Shapes and Designs

Sail shades come in a range of shapes and sizes. You could cover your conservatory roof with one large square sail or with multiple smaller triangles, the possibilities are endless.

Sail shade layout makes all the differenceThe sails sit below the roof frame so that the roof space can be properly ventilated which means you are not restricted by the layout and arrangement of the glazing bars. The sails can be used individually or in groups and you position them where you need them to control glare and diffuse excessive sunlight. The proper positioning of Aquarius sails depends solely on your preference and requirements, not the shape or design of your conservatory.

These shades are fast becoming the quickest, cheapest and most fashionable option to shading your space. If you want to create a sleek and stylish look to your home, why not try overlapping shapes and sizes. This will give you a fun and cool shade effect.

General screening and solar control typically requires coverage of 80%, this will normally require the use of overlapping sails to minimise gaps in the middle of the area you want to shade. Overlapping the sails has the benefit of generating mixed levels of light and shade which creates a very natural feel to the space. Triangle shaped sail shades look amazing overlapped across a long ceiling, giving your home maximum shade whilst also creating a warming ambience with the dappled light and shadow effect.

Single sails or small groups provide a focal point and can be positioned to deal with a specific design requirement like gaps between existing natural shade or to provide privacy.

Take a look at our Sample Layouts this is a simple way to envision what your conservatory could look like. Choose the picture which most represents your conservatory’s shape to see what your options are. Of course, if you can’t find something to suit your home feel free to contact one of our advisors who will be happy to help create you a bespoke design!


Sails come in many different styles and shapes

Looking to design your own Sail Shade?

Need some help?

If you would like some advice on layouts or design please call Andrew on 0800 953 0199 who will be more than happy to help or click here


Enhance any room

Designer Shades

Deep Sky Blues, reds as well as whites

Multi colour composition

Order your sail shade from Aquarius or visit one of our showrooms to see how Aquarius could protect you from the sun this summer. From design to installation, we deal with your order every step of the way so you don’t have to worry.


For the home, conservatory or office

We don’t just design sail shades for the home. If you’re a business wanting a canopy for your office / workplace, we can help you make a shade a feature that can even include your branding. We supply, fit and install your sails and include Shade Sail Poles and Fittings as standard.

InShade Retailers / sail shade designers

If your conservatory is hot in the summer months, and you don’t want to be stuck installing expensive conservatory blinds, sail shades offer an inexpensive alternative. Read more

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From design to installation, we deal with your order every step of the way so you don’t have to worry.

Get in touch today and see if we have a shady solution for you. You can order online or visit our showroom right here in London to get some free and friendly advice from one of our expert sail shade designers. Address and telephone number below.