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Summer is here and the heat is on! Not all of us are as protected from the sun’s rays. An afternoon out on the patio can get mighty uncomfortable even with copious amounts of cider or lemonade in stock. A deck awning is a simple, easy to install and cost-effective solution.

1. Keeping It Simple

There’s no need to get too crazy if all you want is a bit of shade. This simple yellow deck awning gives just enough cover without keeping the back area gloomy. The color blends nicely with the stone to give off a “European café” feel in your own outdoor space.

Source: utahshades.com via Mountain States on Pinterest

 

2. Remember that Summer in Paris?

This fancy, stylish awning gives your area a sophisticated feel that will bring back fond memories (or visions) of living among the haute couture. The colors are matched throughout the deck for a complete look.

Source: 2.bp.blogspot.com via Carolyn’s on Pinterest

 

3. Retractable? Now You’ve Got Options

On days when the weather is just perfect – not too hot, maybe a cool summer breeze in the air – you can retract this awning and open up your patio to the sky. The height of this awning is perfect for letting you enjoy your view when in place.

Source: houzz.com via Sue on Pinterest

 

4. Let in the Light

This deck awning maximizes the available light while giving you just the right look for a wedding or engagement party. Perfect for socializing in the sun.

Source: houzz.com via Gale on Pinterest

 

5. Get Cozy

This ambitious deck awning provides more cover for your partly-enclosed area. It emphasizes privacy while still letting in plenty of light and fresh air.

Source: bhg.com via Marilynne on Pinterest

 

6. Cover All the Angles

The support struts holding this deck awning in place are partly there for a decorative effect that contrasts hard angles, soft fabric and a view that looks on to natural beauty.

Source: outriggerawnings.com.au via Olivia on Pinterest

 

7. Filtered Light on a Nice Day

This scenic deck awning flutters slightly in the wind, letting in rays of light according to the whims of the summer air. With no overhanging coverage coming down the sides, you’ve got maximum view on all sides – perfect for a lake, the woods or an ordinary green back lawn.

Source: elledecor.com via Fashion on Pinterest

 

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Are you particularly proud of your deck awning? Does it add to the unique character of your home? Has it helped your back porch become a social gathering place? Tell us about your experience.

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Cate Morgan-Harlow

Cate Morgan-Harlow is an all arounder, writing about how-to, DIY, and design with gusto. She is a shadowy figure with a mysterious past.