Little decor is needed to brighten up this poolside patio -- just simple, striped lounge chairs and a potted hibiscus make a big statement.
The vibrant cushions and pillows on this built-in bench reflect the natural colors of the desert terrain. Bright tangerine, green, and blue in durable outdoor fabrics helps this poolside area stand up to the harsh elements.
Bring some life to a simple pool patio with sleek lounge chairs, accent pillows, and plenty of container plants and greenery.
Classic, Corinthian columns give this poolside pavilion the exotic feel of the Greek Isles. By keeping the pool simple, and frill-free, the pavilion and columns serve as this backyard's focal point.
An outdoor fireplace coupled with a simple, tiled pool makes this backyard perfect for year-round enjoyment. By situating the fireplace under the overhang of the porch and by keeping all the furniture weather-proof, nothing stands in the way of this poolside oasis.
An outdoor rug, anchored by an all-weather sofa, chairs, and chaise lounges and accented with hurricane lamps, creates atmosphere for this swimming pool. Festive touches, such as the fringed umbrellas and oversized pillows made from beach towels, complete the exotic, cabana-style look.
This interesting outdoor chair adds tons of personality to this simple poolside patio. Put colorful lanterns in the trees for even more island appeal.
This swimming pool needs little help to really wow visitors -- a breathtaking view of the ocean works better than any design elements. Simple terra cotta tile surrounds the pool and echoes the sandy beaches below, and simple wooden lounge chairs provide the perfect spot for catching some rays.
A swimming pool takes up this entire backyard, stretching from one wall to the other, but to create a focal point at the far end of the space, a pool house was built in the Greek Revival style. Simple Ionic columns, French doors, and southern-style shutters, merge styles and time periods together for look that blends the space with the house. Picket planters filled with hydrangeas add some color and frame the French doors.
Large palm trees surround this California pool, which helps to enclose this space slightly from the beach beyond. A few simple lounge chairs are functional and nearly blend in with wooden deck.
Colorful side tables, mod umbrellas, and pool toys ensure that this backyard swimming spot is a constant party, and visitors know that splashing is a necessary evil.
To encourage guests to enjoy the pool, this fun-loving homeowner turned her raised deck off of the kitchen into a diving board. Swinging gates open for an impromptu dip in the cool water.
To make poolside napping especially comfortable on warm summer days, a full-sized poster bed was tucked under a covered pavilion.
A monotone color scheme keeps this patio simple. Rather than distracting from beautiful weather and the refreshing swimming pool, the designer employed neutral and white furnishings only.
Taking a page from the beautiful plants and natural surroundings, the poolside furniture in this tropical backyard revolves around the show-stopping pink beach club trademark – the umbrella. Its squared off scalloped edge is a classic cabana detail, and the bright pink color echoes the pretty pink flowers around the pool.
A swimming pool with an adjacent deck, lawn, and outdoor kitchen becomes a bustling hub in summer. A barn-style door slides closed to shut out street noise.
A concrete pool surround becomes a cozy lounge and entertaining area when contemporary design meets beach-towel comfort. Slather on sunscreen as you recline on resort-style chaises.
Cushioned Palazzio teak lounge chairs and ottomans stretch out poolside and create an inviting lounge area.
A bridge stretches across this backyard oasis, creating both an interesting focal point and a whimsical atmosphere. Hanging vines cascade from the bridge create a lush, tropical feel.
Playful cherubs and trailing ivy give this architectural focal point classical elegance.
With separate dining areas on either side of this classically-styled fountain and symmetrical palm trees, this balanced outdoor space is perfect for entertaining.
Rather than facing this simple seating area towards the pool, a comfy outdoor couch and two matching ottomans look over the shoreline. Classic blue-and-white seat cushions feel sleek and sophisticated but are situated to accommodate conversation rather than focusing around the pool.
Simple metal lounge chairs are no match for the lush, perfectly manicured landscaping in this poolside space. Statuary, boxwoods, tropical plants, and palm trees all give this back yard an elegant, yet exotic vibe.
Adjustable lounge chairs are a natural addition to a swimming pool patio. Accented with graphic printed pillows, these lounge chairs look extra chic sitting poolside.
Muted purples and gray blues of slate tiles add texture and warmth to the terrace and fireplace of this outdoor room overlooking a lap pool.
An L-shaped lap pool and elevated dining area are surrounded by an elegant tapestry of tough plants. The variety of plants gives this poolside area extra personality.
Vintage card table and chairs provide seating at the far end of this swimming pool.
A sitting area is the perfect place for relaxing and entertaining by this backyard swimming pool. Plenty of cushions make it a comfy place to crash, and a small cabana makes it fun rain or shine.
This swimming pool comes right up to the house, seamlessly integrating indoors and out.
A series of large windows and sliding glass doors links the interiors with the inviting exteriors of this Arizona backyard. The amorphous pool shape is framed with a sidewalk, giving the pool extra personality.