Modern Pergolas: See Ideas & Shop Here

Pergolas can enhance every outdoor aesthetic and bring beauty to any backyard. While you might tend to think of pergolas as a classical touch, the right pergola can provide a modern look to match your contemporary outdoor style. So, if you’re hunting for inspiration, you’re in the right place — today we’re exploring all of our favorite modern pergolas!

At The Backyard Showcase, we craft and install a wide range of outdoor structures including pavilions, pool houses, and pergolas. Team up with our talented outdoor designers to find your perfect pergola, and our Amish craftsmen will build it just for you! Keep reading to explore our favorite ideas for modern pergolas — or simply place your order right now.

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Cutting-Edge Contemporary Pergola Designs & Features

As pergolas are quickly becoming the in-demand outdoor living structure, creative designers are finding more and more ways to incorporate them into different spaces. While we certainly craft countless traditional and classical pergolas, our contemporary pergola designs provide an alternative option for your outdoor décor. See some of our favorite options for modern pergolas:

Interesting Wooden Stain and Paint Colors

 contemporary pergola designs

While white may be the classic pergola color, you have a greater range of options for the stain or paint color of a modern pergola. Notice how the natural color matches well with the geometric posts and simple straight lines of the design. These two factors combine to make for a truly contemporary pergola design. The modern style means that you have more options than ever before when accessorizing your backyard space.

Exposed Lumber

exposed lumber used for modern pergola idea

Elegant, delicate, and subtle — these are some of the words people often use to describe the look of a traditional pergola. On the other hand, some modern pergolas flip the script. Many modern pergola ideas feature exposed wooden timbers for a completely unique look and feel. Bringing the natural style even further, some homeowners leave timbers unpainted to enhance the up-to-date look. While white vinyl may be a design classic, our contemporary pergolas make an impact with their natural wood looks.

Read our breakdown of wood vs vinyl pergolas.

Straight Lines & No-Frills Design

 contemporary pergola with straight line design

In general, contemporary pergola designs tend to incorporate simple, straight lines instead of a more ornamental look. See how this modern pergola uses straight rectangular posts, simple brackets, and a flat top — rather than an arched one. Plus, our modern pergolas have a fully square roof and design — rather than using the ornamental lattices that are popular with our classical pieces.

Color Contrast

 modern pergola idea with color contrast

This contemporary touch can make your pergola an eye-catching style showstopper. Pairing multiple complementary color shades together in your pergola creates a distinct look that is more at-home in a contemporary backyard. Our main line of modern pergolas feature striking black brackets that contrast well against the pergola color. However, some of our custom pergola designs have featured everything from multiple materials paired together for extra-bold color combinations.

Our contemporary pergolas are available to buy 100% online, and they ship nationwide! The prices start at $3,457 — so start shopping!

Custom-Designed Structures Always Available

contemporary backyard structure

If you’re feeling inspired by any of these modern pergola ideas, we’d love to build one for you! However, if you want something completely original, we’re excited to craft that for you, too. Whether your tastes are contemporary or classic, we want to partner together to build something great for your home. In fact, a conversation about a custom project between our designers and an inspired customer is at the center of the vast majority of our designs — including the ones you’ve seen today.

Learn more about the convenient process of designing your own pergola with The Backyard Showcase!

While contemporary pergola designs are the main focus of today’s blog, at The Backyard Showcase, we build plenty of classically ornamental pergolas, too. Both styles are absolutely exceptional — it all depends on your personal style and your backyard décor. So, if you’re not sure that the bold colors of these modern pergola ideas are right for you, choosing a classic is always an option!

Bring Your Modern Pergola Ideas to Life

Your backyard is great — it could just use that extra something. These contemporary pergola designs are the perfect addition for decks, patios, yardscapes, and more. So, if you’re ready to bring your modern pergola ideas to life, a skilled outdoor designer is standing by to work with you.

Reach out today to get started — or purchase a gorgeous new contemporary pergola that will transform your backyard!

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