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