Relax by this magnificent pool and enjoy the view under the shade of an outdoor umbrella. Large palm trees and bright green hedges surround the pool area with rich, bold color for a visually appealing outdoor entertaining space.
You’ve seen regular outdoor umbrellas no doubt, but here’s a clever solution for tiny spaces. This Outdoor Half Umbrella with Pole, $299 from Grandin Road, is the perfect shade over a door, on a balcony or along walls or windows. You won’t have to mount it, as it comes with a sturdy base that keeps the half-umbrella tightly against any flat surface.
The large deck around this pool has plenty of room for lounging and outdoor entertaining. There's a big dining table, casual and friendly with benches. Outdoor chaises get the shade of lemon yellow umbrellas.
Easily maintained landscaping creates a lush green space on this stone patio featuring separate seating areas. A cherry red umbrella adds a refreshing splash of color and shade to the outdoor dining table.
In the backyard, as in the front, staggered pavers add to the illusion of more space. Around the patio, open garden beds with a mix of plants, boulders and sculpture mean there's always somewhere interesting to look.
Slice a Mini Babybel cheese round in half (leave the wax coating on until you’re ready to eat) and insert part of a flexible straw into the cut side to create adorable edible umbrellas. Add cauliflower clouds and raindrops to your plate to create a rainy day scene. Want to really be singing in the rain? Vary your “umbrella” colors with green, turquoise and purple by choosing different flavors of cheese.