With summer fast approaching, your outdoor swimming area is going to become the center of family gatherings once again. To prepare the area for guests and summertime fun, try these seven simple ways to dress up your pool deck.

1. Lounge Chairs
Waterproof lounge chairs would be a perfect addition to your deck. They would not only add a visual elegance to the area but they would also provide a place for your family and guests to relax and dry off after a swim.

2. Plants
Adding seasonal plants as decoration would provide a pleasant aesthetic to your pool area while also acting as an outdoor air purifier. Placing certain types of plants would also help to repel evening pests such as mosquitoes to make evening swimming more enjoyable.

3. Comfortable Rug
When getting in and out of your pool, you’ll most likely be barefooted and soaking wet. This can prove to be a bit of a slipping hazard. To prevent an unnecessary accident, place a thick rug down across the wood to provide traction and cushioned support for your bare feet.

4. Storage Box
Wild critters, neighborhood kids, and strong winds can pick up your aquatic toys and carry them off to parts unknown. Place a heavy storage box or container on your deck in which to store your aquatic toys and items for safe keeping.

5. Lights
If nighttime swimming is one of your guilty pleasures, add some mood lighting to your aquatic area by hanging a set of solar-powered string lights. Not only can they provide soft light for evening gatherings but adding colored bulbs or themed light shades can make them a beautiful decoration.

6. Torches
Tiki torches are the perfect touch to your outdoor swimming area day or night. During the day, tiki torches provide a festive and rustic aesthetic or can be used as temporary barriers. During the evening, tiki torches provide soft lighting and insect repelling benefits.

7. Art
For a more sophisticated look, you can add hanging wall art to the outside of your home or hang them from the fence around your outdoor swimming area. You could also add decorative statues, ceramics, or tapestries for a more inclusive environment.

Greenscapes Outdoor can help plan and execute the summer pool design of your dreams. Contact Greenscapes today to set up your consultation.