Right in the middle of South Beach, one of the most popular and chic Miami neighborhoods, this penthouse deck features a breathtaking view. Contemporary wicker furniture provides cozy seating, and a large white umbrella provides ample shade.
The strict striped pattern of the lounge chair cushions works perfectly with the modern vibe of this poolside lounge design. Wide black-and-white loungers are topped with a black bolster pillows; shade is provided by a standing black umbrella. A large trellis creates privacy and a space perimeter while keeping the space feeling open.
Off the back of the house is a relaxing, welcoming patio area. A group of comfortable wicker chairs is the perfect spot to enjoy the contemporary backyard and pool. An umbrella adds shade over the outdoor dining area.
With hydrangea bushes all around, this back patio feels especially serene and secluded. A tall umbrella helps shade the sitting area below, where the owners can take their pick of a comfortable, cushioned sofa and two armchairs.
Four cushioned lounge chairs line the far edge of the pool, with two umbrellas overhead to add a touch of shade. Meanwhile, hydrangea bushes and other eye-catching plants form a natural backdrop that smells just as wonderful as it looks.
There are good times to be had on this round patio.The outdoor dining and lounge area allows guests a space to enjoy the outdoors. Made of flagstone, it features lounge chairs, floor lamps, a stand-alone antique stove and a table with umbrella shade.
A curving staircase built into a hillside leads to an outdoor terrace where you can relax on a wicker chaise lounge, protected by the shade of a sun umbrella. A garden of perennial herbs, flowers and grasses is built into the slope alongside the steps.
Bi-folding doors open right to the backyard, creating an effortless transition from the kitchen to an outdoor dining area. Here, a large blue umbrella offers shade from the sun, while five chairs and a cushioned bench make room for everyone at the table.
A clean, simple concrete fire pit bowl is surrounded by comfortable outdoor furniture. Asian garden stools are used instead of matching side tables and an umbrella provides shade. The fire pit can be easily moved to the side when room for a dance floor is needed.
This luxurious Connecticut estate is surrounded by a sweeping lawn and perennial gardens and located on a quiet cul-de-sac. The large backyard pool features a fountain and two sitting areas complete with an outdoor love seat, lounge chairs and an umbrella for relaxing in the shade.
Contrasting dark and light wood flooring creates visual interest on this outdoor deck. A circular floor design adds a contemporary touch to the space. A red umbrella shades a sitting area of black wood outdoor furniture, which is accessorized with brightly-colored cushions and pillows.
This unique outdoor dining area is positioned upon a paver stone island that was built in the middle of a small pond. A red umbrella provides a metal table and chairs with a bit of shade, while gravel groundcover is used in place of typical grass landscaping.
Sometimes the best spot for your outdoor retreat is a sun-splashed area. If you’ll be enjoying your retreat during the day, even if it’s only on weekends, it’s worth investing in some kind of shade. A simple patio umbrella can cast enough shade for a table and chairs, or consider adding an awning to your home to shade a greater area. Other options for creating a cooling pool of shade include a permanent structure, like a pergola (add vines for color) or gazebo. For a portable shade option, check out pop-up canopy designs. You can also use a temporary canopy to help you determine where you might want to add a more permanent structure in future.
This lanai brings the concept of indoor-outdoor to new levels, with one outdoor dining spot enjoying the shade of an umbrella, and another outdoor dining spot benefiting from the screened protection of a west-facing lanai. Guests dining at either table enjoy sweeping views of the nearby golf course.
An oversized, 58 ft. infinity pool is built to impress in this modern backyard oasis. The home features two stylish, striped umbrellas to offer shade to the glamorous in-water lounge chairs. The exterior of the home features handsome cedar siding and offers a spacious patio, perfect for entertaining and sunbathing alike.
The sinuous lines of this red brick patio echo the curve of the sloped lawn, which provides a direct path to the water from this luxury home on Massachusetts' Chapoquoit Island. An umbrella provides shade for al fresco dining, while Adirondack chairs fit with the setting and offer an ideal perch for enjoying the view.
Multiple levels of gardens and outdoor living space overlook a canyon hillside. The top level is a bluestone patio featuring raised beds and a lounge area with fire pit and sectional. A second level of perennial gardens jut out from the wall. Below that, a rounded terrace features chaise lounges and a sun umbrella in shades of turquoise and green.