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36 Backyard Pergola and Gazebo Design Ideas

Add shade and style to your outdoor living space with one of these unique structures.

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Backyard Oasis With Covered Cedar Deck

Designer Matt Partridge of Juergen Partridge Limited installed multiple structures that provide shady, gathering spots on even the hottest days in this romantic backyard. To enhance the woodwork, he applied multiple stain colors to the cedar structure and decks.

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Photo: Fred Donham, PhotographerLink. From: Nar Bustamante.

Outdoor Great Room

The elevated, diagonal ridge beam that projects out on the leading edge of the wooden structure posed a challenge for the design team. Custom steel connections and careful planning made the outdoor layout successful in creating a cozy lounge for the homeowners and their guests to enjoy.

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Photo: Steve Silverman Imaging. From: Mom's Design Build.

Pool Area With Swing Bed

The swing bed underneath the pergola provides views of the resort-style backyard. Lighted planters full of annuals offer a warm glow and seasonal color.

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Photo: Ralph Kylloe ©

Rustic Back Deck and Gazebo

Guests are invited to relax and enjoy the dramatic view from the covered back porch and gazebo. Comfortable wicker chairs provide seating to watch the fall colors and sunsets.

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