I love a good trellis, but sometimes they only come with a country home and a traditional, winding vine. But a trellis doesn’t have to be about plants; it can stand on its own as an architectural element. Build Blog has an ode to the modern trellis here, and prior to reading that post I called anything that looked like a trellis without plants “slatted shades.” Since we currently have no trees on our lot, a trellis (with or without plants) is one way to create shade.
image from Build Blog
image from Luxury Furniture Design
both images above from Freshome
image from Fifth From the Top