There are many ideas to further enhance the beauty and utility of a wood pergola. The ground can be covered with colorful pebbles and you can place stepping stones in the walkway. Instead of leaving the pergola bare, allowing it to prevent sunlight, you can plant climbers on it which will add beauty and privacy. More specifically, fruit plants like grape or passion fruit can be planted to be both pretty and useful. Choosing a deciduous plant is a wise decision because they tend to shed leaves in winter allowing the sunlight in for warmth, but then they grow leaves in summer providing shade and keeping it cool.