These days it seems that styling homes in Melbourne is sexy. Everyone wants the best look and the latest trends for their homes, so why should our pergolas be any different? By creating an outdoor living area that looks great, you’ll want to spend more time in it and have guests over to entertain more often.

Tips for creating a stylish Melbourne pergola

How can you create a pergola for your Melbourne home that hits the heights of style? Start with these tips from Outside Concepts North Eastern branch and you’ll be well on your way.

1. Materials

Wood: Choose a quality, durable wood like Merbau or Spotted Gum that has natural oils to withstand Melbourne’s weather.
Metal: Consider aluminum or steel pergolas for a modern touch.

2. Paint & Stain

Colour Choices: Use colours that complement your home’s exterior.
Natural Look: Preserve the natural wood look with clear finishes.

3. Landscaping

 Incorporate greenery in your pergola, whether it’s surrounding gardens, pots or a vertical garden. Even if you don’t have a green thumb, you can create a stylish green oasis. Start with getting advice from your local nurser

Climbing Plants: Incorporate climbing plants like jasmine or roses.
Garden Beds: Add adjacent garden beds with colourful, native plants.

4. Lighting

Add lighting to your pergola for an outdoor living area with a wow factor at night. It can be as simple as strings of globes. For a more expensive option, you can also integrate lighting if your pergola has a ceiling or add pendants.

5. Outdoor Furniture 

Quality Furniture: Invest in durable, stylish outdoor furniture.
Themes: Consider a theme (modern, rustic, etc.) for coherence.

6. Flooring

Decking: Add wooden decking or stylish pavers for an elegant touch.
Rugs: Outdoor rugs can add colour and comfort.

7. Accessories

Cushions & Throws: Add comfort and style.
Art Pieces: Weather-resistant art can elevate the space’s aesthetic.

8. Curtains/Blinds:

Privacy: Add curtains for privacy and protection from the elements.
Style: Choose fabrics and patterns that enhance the space.

9. Heating Elements:

Fire Pit: A stylish fire pit for warmth and atmosphere.
Heaters: Outdoor heaters for those chilly Melbourne evenings.

10. Customisation:

DIY Touch: Add personal touches, like handmade signs or decorations.
Professional Help: Consider hiring a designer for a unique, custom look.


A note about your outdoor room:

Remember, Melbourne’s climate is quite variable, so consider durable materials and features that can withstand different weather conditions. Also, think about the purpose of the pergola – whether it’s for relaxation, entertainment, dining, etc., and style it accordingly to meet those needs while blending in with the overall aesthetic of your home and garden.

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Pergola Materials

Modern pergolas in Melbourne are characterised by their durability, elegance, and ability to blend with the natural environment. Given Melbourne’s variable climate, featuring both wet and dry conditions, materials used in pergola construction are chosen for their resilience and aesthetic appeal. Aluminium, wood, and steel are the most popular materials, each offering unique advantages.

Aluminium Pergola

Aluminium is highly favoured for its strength, lightweight nature, and resistance to corrosion, making it an ideal choice for Melbourne’s occasionally harsh weather conditions. Aluminium pergolas are also low maintenance, requiring minimal upkeep to retain their aesthetic appeal and structural integrity. They can be easily tailored to various designs, from classic to contemporary, and finished with a range of colours to complement different architectural styles.

A timber pergola ?

Timber, especially species like Merbau and Spotted Gum, is another preferred material, known for its natural beauty and versatility. These hardwoods are not only visually appealing but are also highly resistant to pests and decay. They can withstand the elements, ensuring that the pergola remains a stunning feature in the garden for years to come. Moreover, the insulating properties of wood make it an excellent choice for controlling temperature, providing a cooler space in summer and warmth in winter.

Steel pergolas ?

Steel, particularly Colorbond steel, is renowned for its durability and strength. It stands up to a range of weather conditions, from the intense sun to heavy rains, without compromising structural integrity. Its ability to span longer distances makes it a popular choice for larger, more expansive pergolas.

Additionally, Colorbond steel comes in a variety of colours, allowing homeowners to customize the look of their outdoor space.

To enhance functionality and aesthetics, modern pergolas in Melbourne often incorporate materials like polycarbonate roofing, which provides shelter from rain while allowing natural light to filter through. Integrating climbing plants is another common practice, using the robust structure of the pergola as support, creating a green, living addition to the home’s outdoor space.

Each material, with its unique properties, contributes to the creation of pergolas that are not only structurally sound and durable but also beautiful, enhancing the outdoor living experience for Melbourne homeowners.

Ron Matz and his team from Outside Concepts North Eastern branch has the experience and skills to make sure your pergola has the wow factor. Add in our great customer service and competitive pricing, and it’s easy to see why Outside Concepts’ reputation for quality and hassle-free projects is so strong.

Life’s too short to compromise. Phone Outside Concepts on 1800 601 674 for a free quote.


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Take your Melbourne pergola to new heights in style with these tips from Outside Concepts.