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Pergola Design For a Family with Kids – The Perfect Outdoor Oasis

Updated: Dec 13, 2023

Pergola Design For a Family with Kids

As a family with young children, you yearn for a serene, safe, and comfortable environment where your children can play safely while you keep an eye on them. With a well-designed cabana or pergola, you can create a functional and aesthetically pleasing outdoor space that caters to your family’s needs.

A pergola offers a perfect blend of shade, privacy, and style for your outdoor space, transforming your backyard into a fresh, inviting, and child-friendly oasis. In this post, we’ll explore some of the best pergola design ideas for families with young children and how you can create the perfect outdoor oasis for your family.

Choose the Right Size and Style of Pergola Before you begin the design process for your cabana or pergola, you should consider the size and style that will best suit your space. The size of your pergola may depend on the available space in your backyard or pool area, and the style can depend on your preferences and style but can also influenced by factors like the location of your pergola, whether will it be attached to your house or a freestanding structure.

For a family with young children, choosing a rectangular or square-shaped pergola is best, as this allows for more open space for children to play and move around. The pergola should be large enough to accommodate a seating area and play area for kids but not too big to overwhelm the space.

Create a Child-Friendly Play Area To make the most of your pergola, create a kid-friendly space where your children can play safely and comfortably. You add accessories like a sandbox, a swing set, or even a tiny pool – depending on the age of your children.

You can also install a chalkboard or painting board on the pergola’s upright posts for your children to unleash their creativity. Adding soft flooring materials like rubber mats or artificial turf helps reduce the risk of injuries when kids fall.

Add Shade and Privacy Features It’s essential to shield your little ones from harmful UV rays, and an insulated pergola provides maximum protection from the sun's harmful rays with the added bonus of creating a shaded area for your children to play in.

For some additional privacy, you could consider installing automated blinds, some drapes, or even plants to shade your cabana or pergola without blocking sunlight entirely.

Incorporate Lighting and Decor Elements The right lighting and decor can make your pergola seem like an extension of your home and somewhere you love hanging out with friends and family. Adding a string of fairy lights, some lanterns, or even candles can create a soft and warm vibe for those warm summer nights.

Create a Multifunctional Space The beauty of a well-designed pergola is that it can serve multiple purposes, it can provide a space to spend time with your children, it can be a haven for hosting BBQs and family events or could even provide an additional work space when working from home. A well-built custom pergola can accommodate all the needs of your growing family.

The Wrap Up... A family-friendly cabana or pergola can add value to your property and your lifestyle! Creating an idyllic outdoor space where you and your family can bond and create unforgettable memories.

Life Outdoors is a local company who have decades of experience designing and building cabanas and pergolas in Sutherland Shire, St George, Wollongong, and surrounding areas.

Contact us today to create the perfect outdoor oasis for your family.

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