Summer is basically here, so it’s time to get outside. Of course, while spending time in the sun is a good thing, you may sometimes want a bit of shade. That’s why it’s a good idea to have a patio umbrella or two at home. Most are easy to open and then fold away, so they won’t take up too much space when not in use, and you can fill up your poolside or garden with them to keep everyone cool. There are a few different design options to choose consider—some are cantilevered, for instance, and you can also decide between one with aluminum elements or one with teak components. Here, a few of our favorites that will pair well with whatever outdoor lounge area you’ve got going.
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Tuuci Ocean Master Cantilever Umbrella
It wouldn’t be a truly representative list of the best outdoor umbrellas without at least one entry from Tuuci. Like all of the brand’s pieces, this one is made with marine-grade materials to the standards of a finely-tuned racing yacht. All to say that it’s incredibly durable, with a stainless steel and aluminum build that’s meant to last for many years. And if this particular model doesn’t suit your needs, no worries—RH has the world’s largest retail assortment of Tuuci shades on the market, so there’s plenty to choose from.
Williams Sonoma Home Teak Umbrella
While many patio umbrellas are made with metal materials, this one opts for a more natural teak that’s harvested from Forest Stewardship Council-certified forests. With a ten-foot span, it will cover most any lounger that you’re snoozing in.
Ballard Designs Umbrella with Trim
Obviously, patio umbrellas should keep you in the shade first and foremost, but they should look great too. This one comes in a wide variety of colors, from mint green to bright red, so it can easily pair with whatever outdoor setup you’ve got going on. The double-scalloped edge adds an elegant touch to the overall look.
One Kings Lane Fringe Patio Umbrella
An umbrella with fringe may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it certainly makes more of a statement than your run-of-the-mill piece of patio furniture. This one is made with Sunbrella acrylic, as well as stainless steel, and is great for channeling a resort vibe—even if you’re just lounging at home.
RST Brands Portofino Umbrella
It’s not exactly breaking any design rules, but there’s a classic look to RST Brand’s umbrella that will appeal to those who want something a bit more pared back. The cantilevered design, which can be easily folded away when not in use, is another perk.
Arhaus Scalloped Market Umbrella
The scalloped edges of Arhaus’s umbrella give it a playful look, plus, its octagon shape differentiates it from the many square or round umbrellas out there. Mix and match it with a few others in different colorways for a fun look.
Frontgate Round Side Mount Umbrella
This umbrella looks a bit like someone made Flos’ Arco light into a piece of outdoor furniture, but, given that piece’s popularity, that’s certainly not a bad thing. The canopy can rotate, so users can easily relocate their seating without getting stuck in the sun. It’s available in a few different sizes too, so it can fit many different spaces and lifestyles.