Decorating the outside of your home is just as important as decorating the inside for so many reasons. Having a curated outdoor space increases your home value and curb appeal, it gives you another option for entertaining or relaxing and there are so many health benefits to being outside and getting your daily dose of Vitamin D. But you’ll want to make sure you’re not getting too much sun by selecting an outdoor umbrella that suits your space and decor. It’ll provide essential shade when you’re eating, reading or taking a cat nap outdoors on hot summer days. Let’s find the perfect patio umbrella (and maybe some fun extras) for your outdoor oasis.
The Table Umbrella
If dining al fresco with the fam is your top priority, a table umbrella will check all the boxes. Designed to fit right into the center hole of an umbrella-ready outdoor table, this outdoor patio umbrella typically comes with its own umbrella base, so it doesn’t move around or damage your table.
Design Tip: match your umbrella with the rest of your outdoor & patio furniture by picking a style and color that complements your theme—like versatile neutrals or nautical stripes.
The Tilting Umbrella
If you enjoy being outside all day, a tilting outdoor patio umbrella is your best choice. It provides a little more flexibility because it’s designed to pivot and tilt into different positions, protecting you from the sun’s rays from dawn until dusk. A tilt umbrella comes with its own umbrella stand to support its heavier design.
Design Tip: create your own cute little reading nook by adding colorful outdoor rugs, pillows and a comfy lounge chair that goes with your tilt umbrella.
The Cantilever Offset Umbrella
If you love to entertain larger groups outside, a cantilever offset umbrella is your go-to. It’s ideal for covering everything from small bistro sets to bigger sectionals due to its large arm and canopy design. Because this type of umbrella is bigger and much heavier, you’ll want to choose a space where it can stay put.
Design Tip: set the mood for a dinner at dusk with the right outdoor lighting like twinkling fairy lights or candle lanterns.
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