When you visit the home of a friend or family member, and you take a look at their backyard, is there a structure that seems to either extend out from the house or stand separately that appears to be open-air? Does it seem to give more character to your friend or family member’s backyard? This structure catching your attention is a pergola.
A pergola can be a great addition for providing shade to your backyard patio or outdoor kitchen and dining area. But how do you keep up the visual appeal of your own pergola without breaking the bank? Let’s take a look at some DIY pergola ideas to give your deck new life.
1. Add Some Plants
One of the best ways to enhance your pergola is to add plants. One way to add plants is to install hangers on your pergola where potted plants can be displayed. Your choice of plants can be anything from fern to lavender. Aside from plant hangers, you can also decorate your pergola with climbing plants. Some of the most popular options include, but aren’t limited to, grapevine, jasmine, roses, and many more. When choosing your plants, make sure they can withstand the local climate and that you can provide them with the necessary care.
Changing or adding new lighting or lighting fixtures can be a great DIY pergola project to spruce up your backyard. Suspended or hanging lighting can impact the atmosphere you are trying to create for your pergola. These can involve lamps, lanterns, or even fairy lights. When installing lighting fixtures, make sure you are doing so safely so as not to create unnecessary fire hazards. It’s important to enjoy your pergola without worrying about extinguishing potential fires.
Are you looking for a way to enjoy the outdoors without spending too much on outdoor fans to beat the heat? Do you want to be able to enjoy the atmosphere of a tranquil, rainy day without getting wet? If either of these questions describes you, then you should consider getting a canopy for your pergola. Outdoor canopies come in many different designs, some of which are retractable, so you can spice up the style whenever you want. You can pick one color, choose a pattern, or even do something unique, like have your canopy set up as a series of shades or fabric lengths. Adding a canopy is a great way to bring character to your backyard while basking in the shade on a sunny day. It also makes for a nice, easy DIY pergola project.
4. Upgrade Your Outdoor Furniture
Are the backyard chairs and tables getting old? Do you want your backyard furniture choices to be more aligned with your newly evolved tastes in style? If you said yes to either question, then upgrading your outdoor furniture is a great way to enhance your pergola. You can replace your current outdoor furniture with new and improved versions or completely change the outdoor furniture you plan to place beneath your pergola. You can set up a small table with cushioned seating or put together an outdoor lounging area.
Let Houston Home Remodeling Bring Your Pergola To Life!
If you think a pergola is what you need to spruce up your backyard, then take some time to think about how it will work with these DIY pergola ideas. Consider the space it will occupy in your backyard as well as how the style will complement your home and, of course, your budget. If you currently don’t have room in your budget to invest in a pergola, make a budget plan to save so you can build a pergola in the future. Whenever you are ready to add a pergola to a backyard, contact us at Houston Home Remodeling to get the best job done possible.