On my hunt for backyard pool ideas for our pretty limited patio area I came across this very interesting space. Most small backyard pool ideas that I have seen forgo lounge chairs and larger furniture simply because of the lack of space. I love these cool ratan "puffs" that act as poolside loungers but take up a fraction of the space of more traditional lounge chairs. Plus these give a very cool and contemporary vibe to the space, and actually remind me of pieces that I saw when I traveled to Japan for work recently. I definitely want to bring elements of this swimming pool design to our own smaller backyard and try to maximize the space to its full potential like these homeowners did.
With summer arriving before we know it, I have already been researching backyard pool ideas to upgrade our landscape this summer. We already have a pretty nice backyard swimming pool, but I feel that it lacks that cool resort look like many of the photos I have been seeing online. I am thinking that a new decoratively stamped cement deck, covered pergola, and fresh outdoor furniture would do the trick to make it look like one of these more high end designs. I really like the inground pool patio ideas that this house features because they are all quite simple when you really think about it, but the combination creates quite a high end look.
I have been wanting to find some backyard pool ideas that would make our home look like a gorgeous ocean-side resort like this house. Obviously you can only do so much with inground pool designs to mimic this space if you do not have a beautiful ocean view like this home, but I think that there are a few techniques I could use to somewhat mimic the style. First, I like the look of a deep blue colored lagoon-style pool because it looks more high end than your typical aqua shade. I also enjoy the pool patio ideas with brick patio pavers that they used with it because it makes the entire space look cohesive and "finished." I would just add some decorative landscaping along the backside where their ocean view is to add a focal point in my yard.
With summer quickly approaching, a lot of my clients have been asking for backyard pool ideas that they can use to quickly upgrade the look of their space without spending a ton of money. Whether you need some inspiration for pools for small yards, or you have a large resort style space, I always think that new landscaping is the first line of defense, so to speak, when you want to jazz things up a bit. For example, in this disheveled back patio with pool and attached spa, I would add decorative hedges along the back wall interspersed with bright flowers to add some color. Then extend this pool landscaping to a few decorative planters placed near the spa to complete the look.
These are definitely my inspiration photos for backyard pool ideas to upgrade our outdoor entertaining areas. I have wanted to find some pool landscaping ideas that would make our space look new and fun without having to spend a ton of money to rip out the pool and start over. We already have a pretty large inground pool with spa like in this photo but the surrounding area could really use some work to breathe new life into the space. I love backyard pool designs that have multiple zones for different types of relaxation or entertaining such as an area for lounging, an area for dining, and a space for kids to play. This particular design has it all, but each area blends together seamlessly to create a very cohesive look.
My favorite backyard pool ideas make these sometimes boring or unsightly features look like a beautiful piece of landscaping decor. I run into this problem with small backyard pools the most because they are often placed in an area with limited lawn and patio space. For this reason, it can be hard to incorporate them in a way that seems cohesive and natural. However, I really like how this designer added the single lane lap pool to one side of their narrow back patio. The addition of the fountains installed on the back retaining wall adds a touch of more decorative swimming pool ideas for backyard and really elevates the overall look into something special.