Tsue ~ That's What She Said: Pool Side Seating ~ Making The Most Of Your Entertaining Space

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Pool Side Seating ~ Making The Most Of Your Entertaining Space


If your home features an in ground swimming pool, you are no stranger to hosting great numbers of summer guests.  While there is no doubt that your blue water is the main attraction, comfortably accommodating your guests requires that you dress the pool area with the right entertaining components.  Style, design and the ability to withstand the natural challenges of a poolside location are primary factors in selecting outdoor decor pieces.  Choosing the perfect pool side pieces will allow your guests comfort, as well as keep your outdoor gatherings running smoothly.

Provide Adequate Seating
While most guests will enjoy a refreshing turn in the pool, others prefer to relax pool side.   Providing your guests with comfortable seating, for relaxing, dining, chatting and simply taking a break from swimming fun is essential.   Nothing can create an entertaining crisis as quickly as a lack of seating for your guests.

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Accommodate Your Guests Needs
Prior to making pool side purchases, consider the guest activities you will need to accommodate.  Comfortable pool side chaise lounges are essential for relaxing and sunning, however are not ideal seating options for guests who wish to visit and chat out of the sun or for treating your guest to a pool side meal.   Plan and create inviting areas with specialized seating for all your guests needs.  In addition to lounge chairs, adding a dining set with a large, adjustable canopy will provide the perfect seating for serving meals and drinks.  Selecting pool side dining sets that include sling back chairs will provide your guests with comfort and will stand up to soggy swimmers.

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Create Guest Haven In Shade
Extend your party by providing a haven in the shade to allow your guests to refresh in cool comfort and provide a quiet and comfortable chatting area.   Adding a "no splash" zone with cushioned seating can provide a wonderful respite for your guests as well as additional dining space.  Planning this area in view of the pool will adults their own space to gather while still keeping a watchful eye on their swimmers.  Whether under a pergola or on a covered patio, the availability of his haven will be appreciated by guests and host alike.
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Carve Out Seating Nooks 
Placing attractive Bistro Sets in corners of the garden and in nooks about the pool area can quickly expand your seating capacity while allowing your guests additional options.  Add to appeal of these smaller entertaining areas by adding additional features, such as attractive planters or water features.

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Create Seating In Empty Spaces
Line empty space with weatherproof benches within the pool area or add comfort to a cement bench with cushions in colorful outdoor fabrics.  Many pool side storage boxes are designed to also serve as emergency seating and can prove useful for storing pool toys and supplies, as well as accommodate your guests.

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The opinions above are both honest and of my own experiences.   Images sourced from various Amzaon.com retailers.

27 comments :

Kelly N. said...

Comment on this post about your favorite vacation.

THAT WOULS BE THIS SUMMER WHEN I WENT TO MIAMI BEACH

llinda29 said...

I want to go to biloxi

Michelle said...

My favorite vacation was when I took a tour of Europe :)

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channallocks said...

getting caught in a hurrican e last summer in NC

Marielle said...

Exploring Tokyo

Ann Fantom said...

I liked our trip to Cancun

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Sue C. said...

My favorite vacation was a trip to Seattle, WA and Vancouver, British Columbia.

randio said...

Love our beach vacations in Destin, Fl with all the kids & grandkids!

mverno said...

a week in las vegas gambling and going to the shows
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Linda said...

My favorite was a road trip from IL to Ca.
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Susan said...

My favorite vacations was to NH. I want to thank you for this awesome sweep and hope to win :) Thanks !!! corrysue@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

We went to toronto for a week, that was so much fun

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caseyle2010 said...

my favorite vacation was camping
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Anonymous said...

I love going to Disney parks.
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Diana Stanhope said...

My favorite vacation was to New Orleans. It is so charming.

Jennifer Reed said...

My favorite vacation was to Jamaica.
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Anonymous said...

My favorite vacation was to Washington D.C. when I was a teenager. Marco

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Emily N said...

My favorite vacation was going to California.

Kelly N. said...

omment on this post about your favorite vacation.
You can comment once a day, every day after Midnight

took a vacation to Paris once,but was to young to understand that I may never get back,so I needed to take advantage,but didnt.

chris z said...

my favorite vacation was florida

rick sawyer said...

It has not happened yet,

Anonymous said...

Going to New York

chris b said...

Going to santa monica, ca

shanta spradlin said...

A cruise with my hubby to key west and mexico

kierran campbell said...

Does this zen-like swimming pool has pool fences tampa? I'd be more interested if they do, especially that I'm a family man/woman. You always wanted to secure your fams/childrens safety.

Idella Garza said...

My swimming pool neds new pool supplies and pool side seats. I love the seats in the first picture because it looks sophisticated.

Nancy said...

These are beautiful ideas! I would very gladly add such beautiful pieces of furniture when I already installed the pool safety fence in tampa bay. Thanks for sharing these awesome photos!

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