A lovely sunny garden is of course always nice, where you can sunbathe and chill in the summer. But it is also nice to create a place where there is always shade. Especially in the hottest period on a tropical day, a shady spot in the garden is a wonderful oasis that offers a bit of cooling. A garden awning is therefore always a good idea. Garden awnings and garden covers are available in many different types, sizes and colors. A suitable garden awning can be created for every garden. We show you what is possible with the most beautiful inspirational examples of garden awnings, fun ideas and useful tips for every garden!
1. Space Wall
Space Wall is a modern garden awning from the Italian brand KE Outdoor Design. On one side it is attached to the wall, while the outside is supported by two sturdy legs. The large cloth offers protection against the sun and is also wind resistant. You can have it made to measure up to a maximum length and width of 700 cm. More information? Click here .
2. Modern pergola Isola 2
Traditional pergolas are characterized by a wooden structure, but nowadays very modern pergolas are also available. Isola 2 is a very good example of this, also from KE Outdoor Design. The big advantage is that this modern garden awning is available in a self-supporting version, so that you can create a covered terrace in the middle or back of the garden, for example. The fabric is attached to a system of cross beam profiles, trolleys and guides and the system allows horizontal sliding. Click here for more information.
3. Sunshade Olanda
Awnings are of course also very good garden awnings. And these days, sunscreens are very beautiful and sophisticated. This awning is from Frigerio Living, characterized with aluminum folding arms. As you can see, you can provide a super large terrace with shade. And the big advantage is that you can also slide it in very easily at times when the sun is not so flawless. Click here to read more!
4. Shade cloth
A while ago, we showed you Shelby ‘s inspiring garden makeover , who has created a delightful patio. With a simple shade cloth, she has created a budget-friendly garden awning where she can escape from the bright sun for a while. Our tip is to look for a water-resistant shade cloth, so you don’t have to take it off when it rains. Click here for a nice example. If you want a larger garden awning, you can use a larger shade cloth. It is also a nice idea to combine several shade sails.
Make a DIY shade cloth
Various garden awnings have been created in the perfect Ibiza garden . You will find a modern pergola at the back of the garden, a triangular shade cloth above the pool, and a lovely covered terrace with a DIY shade cloth. So you can easily make your own shade cloth. Below you see some very nice inspiration examples!
6. Scaffolding tubes
Scaffolding tubes are super versatile, you can make a lot of cool things with them for both inside the house and in the garden. At Lana’s The Joy Blog, we found a really cool DIY garden awning, made with scaffolding tubes. The special thing is that she didn’t make it for herself, but for her plants! Click here to see Lana’s manual!
7. Classic garden cover
A suitable garden awning can be found for every style of home. Above we have shown a number of very sleek modern garden awnings. If you have a classic and characteristic home, this classic garden cover from UNOSIDER might be nice. It is made with a stylish steel profile and features graceful details. Do you like it? Click here to read more about it.
8. Minimalist design
At UNOSIDER we also came across this great garden awning, the Carloforte sail. It is characterized by a minimalist design, consisting of two oblique u-shaped legs. The legs are attached to the floor to ensure sturdiness. The legs are available in stainless steel, but as you can see, black legs are also super tough. Read here more about Carloforte sail.
9. Natural garden awning
Do you have a beautiful bohemian or Ibiza garden? Then a natural garden awning is super beautiful. On the beautiful island you will find many terraces, which are equipped with the most beautiful natural canopies. You can make it very easily or have it made using wooden posts or a wooden pergola and a roof of reed mats or willow mats. Give your garden the ultimate holiday feeling!
10. Luxury cabana bed
Speaking of Ibiza and holiday feeling, you should not miss a luxurious lounger in your garden. And if you are already looking, then choose a luxurious cabana bed. This is a luxurious lounger with an awning, so that you can sit, lie and chill in the sun and in the shade. Below you can see the great Zen Light from the Italian brand Exteta. Wouldn’t it be great if you had these in the garden? Click here to read more about it.
11. Shadow mesh
If you like shade, but not too much shade, a shade net or a camouflage net can be a good solution. The principle is comparable to a shade cloth, the main difference is that a shade net offers 50% less shade. So you will have a garden awning with half shade and half sun. It is available here in a variety of sizes and colors.
12. Polycarbonate sheets
This is Olivia’s garden from Texas. She has created a lovely covered terrace in her garden that makes you instantly jealous when you see it. The terrace has wooden floorboards and with cedar planks she has made a garden awning construction, on which so-called polycarbonate sheets have been placed. The big advantage of polycarbonate sheets is that they are translucent. So you are in the shade, but you have the advantage that it is nice and light, both on the terrace and inside the house. Click here and read all about Olivia’s inspiring patio makeover!