I have always loved awnings ever since I was a little girl, seeing them on homes at the shore.
I can imagine feeling a soft breeze in the shade, enjoying the deck or porch, sipping on iced tea.
To me, they are friendly and welcoming, as well as pretty and functional.
Awnings provide a beautiful and usable oasis to relax.
We are probably not traveling or going on vacations this summer, so the back yard needs to serve as a miniature vacation spot.
With a newly obtained shade, the outdoors can become a UV ray sun protected place to “work from home” and enjoy the fresh air at the same time.
Being outside may be the safest way to socialize with our friends and family.
Did you know? Awnings can also reduce energy costs by as much as 25%, making them an economical and eco-friendly design choice.
I consider awnings an extension of an interior window treatment for this reason. For windows that receive too much sunlight, an awning would help reduce the heat of the interior room and help protect the floors and furnishings from fading, and the breakdown of fabrics and leather from cracking.
If you would like to create an outdoor living space like these, Lenore Frances Home Interiors can help you with everything you need to make the appropriate decisions for your home, awnings & outdoor furniture included.
I, too, am a big fan of awnings… and I appreciate you sharing how they can be used to protect the interior furnishings in a room that gets a lot of sunlight, while extending the time outdoor space can be used.
The the pretty ones add so much visual panache to a home or business, as well!
I love the information here. Awnings are great for your outdoor space.
Awnings are a lifesaver when you have an unshaded yard. Thanks for the great post.
With our own backyard oasis project, we went back-and-forth between a floor umbrella or an awning. My parents have had openings in both of their homes and love them. In the end, with the design of our new decks, we chose to go with an umbrella. But thank you for sharing this wonderful information on awnings.
Wow, I loved learning that awnings reduce energy costs by as much as 25%, making them an economical and eco-friendly design choice!
I love awnings. We have metal ones on some of our windows. Makes a big difference during the summer.
Thanks for sharing this, Lenore! From vintage feel striped canvas to contemporary sail shapes, awnings can add so much charm as well as function!