For an ornate shade that doubles as a decorative garden focal point, consider a gazebo – essentially an open-sided garden house. Most require little groundwork beyond laying a flat base. ‘Our handcrafted rusted iron design can be left as an open structure for climbing plants or fitted with roof liners’, says Jan Howard, owner of Room in the Garden.
❝ CONSIDER A DECORATIVE DAYBED OR TENT FOR SOMETHING MORE PERMANENT THAN A PARASOL BUT WITHOUT INTRODUCING YEAR-ROUND STRUCTURE❞
TARA KING, STYLE CONTENT EDITOR