absolutely love the outdoors, you probably spend as much time outside your home as you do inside. Your outdoor living space is an extension of your home, so take the time and initiative to decorate it just like you would a room in your home.
Give your pool new life by adding lights. Those fortunate enough to enjoy the pleasure of owning their own pool should take advantage of the variety of ways to decorate and enhance the pool and deck areas. There are many different outdoor lighting options available for both in the pool, and on the patio. Check home improvement stores and magazines for bright ideas to create your very own sanctuary.
If your pool suffers from dull, drab or messy landscaping, there are a few easy ways to dress it up. Plant some greenery or add potted flowers to the pool perimeter. If you have a flowerbed as your poolside border, place some decorative stones or rocks between the plants. Mulch is another easy and inexpensive way to camouflage the disturbed dirt around your pool.
It might not seem like much, but deciding where to place each piece of furniture can make or break your entire pool landscape. Try different furniture placements to find the perfect look. Accessories are also very important in dressing your deck, so choose garden statues, potted plants, candles, and even furniture cushions and poolside umbrellas will create a warm and inviting space.
If your pool is in an open area, you may wish to add a canopy over the patio or deck to create a shaded, relaxing spot for outdoor entertaining. A simple canopy or cabana can keep a rainy day from ruining your poolside plans.
One crucial part of your pool landscape is proper fencing. Safety should be your first priority, so be sure to have a good sturdy fence and a locking gate around your pool. This is especially true if you have small children or live in an area where children may visit your property. When choosing fencing you’ll find that there are many options available, and you should be able to find a style to compliment or even enhance your existing outdoor space and home décor.
When it comes to enjoying your backyard pool, privacy is paramount. Install high fencing with slats close together to keep outsiders from peering in. The added security will ensure that you and your family will have much more enjoyment while lounging around your backyard pool.
Pool owners know all to well the amount of accessories and chemicals that are required to maintain a pool, as well as inflatable loungers, tubes, toys and towels. You need a storage area to keep these necessities out of sight. If you’re not satisfied with standard plastic storage units, shop around. You’ll find plenty of designs available to help keep your pool area tidy and beautiful.
Once you’ve treated yourself to the pool you’ve always wanted, invest just a little more in pool landscaping. It will certainly pay off in pleasure, and in compliments.