Different Types of Instant Shade Umbrellas

by Christine Bernardo January 31, 2023

White umbrella seen from above on the terrace of a beach bar

An outdoor umbrella is a fantastic addition to any garden, allowing you better usage of your outdoor space as well as protection from both sun and rain. At Dress Your Space in Geelong, we offer a range of instant shade umbrellas that are compact, convenient and durable. Read on to learn the three main types of shade umbrellas and their uses.

Cantilever Shade Umbrella

Cantilever umbrellas are suspended in the air, supported from a side post and offer unobstructed shelter from the elements. These durable and stylish umbrellas are fixed in one position, allow a great range of movement with 360° rotation, and have tilt features to help you maximise shade throughout the day.

The Instant Shade Aurora Square Umbrella is a 2.8 meter cantilever umbrella designed for functionality and ease of use. The marine-anodised aluminium and solution dyed olefin canvas ensure sturdiness and longevity, even in seaside locations, with a 50km per hour wind rating.

Market Umbrella

Also known as a centre-post umbrella, a market umbrella is a common sight at cafes and restaurants, the style of shade umbrella with which most people are familiar. The umbrella is supported by a freestanding centre pole and base or can go through the centre of a table.

The Instant Shade Monaco Octagonal Umbrella is a modern and stylish European style umbrella available in multiple sizes. It’s easy to open and close with a simple pulley system, while a marine-anodised aluminium materials and premium acrylic canvas provide reliable performance with a 60km per hour wind rating. It’s perfect for patios, backyards, pools and commercial premises.

Wall Mount Shade Umbrella

Like the name suggests, wall mounted umbrellas are mounted to the wall, eliminating the need for a post and heavy base to be positioned on the ground. This is ideal for creating shelter in smaller or more cluttered spaces. A flexible arm and tilting canopy allows you to maximise shade while folding neatly against the wall when not in use.

The Instant Shade Paraflex Umbrella is the only umbrella in Australia specifically designed for wall mounting and is available at Dress Your Space in either 1.9 metres square, 2.7 metres hexagonal or 3 metres hexagonal. This elegant and durable umbrella has a 50km per hour wind rating and is ideal for both residential and commercial use.

Shop for an Outdoor Umbrella in Geelong

Explore the wide range of instant shade umbrellas from Dress Your Space. Shop online or come by our showroom in Geelong for all your outdoor furniture needs. Call us today on 03 5244 1720 or contact us online for more information or advice.

Christine Bernardo
Christine Bernardo


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