The patio is a place to be creative and have a little fun. Outdoor umbrellas are a great way to add a little pizazz! You can go with traditional, classically designed Pottery Barn Outdoor Umbrellas or you can do something different. Throw in a fun Pagoda umbrella, or a retro 50’s or 60’s style with scalloped edges — or better yet go with bamboo or a thatched umbrella for some swanky sun shade. The world is your oyster, and I say, the more fun you have with your patio decor, the more fun you’ll have with friends there. I may be biased, but I think our sister site The Well Appointed House – has the most fabulous outdoor umbrellas at great prices! Here are some favorites:
Here are a few other ideas for inspiration:
How fun are these pointy pagoda inspired umbrellas from PIER 1 Imports? Click here to view it in the blue floral . They are such fun! I can’t help but feel happy when looking at them! Scroll down for more and click images to view details and pricing:
Other fun sources include Hedge Row Studio where you can get creative and design your own. Choose the colors, design it yourself. Santa Barbara umbrellas are fabulous, too. They are quite pricey, but gorgeous! Take a look:
Send us your favorite outdoor umbrella ideas and we hope you have enjoyed perusing our fabulous finds!
Update after the post went live:
My friend Catherine Tompkins of My Life in Parties just emailed over this beautiful mirrored umbrella that she got at a flea market in Rowayton, CT and used for a “Passage to India” party. Love it – thanks for sharing Catherine! Send us your photos, too!