Proper shading is a crucial element to creating a pleasing outdoor environment. It is easy to neglect shading a back yard or patio space, and it is often easier to just grab something quick and functional rather than taking time to find the right shade objects, ones that are beautiful, functional, and that contribute to magical, modern outdoor environments.
A beautiful, modern shaded patio. Source: Home Design Etc.
For those of us who live in and around cities, on small parcels of land with tiny outdoor spaces, it is crucial to maximize every square inch of land, and to supply as much privacy as possible while making the outdoor space feel more expansive than it really is. Considering the outdoor space both horizontally and vertically is key to getting the most out of your outdoor area.
Fortunately, there are many ways to create beautiful, modern, shady environment where you will want to spend all your time without breaking the bank. This guide will give you some ideas. Here we will look at trees and shrubs, sun shade sails, market umbrellas, cantilever umbrellas, awnings, pergolas, gazebos, and porches. A mix of several different options may be the best way to create a stunning outdoor space, and we encourage you to get creative! Read More