Shade is more than a functional necessity for your backyard. While it keeps your outdoor living spaces cool and comfortable for leisurely lounging and activities, it also makes a style statement that can transform your outdoor living experience into one of cool and comfortable relaxation. Another unexpected benefit? Outdoor shade could actually help you reduce your energy bill.
We have teamed up with ShadeTree to bring you several outdoor shade solutions with Sunbrella fabric for different areas of your backyard that will wow your friends and family and make your outdoor space your favorite part of your home!
Keep it classic with a poolside pergola. Splashing around for hours in the sun can leave you and your family in need of a shady reprieve to reapply sunscreen, start dinner on the grill, or enjoy a popsicle. Pergolas combine functionality and style by offering cool and comfortable shade and an opportunity to accessorize with outdoor string lighting or hanging planters for the ultimate tropical pool vibes. ShadeTree offers a variety of pergola styles, from ornate wood to sleek aluminum, and everything in between.
2. Second Story Shade
Escape the hustle and bustle of your day to day by retreating to your comfortable and secluded second story balcony. If your second story balcony gets a little too hot in the prime hours of outdoor relaxation, ensure that you can enjoy the space any time of day by outfitting the second story patio with a shade structure to create a comfortable and private escape. Sunbrella fabrics combine style and performance to ensure that you will be able to enjoy your cozy, second-floor shade for years to come.
3. Attached Awnings
Awnings attached to your home make a great functional addition to your outdoor space and offer a seamless flow from your indoor to outdoor living areas. Step out of your home and into a comfortable, shady patio, perfect for dining or lounging. The best part about awnings for your outdoor space is that they can actually help you save on energy costs! By shading your windows from direct sunlight, shade awnings keep your air conditioning from having to work harder to cool your home through the warm months.
We can’t wait to see how you transform any of your outdoor spaces with shade! If you’re ready to take your outdoor living to the next level check out ShadeTree’s selection of Sunbrella fabrics for their shade products! For more backyard inspiration, check out Designing the Perfect Patio in 7 Steps and our Top 5 Trends in Outdoor Shade. Tag us @Sunbrella on social media to share your shaded backyard sanctuary with us!