What do we really need for summer enjoyment on the terrace or in the garden? What counts as an extra and what is a must-have? Everyone can arrange their own priorities. For most of you, however, we believe that comfortable seating and sun protection are the top priorities. Are we right These two facilities already bring enough comfort and options to better enjoy the summer out there. In the following article, we will focus on that Sun protection theme.
We provide an overview of the current options. We then illustrate several design ideas using numerous pictures.
The trees are a popular strategy for sun protection in the courtyard
Natural sun protection for a zen mood
Natural sun protection can be understood in many ways. In a garden, it is the tall trees that cast shadows through their crowns and provide incredible relaxation. This dual use is what makes it so popular with many home and garden owners. You can also achieve a similar sun protection on a terrace or veranda.
You can plant bonsai or other taller plants in plant beds or flower pots.
We understand something else by natural sun protection: It’s about making maximum use of the special features of the environment. Where does the shadow fall from the surrounding buildings and at what time? Take a closer look at these factors and position your seats accordingly. In many cases, the shadow falls just right and you can save yourself additional measures.
This awning also serves as a great accent
Awnings for a beach atmosphere
Would you like a maritime design in your front yard, back yard or on the terrace? The awnings offer you exactly that and they also look very classy, elegant and modern. However, there are some special design features that must be observed. The character of the wall and the floor must be such that loosening and wrestling are impossible. The qualitative reconstruction is also quite expensive. If you choose to do this, you need to be sure of your choice.
The modern parasol is flexible and ensures a lot of comfort
Parasol and sun seals – the flexible solution
The parasols are the most flexible and one of the cheapest solutions. Of course there are different price ranges and qualities on the market. Depending on your choice, you can achieve a noble and modern appearance on the terrace or in the garden with such a sun protection. Parasols are not only suitable if you are short of money. They can also help you if you still want to experiment with garden design.
The situation is similar with the sun sails. They’re a little more complicated to install, but just as cheap. With awnings you can achieve an original, exotic atmosphere. This allows you to overshadow a wider area cheaply.
The fabric is of crucial importance for both the parasols and the sun sails. Choose fabrics that will not fade in color over time and that will provide you with good UV protection. This is the only way to protect your health during a longer stay in the garden.
The pergolas are still popular as a sun protection option
The pergola as a sun protection option
The most complex variant for sun protection in the garden is of course the pergola. If it is realized as a DIY project, the bottom line is that it could get along pretty cheap. Before you invest the effort and money, however, you should find the best possible space for your pergola outside from a design point of view. Both these and the other types of sun protection usually have several functions. They work well as privacy screens and structure the room. With natural sun protection and also with the pergolas, wrong decisions in this area are difficult to make up for. So invest time in careful planning and seek advice from a good designer.
The different colors make a big difference in the garden
Summary: which sun protection is modern?
The solutions that we have listed are rather traditional, but they can also be found in the current design. Modern sun protection does not come from the means, but from innovative use and multifunctional use. Innovations in technology, fabrics and design make installation easier, offer more safety and protect our health more effectively.
Modern sun protection is also very flexible and multifunctional. We can adapt this to the changes in our environment right away. In addition, from the designer’s point of view, it can take on several functions in the garden. If you stick to this rule, you will have modern sun protection and excellent summer enjoyment.