Outdoor living spaces can add a lot of value to your home, not to mention all the extra space for entertaining, enjoying the beautiful summer weather, and just relaxing and taking a few minutes to yourself. But if your backyard gets baked by the sun, you might find that a few minutes are all you want to spend out there!
If you’d love to get more use out of your outdoor spaces without a scalding sunburn, these DIY backyard sun shade ideas might be just the ticket. Whether you’re looking for something portable that can be moved around the yard to suit your current mood or a big, bold, statement piece like a pergola that’s as functional as it is stylish, you’ll find there’s a backyard sun shade that suits your design sensibilities, budget, and DIY skills, whether they be sewing, carpentry, metalwork, or something else altogether!
These nifty projects do more than just keep off the sun. Use shade panels to define outdoor seating areas, or add privacy from nosy neighbors around your pool or deck. Keep in mind that adjustable panels are the most useful; you can always remove or retract them if you decide you need more light, or if heavy wind threatens to damage them. Ready to beat that sweltering summer heat? Check out these DIY backyard sun shade ideas that will have you spending your entire summer outdoors.