Here are some design notes when it comes to modern pergola designs. The most common pergola design is to have decorative and somewhat rounded ends on the beam. The easiest way of creating a more modern pergola is to do away with the decorative ends.
Use your recycled bottles with Aqua Cones to keep your plants and flowers watered. Aqua Cones work with any soil type because they were designed with punch-out holes near the top for sandy. -where the hell do I find an acqua cone?
DIY - Glow in the dark pots with mums for fall/Halloween. Buy a flower pot that you really like and use Rustoleum's Glow-in-the-dark paint to paint the pot. During the day, the paint will absorb the sunlight and at night the pots will glow.
DIY Rain Barrel - I will be building one of these next to my vegetable garden! DIY Rain Barrel - I will be building one of these next to my vegetable garden! DIY Rain Barrel - I will be building one of these next to my vegetable garden!
I like this open layout. Like the pergola over the table, grill, and bar. Don't like the plastic on top and wouldn't do ceiling fans or lanterns. White Christmas lights would be prettier Architectural Landscape Design