Here Is How You Can Add Personal Touch To Your Swimming Pool Area

Your own personal taste and style is reflected in your swimming pool outdoor entertaining area, just like the other parts of your home and lifestyle. You will spend a considerable amount of your time to plan the design and installation process of your swimming pool of your dreams. You might have some ideas about how your pool area will come together, even before you engage a pool builder. In that case, it is important to mention to the pool builder your specific goals and the overall vision of your pool before they start the planning process, to ensure they factor in your requirements.

Another way to showcase your personal style as well as in the pool design, is in how you decorate the area around the pool. See below are a few ideas that you might like to use and tweak to style in your own way and make your outdoor space feel like yours. While you might prefer to go minimalist by just focusing on a mix of furniture and soft furnishings, you could even decide to go a bit more elaborate by adding delightful poolside plants and other pool accessories. Either way, you can add your own personal touch to your pool area in many ways, and if you’re looking for ideas and inspiration- read on!

Natural Inspiration

Your inground fibreglass pools perth may already be surrounded by plants and gardens if it is located in the middle of your yard. However if you have your pool close to the door of your home, or even if it is indoors, you can lose the feel of the ‘great outdoors’ very quickly if you don’t have any plants around the pool area. Natural light will also affect the ambience and feel of your pool area. To create the sense of being in an exotic location, using plants like palm trees and bamboo will not only give an illusion of being in another country, they will also add a splash of colour to your pool area too. The great thing is that these particular plants are relatively easy to maintain. Pairing your plants with a statement pot, either of a bold or matching colour is also an easy way to add your styling touch to your pool area.


As already referred to, natural inspiration by using plants will really change the feel and ambience of your pool area. Sometimes the landscaping around the pool may be unfinished or even boring. So just by adding some plants to the pool area can help create more of a sanctuary. Plants are an easy way to bring out your personal style to the outdoor area. As you select the foliage and flowers that you love, and surround the space intentionally, you will feel the space change and adjust to your style. Some plants which will look impressive in your entertaining area are things like small ferns, palms, and succulents. These are classic choices for Australian backyards. If you are after some beautiful colour, you could opt for a birds of paradise plant or some cordylines. Of course, avoid plants that shed their leaves regularly, as they will end up becoming a mess in your swimming pool.


During the evening, a swimming pool can be lit up as a centre point of your backyard. By having a light within the pool itself, or placing a statement light beside the pool can add a soft glow to the water. You can also have lights installed within the deck, or hidden floor lights to line the pool walkway. Alternatively, you can opt for coloured lighting, to create a classy party feel for your guests. These are all popular ways to create an inviting pool area for the darker part of the day.


The easiest way to adjust the style as well as add functionality and flair to your pool space is by introducing furniture. You could simply add a couple of deck chairs by the poolside for a minimalist feel, or you might decide to be more extravagant by adding a long table with plush chairs to seat 12 people in your outdoor entertaining space. It is important to choose a theme for your furniture as that theme you will use as a base for all other decor and items you add to the entertaining area. It is also important to consider what will blend well with the exterior of your property when you are choosing your theme. Some of the most popular poolside themes include a coastal style, the Hampton’s look, or a classic French Provincial look.

Soft Furnishings

A relatively cost effective way to bring a touch of style to your pool space is by investing in throw rugs, cushions and floor rugs. Make sure you stick to the theme you’ve decided on, and prioritise comfort when purchasing your soft furnishings. While sequins are fun- no one wants to sit, or lay on a sequined cushion after they jump out of the swimming pool! Choose soft furnishings made in weather-resistant materials, so you know that they will withstand the elements and being outside.

Create shade

The Aussie sun is severely hot, and very damaging- even more in the summer months. To create shade you can add an umbrella, or install a shade cloth – they are a great idea to ensure your pool has some coverage during the warmer months. By having your pool covered it can help prevent skin damage and reduce the risk of sunburn. There are many patterns and colours available, so you won’t have trouble finding a design that will match your theme.

Did you know that just by changing a small detail in your outdoor area can make a big difference and make a fresh change? For example you could decorate your outdoor space by adding some cheerfully bright scatter cushions, and just by changing your outdoor cushions with a new style can create a whole new look for your backyard. However you decide to go about personalising your pool space, you will reap the rewards. A functional, yet engaging poolside area means you will spend more time out there! If you have any questions about how we can help you with your dream pool, please reach out to the friendly team at Factory Pools Perth, and we will be happy to help.

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