20 Ways to Beautifully Shade Your Outdoor Room

Add cover to your outdoor living space and create a beautiful, refreshingly cool hangout the whole family can enjoy.

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Striped Awnings

Functioning awnings help minimize the exposure to the sun in this sophisticated outdoor dining space. Design by Barry Dixon

From: Barry Dixon

Intimate Pavilion

Seeking shade has never been more romantic in this outdoor dining pavilion with soft, flowing draperies and an Italianate chandelier. Design by Charles Faudree

From: Charles Faudree

Fabric Strips

Strips of fabric overhead add a soft elegance to the clean lines of the sunken concrete dining room and help focus the view to the surrounding countryside. Design by Jamie Durie

Scrap Wood

The dappled lighting in this covered patio was created by the use of wood latias and helps protect the area from the desert sun. Design by Dorothy Willetts

From: Dorothy Willetts

Painted Pergola

This bright colored pergola not only adds shade, but acts as a dramatic design element. Design by Claudia Schmutzler

From: Claudia Schmutzler

Outdoor Draperies

Turn your outdoor space into a shady, peaceful retreat by giving ready-made drapery panels a quick and easy designer update.

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