Here are some arches and pergola design tips that help you to get started below. Arches and pergola allow filtered sunlight into an outdoor space unlike covered patio. So you can determine how much sun or shade the pergola provides by varying the size, spacing and orientation of the rafters. You can also add a retractable canopy and you have even more versatility.
Arches and pergola are attached to your home, so it can provide a graceful transition from indoor to outdoor space. But it can be used as a freestanding structure that is not attached to the house. It can be strategically placed to block out unsightly views or flaws in your outdoor space, frame a focal point or create a sitting area by planting something good surround. Take a look at these 36 plants to grow to beautify your arches and pergola below.