A pergola offers shade, can serve as support for the climbing plants or simply adds visual appeal to a space. You can add a pergola to your patio, deck or garden and use it to relax, sit and entertain guests. Here are 10 tips for building a pergola.
If your deck or patio is partially covered, drape lengths of fabric or canvas between the joists to create shade. Space out the pieces of fabric for a more transparent look, and add lights to illuminate the space at night.