Small Backyard with Pool Landscaping IDEAS
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.
Outdoor Great Room
An arched pergola frames this well-appointed outdoor living space in Sonoma, California.
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.
Pool Area With Swing Bed at Night
The swing-bed pergola allows the homeowners to sit back and enjoy their backyard. Palm trees were added to give the yard a resort-vibe. Touches of home can be seen in the columns, which mimic the front porch, and dainty white picket fences on either side. See another view of the yard in the next slide.
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.
Old doors were painted bright green then hung off the back and side of the pergola to create a focal point and add a privacy.
A gazebo provides covered seating next to the pool and semi-raised spa. Light-colored stone on the pool deck contrasts with the dark-bottom pool.
Gazebo in the Sky
This second-story deck and gazebo expand this yard’s living space and allow the view to be enjoyed while sitting in the sun or the shade. Excerpt from
New Mexico Outdoor Room
Built into a hillside, this pergola-covered patio uses natural materials in earthy colors to give it a relaxing vibe and to help it blend into the environment.
Pergola and Privacy Screen
The privacy wall helps block out the neighbors’ view. The pergola protects the hot tub from direct sunlight but still allows a view of the stars at night. Excerpt from
An Extension of the Home
Building the pergola directly off the house helps extend the home’s living space. The pergola also shields the inside of the home from direct sunlight.
Outdoor Dining and Sitting Area
The outdoor living space has a custom steel pergola with hanging pendants to shade the dining area. The fire pit with a built-in bench are constructed of concrete and an exotic hardwood, Brazilian tigerwood.
Urban Rooftop Kitchen, View 1
A spacious cooking zone in this outdoor living area includes a grill, a smoker and plenty of counter space for serving. There’s even a dinner bell to call guests to the dining area.
Urban Rooftop Kitchen, View 2
Planters with seasonal flowers and separate pergolas help define the different areas of this well-appointed deck. A seating area with ceiling fans, a fireplace and a flat-screen TV offer a spot for entertaining through multiple seasons.
Pergola With Swinging Bed
Two pergolas flank the pool house to create a pair of outdoor rooms. The far pergola houses a casual living room. The second pergola includes a swinging bed hanging from the perlins. Raised planting areas create a protected ambience and foster privacy in the pool zone. Sod ribbons on the raised-bed stairs soften the hardscape.
Tropical Retreat Beyond the Pool
Setting the pergola on the far side of pool makes it feel like an escape to exotic destination meant for relaxation.
Pergola and Gazebo Combo
This small backyard offers two outdoor structures on one deck. Having both a covered gazebo and an open-air pergola provides the homeowners with more options for outdoor living. Excerpt from
Pergola Extending Off the Home
Building the pergola off the home makes it a welcoming extension of the home. The pergola and dining set also follow the home’s cohesive black and white color theme.
The wood pergola with string lights adds dimension and definition to a dining area with two picnic-style tables and a massive fireplace.
A breezy gazebo at the foot of the pool provides an escape after a few laps.
Kitchen in the Sky
This clever design by Adam Miller includes cedar pergola and woodwork, black-granite countertops, stainless-steel appliances and stunning skyline views.
Hot Tub in Cool Shade
A closely-slated pergola provides shade to the hot tub and the lounge areas.
The railing on the raised gazebo echos the railing on the deck to help make a seamless transition from the outdoor space to the screened room. Excerpt from
Removable Rooftop Shade
This outdoor kitchen is shielded from the elements with a canvas-covered pergola. In the off-season, or on days when full sun is desired, the canvas can be rolled up or put away.
Small on Space, Big on Style
This is a perfect example of how a small backyard and deck can offer a lot of living space if designed correctly. There is a cooking area on the left side of the deck, and lounge area on the right, and sitting centerstage is an inviting pergola-covered hot tub. Designer: Sean Hudlelson. Builder: Randi Lambeth. Excerpt from
Modern Lighted Pergola With Firepit
Designer Christopher Grubb put together this deluxe pergola from renewable redwood lumber. It features a freestanding outdoor shower, gas fire pit, fountain and sectional sofa.
Entry Garden Seating Area
This front yard patio is designed to feel like an island. This modified traditional Balinese garden provides an oasis filled with tropical color and foliage, aromatic gardens and an Eastern motif.
Built-In Seating With Pergola and Fire Pit
Built-in benches surround three sides of a custom fire pit in this midcentury-mod backyard. A pergola offers shade, as do towering fruit trees behind the fence. Cushions and pillows feature an earthy palette that mixes nicely with the architecture.
Sliding Glass Doors Shaded by Pergola
A set of pergolas were built over each doorway to help block out some of the bright California sun in this Pacific coast home.
A pergola flows from inside the poolhouse to outside, providing artful cover for an outdoor shower. It’s the perfect place to rinse off after a swim and it eliminate everyone having to go inside and track water everywhere. Rainchains provide a decorative touch with a practical purpose.
Mediterranean Lush Landscaping
This pergola-covered patio was designed as a modern relaxing Mediterranean oasis. By incorporating the homeowner’s eclectic pottery and elegant statues, the outdoor living room evokes a personal, welcoming look.