Best modern pergola ideas 2024: transform your outdoor space

Deluxe louvered roof pergola

Key Highlights

  • Modern pergolas have grown in popularity and these versatile structures create the perfect place for outdoor relaxation, entertainment and dining.
  • Explore the latest trends in modern pergolas for 2024 to find inspiration for your next home improvement project.
  • Wooden pergolas are no longer the most popular choice as aluminium alternatives offer exceptional functionality and minimal upkeep.
  • Caribbean Blinds offer a wide range of high-quality aluminium garden pergola designs.


Thanks to the rise in outdoor living trends, modern pergolas are now the focal point of external spaces. Versatile pergola structures offer a stylish way to create a shaded sanctuary, extend your living space and add the wow-factor to any garden design. But, with so many pergola ideas out there it can be overwhelming knowing where to start. This blog will guide you through the latest trends in modern pergolas for 2024, helping to inspire you to either design or create your own unique outdoor sanctuary.

What are some modern design trends for pergolas?

A key aspect of outdoor living design is functionality. Pergolas should seamlessly blend with any lifestyle, creating an outdoor space that caters to any needs. Here are some modern pergola design ideas and trends to get you thinking:

Outdoor dining

A pergola with a louvered roof or fully retractable roof provides the perfect setting for an outdoor dining space. Add comfortable seating, a stylish table and a string of lights to create the ideal ambient atmosphere.

Relaxation zone

Design a pergola as your own personal relaxation lounge kitted out with comfy loungers, soft cushions and side tables to enjoy a morning coffee or evening drinks.

Outdoor kitchen

Pergolas are fantastic for creating an extension of your home including your indoor kitchen. With a built-in barbecue, pizza oven or counter-top for food prep, effortlessly enjoy the benefit of cooking outside without the hassle of being exposed to the elements.

Entertainment hub

Transform your own pergola into the ultimate entertainment space. Consider adding a projector or screen to have movie nights under the stars or create a game zone complete with a ping pong table or comfy outdoor seating area for board games.

Modern materials for maximum impact

While wood pergolas were once a popular choice because of their natural look and timeless finish, metal pergolas have become a more robust and long-lasting alternative. This is because modern pergolas, manufactured from aluminium, boast clean lines, sleek finishes and are low maintenance.

What’s more, they come in a variety of hardware colours to complement the existing outdoor aesthetic including now even woodlook effects. Ultimately aluminium pergolas are a great choice for homeowners who value functionality and minimal upkeep.

Features to elevate your contemporary pergola designs

Beyond functionality and materials, there are several design features that can elevate a pergola to the next level:


While grey is incredibly popular among UK homeowners, why not consider alternative finishes to leave a lasting impression. Consider a black pergola to create a dramatic statement or opt for a white pergola for a light and airy feel.


Although string lights, fairy lights and lanterns are great, adjustable integrated LED lighting is one of the best ways to create a calming atmosphere to your pergola after dark.

Privacy screens

Retractable side screens made from fabric can provide additional privacy and protection from wind, sun and rain helping you to build a cozy and intimate outdoor space.

Climbing plants and foliage

Greenery is fantastic for softening the look of your pergola and add a touch of nature with vines or climbing plants such as wisteria, jasmine or honeysuckle.

Caribbean Blinds: your pergola partner

At Caribbean Blinds, we understand every pergola is unique and should reflect every homeowner’s individual style and needs. That’s why we offer a wide range of high-quality pergolas, including:

Classic Lite Outdoor Living Pod

An excellent value option with a motorised louver roof offering complete protection from the sun and rain for year-round enjoyment.

Classic Outdoor Living Pod

Our most popular design, featuring a sleek aluminium construction and motorised louvers for ultimate functionality.

Deluxe Outdoor Living Pod

The Deluxe Outdoor Living Pod is available as a freestanding pergola, lean-to or integrated into existing structures. This incredibly versatile structure can even link together to cover larger spaces.

Deluxe + Outdoor Living Pod

This innovative design combines a fixed roof of glass with a roof of louvers, fantastic for maximising natural sunlight or providing partial shade over an outdoor kitchen, dining area or outdoor living room.

Prestige Outdoor Living Pod

Our top-of-the-line option offers complete flexibility with retractable louvers that open and close, which is a great way to create a truly open-air experience.

Premium modern patio and pergola designs

We take incredible pride in what we do so ensure all our pergolas are built with premium materials and feature innovative technology like Somfy® receivers for seamless remote control operation.

Not only do our pergolas come in various sizes and colours but we also offer optional extras like side screens, lighting and heating so each customer can customise their pergola to suit their vision.

Ready to transform an outdoor space with a modern garden pergola? Speak to a member of our team today. Our consultants can help you to choose the perfect pergola design.

Outdoor Living Pod - Louvered Pergola

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