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Pergolas amp up the curb appeal and provide a shade from changing weather conditions. They can provide support for climbing plants, lighting fixtures, swings and hammocks. They can also function as an extension of your home and you can create an outdoor dining area or a living space under their shade. Here are different ways to decorate with a pergola:

1. Install a Bamboo Pergola Over a Water Feature

How to Decorate with a Pergola

Give your home’s outdoor the serene feel of a Japanese garden by installing a bamboo pergola over a pond like water feature.

2. Choose One or More Swings as a Seating Option

How to Decorate with a Pergola

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Create a lounging spot under a pergola with swings where you can sway in the fresh breeze while reading your favorite book.

3. Define It with String Lights

How to Decorate with a Pergola

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If you want to transform your existing pergola with an option that is cost-effective then hang string lights. String lights can quickly improve the ambiance of your patio.

4. Combine the Structure with a Bench

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Our patio can be a space where we can take a break from the daily grind. So, if you integrate the pergola with a bench you can create a casual conversation area.

5. Make a Statement with Pendant Lights

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You can bring the pergola to life with pendant lights in a design that will add a decorative flair to your outdoor space.

6. Cover the Framework with a Climbing Plant

How to Decorate with a Pergola

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Climbing foliage is a great way to soften the features of a pergola. A cloak of green will also add vitality to your patio.

7. Build a Pergola Above an Outdoor Grill

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A shaded framework above the outdoor grill can help you carry on uninterrupted cooking in all weathers. If it is a sudden downpour or a bit sunny, a shade will keep you protected.

8. Hang Cozy Hammocks

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Lounging in hammocks is pure joy. If you are thinking where to hang a hammock then think of the pergola.

9. Cover It with a Bamboo Screen

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Bring a tropical feel to your patio with a pergola that has a bamboo screen. Bamboo is an eco-friendly material which makes it a great choice for using as a shade for an outdoor structure.

10. Beautify Your Outdoor Space with a Curved Pergola

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Curves have a softening effect. If you are thinking of installing a metal framework, it can easily be given a curved design like this one.