Lattice patio cover designs include growing flowers over the top to provide shade. Another design idea is to cover a steel lattice with polycarbonate sheets. For an outdoor area with a fireplace, use wood for the lattice that matches the mantel.
Lattice patio covers are popular for traditional and contemporary homes. One design idea for a backyard pool patio is to grow Cecile Brunner roses over a lattice roof that is supported by three lattice walls. This design creates an airy outdoor room that opens up to nature. For an Asian-inspired cover, incorporate curved lattice pieces into a roof that is supported by four wood columns.
A unique modern idea is to cover an outdoor dining patio with a steel lattice overlain with translucent polycarbonate sheets. The patterned material is durable and hides leaves and other debris that fall onto the cover. Alternatively, to update a patio with French doors, paint the lattice white and highlight the simple roof pattern.
Other ideas include using a small piece of lattice within a larger roof frame or breaking up lattice pieces in a window pane pattern. One more design idea features extending a lattice off a sloping roof to mimic an awning.