Regardless of the weather you live in, there are many reasons, ranging from style to function, to invest in a covered courtyard. Today, the patio decks go for many names-Pergola, trellis, canopy and all qualify as elegant patio options that cover. Whatever your #patiogoals, there are many ways for you to be imaginative. Whether you’re looking for full shade coverage, total sun exposure, or something in between, be prepared to take inspiration from these 13 creative ways to cover your yard.
5 Creative Ways to Cover Your Patio
1. Closed Roof With Exposed Beams Patio Cover
Fundamentally, a dining room with its exterior walls down, this covered patio is the perfect place to eat outdoors. The exposed beam design creates a built-in look using building materials and design elements that integrate perfectly with the rest of the house – no one will know it is a compliment.
2. Narrow-Slat Pergola Patio Cover With Wraparound Screen
Well, it won’t protect you from rain or snow, but yes, this narrow-slat pergola frame counts as a covered courtyard. Perfect for the owner who enjoys sunbathing in the sun’s rays, the over-covered patio option will provide some of the masks while still allowing you to absorb a lot of vitamin D. We especially like the semi cabin effect that results from the addition of an attractive screen. And if you’re always in the mood for an ambitious DIY project, framing a patio roof may not be as difficult as you think.
3. Modern Metal Canopy Patio Cover
Reminiscent of a mid-century garage, this metal canopy is a wonderfully modern patio deck solution. The simple architectural framework provides a perfect complement to this minimalist color scheme from the modern outdoor balcony.
4. Wooden Slat Patio Cover
This wood, slat patio cover immediately creates a warm and rustic atmosphere. The light-colored wooden floor combined with the white brick fireplace is ideal for outdoors in super hot climates, but that doesn’t mean they can’t work very well in the cold too. Imagine Curling in front of the fireplace with some cozy blankets and a cup of hot cocoa as temperatures get a little more chilled?
5. Laser Cut Metal Screen Patio Cover
Chances are this isn’t your grandmother’s yard cover (but if it is, you have an amazing grandmother). Laser-cut metallic fabrics are one of the most creative, not to mention visually exciting ways, that you can cover your yard. Not only are they beautiful fabrics per se, but they also cast amazing shadows with changing sunlight. Due to the skill involved, it is not surprising that this particular option is available at a higher price than the ceiling of the middle yard.