This shade sail is a must-have garden accessory and is only £15

If you plan on doing a lot of garden-based entertaining this summer, you’re likely already thinking of ways to spruce it up to make it the best space possible for socialising.

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From getting yourself a decent barbecue or investing in a fire pit to ensuring you have the right outdoor seating and furniture, not to mention a few stylish garden accessories and plenty of mood-setting lighting to bring some character and atmosphere to your space, all of these are great places to start when investing in your garden.

There might be one garden accessory, however, that you’ve completely forgotten about – but trust us, it’s essential for sunny days. A shade sail is the perfect way to cast some shade over an area of your garden, without the need for a bulky parasol on a stand. Traditionally triangular in shape like the sail on a boat, you simply secure the three corners of the durable fabric sail to a wall, fence or the ground to create shade exactly where you want it.

Most shade sails (also known as sun sails) cost in the region of £50+ and can go for as much as £150 or more, but we’ve found one that costs just £14.99. The Studio shade sail is budget-friendly and does the same trick as much pricier brands.

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Sun Sail Parasol, £14.99, Studio

Available as a 3x3m canvas shade sale in either contemporary cream or charcoal grey, the Studio shade sail comes complete with clips and buckles to attach the sail safely and securely. Simple and easy to clip or tie on and off means it’s not a permanent structure, so you can take it down on cloudier days and through the winter to keep it protected.

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At just £14.99, the Studio shade sail is a great value garden accessory that will keep you and your guests comfortable on hot days all summer long.