You've successfully decorated the inside of your home to the nines — seriously, it looks great — but your pool area is, well, lacking. Just like your living room and kitchen, your backyard should reflect your personality and design style with a mix of practical and chic picks. Plus, the more pool party-ready your space is, the more pool parties you'll be able to have! So mow the lawn, hose off the patio, and get ready for an epic party venue with these perfect pool-time picks.
First things first: Sun protection. Make sure to give your guests a place to sit in the shade and rest up between dips.
A neutral dining set is the perfect base for a backyard setup. Throw some colorful pillows on the chairs and flowers on the table to jazz up the joint.
An outdoor rug helps create the illusion of a dining area no matter the yard. A pretty blue color will coordinate perfectly with the pool.
A conversation set off to the side allows for more intimate chats and catch-ups.
Throw a fire table into the mix for the perfect post-pool roasting activity.
An outdoor cooler means zero trips back and forth from your kitchen.
These pretty, gold-dipped votive candles add a touch of glam to the tablescape.
Sunset shouldn't mean the party has to end. Fire up these heaters and cannonball on.
Toss these chic Turkish towels around your backyard for people to dry off with or cozy up under.
Who else is ready for an afternoon nap?
No pool party is complete without one.
Forget the swan — this summer is all about the Pegasus float.
If an in-ground pool isn't in your future, we have the next best thing.
Scratch that, a hot tub tops that list and makes pool parties possible past 6 p.m.
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Katie is a Los Angeles-based writer who covers shopping trends, deals, and product reviews for Hunker. She's written for PureWow, Food Network, and Well+Good. When not online shopping, you can find her collecting vintage glassware or rewatching Nancy Meyers' movies for design inspo.