Pretty parasols for your garden: from maximalist to neutral

Picture this: you’ve got the sun lounger at the ready, an icy drink in one hand, and a good book in the other. But, what’s missing? Say hello to pretty parasols – compact, easy to use, and your best friend on hot summer days.

Apart from protecting you from UV rays and offering the perfect shady spot for relaxing in the garden, pretty parasols are also ideal for livening up your outdoors.

But first, let’s talk about practicalities. To ensure you can enjoy your parasol for years to come, invest in a durable solution. Think water-repellent fabrics, with a sturdy base, and UV-resistant. When not in use, remember to either store it in a shed or use a weatherproof cover to avoid any fading and damage.

When it comes to style, these days you can find a multitude of options available, whether you prefer a maximalist look drenched in colours and patterns or a more pared-back Scandi-inspired aesthetic. We’ve got something for every taste and budget.

To help you enjoy British balmy days this summer, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite solutions. Get your screenshot button ready – you’re going to love these! Let’s take a look…

garden with dining set and patterned parasol
Classic round parasol with Christopher Farr Cloth’s Carnival Celeste fabric, £995, Neptune.
Clarissa 25m tilting parasol in Ivory, £79, Danetti.

Pretty patterned parasols

From florals and stripes to geometric shapes, we love how these daring solutions are adorned with fringe and ruffles.

Patterned parasols with florals, stripes, and geometric shapes
1. Riviera retro floral parasol, £325, Raj Tent Club. 2. Tassel umbrella, £99, Dobbies. 3. HKliving Graphic twist beach umbrella, £335, Bøde Living.
Patterned parasols for garden
1. HKliving Pink khaki striped parasol, £350, Rose & Grey. 2. Garden umbrella Umbra, £249, Idyll Home.

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Colourful designs

Want to keep it simple but still add a sprinkle of interest to your garden? Enter: colourful parasols.

simple, colourful umbrellas for the garden
1. Luxe beach umbrella in Olive, £98, The Coastal Lifestyle Company. 2. Teal tassel parasol, £120, Ella James. 3. Burnt Orange 2.7m steel garden parasol, £49.99, VonHaus.

Nice and neutral

If you’re more into pared-back aesthetics, then you’re going to love these simple parasols in creamy tones.

neutral umbrellas
1. Seurat macrame parasol, £380, Sweetpea & Willow. 2. Hanway garden parasol in Oatmeal, £525, Oka. 3. Parasol YPPENBJERG D200 in beige with green dots, £89.99, Jysk. 4. Deluxe round aluminium Almond parasol 3m with 25kg base, £298, Bridgman.

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