Backyard patio is perfect place to relax or entertain friends. If you, too, are in serious need of some shelter from the sun, I’ve rounded up a lot affordable projects for shades. Many such screens are made from fabric or canvas, but even materials like lattice and bamboo are good options.
Installing a shade sail is a low-cost way to create a cooler, comfier outdoor space. If you’re an experienced in DIY, you can even pretty up your patio with a canopy shade or pergola and it doesn’t have to break your budget.
Find the inspiration below to get started in our gallery of beautiful DIY canopy shades and pergola.