Introduction to 7 to 8 Foot Umbrellas
Our second smallest patio umbrella size and most popular choice among consumers, a 7 foot patio umbrella offers tremendous decorative and functional value to any outdoor setting, as well as ease of use and versatility. Due to its overwhelming popularity and mass appeal, you will find the greatest selection of styles, finishes, shapes, materials, and fabrics for 7 foot patio umbrellas. PatioLiving carries a varied inventory of umbrellas in this size, with frames constructed from popular wood, fiberglass, and aluminum materials. With options to appeal to any budget and personal style preferences, you’re sure to find a 7 foot patio umbrella or a 8 foot patio umbrella that will function beautifully in your outdoor space.
Pairing Patio Furniture with 7 to 8 Foot Umbrellas
A 7 ft patio umbrella and an 8 foot umbrella both allow for a great amount of versatility in styling. These size umbrellas are small enough to pair well with compact furniture, such as bistro tables or single lounge chairs, yet large enough to provide shade cover to a four chair dining set or as many as six people standing. They are an ideal option in restaurants, cafes, or other commercial settings, as they provide comfortable shade for small to medium sized groups without being oversized. In residential settings, these size umbrellas pair especially well with two lounge chairs and an end table for a balanced and intimate seating area. A 7 foot patio umbrella will also provide total shade coverage on a small patio or dock without overwhelming the space, making them ideal for those with sun sensitivity who still enjoy being outdoors.
Decorating with 7 to 8 Foot Umbrellas
Relatively easy to decorate with, a 7 ft patio umbrella pairs well with numerous furnishing arrangements. As the most popular umbrella selection, they blend seamlessly with nearly every aesthetic, not appearing too large or too small. Due to their versatility, these size umbrellas can be kept for many years and incorporated into any outdoor scheme, even when patio furniture is rearranged or cushions are switched out. For maximum use and years of enjoyment, we recommend investing in a high quality frame and fabric in a neutral color. In addition to the frame and shade, your 7 ft patio umbrella will require 30 to 75 pounds of securing weight from an umbrella base to remain standing through shifting winds and weather changes.
For more information about patio umbrellas, read PatioLiving's Patio Umbrella Buying Guide to learn more about patio umbrella sizing, construction, materials, and features.