Here are some design notes when it comes to modern pergola designs. The most common pergola design is to have decorative and somewhat rounded ends on the beam. The easiest way of creating a more modern pergola is to do away with the decorative ends.
This black slat pergola is one of the most unusual designs we've encountered - the round opening in the center allows the sunlight to hit the small pool directly beneath it, while still providing diffused lighting on the patio around it.
Coogee House by Tanner Kibble Denton Architects - A carefully detailed glass roofed pergola forms the major outdoor space – a space that has proved to be a true living space in itself, adding significantly to the size of the house
buy the wood from home depot, use the screws to hook the chains with and make it the size of a twin size bed.buy an old twin size mattress cover it in plastic then in outdoor fabric to make a cool swing for the covered patio @ DIY Home Design
Galería de Merryn Road 40ª / Aamer Architects - 28
patio under a pergola with rattan rug, dark rattan chair with green cushion, white round coffee table, plants on circle hanging on the fence, stag deer head decor of Outdoor Decor to Make Your Garden Amazingly Finished