Having a wood umbrella in your backyard or patio can help to transform your outdoor living space into an outdoor room. Whether it’s a wood beach umbrella to create a pleasant shaded environment at the beach or outdoor wooden umbrellas that shades your lawn chairs or acts as a decorative aspect of an outdoor space, umbrellas are important.
They provide shade from the sun, protection from rain showers and comfort for years to come. An umbrella provides a welcoming and fun aspect to your yard. It should reflect who you are as a person.
There are a number of factors that can influence your choice of wood umbrellas, and a number of practical things to consider. Here are a few important things to look at before buying:
There is the classic round umbrella, but there are square umbrellas as well as octagon umbrellas. Umbrellas are versatile and you can find them in any size imaginable from classic wood patio umbrellas with shade ranges from 4-6 feet in width, to larger models all the way to 13 feet wide. An interesting look could be several smaller umbrellas in various colors that would cover the same space that a large umbrella can cover. Some color palettes in the umbrella could be complementary.
Style is important as well. Square umbrellas give a more casual feel. And dark colors can add rich tones to your area. There exist many styles and you can create your own distinctive look. Decide on the feel and ambiance. You want your outdoor décor to reflect your style; then simply pair a wood umbrella with furniture and other pieces that fit with your aesthetic.
In addition to style, it’s also important to consider functionality. What do you want your wood umbrella to be able to do? For instance, you can put a table in one spot, and two or three people can sit and eat, or if lounge chairs are more your style, several smaller wood umbrellas may be perfect. Will this be an umbrella you toss into the car and go to the beach with, or something large enough to transform an outdoor space?
Look to the versatility as well as what you do with it. Is it a wood umbrella you move often? You might want to choose a bamboo umbrella perhaps? Or do you want something elegant like a teak umbrella that is put up once a year? Do you need the charm and functionality of a levered umbrella, or would something more simple suffice? There are certain features to look for. Some may come with stands, while others appear to hang in the air.
There are a variety of different types of wood umbrellas for different décors. A coastal look with a Mediterranean flavor is identifiable by vibrant colors such as blues and greens that are meant to give off the vibe of being at the beach. Materials that tend to have a natural look or are white, enhanced with deep colored woods like teak can give an elegant look to an outdoor space, especially when paired with similar toned outdoor furniture. The shape can also give the appearance of fun or elegance.
First, consider what you’ll need it for. Do you have a big family that barbeques? Are you spending the summer on the beach? Do you want to create an intimate space like a French café for coffee, a croissant and a good book for just one or two? Consider all the possibilities.
Next, look at your lifestyle. Will you be using it day to day, or just on special occasions?
Finally, think about where you’re going to put it. Will it go near a tree, or a wall? Or will it be in a pool area? Or an open space out in the yard? Or on a patio or deck?
The position plays an important role in how it should look, as well as the size you need and the structure or stand to support it. The umbrella canopy is supported by ribs that are mounted on a pole. The more ribs an umbrella has, the stronger and more stable the umbrella. This can make a difference if you are in high wind area. It can also make a difference in how often you raise and lower the umbrella. Ready to shop for a wood umbrella? Check out our big collection today!