While smaller additions and alterations to your outdoor space have improved it other years, maybe this is the year for a more significant change. After the addition of your backyard swimming pool, the addition of a pool house can enhance your entertainment options and keep you outside even more. Once you’ve decided on the primary purpose of your pool house and its basic size and layout, which we explored in Part 1, you’ll be in a good place to start thinking about design options and extras that you’ll want to include.
Designing Your Pool House, Step 3: Designate a Motif
This is the fun part! You probably want to start by considering your overall outdoor space and adjacent buildings, but you can also have a little fun here and deviate some from your usual look. One design theme option that can be fun for a pool house is Classic: think of a Hollywood setting, complete with oversized umbrellas and lounge chairs with bold stripes. Another popular choice is Modern and Minimalist: clean lines and bold colors combine for a major style statement.
On the other end of the style spectrum is a Rustic motif, giving a warm, welcoming tone. This can involve a simple design, composed of a simple roof and 3 stone walls, with a wood-burning stove off to one side and completed with seating surrounding a table for dining.
Instead of going with a distinctive design theme for your pool house, you can choose a Harmonious concept, aiming to blend and coordinate everything from colors and fixtures to furnishings and textiles, throughout your outdoor entertainment space. Perhaps you’ll choose the same color as your primary flowers for your pool house awnings and cushions on your lounge chairs. The resulting custom look will give your pool house the high-end look of luxury.
Designing Your Pool House, Step 4: Delight in the Extras
Depending on how enclosed and finished you’ve decided your pool house design to be, you don’t want to lose sight of what it is: a pool house. This fact will help you choose appropriate materials and options as you complete the project. For instance, when it’s time to choose flooring, be sure to select something that offers durability and easy maintenance and offers a slip-free surface that’s comfortable for bare feet. Concrete, natural stone — as well as some ceramics and porcelain options — are popular pool house flooring choices. To bring some of the outdoors in, you may also want to add some indoor plants; for the biggest impact, choose some climbing and cascading plants with colorful blooms.
Last but not least, as you put the finishing touches onto your pool house, wall decor can certainly enhance the overall motif. While coastal and nautical themes are certainly popular, they’re not the only option. You can also change decorations seasonally, if that’s your preference.
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