Shading a pergola can help to keep the space cool during the warm summer months. There are some ideas of pergola shades. One example of pergola shades is creating pergola shades with drape fabrics. Add shade to your pergola with weather-resistant fabric used to manufacture awning. Canvas sheets may be stretched on wires in separate sections stretched taut and overlapping each other. Many installations are positioned parallel to the ground over or under the pergola’s roof. This flat installation allows breezes full access to your landscape and obstructs your view the least. Use a dense lace to cover your pergola’s roof for a dappled shade effect and to create a romantic ambiance. Attaching sheers to hang down the sides of your pergola lends privacy and a Mediterranean feel to your backyard.