A pergola is a big investment and you’re likely to want to make it unique to your lifestyle and use your outdoor space.

Selecting your frame and roof colours are the first step. Our pergolas come in a variety of lovely standard colours and other custom styles and finishes can be selected, our frames even come in a wood look finish that brings you all the style of a wooden pergola but with more durability and not a can of wood stain in sight! Our roofs come with a selection of 2 options depending on the style you choose – louvres or fabric, again there are a selection of standard or custom colours. We particularly love the combination of a contrasting frame and roof – whichever option you choose it can look stunning.

Adding lights, glazing, heaters and music further enhances the experience and means you can use the pergola for a whole host of different uses. But personalising needn’t stop there.

Planning your look can be a lot of fun and have practical points too. Furnishing your pergola to provide seating areas can range from luxurious to inexpensive. Many stores like John Lewis or the Range have some beautiful styles to choose from and accessories which can create anything from a Moroccan bazaar look to a beach bar. Painting the wall your pergola lies against if it’s wall mounted can also add a splash of colour.

Plants can be a lovely accessory and since many pergolas will be built on patios and terraces creating a container garden around them can brighten up the space in summer and clever use of some evergreens can keep it looking verdant even in winter. Some plants such as herbs also smell lovely on a sunny patio and of course they are useful to add to a whole array of lovely dishes. Rosemary for example can be added to roost chestnuts along with salt and fennel seeds. Basil is great for Italian dishes and also has an added bonus of keeping those pesky flies at bay.

So, get set for summer and plan your escape into the outdoors by planning how you’ll decorate your pergola..it’s just a call away!