David Kirkpatrick

December 12, 2009

Make sure you’re covered …

Filed under: et.al. — Tags: , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 4:29 pm

… from the elements in your outdoor living space with a patio umbrella. Right now the weather outside may be frightful, but spring is coming sooner than you think and right now is a great time to plan your outdoor living area and decor. The patio umbrella for your outdoor furniture may seem like something of an afterthought — it’s just there to keep the sun and elements away after all — but with options including shape, styling, color and material, the patio umbrella can also become a major design element in your overall decor.

Outdora offers a selection of outdoor umbrellas in a number of styles and looks to suit whatever decorating effect you’re looking for. You can find everything from a basic table umbrella for your patio furniture to large awning umbrellas that cover a large swath of patio or deck real estate. Whatever you are looking for in outdoor shading Outdora’s selection can meet your need.

The background of the simple umbrella is interesting. The design is simple and was most likely an improvement over the shade provided by tree canopies. Umbrella use can be historically traced to cultures spanning the globe and utilizing many different materials. At least some umbrellas in ancient Egypt were made from palm leaves or feathers, ancient Greek women used umbrellas as objects of fashion and one district in the Aztec empire used an umbrella consisting of feathers and gold as an identifying banner similar to the modern flag.

The word “umbrella” itself is derived from the Latin umbra. The Latin comes from the ancient Greek ómbros. Both words mean shadow.

Hit any link in this post to find your outdoor patio umbrella at Outdora. Jack Frost may be keeping you from enjoying your outdoor living space right now, but if you plan ahead you’ll be ready to enjoy the very first days of spring.



  1. As the snow is flying I’m dreaming of sitting out on our new deck next spring. Since I’m an avid outdoor person I’ve been working on plans for a new outdoor patio and thinking about the type of furniture and accessories we are going to need.

    Comment by Kimberly Aardal — December 13, 2009 @ 10:55 am

  2. Patio umbrellas are a great way to add shade while still making the surrounding enviroment a comfortable place to relax.

    Comment by MRoberts — December 23, 2009 @ 5:03 pm

  3. the patio furniture that we have at home were all built by my uncle. they are really of great style and quality”~,

    Comment by Detox Diet : — October 29, 2010 @ 2:15 pm

  4. outdoor furnitures should be very well coated with protective varnish to ensure a longer lasting outdoor furniture `,*

    Comment by Jovan Baughn — November 17, 2010 @ 11:29 am

  5. the patio furnitures that we use at home are leather covered and they are really nice ;~”

    Comment by Folding Table — November 17, 2010 @ 11:34 am

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