Introduction to Rectangular Outdoor Umbrellas
A rectangular patio umbrella refers to any outdoor umbrella with a rectangularly shaped shade. The style, materials, and particular dimensions of these umbrellas varies, and PatioLiving carries a diverse mix of rectangular options suited for various settings and style preferences, from premium brands such as Galtech and Treasure Garden. While traditional umbrellas feature equilateral shade designs, rectangular umbrellas are oblong, giving them an element of experimental flair and contemporary relevance. As well as stylistic appeal, these umbrellas cast a wide shade covering over any outdoor space, providing functional protection from sun, light rain, and other elements.
Benefits of Rectangular Patio Umbrellas
A rectangular patio umbrella provides an alternative shade solution to anyone seeking to style their outdoor space in a nontraditional aesthetic. Sleek and simple, these umbrellas possess the same functionalities as traditional round umbrella styles, with options from cantilever to center pole to aluminum. These umbrellas are also advantageous in spaces where a traditional shape umbrella may not fit or provide adequate overhead covering.
Decorating with Rectangular Outdoor Umbrellas
Our rectangular patio umbrella selection includes center pole, offset, and even aluminum shade styles, with each style connoting a different aesthetic. Center pole options emulate a classic, elegant aesthetic that will pair well with almost any traditional furniture set. Offset and aluminum selections create a decidedly contemporary and striking effect in any space, making them especially well suited to commercial settings. Offset and aluminum models also function well as free standing pieces, providing shade on open decks or other open areas. Any style of rectangular patio umbrella provide adequate shade coverage to furniture arranged in a single row and facing in one direction, such as a line of strap chaise lounges set up along a pool deck or a series of lounge chairs all facing towards a stunning vista. A rectangular umbrella can also function well in a narrow space that is similarly oblong in shape, such as a walkway or on the side of a building, where a traditional round umbrella may not adequately cover the space but shade cover is still necessary. These umbrellas can also serve as a versatile substitute for an overhead awning or solid cover, as their flat sides can be situated flush against any traditional building to create an area of complete shade coverage for anyone stepping outside.
For more information about patio umbrellas, read PatioLiving's Patio Umbrella Buying Guide to learn more about patio umbrella sizing, construction, materials, and features.