Not to worry, there are plenty of stylish solutions for creating ample shade for your patio, backyard or pool deck. Keep your friends and family cool and out of the sun’s harmful rays with these super shady ideas!
Many models can be had for $100 or less. They’re highly portable so they can follow the party anywhere. Umbrellas come in a wide variety of colors and patterns to coordinate with your outdoor decor. You can also choose from different styles and like cantilever, market and parasol.
Pergolas create architectural interest unlike other common patio structures. For a classic look, plant trailing vines at the base of the columns. The greenery will create additional shade and a garden-like environment.
Like a freestanding pergola, a gazebo is the ideal addition to your landscapes. In a garden, gazebos make a lovely focal point and are perfect for taking in the surrounding views while offering shade from the sun.
The lateral arm design creates a flat or slightly angled fabric “roof” that can be outfitted with a drop valance to shield guests from intense late afternoon sun. These awnings not only protect your outdoor furniture from the effects of the sun, they can also protect your indoor upholstery and flooring. Like umbrella fabric, you can choose from many different colors and designs.
This type of outdoor shade is based on the design of a ship’s sail. Sail shades are durable high-density mesh fabric shapes stretched between three or four anchor points. They provide a dramatic and sculptural way to shade your outdoor entertaining area.
Choose between triangles or squares in different shapes and colors to create a stylishly modern outdoor space. They can block up to 95 percent of the sun’s harmful UV rays and lower the temperature around 15 degrees. Sail shade installation can range from a weekend DIY project to a job best handled by professionals.