Modern Pergola Ideas for your Garden and Home

Does your backyard need a little something extra? Maybe you want to spend more time outside this Summer but haven’t been able to decide on the best way to do that. Or perhaps you want to add some visual interest to your backyard, but don’t know where to start. Adding a modern pergola to your outdoor space is an easy way to do all of that, and more. These sleek Pergola structures add flair and function to your garden.



The clean lines and dark finish of this modern pergola make it a great addition to any outdoor space. Having a table and a large couch means that you can spend most of a nice day outside. And a black galvanised or black powder coated pergola will offset any furniture nicely.


If you have a patio or deck area that’s right next to your house, think about adding a pergola that attaches to your house to cover it. You can choose to use a similar colour palette to your house, so that the attachment feels seamless.

Balau Strip Pergola Attached to main house over pool


Another design idea is to match your outdoor furniture to your pergola structure. By having wooden lounge chairs and a table made with the same timber as the Pergola, it adds to that streamlined look. You can also choose a neutral fabric for your cushions and spice it up with some decorative pillows to mix and match with the seasons.

Lunawood Pergola


Building your pergola directly off your house allows you to see the action outside from inside with ease. If you have windows that face the outside, you can still enjoy the sights of the outdoors, without having to spend every second outside.

Balau Hardwood Pergola extended from House

Balau Pergola with Balau deck and seating with Privacy screen.


Want to get rustic with your modern pergola design? Wood with lots of natural knots and exposed metal studs out on the outer joints gives your outdoor space a woodsy feel. In the Picture below we have used raw latte that has been treated.

Lattice Roof

Rustic Latte Pergola attached to house.


Just because you’re already outside amongst the greenery doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have more. There’s no such thing as too much greenery. Added potted plants to your modern pergola will brighten up your space.

Clado Calyx Pergola with stained CCA Treated Pine strip Privacy screen.

If you are looking to transform your backyard or commercial space with a pergola, Give us a call today for a no obligation site survey and quotation. Pergola Pro operates in Cape Town and the Greater Surrounding Areas.

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