Jazz up your Pool area – how to create a stylish and comfortable outdoor living space.


Revamping a pool area can feel like a daunting task, yet with the right planning, execution, and creative insights, it can also be an exhilarating adventure. A beautifully designed pool area can add a touch of luxury to your home and serve as a refreshing retreat where you can entertain, relax, or enjoy a well-deserved break. Here are a few ways to jazz up your pool area, making it a stylish and comfortable outdoor living space.

1. Pave The Way – Choosing the right pavers for your pool area is crucial. The colour of your pavers can affect not just the look, but also the feel of your pool area. Avoid too bright colours as they can cause glare under the sun, and too dark colours can get too hot to walk on barefoot. Opt for a middle ground – neutral-toned pavers can add a sophisticated look without the disadvantages of extreme shades.

2. Choose Your Pool Fencing Wisely – Safety should be your top priority when designing a pool area. Pool fencing is essential, but it doesn’t have to be bland. If your budget allows, consider installing a frameless glass fence, which adds a touch of class and provides unobstructed views of your pool. If glass fencing is out of your budget range, consider opting for black fencing. Not only does it add a modern aesthetic, but it also blends in with the natural surroundings better than traditional white fencing.


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3. Embrace Planter Boxes  and landscaping – Planter boxes and landscaping in general can help add a touch of nature and a colour palette to the space. Opt for robust, low-maintenance plants that can withstand the poolside conditions like sun, shade, and occasional water splashes. You can consider plants like agave, succulents, or ornamental grasses that can add texture and interest to your pool area.

4. The Art of Coping – The coping around your pool – the edge where the pool shell meets the deck – can drastically affect the overall look. For a softer, more natural look, consider curved coping, which mimics the soft lines found in nature. If you prefer a more contemporary design, squared coping adds a sleek, modern edge to your pool.

5. Classy Pool Lighting – Pool lighting plays an essential role in creating the right ambiance and ensuring safety during night-time swimming. Instead of multi-colored lights, consider using elegant, understated lighting. White LED lights or subtle underwater illumination can cast a magical glow on your pool, transforming it into a nighttime oasis.

6. Create an Entertaining Area – To make the most out of your pool area, incorporate an entertainment space. The key here is to keep it conveniently located near your home’s lounge or kitchen. This way, you won’t have to travel far to get refreshments or entertain guests. A poolside dining area with comfortable seating and a BBQ station can create a convivial atmosphere for family gatherings or parties.

7. Strategic Placement of Sun Loungers – While proximity to the house is essential for an entertainment area, sun loungers can be placed a little further away. This creates a ‘destination area’ in your backyard, an ideal spot for relaxation and sunbathing. A strategically placed umbrella can provide shade when the sun gets too hot.

8. Festoon Lights for a Touch of Sparkle – Nothing says enchantment like a string of festoon lights delicately draped over your entertaining area. They add warmth, sparkle, and an invitation to linger after the sun has set. Whether strung between trees or along the fence line, these lights can elevate your pool area to new heights of elegance, creating a mesmerizing atmosphere that feels like a year-round celebration.

9. Compliance is Key – Lastly, but most importantly, ensure that your pool area is compliant with local regulations and codes. These rules differ from state to state significantly (eg in Qld a spa pool must be within a fenced area, while in Victoria, you can simply have a locked lid). Regulations cover aspects such as pool fencing, pool depth, safety signage, and emergency equipment. It’s essential to research your local regulations before starting any renovation or construction.

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