With the arrival of warmer (70 degree!) temps today, I can’t help but daydream of summer days spent poolside. Here in Minnesota, we cherish each summer day we get to be outside, so our outdoor living spaces deserve to be a special part of our home! I’ve rounded up some of my favorite poolside inspiration photos, so you too can fantasize about todays heat wave!
Hands down, this is my favorite pool area! I love the soft salmon colors that are incorporated into the space as well as the extra splash of white the tree blossoms add. So serene.
These bi-fold doors make for easy entertaining by your pool. Using soft, neutral colors make it the perfect scheme for both indoors and out!
Perfectly private, this is the ideal spot to unwind on a hot summer afternoon! Love that the teak furniture is placed right in the pool, makes it easy to cool down!
Every outdoor pool needs a convenient spot for drinks and snacks! How cute is this indoor/outdoor pull-up bar? One Pina Colada coming right up!
As usual, my heart always beats a little faster when hot pink is near! Love the bold, black & white stripes and the convenience of the garden stools…a perfect place to set your lemonade on those hot summer days!
Who could pass up this elaborate pool retreat? This little “shack” fits in perfectly to the surrounding landscape and looks as if it was taken right out of Tuscany!
Not all outdoor spaces have to have bright, summery, colors. Using crisp black, white and camel still bring a sense of freshness to this neutral exterior.
As a fan of the Kardashians, I couldn’t help but think of their outdoor pool area when writing this post. We can all dream, right? 🙂
I love that the architectural details in this outdoor living space take center stage. The columns and elaborate molding become the “wow” factor when paired with all neutral fabrics and materials.
You can bring the island to your backyard with this space! There’s nothing more tropical than feeling the sand between your toes, and of course a convenient location for afternoon naps in the lofted bedroom!
This is the perfect party location! This space allows for multiple poolside conversation and entertaining spots!
Now that I have you thinking of summer weather, how do you imagine spending your afternoons in the sun?