Retro patio umbrellas have gone viral – these are my 9 super affordable favorites in the Memorial Day sales

The easiest, and most affordable way to create a resort-like feel at home, a sun umbrella is a way to instantly elevate your patio. Bonus – there are some fabulous deals in the Memorial Day sales

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I love hosting at this time of year. Hosting in the fall, for me is far more stressful and takes far more organizing. But for the summer, I have a bit of an open-door policy at weekends – friends and family come over to sit in the yard, and enjoy whatever food and drink I can cobble together, expectations are low but the vibes are high.

So I treat my yard with as much care and attention as my kitchen or living room. as it really does become the heart of the home during summer. That means I am always looking out for those key pieces that are going to make the space even more inviting. And right now, top of my list is a patio umbrella. Specifically, a whimsical, slightly retro umbrella.

These seem to have gone viral on social media as a quick way to give any patio a resort-like feel. And I was so surprised when I started shopping at how affordable these pieces can be, made even more affordable in the Memorial Day sales that are happening right now. I am going to share my top finds, some of which are under $100 and have super quick delivery.

Patio with striped rug and white sofa and sun umbrella

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9 beautiful bargain patio umbrella not to miss

I'm convinced that a patio umbrella is the cheapest and chicest way to instantly update your outdoor space. And with so many deals going on over Memorial Day weekend this is the perfect time to buy one to last you all summer.

Head of Interiors

I am the Head of Interiors at Homes & Gardens. I started off in the world of journalism in fashion and luxury travel and then landed my first interiors role at Real Homes and have been in the world of interior design ever since. Prior to my role at H&G I was the digital editor at Livingetc, from which I took a sabbatical to travel in my self-converted van (not as glamorous as decorating a home, but very satisfying). A year later, and with lots of technical DIY lessons learned I am back to writing and editing, sometimes even from the comfort of my home on wheels.