If you're looking for pergola design inspiration, here are a few basic ideas to help get you started. Our pergolas are traditionally built using tight knot western red cedar and the footprint of each illustrated example measures 10'x10' - measuring from the outside edge of the support posts. The provided examples are of free-standing pergolas (not attached to a structure) although they are often altered upon request so as to attach directly to an existing structure. Feel free to mix concepts too; for example you may want to add the beam style of one pergola to another more preferred design, or maybe you would like to increase or decrease the dimensional size of lumber used in a design - these are all great examples of personalizing a pergola design. Various styles of decorative column wraps, mood lighting, exposed powder coated hardware and privacy screens are elements that will easily add unique character to any pergola.