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Now that summer has well and truly begun for those of us in the Southern Hemisphere it seems much of our attention is captivated by cooling bodies of water be it the beach or the backyard pool. Why not combine the best of both those worlds minus the pesky sand and recreate all those fabulous easy, breezy coastal vibes in the very own sanctuary of your backyard pool. Coastal style is the ultimate in relaxed, chic and easy to achieve interior/exterior aesthetics. With the addition of a few key coastal style pool furnishing pieces, you too can indulge your love of all things coastal without ever having to leave home.
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Material selection is key to achieving a coastal style aesthetic around your pool as the furniture you feature ultimately acts as a visual focal point within the area. Crucial to the coastal style look are natural materials such as cane
, rattan, bamboo, wood
and stone. The more organic style materials that you can incorporate the better! That said, powder coated black or white metal is also an amazing material for coastal style outdoor furniture. Hanging chairs and bespoke cane sun lounges are a most fabulous and on-trend way to add both a modern take on the coastal look and maximum comfort into your pool space. When it comes to side tables and day beds consider options that have weathered wooden detailing as well as natural finishes
to create those laid-back coastal feels. Linens and cottons, as well as canvas, are the ideal soft furnishing materials to look for when selecting outdoor furnishings for your coastal backyard oasis. Think heavy duty canvas butterfly chairs and umbrellas alongside plush linen lounging pillows…who wouldn’t want to spend their day relaxing amidst all this coastal style gorgeousness?
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The one vital element in any phenomenal coastal inspired pool area is the perfect spot to laze about and lie in the glorious sun or let's be smart…the shade. Whether you opt for matching sun lounges, outdoor occasional chairs or a sumptuous lounge for your pool area, it really is all about the style, shape and material you select that will bring those coastal tones to your home's exterior. Sun lounges are a brilliant way to add instant coastal resort luxe to your pool area. Choose styles that reflect beach life and have a more organic flow
to their shape, it is best to steer clear of stiff metal styles as rigidity has no home in the coastal aesthetic. Adding a plush daybed style lounging area to your pool space is another great way to incorporate coastal style. Again wooden https://interiorsonline.com.au/products/umbele-sofa or rattan styles are covetable and a neutral colour such as a rustic white is the perfect tone for the soft coverings on the lounge. The coastal pool area look is all about combining chic beachy elements with maximum backyard comfort.
ALL ABOUT THE DETAIL
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With the coastal-inspired aesthetic, there are many finer details that should be accounted for within your pool furniture to create a look that is considered and cohesive as well as visually pleasing. Smaller details such as outdoor rugs, umbrellas, cushions
and side tables all play an integral part in creating a coastal inspired pool setting. There are many incredible outdoor, waterproof materials that make selecting cushions for your pool area as fun as choosing them for your indoor sofa! Cushions are a great way to incorporate a little coastal chic pattern into your area, however, do opt for more neutral or monochromatic colour tones with perhaps just a hint or two of colour such as a yellow or blue!
An outdoor rug
will help to visually define a set space for relaxing, gathering and lounging in your pool area and again there are many beautiful outdoor friendly options to select from. When selecting coastal style side table for your pool area think curved and weathered wood
perhaps with a stone top, the ideal place to pop down that sunset cocktail!