Aaaahhhh summer! It’s that wonderful time of the year when you just don’t want to go indoors — and if you have a swimming pool and a deck, you don’t have to! We have tips on how to dress up the pool deck to make it the most comfortable room in the house!

The swimming pool contractors from Imperial Pools, Inc. in Decatur, Illinois understand that when you are having a pool constructed, you will also want to consider the deck area — don’t let it be an afterthought. There is no better place to relax than poolside especially if you have a well-appointed swimming pool deck.

There are myriad shapes, styles and materials when it comes to swimming pool and patio furniture.

How to dress up the pool deck

  1. Style. In the past your furniture may have been a mismatched set but today people want their patio furniture to have an ambiance and a welcoming feel – just as their homes do. Furniture is being bought in matching and complementary styles and colors whether it’s lounges and chairs or complete outdoor patio sets including outdoor eating areas. Whether contemporary or modern, having a central color theme and furniture style can pull your whole outdoor living area together. Many people no longer want a single outdoor furniture piece.
  2. Material. Choose from wrought iron or cypress and cedar are durable woods that are popular for outdoor furniture. Cedar and cypress can withstand the water that your swimmers will be dripping onto it when they’re coming out of the pool and are looking for a place to relax and dry off. These woods both age well and can last for decades. If you’re looking for an option that is a little less expensive choose aluminum frame furniture. This furniture can stand up to years of use and weather.
  3. Fabric needs to be able to withstand the weather and prolonged exposure to chlorine-soaked bathing suits. You can choose from vinyl, polyester and various cottons that are made specifically for outdoor use. If you have children you might want to choose a material that is easy to be cleaned in the event drinks are spilled.
  4. Colors can be bright color splashes reminiscent of a jungle or floral garden or you can choose something more muted to give you outdoor living space a more subdued look and feel. Choose a vivid color as a base and then build the rest of your cushion colors around it in more muted tones. Unless you plan to upgrade and update your furniture every year make certain you choose a color that you want to live with for many years.

Take time before making a decision on your outdoor furniture as it will likely see a lot of use. Plan your outdoor living space when planning the pool project.