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Shade Solutions For Your Backyard Oasis

Tami_Smight_HeadshotShade Solution For Your Backyard Oasis

To create an inviting outdoor room in your backyard, there are some essential elements to work into your design.  SCV summers offer warmer days and nights, the sun can be really intense.  To keep your patio cool and comfortable, try these shade solutions.

Guests will enjoy outdoor entertaining much more if there are shaded spots from the sun.  There are a variety of design methods to provide this shade.  Consider planting mature trees, patio covers, retractable awnings or patio umbrellas.


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An oversized patio umbrella offers shade when needed, then at night, becomes a great spot to hang lanterns or twinkling lights.

Consider an umbrella that can be tipped to block the sun. Be sure the umbrella is anchored into a strong base to combat SCV winds.

As the weather warms, creating outdoor rooms is our specialty.  We are only a phone call away. 661 430-0127

Tami Smight Interiors, a full-service interior design firm, has been gracing southern California homes with warm, accessible designs since 2004.

As a certified professional interior designer, Tami Smight shares expert design tips, tricks and trends in her column. Check out her articles in our SCV "Your Home Inside And Out"section