An empty large outdoor space opens a world of possibilities for outdoor entertaining and relaxing. Most homeowners prefer to decorate the space with a lovely patio shade surrounded by natural beauty. Today, patio shades come in so many styles, shapes, and colors that choosing a type that suits your unique spacing is as easy as pie. In this article, we bring you a range of ideas for how you can shade your patio and enjoy your time outdoors like never before!
1. Trailing Plants
Also known as climbing plants, these vines are a good option to cover the entire patio with lush greenery. Even though trailing plants won’t offer a solid shade, they are ideal for a stunning yet reliable covering. To get this natural shade, you will need to place a trailing plant pot at the foot of each patio post. Over time, as the plant grows, it will begin to offer a rich, dense shade!
2. Hanging Flower Pots
This is another lovely way to cover your patio with natural beauty. You can invest in a variety of small yet gorgeous flower pots and hang them over your patio. However, to properly hang your flower pots, you will need to install a sturdy pergola. This will give more definition to your entire space.
3. Bamboo Ceiling
For a beachy and rustic vibe, you can invest in bamboo sheets. Nail or staple them over the top of ceiling planks of your patio. Unlike trailing or hanging plants, this will give a more solid shade with beams of light shining through, depending on how thickly packed the sheets are.
Also known as sun umbrellas, parasols are a perfect option for a temporary shade. They come in a variety of designs to suit the customer’s budget – from simple to highly fashionable, sun umbrellas are safe, stable, and prevent harmful UV rays from coming directly over the chair.
5. Canvas Sail
Canvas sails are simple yet effective. Using an old boat sail, you can create canvas sails by yourself as well. A canvas sail consists of triangular pieces that can be attached to the wall or post of your patio. All you need are some metal hooks and strings to attach your canvas sail.
Awnings are a great traditional option for patio covering. If you’re willing to spend more money, you are likely to find plenty of fashionable versions. Awnings provide solid and long-lasting shade to any outdoor space.
Not sure where to buy the best yet cost-effective patio shades? Contact Cali Shade Sails today or request a free estimate for your customized patio shade!