You’ve been dreaming about your perfect backyard paradise since you decided to put in a swimming pool, but you may not have gotten very far in recognizing your dreams. With warm weather just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to get busy with creating your poolside oasis — and all it takes is a little planning! The great news is that you don’t have to spend tens of thousands of dollars on furniture or decorations to have a comfortable and pleasing space to enjoy with friends and family. Get some ideas about furniture that you’ll use all year round, and then plan your first big pool bash of the summer to unleash your new look!
Stay Shady in the Sun
Some people might enjoy being lizards and soaking up the sun, but there are always a few who would rather lounge in the shade and stay out of the direct heat of the sun. A gorgeous cantilever umbrella lets you take a break and cool off any time of the day. These umbrellas quickly and easily tilt to protect your skin even while the sun moves through the sky. Add some extra magic with LED lights under the canopy and you’ll be all set for an evening cookout.
Protect Your Tootsies
Areas around the pool and concrete or stone walkways can really heat up in the summer! Keep your toes from burning by adding some outdoor flooring elements. Rugs make an ideal accent piece to offset a one-color sofa or chairs, allowing you to introduce a snappy zig-zag or additional color elements without throwing off your inner design diva.
Having a wet bar in your backyard not only gives you easy access to cooling beverages but it can also provide a space to keep drinks cool and running water too. While you probably don’t want to have real wine glasses in your tiki hut theme, plastic cups will work just fine for your beverage of choice.
Choosing a Theme
Decorations for a theme party by the pool don’t have to be elaborate! Get creative with bright colored fabrics for a Hawaiian luau, crank up the tunes and prep some jello shots for an 80s night or drape gorgeous white sheets over your space for an elegant evening of all white. White beach balls, candy, and other treats will round out the night.
Whether you’re picking out the perfect furniture or already prepping for your first big poolside bash of the year, you’re sure to get plenty of enjoyment from your pool both now and in the future. Wickmans Furniture is here to help you create a backyard paradise or simply fill in the last few pieces that you’re missing to make your space truly usable all year. Come see our 35,000 square foot showroom in Agoura Hills, CA, or contact us today at 818-991-4800.