When attached to a home, deck, doorway, or garage, a pergola can serve as a beautiful element that connects and intrigues. A pergola is a structure or archway with a framework covered in climbing or trailing plants. It consists of posts and beams but no walls or roof. Freestanding or attached to your home, a pergola is usually designed to be a shaded walkway or relaxation area. Use these stylish pergola designs ideas in our gallery as inspiration for your own home.