Your backyard can provide an outdoor retreat at the end of a long day and serve as space to entertain family and friends for summer barbecues and picnics. Depending on how you plan to use the yard, there are variety of styles that may be used to design an attractive and functional landscape. One of the most preferred backyard styles is Asian backyards. In Asian backyards, one of the loveliest and most functional of the Asian pieces you can include is a pergola. These graceful structures can be attached to your house and used as a cover for a deck or patio or can be freestanding buildings used to create secluded nooks for conversation and quiet reading. You can put a fire pit in the middle of one and entertain using your pergola, or maybe you’d like to have a hot tub for the family to enjoy. There are a lot of different styles of pergolas available in kits and plan form, so you’re sure to be able to find one with curving finials and an Asian flare.