A garden pergola can be a wonderful addition to your outdoor living space, providing both functional and aesthetic benefits. The structure can be made from wood, aluminium or stainless steel, and can be attached to the house or be a free-standing structure, built over a patio or anywhere else.

In this blog, we'll take a look at the different purposes a garden pergola can serve, as well as give you tips on where to position it and how to choose the right one for you. Read on for all you need to know about garden pergolas.

What can a garden pergola provide?

  • A shelter

A simple aluminium or wooden pergola can have a solid roof (i.e. polycarbonate) or opening one (louvered or fabric), offering shelter from the sun or rain.


The roof louvered pergola will have blades that rotate and can be operated by remote control or manually, giving you control over the light, ventilation and temperature.

  • An eye-catching feature

A pergola can be used in many different settings and can enhance the appearance of your property, both inside and outside. Its structural elements (pillars, trellises and roofs) can be made of various materials and colours. Customisation helps you create an inviting outdoor space, catching everyone’s attention.

A pergola can become the centrepiece of your outdoor space, so its position is very important. At the same time, it should blend into the environment, without dominating it. To achieve this a clever planting scheme could be used around the structure.

  • A sense of journey

If you are just starting to think about where your pergola should go, ask your designer for advice. They should know how to create a sense of journey while walking through the garden towards the structure, enabling visitors to reach the pergola via pathways will make them want to explore more.

To summarize, think carefully about the positioning and function of the pergola in your garden before buying.

If you would like to find out more about Corradi aluminium pergolas, please read our previous blog article: WHY YOU SHOULD INSTALL AN ALUMINIUM PERGOLA IN YOUR GARDEN and visit our subpage dedicated to OUTDOOR LIVING products.


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