Creating a jointly chic and comfortable poolside area can sometimes feel like being thrown into the deep end. It’s a delicate balance between picking out functional weather-resistant decor and creating a fashionable, relaxing retreat. Don’t be afraid to take the plunge, however! Whether you prefer hosting summertime BBQs on your pool deck or simply tanning poolside, we’re here to help get you inspired with a roundup of gorgeous furnished swimming pool spaces.

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Mariani Landscape put an outdoor dining table complete with serveware and centerpieces with flowers poolside.
Photo courtesy of Mariani Landscape

Sunbathe in Style

Considering that the main purpose of a poolside area is relaxation, picking out seating is half the battle! Get your outdoor space warm weather-ready with lounge chairs. Bask in the sun on an outdoor sling chair or a ritzy chaise lounge. You might also consider doubling up on seating with more casual outdoor chairs crafted of wrought iron, wicker, or aluminum. Throw in a couple of plush outdoor pillows and patio umbrellas, and voilà! You have a full-fledged poolside retreat that’s relaxation-ready.

Get Your Grill On

Nothing says summer quite like the wafting smell of burgers on the grill. If you’re a barbecue buff, why not prep your outdoor space for summer cookouts? Must-haves include a quality grill and cooking tools, but don’t overlook some other key accessories! A vintage ice bucket or wine cooler, stylish serveware, or an outdoor Backgammon or foosball table will add loads of character (and fun) to your next BBQ.

Raise the Bar

Get the good libations flowing with a poolside bar. Opt for a compact, portable outdoor bar cart to quickly whip up drinks, or go all in with an outdoor bar table furnished with bar stools. If you’d like to elevate your entertaining game even more, consider setting up a whole dinette, complete with an outdoor dining table and chairs. With a glistening pool right beside you, your open air dinner party is bound to go swimmingly!

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July 14, 2022

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