So you have a gorgeous backyard pool that you absolutely love and couldn’t be happier with. How do you feel about the rest of your backyard? Does it complement your pool the way it should? Your patio in particular can be a great complement to your pool if you accessorize it right.
Create a Theme
Since you already have a pool, half of the work when it comes to accessorizing your patio to complement your pool is done for you, and you probably don’t even realize it. When you designed your pool, you probably did it with an idea in mind. Maybe you were going for something beachy or tropical. Maybe you wanted something architectural, recreational, or natural. Whatever the case, you can turn that into a theme that you use for accessorizing your patio to help them make sense together.
Select Your Furniture
No patio is fully accessorized without patio furniture. It’s what makes it the perfect place to relax and take in the beauty of the outside world. It also gives you a comfortable place from which to observe the activities in the pool. Choosing your furniture requires you to take multiple factors into account. You’ll need to consider the materials your furniture will be made from, as well as the aesthetic style of the furniture. Let the theme your pool has created guide you for a cohesive look between your pool and patio.
Plants are an excellent addition to a patio. They add vibrancy and beauty to the space in a way that no other type of decor can. This can get a little tricky, depending on the theme you’re going for. Not all plants can thrive in all environments. People who live in areas that see hot temperatures may find that some more fragile plants are tough to keep alive. Choose your plants based on climate as well as the amount of sun exposure they can get while on your patio. If all else fails, quality artificial plants can give you the look you want while fooling the casual observer into thinking they’re real.
Patios are a great feature for any backyard, especially those with a pool. For the ultimate backyard experience, however, it’s best to create cohesion between your patio and your pool so that they make sense together aesthetically. The specifics and what makes sense to do will be up to you. With all the options out there, you’re sure to create a look that you’ll be happy with.
The downside to all those options is the added difficulty in making a choice, especially when it comes to choosing patio furniture. Read this next for some help: How Do I Choose Patio Furniture?.