Awnings can be a great addition to any home. Not only do they offer protection from rain and sun, but they can increase the amount of use that you get out of your outdoor space. Awnings are made to be functional but that doesn’t mean they can’t also be beautiful – and one of the main ways of ensuring their beauty is to make sure that they match your house.

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Awning manufacturers go to great lengths to ensure their awnings can look great on any home, producing them in a wide variety of awning fabrics and awning styles.

Choosing Your Awning Size

Whether you choose a stationary or retractable awning, you want to choose an awning size that is suitable for your home. On one hand, it is important that your awning is large enough to be functional, yet on the other hand, you don’t want it to be so large that it overpowers the rest of your home. Keep in mind when you measure for the depth of your awning, that the height will drop a bit the farther it extends from your home.

Awning Styles

When shopping for awnings, you will find that there are a number of different shapes and styles available. To achieve the best aesthetic appeal, you should consider the overall architecture of your home to determine which style of awning would look best.

Some common awning styles include straight edge, dome and waterfall. Even within these styles, there can also be subtle differences as well, so take your time. The style that looks best on one home might not be right for another.

Awning Colours and Patterns

Generally speaking, people tend to have the most fun when they are selecting patterns and colours for their awnings – but this can also be a stage where they can feel the most overwhelmed. Since there are so many patterns and colours to choose from, some homeowners may start to second-guess themselves.

Awning stripe fabric for example, offers a classic look but a solid neutral colour may feel safer.

Before you get overwhelmed with patterns consider the size of your awning and the design of your deck or patio. If you are choosing an awning stripe fabric, it is usually better to go with larger stripes for larger awnings and smaller stripes for smaller awnings.

Another way to select a pattern is to choose something that goes with the design of your deck or patio furniture. Choosing colours or patterns that go with the fabric on your patio furniture can help to produce a cohesive look.

Deciding on What Type Of Awning

Jans Awnings offers customers a wide choice of awnings.Check out all of our awning options below: