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35. A Canopy Caps It Off: Billowed Silk

One of the simplest ways to enclose a space is with fabric. These three styles offer shade while adding a little drama.

Long lengths of silk can hang over a clothesline strung between the house and a pole anchored in the backyard. Secure the sides to a fence or a roof overhang with sturdy spring clips.

Similar to shown: Silk Scapes in Sea, about $50 for a 3-by-9-foot piece; sarahssilks.com
Everbilt Wood Clothespins, about $2.35 for 50; homedepot.com
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