9 Outdoor Structures That Provide Shade And Style While You Relax Outdoors

When we talk to our friends and clients about outdoor entertaining, there are often several things that come to their mind. And shade and style are two of them. Today we are going to talk about outdoor structures that provide shade and style while you relax at your outdoor oasis.


An awning or overhang is a secondary covering attached to the exterior wall of a building. It is typically composed of canvas woven of acrylic, cotton or polyester yarn, or vinyl laminated to polyeste.

The Patio Umbrella

An umbrella is one of the best patio shade options to protect small spaces – such as sitting areas or table settings – from the sun. Because they are so light, outdoor umbrellas don’t weather high winds well, so it’s a good idea to bring them inside before storms. They are affordable and available in a wide range of colors, shapes, patterns, and materials, so you’re sure to find one that suits you and your design style. Read more about the styles of outdoor umbrellas below.

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