среда, 12 августа 2015 г.

5 DIY Ways to Add Shade to Your Deck or Patio

5 DIY Ways to Add Shade to Your Deck or Patio
5 DIY Ways to Add Shade to Your Deck or Patio

DIY Embellished Sail Shade
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Installing a shade sail is a low-cost way to create a cooler, comfier outdoor space. We took a basic, store-bought sail and prettied it up with some grosgrain ribbon. Wrap the support posts in sisal rope for a coastal look.




Curtains do double duty in an outdoor space, providing both shade and privacy. But what if I don't have anything to hang curtains from, you ask? Using planters and 2x4s, designer Brian Patrick Flynn came up with a clever way to install curtains without making structural changes to a deck. Watch the video above to see how he did it.


Living Privacy Wall
Living Privacy Wall

Even if you have a brown thumb, you can create a gorgeous living wall using easy-to-care-for fabric pocket planters. Hang a group of them on a deck or patio, and voila! Your average outdoor space is now a lush, secluded oasis.






Like curtains, a privacy screen can block out light while adding privacy from nosy (or well-meaning) neighbors. Use basic home improvement store materials to make this stylish, herringbone-pattern screen. The secret to the design is laying the boards out at a 22-½ degree angle.


Build a Backyard Pergola
Build a Backyard Pergola

If you're an experienced DIYer, you can even pretty up your patio with a pergola — and it doesn't have to break your budget. Grab a of couple handy friends and make this simple wood structure in just a few days.


Original article and pictures take http://www.hgtv.com/design-blog/outdoors/5-diy-ways-to-add-shade-to-your-deck-or-patio site


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