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Protecting yourself from the sun in the garden: 12 solutions in pictures

Protecting yourself from the sun in the garden: 12 solutions in pictures

Protecting yourself from the sun in the garden: 12 solutions in pictures © Castorama

The sun and the hot weather sometimes spoil the pleasure in the garden. Parasol, shade sail, awning or even pergola will protect you from UV rays on your terrace or by the pool. The proof in 12 solutions.The mercury rises and the sun invites you to enjoy the outdoors … If, for you, the summer season is made up of meals in the garden, naps outside, or quite simply moments of relaxation it is essential to protect yourself from the sun. Even if the heat is not scorching, the sun’s rays can sometimes be scorching, to the point of attacking your eyes and skin. The remark is particularly true for children, who must absolutely be protected from harmful UV rays. There are many solutions to shelter your balcony, your terrace or the edge of your swimming pool. Parasol, shade sail, awning, arbor, pergola … adapt to all situations and all budgets. Here are 12 solutions as practical as they are aesthetic to laze outside in peace!

A large offset parasol for optimal protection

A large offset parasol for optimal protection © Gamm Vert

The solution : The deported parasol adapts to the whole family but also to all periods of the day. Modular, it can be oriented in the direction you want, and its offset foot does not interfere.

The effect: Very large, the parasol envelops the guests like a cocoon.

A large offset parasol for optimal protection

A bioclimatic pergola for indoor and outdoor living

A bioclimatic pergola for indoor and outdoor living © Akena

The solution : The bioclimatic pergola is resistant to all weathers and allows you to live outside as well as inside. A dining area and a lounge area can be arranged to take advantage of the summer mildness while being protected from the sun and shelter in the event of a light rain.

The effect: the pergola is seen here as an extension of the house, an additional room halfway between the interior and the exterior.

A bioclimatic pergola for indoor and outdoor living

A shade sail for a nap like on the beach

Several shade sails for a natural effect © Castorama

The solution : Lightweight, the shade sail is easy to install and adapts to all surfaces. Discreet, it can easily be unhooked in windy conditions.

The effect: Vaporous, the sail moves slightly with the wind. The atmosphere is very poetic. We feel projected on the beach by the sea …

A shade sail for a nap like on the beach

A sliding canvas arbor for custom shade

A sliding canvas arbor for custom shade © Jardiland

The solution : A generously sized gazebo, as aesthetic as it is practical. Its elegant structure will be discreet in the garden. Its sliding sail will allow you to modulate the area to be sheltered.

The effect: Its structure can also serve as a support for your climbing plants to become a decorative element in its own right.

A sliding canvas arbor for custom shade

A tailor-made awning for a pleasant lunch

A tailor-made awning for a pleasant lunch © Lapeyre

The solution : A blind that unfolds above the garden furniture to eat outside with your head in the shade. The awning adapts to the dimensions of your terrace or, as here, of your openings, and thus protects, at the same time, your living room from the heat.

The effect: Small, it adapts to all surfaces, including balconies. A good idea to provide shade without cluttering up the floor space, which is often limited there.

A tailor-made awning for a pleasant lunch

An XXL parasol for a well-sheltered terrace

An XXL parasol for a well-sheltered terrace © Hespéride

The solution : A large format parasol that optimally protects the terrace. Its square shape allows it to house a larger surface to provide more freshness. Ideal for spending the afternoon with your head in the shade.

The effect: An enveloping format, perfect for large garden furniture.

An XXL parasol for a well-sheltered terrace

A curtain arbor for a cocoon effect

A curtain arbor for a cocoon moment © Truffaut

The solution : Is your terrace large? If space is a luxury, a very large surface sometimes becomes a problem, and the terrace then lacks privacy. The arbor allows to divide the place, while creating a pleasant shade, worthy of that of a veranda.

The effect: Open curtains, the arbor is an effective and architectural protection to protect you from the sun; curtains closed, it transforms into a cocoon space, reassuring.

A curtain arbor for a cocoon effect

A straight parasol for shade at a low price

A straight parasol for shade at a low price © Jardiland

The solution : It is a must for terraces, especially when they are equipped with a garden table, but it also finds its place by the pool to house a deckchair. The parasol is available in several formats, including an XXL version for large terraces.

The effect: The downside of the right parasol is that the shade it offers is sometimes limited. Prefer a large version and a light color, which will repel UV rays.

A straight parasol for shade at a low price

A camouflage-style arbor for a nature terrace

A camouflage net pergola © Maisons du Monde

The solution : Camouflage nets were simply attached to an arbor. An economical solution that is easy to implement even on a large surface.

The effect: The sun is obscured in a heterogeneous way, which makes it possible to benefit from its rays as under the branches of a tree. Poetic effect guaranteed!

A camouflage-style arbor for a nature terrace

A maxi store to protect the whole family

An XXL blue awning for my terrace © Dickson

The solution : Large terrace or large family? Opt for a panoramic blind! It will cover the entire terrace and allow children to always be protected from the sun.

The effect: With its bright color, it brings a festive side to the terrace.

A maxi store to protect the whole family

A self-supporting tonelle and canisses for a natural effect

A self-supporting tonelle and canisses for a natural effect © Leroy Merlin

The solution : This self-supporting structure is placed on the terrace, and can then be covered with canisses, canvas, or left bare for the aesthetic side. A flexible and practical solution that adapts to all exteriors.

The effect: Canisses create a soft shadow, like under trees, and offer a very natural effect.

A self-supporting tonelle and canisses for a natural effect

An X-shaped parasol to create a pergola effect

A modular parasol on an X-shaped foot © ALL +

The solution : More than a parasol, this X-shaped freestanding structure protects a very large part of your terrace or your garden.

The effect: You could almost believe that you are under a pergola, or on the private beach of a large Cannes hotel!

An X-shaped parasol to create a pergola effect

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