Autumn is here, so say hello to crisp, cool air and beautiful fall foliage! Instead of closing up your pool and staying inside, here are five ways you can celebrate autumn poolside:
1. INCLUDE SEASONAL PLANTS
With so many seasonal flowers and plants at your disposal, adding some colors of season is easier than ever. Mixing and matching pumpkins and gourds with chrysanthemums, sunflowers and black-eyed Susans mean your possibilities are practically endless! Pick the items that best fit your area and your need, while enjoying the vibrant yellow, beautiful red, bright burgundy and warm orange colors you need to match the season’s color palette.
2. SPRINKLE IN A FEW SCARECROWS
Scarecrows are a quintessential decoration during the autumn season. These scarecrows come in a variety of shapes, colors and sizes and are simply perfect for adding a special little touch to your poolside. If you’re feeling extra crafty this season, consider making your own scarecrow to impress your guests. You can get the kids involved for some fun, fall family crafting time!
3. GET FESTIVE WITH LIGHTING
Lighting is one of the easiest ways to create the perfect ambiance for your pool. If your pool is still open, you can set the mood with your color-changing or warm white pool lights. Additionally, you can add fall-themed paper lanterns to your poolside décor or add string lights to fencing, bushes or trees throughout your poolscape.
As a reminder, never hang string lights over your pool – regardless of if it’s opened or closed.
4. SPRUCE UP YOUR PATIO ACCESSORIES
When it comes to tying together any theme with your decor, the key lies in getting complimentary accessories for your space. Add in a new outdoor rug in a beautiful burgundy hue and update your table runners to match. The autumn comes with crisp night air, so add new throw blankets and pillows in beautiful fall colors to your poolscape or even a fire pit to help you stay warm!
5. HOST A POOLSIDE THANKSGIVING GET-TOGETHER
With a revamped fall-inspired poolside, you have no excuse not to throw a Thanksgiving get-together! Whether it’s just a few friends for appetizers or if you’re hosting the whole meal, show off your autumn poolside decor. Who says you can’t enjoy your pool during these cooler months? By taking the time to spruce up your poolside and create a beautiful autumn oasis, you’ve opened up a whole new area for your friends and family to enjoy all season long!