Articles and Ideas for your outdoor space from our outdoor experts

Top 6 Backyard Design Ideas to Add Value to Your Home

Posted by Laura Stanley on 22-Sep-2023 07:55:14

While many homeowners prioritise interior house design, it is critical not to neglect the possibility of the backyard design. No matter the size of your backyard, homeowners and designers can work together on creative projects that will turn any outdoor area into a one-of-a-kind haven. But what backyard improvements can help raise a property's value? Before beginning a project, it's important to estimate its value and keep within your budget, if it's more of a personal nature, like backyard improvements.


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Topics: Outdoor Shade, Patio Umbrella, Outdoor Area Ideas

The Only Patio Umbrella Buying Guide You’ll Ever Need

Posted by Jonathan Blampied on 24-Jan-2023 08:28:54

There is an overflow of patio umbrellas online, people who just want to protect themselves from the weather are suffering from choice paralysis. We’ve scoured the web and pulled from our years of experience, putting together the only Patio Umbrella Buying Guide you’ll ever need. You’ll find information that you can use to couple up with the best umbrella for your space. 

Before we get started, we’re about low friction, ease of use so perhaps you could try out Patio Umbrella Selector. Follow the prompts and our selector will let you know the best umbrella for your space. 

An outdoor umbrella is an essential piece of outdoor furniture that you shouldn’t go past. Providing shade, comfort and style to your patio environment. This collection of information is all you’ll need to choose the best patio umbrella

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Topics: Patio Umbrella, Outdoor Trends

Buyers Guide - Designer Outdoor Trends in 2023

Posted by Jonathan Blampied on 21-Dec-2022 16:36:44

Say goodbye to 2022 and hello to 2023 with some fresh inspiration.

At Shadowspec we’re passionate about outdoor spaces, outdoor design and outdoor furniture. We’ve spoken to designers in our circles about what their predictions are for the upcoming year. 

In this year's almanack we’re going to focus on some upcoming trends in colour and materials as well as the growth of curved shapes melding in with nature. Please enjoy our investigation into trends and a buying guide for quality outdoor furniture. 

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Topics: Outdoor Umbrellas, Patio Umbrella, Outdoor Area Ideas, Wall Mounted Umbrella

A Brief History of the Market Umbrella

Posted by Jonathan Blampied on 21-Jul-2021 09:28:50

The market umbrella has a long regal history.

We are proud proponents of the umbrella, it's heritage and its future in the world.

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Topics: Shade Systems, Outdoor Shade, Patio Umbrella, Market Umbrella

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