Decorating Your Swimming Pool Deck
A swimming pool deck provides easy access to the pool for you and your family. Decorate a pool deck to fit your specific needs, whether sunbathing, swimming or outdoor entertaining, to put the area to efficient use. Here are several ideas to decorate your pool deck. Arrange outdoor furniture on the pool deck. Place several reclining lounge chairs on the far side of the deck for sunbathing and poolside seating. Set up an outdoor eating area as well as a place to entertain guests by arranging several tables and chairs together on a large outdoor rug. Place a patio umbrella over the area to shield it from sun and rain. Set up a barbecue grill next to the seating area with a small outdoor cabinet nearby for storage of charcoal, propane or cooking utensils. Think about safety when arranging furniture around a pool area; keep chairs away from the edge of the pool and ensure there is adequate space to move around.
Decorate the pool deck with a variety of outdoor decor pieces. Place flowers and green plants in colorful pots in various places around the pool deck, such as along fences, poolside and around seating areas. Provide nighttime lighting for the pool by hanging solar-powered string lights along the fencing or by placing tiki torches around the perimeter of the pool deck for a tropical look. Hang outdoor metal art pieces on the side of the house facing the pool and several large sculptures in various places to complete the look.