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.