Stay safe, and shade yourself in style, with these innovative parasols.

With the increasing number of heatwaves in the UK and Cancer Research UK (CRUK) reporting higher rates of skin cancer, it's time to take sun seriously. 

CRUK's Health Information Manager, Karis Betts, said: "Sun safety is not just for when you're going abroad, the sun can be strong enough to burn in the UK from the start of April to the end of September.

"We want to encourage people to embrace their natural look and protect their skin from UV damage by seeking shade, covering up and regularly applying sunscreen with at least SPF 15 and four or five stars."

This means it's more important than ever to have the best parasol that works around your lifestyle and provides you with the most shade possible. So, if your average parasol isn't doing it for you, try one of these innovative parasols instead.

Hanging Parasol, IKEA

Hanging Parasole Over Garden Furniture Ikea Copy 

Image: IKEA

Have you ever been in the position where your parasol doesn't fit around your garden furniture, so is either placed to the side where it's not fully covering everyone, or awkwardly sitting in the middle? 

This hanging parasol from IKEA, £95, is the solution to that as it can be put to the side, out of the way of you and your guests, but shade a larger part of the seating area.

Semi-parasol, Wayfair

Semi Parasole Against Building Wayfair Copy 

Image: Wayfair

Another problem-solving parasol is this one from Wayfair, £51.99. Being only half a parasol, it can accommodate for those whose furniture is up against a wall. It's also good for putting in front of windows to stop the sun's rays beaming in and heating up the house.

Double canopy parasol, Wayfair

 Double Canopy Parasol Wayfair Copy Copy

Image: Wayfair

On the other hand, if it's a larger parasol you need, why not go for this double canopy parasol from Wayfair, £77.99? This saves you from purchasing two and provides shade for the whole family. 

Beach parasol with side panels, Amazon

Parasol With Side Panels Amazon Copy

Image: Amazon

Having appropriate shade for a trip to the beach, or on a picnic, is just as important as having shade in your garden. However, with this parasol from Amazon, £18.99, you can get the best of both worlds. It can be used as a standard parasol at home or it can be laid on its side on a beach with the side panels unrolled and secured to the ground using the nails and hooks provided.

The panels keep you covered from all angles and the inner silver coating also has a UPF level of 50, offering even more protection.

 

Which is the best parasol for you? Tweet us @goodhomesmag or post a comment on our Facebook page.

 

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