Take shelter from the blazing sun with these products and design ideas that let you stay cool outdoors.
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Shade Comes in Many Forms
There are many ways to grab a bit of relief from the summer sun. Expansive outdoor umbrellas, pergolas and awnings all offer a respite from the heat. Or you can get creative and string up a colorful patterned length of fabric or even a sheet and create your own stylish shade. This striped, makeshift canopy not only provides shade; it makes a bold statement in color and can be removed at a moment's notice when rainy weather is threatening.