Get This Look: Rustic Backyard Pergola
Get This Look: Rustic Backyard Pergola
Country Backyard Ideas From Pergolas To Hog Wire Fencing
If you want to create an inviting, cozy backyard, country styling can be your best friend. There's something warm and calming about the rustic simplicity of a country or farmhouse style - and it's easy to bring those emotions into your backyard setting.
Let's explore an earthy, natural backyard complete with a rustic pergola - breaking everything down so you can learn how to get the look for yourself.
The Look: Rustic Pergola Patio
Follow each tag to the numbered headings below to learn more about each piece of this look.
- STIX Timber Beams
- LINX Pergola Connections
- LINX Pergola Sunshade
- Pergola Lighting
- Wild Hog Fence
- Bonus: LINX Pergola Hammock
How To Get This Look
Done right, a country-style backyard will feel warm and inviting, day or night. For this backyard, the key is in the warm, natural wood tones consistent between the pergola, the railing, and even some of the furniture. Thoughtful lighting allows that bright wood to shine even as the sun sets.
Here are each of the components working together to create this look:
#1 STIX Timber Beams
The structure of this rustic pergola is made from STIX Timber - beautiful wood beams that make for easy-to-assemble pergolas that are built to last.
STIX Engineered Structural Timber is made from kiln-dried cypress wood that looks amazing and holds tough through the outdoor elements without warping, twisting, or splitting. Plus, STIX beams are hollow, making them easy to assemble and allowing you to run lighting wires out of sight:
#2 LINX Pergola Connectors
Each STIX Timber piece is connected by a sleek metal pergola connection made by LINX Pergola. LINX Pergola connectors are made from powder-coated steel that adds a brilliant black accent to the woodsy tones of the pergola beams and posts.
The great part about assembling your pergola from LINX and STIX is that you can mix and match pieces to perfectly fit your space. STIX beams come in multiple lengths, and LINX offers multiple joint connections to open up your options.
For example, the standard corners in the image above use LINX's TRIFIT connections to link three sections of STIX Timber:
For simpler connections or entryway arches, LINX offers a two-pronged L/FIT:
You can also protect the bottom of each STIX Timber post with the UNIFIT post base:
The result is always a gorgeous rustic pergola blending natural wood with sleek black accents.Shop LINX Pergola
#3 LINX Pergola Sunshade
Now come the accent pieces, which really ramp up the country styling - as well as the usefulness of the backyard space.
A sun shade provides much-needed relief from the sun during the daytime. But more than that, it gives your outdoor space the feeling of a complete room - as if your backyard is an extension of your cozy indoor living spaces.
Sunshades are easy to set up, spanning across the top of your LINX pergola setup. The cozy backyard above adds a slightly more modern accent by using a charcoal gray sunshade to tie in with the steel pergola connectors. But you can also double down on the warm wood look by using a beige pergola sunshade, as shown below:
#4 Pergola Lighting
The pergola looks amazing by itself, but it's a thoughtful lighting plan that really brings the space to life. It's what takes the space from this…
... to this:
This yard uses classic string lights with some old-school charm. That's a great choice, especially in a very rustic setting.
For a slightly more modern-farmhouse backyard look, you could check out DEKOR's pergola lights, which are cleverly designed to attach directly to pergola beams.
DEKOR Pergola lights are L-shaped, with a long-lasting LED light on one surface and holes on the other surface so you can screw the lights directly into your pergola beams.
The clever design means you can direct your light wherever you want it. You can use uplighting to turn your pergola into a spectacle, or direct your lighting inwards to spotlight a table or seating area.
#5 Wild Hog Railing
Adding to the rustic farmhouse charm of this backyard is the distinctive look of Wild Hog railing, used to fence in the seating area.
Wild Hog panels are a pre-welded metal mesh that can fit between wood, metal, or composite-sleeve posts. The look of classic hog wire fencing is timeless and gives any space a huge amount of character.
Hog wire panels look especially good inside of wood posts for a rustic farmhouse style. You can drill holes or create a groove directly in the wood, or use easy-to-install Hog Tracks channels, as shown below:
#6 LINX Pergola Hammock
One bonus element not pictured above: a relaxing hammock that installs directly into your LINX Pergola.
Pergola hammocks make a perfect addition to a cozy, welcoming space - plus, they add seating for when furry family members take over your patio furniture as shown below.
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