Outdoor pergolas are becoming very popular again in Western Australia. And why not? In these busy times, we often find ourselves out of our homes for the most part. When we do get to stay at home, wouldn’t it be lovely to relax, recharge and entertain in a stylish outdoor pergola?
Outdoor pergola designs come in various shapes such as circular, diamond and hexagonal, although the most popular are the square and rectangular.
In Western Australia, where the long hot summers mean we often swelter for up to six months at a time, a shaded oasis built with special consideration for the daily movement of the sun can create the cool comfort we crave. Outdoor pergolas are custom designed so they can be integrated with the existing features of your home. Furthermore, you can choose from a range of roof styles that either deflect or draw the sun’s rays, depending on whether you want to heat or cool the area.
How to Select the Best Outdoor Pergola
When considering a pergola for your backyard, there are many factors you must consider. The size, shape and position of the structure should be dictated by the desired function, surrounding garden, climate and direction of sun/wind. Furthermore, you should also closely consider the following –
If the pergola is connected to your home, take note of what flooring the adjacent room to the pergola has. Is it tiled or timber? What is the colour? Obviously, it is ideal to match the flooring of the connecting rooms where possible. But in some cases, even a similar match is better than none at all. If you have polished timber floors in your home, then try and pick timber decking that will match the stain of the interior floorboards. If you have tiles in the interior adjacent room, try and match those tiles in size and color. By matching the floor up as closely as possible, you will create the illusion of one large, flowing room.
Glass doors that open up and allow as much light in as possible are an ideal way to connect your pergola to your home. They will help open up the pergola and really make it feel like an extension of the indoor area.
It is ideal to match the décor of your outdoor pergola to the decor of your home. Make sure you choose furniture that is similar in design and style. Decorate in shades and colours that complement the existing room. By following these simple steps you will create a smooth and uninterrupted flow between your interior living space and your pergola area, enhancing both your home and your garden.
Want more advice on outdoor pergolas?
If you’re thinking about adding a pergola to your home, contact Luke at Deck and Erect for expert advice and an on-site quotation.