Although summer provides us great time to be outdoor relaxing and entertaining, the glaring sun in the day can be brutal, so we all need a way to get out of the sun so that we can still spend relaxing time outside. Fortunately, there are many great ideas about how to block the sun for […]

Stunning Ways to Bring Shade To Yard or Patio

For the pergola over your deck: retractable 'roof', to create shade when you want it

Retractable Roof Pergola - I've got to get rid of the trailer park patio cover I've got now. This would be perfect! I love the pergola look, but would sometimes want the shade, too.



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The deck itself may be simple, but the decor, lighting, and canopy make it amazing - from Thrifty Decor Chick

Thinking about replacing our pool deck table umbrella for a gazebo canopy.I like :) Hubby built the deck over the weekend and the gazebo is coming in this week:-) So excited!

Create your own shade with PVC poles, flower pots and a painters drop cloth!

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Designer Jennifer Barguiarena used sheet metal and an old door to create the look of a beautifully aged zinc bar. The canopy is made from a painter's drop cloth, which makes a strong, durable tent fabric.

Photos like this always make me wish I lived somewhere you could actually leave furniture outdoors...

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good idea using the potted plants for the base of a DIY awning

10 Wonderful and Cheap DIY Idea for Your Garden 1

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Umbrella-trained white mulberries for privacy, shade & fruit. Could become a bit messy, though.

Umbrella-trained white mulberries for privacy & shade. Hang up old shiny CDs in the garden to scare birds away from your crops.

Canopy (from Infinite Playgrounds;

Decorative and functional, canopies by Infinite Playgrounds offer a new, intriguing dynamic to outdoor spaces.

Arbor - diffuse an tall exterior wall, add shade and/or planting structure, create interest - frame spaces, doors and windows.

15 DIY How to Make Your Backyard Awesome Ideas 8 is loaded with simple, elegant and snooze-friendly fresco fortresses. You can blog in comfort from out back, just far enough away from the demands of family living and working at home!

10 Inviting Outdoor Nap Spots

Inviting outdoor nap spots Buy a daybed This showstopping daybed by The Sweetwater Cabana is a posh shaded oasis of pillows (Beach House Style) for afternoon lolling

This site has dozens of links to Glamping sites and information on the annual National Glamping Weekend held every June!

Canopy bed outdoor nestled within foliage of grove of trees International Glamping Weekend

Enjoy a little fresh air without having to scorch your skin under the unrelenting sun by taking shelter under the canopy swing bed. Ideal for any backyard, it provides a comfortable resting spot outside where you can enjoy the warm weather while still remaining cool.

Canopy Swing Bed

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