The modern pergola is the perfect addition for all gardens and outdoor spaces. The pergolas are easy to maintain and resist the heat of summer and warm climates - no matter if you are in the south of France or the Caribbean.
If you already have a pergola that you want to decorate or redecorate for the outdoors, in this article you will find many very interesting ideas.
Modern pergola in garden with swimming pool
Decorate your pergola with ornamental lights is a great idea, especially if you plan to organize dinners under the stars. The lights will make your modern pergola even more beautiful, no matter if you use light garlands or decorative lanterns. And if you want to create an atmosphere as if you were in Hawaii, use colorful lights around the beams of the pergola to illuminate it. In case you prefer dimly lit and elegant lights, emphasize colorless fixtures, candles and some white lanterns to create a soft, romantic atmosphere.
Modern design garden with pergola
The pergolas are a perfect place for your party or have dinner outside in the summer. Your pergola can take the form of a green space if you decorate it with climbing plants and flowers. The green plants will create shade and your pergola will become a comfortable place and refresh for your guests and you, even during the heat wave. And the flowers will give color to the decoration of your beautiful pergola in summer.
Decorative idea of modern wooden pergola
But to feel really good and comfortable while sitting in your pergola, you also think of the decor of the ground. There are several flooring options for pergolas, specially designed for outdoor use. Opt for Spanish tiles if you want a Mediterranean-style decor or stone tiles for greater durability. The floor covering will help you to define the space well and will make the pergola even more welcoming, creating a solid foundation for your indoor furniture.
Small wooden pergola decoration
The furniture for your pergola is another way to make a beautiful and comfortable decoration. Opt for treated furniture to withstand rain, heat, dust, sun is the other climatic effects. Your furniture must be solid and practical, without taking up too much space in your pergola. Allow enough room for easy movement inside the pergola. Wicker and bamboo are widely used materials for garden furniture, but wrought iron and solid wood are also a very good choice.
Garden layout idea with pergola
As for accessories for your modern pergola, you can decorate it with light curtains to protect the space and furniture from the strong sun when it's really hot. The decorative cushions, draperies and blankets will make the sofa even more inviting and comfortable. The statues and vases placed in the corners will add depth and will create an even more original decor. And if you build a fireplace in one of the corners or the center of the pergola, you will have a very beautiful decorative element and you will be able to use your pergola even when it is not so hot anymore. There are so many options to create a beautiful and modern outdoor space, just choose the accessories you like and mobilize, if only a little, your creativity. Here are some images to use as inspiration:
Pergola design with modern furniture
Outdoor kitchen decor with pergola
Contemporary wooden pergola decoration
Pergola decoration with resin furniture
Design pool with pergola and sun loungers