Pergola Ideas: Attached and Free Standing

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Whether you’re planning on an attached or free standing pergola, we have the ideas to make your outdoor space come alive. At Garbrella, we’ve made our name by building and shipping different styles of pergolas across the country!

However, we don’t just know high-quality vinyl pergolas — we also know the deluxe outdoor style you crave. We have a wealth of inspiration for both free standing and attached pergola ideas.

See some of our attached and free standing pergola ideas — start shopping right now!

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Free Standing Pergola Ideas

While the nature of attached pergolas leaves them rooted to your house, free standing pergolas provide you more opportunity to let your imagination run wild. Check out these free standing pergola ideas:

Sitting Area

A perfect free standing pergola idea for homeowners with a large well-manicured lawn. Placing a custom pergola in the center of your yard can be a perfect way to build an outdoor sitting area with all of the charm of a courtyard private retreat. See how this free standing pergola is the perfect size and shape to accompany this space.

garden pergola with sitting area Poolside Retreat

Taking a break from the water? A pergola is the perfect ingredient. Not only does the pergola lattice provide a reprieve from the sun, it also creates the luxury atmosphere of an exclusive pool club. Notice how this white Tuscany model pergola completes this beautiful in-ground pool.

poolside pergola Carport

Like the carriage house of days gone by, a carport is a free standing pergola idea that creates a dramatic upscale ambiance. This stately pergola provides shade for two cars, without interfering with a stellar view.

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Attached Pergola Ideas

As the name suggests, attached pergolas attach to your house or other structure to complete your outdoor space. From a price perspective, attached pergolas are your budget-friendly options, however, they are more labor intensive to install.

So what can you do with an attached pergola? Take a look to see if these 4 attached pergola ideas jumpstart your imagination:

Shaded Seating and Dining Area

We don’t know what it is, but food just tastes better outside. Breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Keeping your outdoor dining area out of the sun is one of the best uses for an attached pergola design that our clients love. If you feel like your uncovered outdoor space is missing something, you need an attached pergola.

jumbo attached vinyl pergola

See how this jumbo pergola extends from the house and shades the entire seating area.

Front Deck Definition

A unique approach to curb appeal, one of our favorite attached pergola ideas includes connecting a pergola to your front porch. This pergola adds an extra dimension to this farmhouse front — while providing a splash of color with the hanging flowering baskets.

attached front porch pergola Color Matching

When coordinating the style of your deck or outdoor space, matching materials and shades is a great place to start. An attached pergola is a great idea when matching a vinyl deck railing that features prominently in your space. Check out the dynamic created by this color-matched white vinyl pergola.

color-matched white vinyl pergola Breaking Up a Large Deck

A larger deck means more space to enjoy and more room for friends and family. However, the design of some sprawling decks can look a little monotonous. Including an attached pergola is a popular deck design trend to add an extra visual dimension — and some useful shade from the sun.

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Pergola Kits Shipped Nationwide

Love these pergolas? No matter where you live, you can have one just like it. At Garbrella, we ship different styles of pergolas to homeowners all over the country. If you know what you want, look through our inventory and bring your pergola ideas to life.

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Discuss Your Pergola Ideas with Us

Still refining your dream outdoor space and your free standing or attached pergola design? Feel free to give us a call to discuss your ideas, your outdoor style, and your budget. Our knowledgeable pergola experts can help you find the right complement to your outdoor living space!

Contact us to start the conversation today!