Protect yourself from the sun with a system that, in addition to lowering the ambient temperature, adds style to your outdoor corner. Get ready to enjoy!
On balconies and mini terraces, this type of umbrella with a semi-circular canvas is the solution. It is attached to the wall, does not interrupt circulation, and can be easily moved to the front of the railing to adapt to the movement of the sun. Siesta umbrella, Somerset chair, and table. Everything from Butlers.
PROTECTION AT ALL HOURS
The sun in the morning, at noon and in the afternoon … they are different! With an umbrella-like this, which has a 360º rotation and is oriented vertically, shade is guaranteed at any time. Thalia model, with lateral mast and 3 m polyester canvas; without a base. Dining room with Chamomix table and Grenoble chairs; all by Leroy Merlin.
With an attached pergola you prevent the facade from overheating and, above all, the suffocating heat inside the house. If the roof is made of a hurdle -an ideal material for its lightness, easy installation, and affordable price-, the air circulates and its semi-shade is very natural. From Maisons du Monde: Robinson sofa, in bamboo, with cushions, Cadaqués table, in teak, lantern, and cushions.
The poolside umbrellas are open for many hours. How many summers can they last? Good use is key, but also the quality of the materials and, above all, the fabric. Look for information on the label about colorfastness and its anti-stain and anti-mold treatments.
Other options. If one or two umbrellas fall short, you can always expand the shaded area with a folding tent or shade sails. The latter are canvases with various shapes – although the most common is triangular – that are fixed to trees or poles/masts.
Take advantage of the natural shade provided by the trees to create a very cool corner. The hammocks give you with their swing the opportunity to nap or relax and are easy to install. Fredón hammock, by Ikea, with pocket.
The afternoon sun can also be annoying; Therefore, more and more pergolas are seen with canvas, reed, or esparto blinds. A proposal that, in urban terraces, means gaining privacy. Unika Table and Bench, by IB Laursen.
DARK OR LIGHT CANVAS?
Dark colors generally offer more protection than light colors; but more than color, it is advisable to pay attention to the protection factor of the fabric against UV rays. This model, for example, with a factor of 25+, blocks 96% of ultraviolet radiation. Bramsön parasol, measuring 1.60 x 1 m, and Flisö base, Askholmen furniture, Hillys shelves, and accessories; everything, for sale at Ikea.
INTEGRATED INTO THE LANDSCAPE
The solar protection system in this idyllic corner had to preserve the rustic essence of the environment and be consistent with the cobblestones. Perfect, the choice of a built-in pergola with thick beams supported by the limestone column. The dining room gains freshness with the trellis that shade it, the wall of climbing plants, and the bougainvillea. Similar chairs, in Leroy Merlin.
Magical evenings. To enjoy the pergola also at night creates a special atmosphere with light strips or garlands, lamps or backlit polyethylene patterns, shaped ball, bucket, flowerpot …
A gazebo provides delightful shade in outdoor living areas, but also its own design makes any environment much more welcoming. Style tip: decorate it with lanterns and plants so that its structure blends in with the outside. Äpplarö gazebo, in acacia wood, measuring 3 x 3 x 2.75 m, furniture, accessories, and textiles, by Ikea.
IN THE COUNTRYSIDE
Spectacular, due to its dimensions and its wavy design, this pergola also turns the porch of this manor house into one more room. Furniture from the Round collection, from Point, in aluminum with Shintotex fiber.
These flown ceilings are a trend in large exteriors and also in confined spaces. It gives all of them a chill-out air, which is irresistible. Key in its installation, one of the corners has to be lower than the rest to prevent rain from accumulating. From Ikea: dining room from the Äpplarö series, made of acacia: with table, two chairs, and bench, reclining chair and Dining candle.
A COASTAL PORCH
Wooden pergolas are a classic that takes on a more modern look with its white finish. In this house, its total white look harmonizes with the windows, brightens the porch, and offers a delightful contrast with the sky blue facade. Plus charm, the sheer tulle curtains that make the porch more welcoming. Link table and Crioline chairs, by B&B Italia. The project, from the SA&V studio.
The ultimate in pergolas. It has a design similar to that of this porch, but its slats are made of aluminum and adjustable, to allow sunlight to pass through in different degrees or provide a waterproof seal. To find out more, search for bioclimatic pergolas on the internet.