18 Luxurious Pool Patio Decorating Ideas to Create a Backyard Oasis

A pool patio is a great place to spend time with your family and friends. Cook dinner, read a book, watch your kids play, and enjoy the beautiful day. When you prepare your space, consider these pool patio decorating ideas.

The first thing you have to consider is the feel you want for your pool patio. You might want a modern feel, or you might want a space to barbecue for the whole neighborhood.

When people think of pool furniture, they typically just think of lounge chairs. Of course, you’ll need some of those on your pool deck, but there are many other options to dress up the space.

We just moved into a new house and I’m not too thrilled with the backyard landscaping and hardscaping. There’s some ugly concrete slabs and it just doesn’t scream elegant oasis to me.

However, the cost of completely redoing the backyard pool area is astronomical. Therefore, I’m hoping that with the right modern pool furniture, I can achieve the look that I’m going for without bringing in contractors.

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18 Luxurious Backyard Pool Decorating Ideas to Create A Backyard Oasis

Consider how this space will be used regularly and what you need to make this space function well for your family. Then, pick some of these modern and coastal pool decor ideas to get you started!

Rattan Patio Set

I absolutely love this patio set! All the items are featured in this Opalhouse Britanna set and you can buy each item individually. The eclectic, bohemian-inspired collection features all-weather, hand-woven resin wicker for a natural rattan look and fade-resistant linen cushions for easy entertaining. 

Purchase each item separately, like the love seat, chairs, and coffee table, or set the scene exactly like this. Add a colorful rug, throw pillows, and a blue scalloped umbrella to provide a fun, beachy vibe.

Gorgeous Dining Table

The Portside Outdoor Dining Table creates a warm elegance to this backyard pool area. Add these wooden rope chairs and a navy rug to complete this gorgeous scene.

Light Wicker Sectional

I love the a serene backyard pool patio with a comfortable couch to relax in. This is a beautiful light wicker couch set that just needs an accent rug and throw pillows. Also, a heater for your pool deck can help to keep you outdoors longer for those cooler nights.

Scalloped Umbrellas

I absolutely love the look of these chic scalloped umbrellas with fringe on the end. Who doesn’t need these as part of their pool decor? These umbrellas are a bit pricey, so if you’re not ready to splurge, try out these scalloped umbrellas still with fringe from Revolve or this scalloped umbrella from Pottery Barn for a fraction of the price.

If you don’t need the fringe, there are many other scalloped umbrellas out there like these umbrellas from Birch Lane. They still add a touch of elegance to an otherwise boring patio.

Cabana Daybed

Relax in peace and style with a gorgeous daybed from Frontgate. While these are a bit pricey, I have a lookalike daybed for you that’s a bit more affordable.

Wicker Loungers by The Pool

Doesn’t this space make you feel like you want to lay down and soak up the sun?

It’s easy to recreate this pool patio decorating idea. You need some greenery, so grab some elegant planters and plant some native grasses.

Then, grab a few wicker lounge chaises to put beside your pool with a large outdoor umbrella. Time to relax!

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Create a Poolside Bar

Building a pool house like this can be quite expensive, but oh so worth it! Imagine sipping drinks and watching a ball game on the tv while your kids splash in the pool. If you can’t build your own bar, buy one like this from Pottery Barn. Just grab some outdoor bar stools (I absolutely love these rope stools). Your guests will thank you!

Here’s another pool patio decorating idea I love – creating a poolside bar. Kids can swim while you have dinner or enjoy a few adult drinks.

You need some wicker bar chairs and small planters for the bar space for decoration.

Loungers in Your Pool

If you’re lucky enough to have a pool with a sun deck, adding in-pool chaise chairs is a brilliant idea. You can add them inside the pool, so you can read a book while staying cool in the water. This is also a great way to get adults in the pool because we know they love to sit on the sidelines.

Then, put a few reclining pool loungers on the side of the pool for those pool-side naps you love to take.

Sectional Couch Beside the Pool

When planning your pool patio decorating ideas, take into consideration your plans for this space. While you will spend plenty of time swimming, you need a place to sit and chat with friends or a place to lounge while watching your kids swim.

Create this look by getting a dark wicker sectional outdoor couch, striped outdoor pillows, an outdoor rug, and a large planter beside the couch for a touch of privacy.

Dinner Under the Umbrella

Eating nice dinners poolside is one of the best ways to spend your summer evenings – it’s a total vibe.

You need a large table with six swivel seats, blue and white striped seat covers, and a large striped umbrella. So relaxing and inviting!

Serve Up Under Lights Near Your Outdoor Kitchen

If you have the space to create an outdoor kitchen, you have to do so. It is a space that will be used ALL the time.

This pool patio has a barbecue area to create all sorts of meals with four wooden bar chairs to enjoy the meals. A wicker patio set with a sofa, two chairs, and a coffee table give your family space to relax together and enjoy the space.

Don’t forget the outdoor pillows, and solar string lights are a must-have. It really makes the space so cozy!

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Outdoor Lighting

From string globe lights and low voltage lighting to pool lighting, this really brightens up a space. There’s no question that lighting can elevate your backyard pool area so brighten it up!

Poolside Fire

When I was looking up pool patio decorating ideas, I came across this picture, and I can’t get enough. I love the grass between the pavers; it looks so symmetrical and well-planned.

Create a stone fire place and put some outdoor planters around it. I would also add some chairs you love!

Relax Around the Fire Pit Table

A fire pit table is a great conversation space when designing your pool patio. When you have friends over, it’s a cozy space they’ll gravitate towards.

The straight lines of the lounge chairs have a modern feel that works great with the grey-tones of the patio pavers.

Secluded Modern Sectional

Placing this modern wicker sectional on the side of the pool, sandwiched between large planters creates such an oasis vibe.

Start with a large wicker sectional and some solid and striped outdoor pillows. Get a wicker chair and a white circle coffee table.

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Cozy Chaise Pool Furniture

I’m all about lounging by the pool, so grab a set of these pool chaise loungers and work on soaking up that vitamin D all day long!


Create the space of your dreams and an area your family loves to spend time together with these pool patio decorating ideas.

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