How to Buy Outdoor Patio Furniture
Patio umbrellas aren’t just for tables anymore. Freestanding cantilevered umbrellas that can provide shade anywhere—not just over your dining table—are a popular trend right on the patio scene. Plus, they add a touch of color and pattern to a monochromatic space.
Look for: UV-resistant fabric; a strong frame and solid base; a wind vent to keep the umbrella steady on windy days.
Expert tip: Keep safety in mind if you live in windy area. For example, large cantilevered models should have double wind vents.