The way to utilize Shade Sails for Indoor Decoration
Shade sails are soaring triangles of synthetic or canvas stuff, suspended to block the harshest midday sunlight on patios and pool areas. The decorative and practical shade coverings can be layered like a flock of great birds on a patio and adjusted to cast shade as the sun moves across the skies. Indoors, they serve another function, as bright decor and mobile, flexible space dividers.
Hot Air Balloon Room
Pick up a playful vibe at the playroom with glowing kites of shade layered overhead. Choose vivid colors to get high energy: orange and turquoise, blue and red, hot pink and lime. Suspend a couple of sails from the corners of the room so they float over the blocks, games and controlled mayhem below just like a range of warm air balloons. Angle gallery spotlights to shine through or on synthetic or synthetic semi-sheer shade material to make a rainbow of light inside the room.
High Wire Tension Diffuser
Stifle the squabbles in a common bedroom by sailing straight through the middle of the space. Stretch translucent shade Bugs vertically between 2 beds to partially block off private space for each child. The uneven angled curves of the sails can bend at kid-height but gap at the top, bottom and edges so air can flow in the room. Horizontal shades — one over each table or bed area — define personal spaces without inserting obstructions to a crowded floor plan. The best thing about the shades is they’re movable; change your design and swoop those shades over another part of the room or into another configuration.
Sky to Earth Indoors
The grandeur of cathedral ceilings is magnificent in a cathedral but might swallow up any feeling of intimacy on your open-plan living-dining room. A few spaced layers of shade is the elegant solution to bringing that room down to size without sacrificing some of the expansive ambiance. Three white or fawn canvas shade sails, hovering just like clouds at various heights within the conversation area, make the illusion of motion and balance the space, while acknowledging the controlling architecture. Define the dining area with a single red or orange shade sail winging over the table just like a fantastic bird.
The Real Deal
Reclaimed sails from yachts and daysailers might be cut down for shade sail decor at a family room or children’s room. Preserve the sail numbers, the batten sleeves and other detailing from the first sail for a feeling of authenticity. Mount a true sail on the wall on a young sailor’s bed and then decorate the bed to look like a dinghy. In a den or family room sporting an overhead piece of spinnaker, keep the nautical motif going with blue denim and off-white canvas upholstery, a carpet woven with anchor and line layouts, a vintage ship’s figurehead mounted on one wall, and lamps made from brass ship’s clocks, compasses and barometers. A sailmaker or even a nearby yacht club may be a great supply of used sails.