April has come and gone, which means Spring is in full swing and summer is on the horizon! Time to get our porches, pools, and gardens ready. At The Well Appointed House, we’ve found that one of the easiest ways to freshen up your home’s exterior is with an outdoor umbrella. Umbrellas are a great investment because they offer both function and flair. A pop of color or a clean, neutral accent will enhance your patio’s style, and you and your loved ones will enjoy its shady oasis on a hot, sunny day. Whether you pair your umbrella with a chaise lounge, a garden bench, or a wrought iron dining table, it instantly pulls your outdoor decor together. Match teak furnishings with a versatile white or beige, or mix things up with a vibrant blue or orange hue! If you want to do something a little different with your umbrella, add a string of twinkly or frosted globe lights through the frame for soft nighttime lighting. Check out some of our favorite outdoor umbrella looks below, and shop our collection here!