Introduction 11 to 12 Foot Umbrellas
The second largest size of patio umbrellas offered by PatioLiving measure between 11 feet and 12 feet in shade diameter. An 11 foot patio umbrella will provide complete sun protection for a large area, and add an element of functional value to any outdoor setting. The shade provided by an 11 foot patio umbrella is comparable to a patio cover or overhead awning, while also carrying the added advantages of mobility and versatility in use, with tilt, cantilever, and crank options available. Our inventory of umbrellas in this size bracket features a varied selection of colors, materials, and fabrics, as well as complementary bases, with options to appeal to every aesthetic and entertaining style.
Pairing Patio Furniture with 11 to 12 Foot Umbrellas
An 11 foot patio umbrella will offer shade protection over a large area or furniture arrangement, making this size umbrella ideal for large families or homeowners who enjoy entertaining large groups. This size umbrella will comfortably shade dining tables measuring up to 60" round or 72" rectangular, as well as lounge arrangements including sofas, lounge chairs, and several tables. A single 11 foot patio umbrella is sizeable and striking in appearance, making it suitable to stand alone as a covering for driveways, pool decks, or bar areas. In commercial settings, groupings of umbrellas in this size bracket can serve to efficiently offer shade to multiple groups of people, either standing or sitting.
Decorating with 11 to 12 Foot Umbrellas
Umbrellas of this size generally appear best when situated adjacent to a dining, living, or gathering space. A cantilevered option can beautifully offer shade without overwhelming the aesthetic of your furniture arrangement. We recommend coordinating your shade color to elements in your decorative scheme, to create a balanced, harmonious look. Owing to their large size, an 11 foot umbrella or a 12 foot patio umbrella will be more susceptible to damage and wear from wind and rain than smaller umbrellas. To counter the effects of damage and protect your sizeable investment, we recommend pairing your free-standing umbrella with an umbrella base weighing 75 pounds or more and keeping an umbrella cover on hand to protect your umbrella when not in use. An 11 foot umbrella or a 12 foot umbrella being used in conjunction with a dining table will require only a 50 pound base.
For more information about patio umbrellas, read PatioLiving's Patio Umbrella Buying Guide to learn more about patio umbrella sizing, construction, materials, and features.