The 4 Best Umbrellas for Your Patio

In the summer, patio umbrellas are a must. Today, we'll leave you with our top picks.
The 4 Best Umbrellas for Your Patio

Last update: 07 January, 2019

In our post today, we’d like to show you how to choose a patio umbrella. Umbrellas are an indispensable summer accessory, just like shades and canopies, for any open space.

We don’t just use them on the beach or at the pool, but they’re also great for our decks, patios and backyards as well.

There are more and more warnings against the negative effects of excessive sun exposure. Patio umbrellas are a great way to protect ourselves from the sun, especially during the hottest hours of the day.

As you’ll read here, there is a huge variety of options available; and we’re not just talking about designs, but price as well. Additionally, don’t forget that you can also buy them online, which is easier and a time-saver.

Below, we’ll show you some patio umbrella examples that we found on the current market.


Our first example comes from the newer models available at IKEA. This umbrella comes with a base.

It features a rather simple, subtle design with alternating turquoise and light beige bands.

It costs 19.99 euros. However, if you don’t want to buy the base, it’ll only cost you 7.99 euros. Also, remember that the base is totally recyclable.

Sombrilla IKEA.

The set-up is fairly simple, but the website has a PDF with instructions just in case you need some help.

This umbrella’s star feature is the fabric; it offers solid protection from UV rays thanks to its SPF 25+ factor.


The next patio umbrella on our list also comes from the new collections at IKEA. Like our first example, this umbrella has a base that needs to be filled with sand.

It’s beige, so you’ll need to be careful about stains. Once opened, the umbrella automatically locks into place. It costs 99.99 euros.

What’s more, it tilts, giving you shade at any hour of the day without having to move around. The fabric is waterproof in addition to being SPF 50+, which is a higher grade of protection than the first umbrella on our list.

Sombrilla beige IKEA.

You don’t have to worry about it rusting over time or deteriorating for other reasons because it has an aluminum post.

As for the fabric, you can just wash in your washing machine as long as you don’t use a setting over 40ºC. You can also iron it but make sure to turn it over and don’t use temperatures that are hotter than 110ºC.

On a further note, you can also complete the set with an umbrella case, like the one from the TOSTERÖ collection, also at IKEA. It only costs 10 euros.


The PAPAYE umbrella is available at Maisons du Monde. It’s collapsible and comes with a base that opens by a hand crank.

It costs 69.99 euros and comes in three colors:

To find the best color for your patio, just think about your patio decor or avoid the colors that’ll get the dirtiest.

On top of it all, this umbrella is made with disposable materials so you can just recycle them when you don’t want it anymore.

Patio umbrellas: PALMA model

PALMA comes from Maisons du Monde (link in Spanish) as well. It features an aluminum structure and 100% polyester fabric. It’s also collapsible, which is a plus for when you need to store it at the end of summer.

This umbrella costs 99.99 euros. There are 6 color options available:

If you like to buy online, the shipping fee is around 14.90 euros. Also, don’t forget that it’s a recyclable product. So, if you’re concerned about the environment, the PALMA umbrella is a great option.

Patio umbrella conclusion

We hope that our patio umbrella examples were helpful. With a patio umbrella, you can spend lots of time outdoors, free from the sun’s rays. In addition to your patio, you can also set one up on your deck or in your backyard.

Looking for the right umbrella for your home is just like anything else; just find the one that best fits with your patio decor and the space available. Most umbrellas are collapsible, which is a big advantage when you need to put them away.