Whether you’re proposing or just holding hands and gazing off into the distance together, chances are you and your loved one might be sharing your special moment under a pergola. That’s because the garden pergola, with its storied winding vines and other flowers, has represented the epitome of seclusion and beauty for thousands of years. We asked some pergola purists why they think this structure spells classic romance and here’s what they had to say:
Shaun Martin

Shaun Martin

Shaun Martin, Owner, and CEO of We Pay Cash For Houses.

It Offers Intimacy and Privacy

Pergolas are very popular amongst homeowners nowadays not only because they’re attractive and they extend a home’s living space, but also because couples find them romantic.

When couples are looking for a home, they always consider having a place where they can have their own time since a home entails an open space for the whole family. This is also why couples always prioritize the master bedroom. But now that pergolas have become a trend, it has become another option for intimacy and privacy.

There’s a wide range of pergola designs to match almost any home exterior theme, and on top of that, you can make it more private to prevent nosy neighbors from peeking. Pergolas are perceived to be romantic because it looks like another spare room but in the middle of the garden. With a pergola, couples can enjoy alone time, in their own space, with an outdoor view that is almost like a honeymoon location.

Privately Frames Your Own Beautiful Garden or Special View

Pergolas are often seen as romantic because they can create an intimate setting. They can be used to frame a special view or to highlight a beautiful garden. Pergolas can also be used to create an outdoor living space where you can enjoy the fresh air and the company of your loved ones.

John Linden

John Linden

John Linden is an interior designer at MirrorCoop Design.

Joe Ferguson

Joe Ferguson

Joe Ferguson, Architectural Joiner at SkirtingsRus.

Provides Shelter and Privacy with Illusion of Openness

Pergolas are generally perceived to be romantic because they’re built in such a way that they provide shelter and privacy, but also give the illusion of openness and access. They also have a timeless quality, which makes them seem like an extension of the home’s architecture.

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