What more could you ask for on a hot summer afternoon? Having a pool in your backyard might feel like a dream come true, but no pool is complete without the right accessories! Amp up your backyard experience with these decorating tips for around the pool.
- Flowers. Potted flowers are a great and easy way to add color and flare to your backyard. Seasonal flowers like daisies and marigolds add a feeling of backyard bliss. Flowers like begonias work well in a pot or planted in a garden. These are very forgiving outdoor flowers because they do well in the sun as well as the shade! Getting creative with outdoor pots is a simple way to add color to the pool. Basic ceramic pots are a safe and budget-friendly option. Tiled mosaic pots are not much more costly and come in a variety of colors and designs. Add variety to your planters by creating an array of flower arrangements.
- Shade. Poolside umbrellas are both luxurious and practical. There is no better way to sit back and relax than in the shade by the pool. Umbrellas come in a variety of fabrics and colors. Try changing up the colors of your umbrellas every few seasons; it is a simple and cost efficient way to spice things up!
- Furniture. Outdoor furniture is also a great opportunity for color. Many outdoor pieces are slip-covered, allowing for frequent color changing and easy cleaning. Play with the design of your pool area by complementing your furniture with the tones of your umbrellas.
- Lighting. The pool area is not only a great place to hang during the day, but a fabulous location to relax or entertain in the evening. By providing adequate lighting to your outdoor space, you can keep the party outside well into the night. Candles are fantastic for a cool and cost efficient way to light up your space. Try investing in some interesting candle stands that are durable outside, or even some floating candle holders. Another way to incorporate light into your backyard design is to have solar lighting installed around the edges of your pool. This is a safe and effective way to light the night after the sun sinks down.
Make your outdoor space a sanctuary by following these tips, and remember that pools look best shared with friends and family.
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