Poolside Decorating Ideas: Keeping It Chic

Poolside Decorating Ideas: Keeping It Chic

Spring is in full swing, but that doesn’t mean that you have much time before summertime. As the days get warmer, you know you’re going to have neighbors asking to hang out by the pool. When you throw your first pool party, it’s important to start off your party time with a splash. And, how do you do it? Simple: by having a nicely decorated pool. 


If you’re running low on decorating ideas, you’re not alone. Keeping it fresh can be pretty hard to do, even if you’re the creative type. These ideas below can help keep your pool looking cool as ever. 



Add A Tiki Bar with Poolside Decorating


It’s the 2020s and retro is in like never before. Tiki bars were a cornerstone of the 50s and 60s surf culture that erupted after WWII soldiers returned from stations in Hawaii and Southeast Asia. While they do have a historic cultural background, the truth is that they are mostly known as a chill exotic way to bring people back to a place and time that never existed. 

Best of Times Patio Bar and Tailgating Center with Umbrella Tiki
  • All the benefits of a built-in bar at a fraction of the cost
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  • 3 levels of shelving, umbrella, In-shelf food grade cooler and deluxe travel bag with wheels
  • Water resistant, UV Protected, 500D Polyester fabric


Tiki bars aren’t just a decorating idea. They also happen to be a good way to create a place to serve up drinks to guests. To make things look a bit more islandy, accent your bar with tiki torches too. If you’re the type of homeowner who wants to throw a lot of boozy pool parties, this is basically a must.

If you want to have the tiki bar vibe but make it a little less over the top you can get a woven poolside bar like this one:

Polar Aurora 3PCS Patio Bar Set with Stools and Glass Top Table Patio Wicker Outdoor Furniture with Beige Removable Cushions for Backyards, Porches, Gardens or Poolside
  • Selected Material: Patio bar sets equipped with thick sponge padded seat cushions ensure you feel comfort , when you need sit for a long time. With all-weather resin wicker woven and durable steel frames ensure you get full enjoyment. Elegant glass top for convenient placement of drinks on a flat surface ,matches seamlessly with the brown wicker
  • COMFOTABLE DESIGN: The outdoor bar table comes with two 16.5” tall shelves. This space is ideal for storing drinks, mixers, ice, dishes, cutlery or anything else! 2pcs Square Stools has removable cushions, double for two to enjoy your freshly grilled dinner on a summer night
  • Multipurpose: With functional and elegant design, the outdoor bar set not only could serve indoors, also in outdoors. The edge is designed as arc streamline can protect kids when in playing. You can enjoy party, barbecue,dinner or friends gathering
  • Package Include: Our 3 piece patio wicker bar set includes 1 x bar table, 2 x bar stools, 2 x seat cushions. Our customer support team will reply to your message in 24 hours about any issue with your orders. Size of table: 39.4" x 22.8" x39.4"(L x W x H) Size of chair: 15" x 15" x28.3"(L x W x H)
  • Quick and Easy Assembly: Includes all necessary hardware and instructions for a quick assembly. Estimated assembly time is 30 minutes. All packages should deliver well branded and sealed. If you find any damage caused in transit, please contact us to help you immediately!



Get Some Potted Plants for around the Pool



Pools are meant to be an oasis from all the hassles that come with regular life, so why not turn your poolside into a nice, lush little garden. Though having gardens can be nice, the truth is that the dirt from a typical flowerbed can get everywhere. A better option? Get tons of potted plants, or even a large potted tree.


This lemon tree is a good choice for people living in warmer climates. Other options include getting succulents or even working with climbing vines. If you live in a desert area, the best option that you can choose is a succulent or cactus plant. These are both beautiful and work well with your surroundings.

Brighter Blooms - Meyer Lemon Tree - Indoor or Outdoor Potted Fruit Plant, 3-4 Feet - No Shipping to FL, CA, TX, LA, OR, AL, or AZ
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  • 3-4 FEET TALL - Your Improved Meyer Lemon Tree will arrive 3-4 feet tall. It is not full grown or matured yet. You will get fruit in 1-2 years.
  • RICH AND SWEET â A cross between a mandarin orange and a lemon, Meyer Lemons let you whip up flavorful drinks, treats. NatureâÂÂs air freshener: youâÂÂll have fragrant blooms every spring!
  • HEAVILY BRANCHED â A heavy fruit bearing variety, Meyer Lemon trees are self-pollinating and can provide a large number of lemons year-round indoors or outdoors!
  • INDOOR/OUTDOOR â Easy and fun to grow! Your lemon tree can be grown on a patio or indoors, so that it can stay warm all year long! When it gets cold, bring your tree indoors.


Twist Lights Around The Pool Fence



Mood lighting is a thing, and believe it or not, it can be a part of your pool in a pinch. Outdoor string lights look amazing around pool fences, especially at night. To get a super chic look, wrap the lights around the pool fence posts and turn them on at night. It’s festive without looking tacky. 

100ft 2-Pack Outdoor G40 LED Globe String Lights Dimmable Waterproof Shatterproof Light Strings with 52 Bulbs Connectable Commercial Hanging Lights for Christmas Patio House Backyard Balcony Party
  • 😊【Waterproof & Shatterproof, Safe For Use】With fully sealed and waterproof design socket, The outdoor string lights can stay under the sun, rain, even in the worst weather conditions. Unlike other string lights that made by glass which easy to crack and heavy, the bulbs of our 100ft G40 outdoor backyard lights are made by plastic. It won’t be easily broken while dropping down or blow away by the wind, much safer for using, keep you away from dangerous shards
  • 😊【Dimmable & Connectable & Easy installation】Our outdoor globe light strings are dimmer compatible, you can customize or change the atmosphere as you want by changing the brightness of the string lights.(Note: Dimmer not included) These G40 globe string lights support end to end connection up to 17 strands!! And with the easy installation cup hook, you can fix it or place it anywhere as you need. Flexible and practical, it is the connectable globe lights that you are looking for!
  • 😊【Energy-Saving, Say Goodbye To Expensive Energy Bills 】These outdoor g40 globe led string lights are included 50 clear G40 Bulbs and 2 spare bulbs. Unlike other string lights which use 5W bulbs which in high watt and easy to cause high cost, our sting lights adopt energy saving bulbs, one bulb only consume 1 watt, just 25w per string in total, saving 80% from others! Always headache while seeing the energy bill after have a occasion? Now you can just say: Bye Bye!
  • 😊【Perfect for Decoration】 Vintage edison bulbs emit natural warm white light, these commercial grade hanging light strings will create a vintage and romantic atmosphere to your space. Perfect lighting for indoor/outdoor, patio, backyard, deck, bistro, café, pergola, garden, market, wedding party, Christmas trees, and various occasions or events.

When picking lights, make sure to get ones that are waterproof. They look great and will not deliver shocking results. We suggest going with the “old world” look of faux bar lights, such as the ones that are featured above.


Snag Some Snazzy Chairs for the Poolside



People often forget that decorations don’t always mean that you have to have something that just looks pretty. Sometimes, decent pool furniture is all that you need to make sure that you have an area that looks good. With this, it’s best to make it a mix of form and function. 

GUNJI Lounge Chairs for Outside 3 Pieces Patio Adjustable Chaise Lounge Outdoor Wicker Lounge Chairs Set of 2 with Table Folding Chaise Lounger for Poolside, Deck, Lawn (Blue)
  • Adjustable Backrest: The backrest of the lounge chair is ergonomically designed so that your entire back can fit perfectly into the backrest of the lounger. At the same time, the backrest has five adjustable angles, according to the use of need, you can freely adjust the backrest to the suitable position to lie down and relax your body, enjoy leisurely outdoor leisure time.
  • Stable & Sturdy: The material of the chaise lounge chair is made of high-quality PE rattan, which is strong and durable. And PE rattan has a good anti-fading ability, even in the hot summer under the long use, you don’t worry about the chair will fade. In addition, the chair's legs are made of high-strength steel, which greatly improves the stability and weight capacity of the chair, and the maximum weight capacity of a single chair can reach 350lb.
  • Foldable Design: The product includes two recliners and a small square table. The recliners and small square table are all foldable. You can put some cold drinks or small cakes on the table. When you have finished using them, you can fold them up and place them in the trunk of the car or lean against the corner of the wall, and then unfold them when you use them. The folding handle and locking system of the recliner also make the movement more convenient and safer.
  • Safe & Portable: The safety and portability of the recliner are also fully guaranteed, the foldable support legs can ensure strong support and maintain stability when in use, and can be completely hidden when the recliner is stowed. The fixed lock ensures that the recliner will not unfold after being stowed, and the light handle improves the portability of the recliner.
  • Installation & Cleaning: The product what you received is the assembled product, you don’t need to spend extra time to install the chair. Wicker chair cleaning is extremely convenient, you only need to soak the seat cushion for cleaning, wipe the back of the chair with a towel and dry it in the sun to make your wicker chair look new.

These pool chairs give the poolside area a heavy resort vibe, but also happen to be comfortable enough for a serious sunbathing session. That’s a win-win.

These chairs match the simple poolside bar listed above

Outsunny Chaise Lounge Set of 2 with 5 Angle Backrest, Outdoor Coffee Table, Water Repellent Cushions, PE Rattan Wicker Poolside Chairs, 3-Piece Pool Furniture Set, Beige
  • Pool Side Lounger Chair Set Of 2: Get out and enjoy time in the sun. Our pool furniture set includes two chaise lounge chairs and an outdoor table. Invite over a friend, sip tropical drinks, and tan outside in the open air.
  • Reclining Loungers: Get cozy and find your favorite sunbathing angle. Our chaise lounge pool chairs include reclining backrests. Select from five settings, including fully flat, but be careful, or tanning may just become a nap.
  • Comfortable Pool Chairs: Don't just sit by the pool; sit in comfort. A wide, fully cushioned surface gives our outdoor lounge chairs a luxurious feel. Also, the water-repellent, removable cushion covers offer peace of mind so you can fully relax.
  • Patio Ready: Our pool furniture set was handwoven with PE rattan. This gives the same tropical style as wicker with better resistance to UV and water. Tempered glass makes the table wipe-clean, and galvanized steel allows each piece a high weight capacity.
  • Pool Furniture Set with 2 Chaise Lounge Chairs & Outdoor Table Info: Lounge Chair Size: 76.75" L x 27.5" W x 13" H. Side Table Size: 19.75" L x 19.75" W x 13" H. Max Load: 396 lbs. (Pool Lounger), 110lbs. (Table). Assembly required.


Don’t Be Afraid To Hang Up Artwork at the Poolside



Pool fences, or even walls near your pool, are basically open real estate when it comes to stepping up your decor game. Even if the artwork is just a small item, it can help make a difference when it comes to the overall ambiance of the place. 

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  • OCEAN IN YOUR HOME - Delicate beach theme dolphin decor has been masterfully crafted from metal and glass. The excellent hand craft process to create an illusion that a beautiful dolphin jumping out of the sea level. Giving the perception of lovely creature that has rest on your wall. Size: 17.9 x 14.8 x 1 inch
  • UNIQUE DESIGN - Decor this 3D shape dolphin is more vivid than ordinary painting, looks like dolphin is exploring surrounding your home! This dolphin wall art with hooks for wall display, available for everyone who has a tropical beach theme home decor dream.
  • HIGH QUALITY - Use hand painting coat for the ultimate durability, give it long-lasting color. With metal wall art being popular, this dolphin wall decor is the best choice to decor your Living Room, Bathroom, Bedroom, Wall, Walkways, Entrances, Patio, Pool.
  • NICE GIFT IDEA - This dolphin is designed by one of our designers who loves ocean and wants to present the beautiful and diverse underwater creatures to everyone through this crafts.This piece could as a pretty gift for your Marine life loving friends or family
  • FULL MONEY BACK GUARANTEE - We will take responsibility for every product. When you order 3D metal dolphin wall art today, you have 60 days of protection and no problem money back guarantee. There is no risk at all, why not try it? It will make your life as colorful as it is

Of course, hanging up paintings in a pool room or trying to bring them outdoors is a bad idea. Water and paint don’t mix, at least not when it comes to regular paints. That’s why we suggest getting some of this chic spray painted metal art instead.



Install A Rock Garden Near the Poolside



If you want to get a good spa look in your pool area, it’s time to check out a more natural attempt at making things look good. Rock gardens are all the rage in top spas, so why wouldn’t they look good near your pool? Ideally, you’ll have a nice mix of rocks that will have.

【400 Pcs】 Glow in The Dark Rocks,Glowing Stones Garden Glow in The Dark Pebbles Outdoor Decorative Stones Small Patio Decor Garden Decorations
  • Glow in The Dark Pebbles: The glowing pebbles can glow up to 6 hours at night after absorbing enough sunlight or other light sources. The intensity of the glow will continue to dissipate over this time. Put these blue stones wherever you want, they will automatically glow in the dark. Please radiate them again if they are not bright enough.
  • Environmental and Durable: Made of natural and non-radioactive resin, the glowing stones can be non-toxic and odorless. The fine workmanship provides smooth surface of pebbles without sharp edges, suitable for outdoor, fish tank, fairy garden, mason jar, pathway, yard garden decoration, aquarium decoration.
  • Perfect for Decorations: The pebbles with gloomy lights in the dark like blue diamonds will be a perfect decoration to any scenes. Whether you’re brightening up your fish tank or illuminating an outdoor walkway, these pebbles are sure to provide the glow you are looking for.
  • Simple to Use: Let the stones absorb enough sunlight or artificial light at least for 15 minutes, and then pave them along the pathway. The stones will emit brilliant glow at night and transform your garden into a beautiful and dreamy landscape. Glow in the dark stones for walkways plants.
  • Note: For better glowing effect, please don’t scatter these garden pebbles randomly but place them together and the lighting time will be extended. The glowing stone comes gentle light and will hard to notice if in the ambient light. Well note that the pebbles are so small enough to be a choking hazard for children.

Not feeling that classic Southwest look? Not a problem. Sometimes, it’s better to get a little quirky by adding cool glow stones like these. They are nontoxic, and can act as a great focal point for more intricate patterns. 


Realize That Rugs Aren’t Just For Indoors



Rugs are great for adding a pop of color and setting the mood to any room. This much is true, and in fact, acts as a cornerstone of most design concepts. Most people forget that your poolside area is technically a room too, which means that you can also use a rug to brighten up that area. 

Liora Manne Natura Door Mat - Novelty Designs, Durable Natural Coir & Vinyl Back, Long Lasting Color, Foyers, Porches, Patios & Decks, This Way to The Pool, 1'6" x 2'6"
  • BEAUTIFUL DESIGN: Designed by Liora Manne, this collection of coir utility mats is available in a wide variety of designs ranging from classic and inspirational to nautical patterns..Product Note : Rugs may contain temporary creases upon arrival, allow time for creases to flatten and settle
  • DURABLE: Crafted from 100% coir, which is an all-natural material extracted from the outer shell of a coconut known for its strength and durability.
  • LONG LASTING COLOR: Dyes saturate the fibers for long-lasting color.
  • PERFECT FOR YOUR ENTRYWAY: Natura coir mats feature a durable vinyl back and a stiff, durable natural coir front making it perfect for wiping your shoes before entering your home and keeping it tidy.

The key thing to remember when you are trying to get a rug for the pool area is that you need to find one that’s waterproof and made to resist mold. 

This rug can be used to help differentiate your swimming space from your bar or grill space.

Fab Habitat Outdoor Rug - Waterproof, Fade Resistant, Crease-Free - Premium Recycled Plastic - Tribal, Black & White - Patio, Deck, Porch, Balcony, Laundry Room - Serowe - Black - 4 x 6 ft
  • Versatile outdoor rugs - 100% premium recycled plastic tubes are tightly woven to create a plastic rug perfect to use as a patio rug, or on decks, camping trips, and RVs. Safe to use with pets and kids as a playroom rug
  • Waterproof rug - These durable rugs for outdoors do not absorb moisture, are stain resistant and are easy to clean with a hose. UV resistant for long lasting colors and comes with 1 - year warranty
  • Easy to store and carry - Rugs are rolled without folds or creases for an elegant look. Elastic bands are included for easy storage. Sizes 4' x 6', 5' x 8' & 6' x 9' come with an eco-friendly carrier bag
  • Sustainable - The only outdoor rugs with GoodWeave certification which mean our rugs are child-labor free. Made from recycled plastic and they are also recyclable, making them better for the planet
  • Reversible - The subtle shift of the reversed pattern gives you two equally beautiful rugs in one. Note: colors & size may vary from image(s) due to manufacturing limitations

Go For Some Fuego in Poolside decoration



Fire and water go together like PB and J, especially if you have a setup that keeps everything safe. These days, one of the most popular ways to make sure that you get the elegant look of a fireplace near the pool is to get a prefabricated outdoor firepit or gas-powered fireplace. 

U-MAX 44in Outdoor Propane Gas Fire Pit Table, 50,000 BTU Auto-Ignition Gas Firepit with Glass Wind Guard, Black Tempered Glass Tabletop & Blue Glass Rock, Black PE Rattan, CSA Certification
  • Unique Design to Protect Health and Environment: Our U-MAX outdoor fire pit use propane gas to support stable and clean burning. Therefore, you will have a smokeless and ashless BBQ experience. The heat output is 50,000 BTU, providing ample warmth and creating a romantic bonfire atmosphere in the chilling winter. This fire pit will perfectly compliments any outdoor space.
  • CSA Approved Safe Bonfire Set: Our propane fire pit table has CSA certification to make sure it is qualified and safe to use. The push button spark ignition system ensures simple and convenient control when lighting (AAA Battery required). The fire pit burner and control panel are made of high-quality 304 Stainless Steel for a longer service life.
  • Durable & High Quality Material: The reliable all-weather-resistant PE rattan bring you impressive strength and durability. The frame of our gas fire pit table is made of Powder-coated Aluminum, which is sturdy, rust resistant and heat resistant. The combination of these two materials looks so beautiful and elegant, perfect for your terrace and backyard.
  • Dimensions & Packing Included: Overall Table Size: 44 x 28 x 25 inches, Unit includes: One Fire Pit Table with Burner Lid, Waterproof(Not Rain-Proof) Fire Pit Cover, Burner with pre-attached 2.4FT Hose & Regulator, Tempered Glass Wind Guard, 11 lbs white Decorative Glass Stone Set, Accessories Bag (Necessary Screws, Nuts & Washers), Product Manual.
  • Assemble & Warranty: Come with detailed assemble & use directions. All necessary hardwares and tools are also included. The assembly will be much easier with two people, usually takes only 20-30 mins. In order to let you and your family use our product with confidence, we provide 12 months warranty and professional after-sales service. If any shipping damage or defective issue, you can write us in anytime.

This is one of the most elegant ways to jazz up a poolside area, but it’s important to keep safety in mind. Choose a fireplace that isn’t prone to getting knocked over, keep a fire extinguisher nearby, and consider having protective stonework around it. If you have kids, you might want to skip this option. 


Add A Fountain To Your Pool



Not all poolside decorations have to be around the pool. This cool option turns a regular pool into a beautiful fountain-y area. Truth be told, this is more of a pool add-on than actual decoration, but it’s hard to deny how elegant it can make a pool look. 

Poolmaster 54507 Spa and Swimming Pool Waterfall Fountain, For Pools with 1.5-Inch Threaded Return Fitting, Medium, Multicolor
  • Water feature and décor for most in-ground pools (check fitting size)
  • Fully adjustable water spray height and direction; instructional video on this page shows how to quickly adjust
  • Fits most 1.5-inch threaded return fittings, please check your pool’s fitting for compatibility
  • Add beauty and serenity to your pool, will also help to cool pool temperature during hot summers
  • Easy to install; please watch installation video on this page for tips and troubleshooting

People who love having a pool that has both form and function are going to love adding a fountain sprayer to the pool. Kids adore it, and adults enjoy the spa-like quality of the fountain’s aesthetic. 


Get Creative With It!


Though we’ve covered a bunch of cool ways to decorate your poolside, there is no reason why you should stop with our ideas. Owning a pool means that you have an amazing place to show off your own personal style and also add a new twist to older concepts. 


Now is the perfect time to embrace your inner creativity and come up with cool ideas to make your swimming zone better than ever before. As long as you keep imagining new things, you can expect your pool to remain the hottest on the block.