This article comes from Good House Keeping.
Ahead, we’ve rounded up the best patio cover ideas for any space. From wooden pergolas that your vines and flowers can climb to chic sunroofs that shield your outdoor furniture from the elements, there’s an effective patio cover for everyone.
A pergola is a great way to add visual interest to your garden — especially with climbing vines and a statement dining table underneath.
A solid glass sunroof allows the light in while keeping the elements out. Try a retractable one so you can get coverage when you need it and unfiltered sunshine when you don’t.
A patio cover doesn’t have to be brand new to be beautiful. We love that this one is perfectly worn in and stylish.
Even if you don’t cover it in flowers or vines, a pergola is a great way to string fairy lights across your backyard for a magical touch.
Bring color to your space by painting the ceiling an unusual hue. We love the way this mint shade contrasts with the white railing.
Whether you’re decorating inside or outside, one of the easiest ways to make a statement is with a bold light fixture. Use your patio cover to hang a few at different heights, as seen atop this chic dining area.
Summer can get hot and stuffy — but that’s no reason to sit inside. Instead, affix an outdoor ceiling fan to your patio cover. Sipping coffee on the deck has never been better.
A freestanding patio and seating area can expand your backyard space. Plus, it’s much easier to build a patio cover when it doesn’t need to attach to your house.
This deck cover is supported by a stunning outdoor fireplace and anchored by a gorgeous wicker light fixture. That’s guaranteed coziness no matter the weather.
Don’t want to hang light fixtures? Hang flowers instead. We love the way this porch has lots of vertical visual interest, from the hanging baskets and curtains to the lantern and pastel ceiling.
Give your patio some privacy by installing a curtain rod around the top of it. Most days, you’ll leave it open (which looks so chic, as seen here). But if you’re hosting an outdoor dinner party or want some shade, you can pull the curtains shut.
For a low-maintenance pergola, try one in a rustic dark finish and surround it with vines and trees. We love the way this one looks like it’s been part of the landscape for decades.
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