite Guests with a Multitude of Seating

Under a large pergola, ample amount of seating provides room for guests to enjoy the relaxing retreat. Here, the wooden benches match the style and decor of the pergola and withstand inclement weather. Plush pillows soften the area, making it cozy and inviting. The step up to the pergola makes it feel like a completely separate outdoor room for intimate appeal.

White Pergola with Hanging Seats

Put a spin on the typical patio seating found beneath a pergola with your unique style. Here, comfortable chairs hang from the rafters, providing both a fun and relaxing retreat. The deck-topping pergola matches the angles of the house, ensuring that your decor fits perfectly with your yard. Classic white paint brightens the area for a clean look.

Pergolas Designed to Match Your Outdoor Style

When installing a pergola on your deck, match the stain of both to create a continuous look that ensures the pergola fits in with the decor. Here, a multitude of potted plants surround the area, giving it a secluded feel. A two-person swing softened with pillows provides an ideal place to enjoy the weather and relax with a partner.

Pergola Designs for a Focal Point

If you have a plethora of blank space in your yard, a massive pergola is an excellent way to add presence. Additionally, an oversize pergola creates a focal point for the yard. Here, the pergola plans called for a solid design that echoed the Arts and Crafts appeal of the fence behind it. Use a paint color that blends with your decor, such as this light color that meshes beautifully with the stone and pavers below.

Open-Roof Pergola Designs

Add a unique element to your pergola with an open roof. With only the outline of the pergola roof surrounding the outdoor space, guests can enjoy the warm sunlight while relaxing in the chairs. The wood used for the pergola meshes perfectly with the low walls that surround the seating area, bringing continuity and a frame for the area.

Two-Roomed Pergola

An oversize pergola fits perfectly in expansive yards. Here, the pergola overlooks the pool and spa. A swing on one side allows guests to quietly enjoy the breathtaking views. The other side is adorned with an outdoor dining set, perfect for enjoying an evening meal with the family and friends. Stone pillars match the stone found throughout the rest of the landscape, while the wood top blends beautifully with the colors and complements the wooden table set.

Glass Blocks for Added Privacy

A free-standing pergola creates an outdoor room, separate from the rest of your yard. Here, the pergola provides shade when dining or relaxing on the wooden benches. Glass blocks are installed sporadically, creating a unique design while making the area more private. Potted plants connect the area with the rest of the yard.

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