18 Pool Furniture Ideas: Designer Picks
Turn your backyard pool and its surroundings into the oasis of your dreams with these designer-selected pool furniture ideas. We’ve rounded up chaises, chairs, side tables, and umbrellas so that you can lounge in style. From traditional to ultra contemporary, boho to nautical, this list has a piece for every pool setting imaginable. Enjoy!
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Chaises & Chairs
Imagine a pool without seating surrounding it. It’s just silly, right? What are you supposed to do, just stand there? No way! Every pool setting needs at least a chaise lounge or two. Ideally there’s a seating arrangement with a couple of upright chairs, as well. We’ve rounded up our favorite options, for all personal styles, below.
#1 // Arwen Outdoor Acacia Chaise Lounge
To start our list, we found a classic reclining chaise lounge that we picture in a coastal, traditional, or transitional setting. The weather-resistant solid acacia wood frame comes in dark slate gray (pictured) or natural, both versatile. The piece has four reclining positions and can lie fully flat. Finally, it comes with a foam-filled cushion that ties in place.
#2 // Bamboo Lounge Chair
Next, this lounge chair is giving us major tropical resort vibes. The striped white-and-blue sling seat is committed to the nautical, while its artisan-crafted bamboo frame is a sustainable nod to warmer climates. Folds up for easy storage.
#3 // Nautical Outdoor Chaise Lounge
This spacious chaise seems suited for a mountain setting — we’re imagining Lake Tahoe or the Catskills. It’s stackable and foldable, with a convenient handle on the headrest that makes it easy to move around. Plus, it comes in seven different colors, from green (pictured) to white to mahogany. And it’s made of high-density polyethylene [HDPE], so it’s weather-, water-, UV-, mold-, mildew-, and scratch-resistant.
#4 // Haven Sun Lounger
One of the coolest things about this simple-but-stylish lounge chair is the built-in side table that slides out, from beneath the base, on either side! The chaise is made of FSC-certified teak with a quick-drying foam cushion that comes in seven different Sunbrella® fabric color options. All are made from recycled materials and are both fade- and spill-proof. Complete with five recline positions and wheels for convenient repositioning.
#5 // Leandra Outdoor Wicker Chaise Lounge
Welcome that coastal energy with this wicker lounge. It’s made from a steel frame wrapped in fade- and water-resistant resin wicker, perfect for withstanding the elements. The look is all Newport or Cape Cod, but with enviable durability. Furthermore, it has six different reclining positions and comes in five cushion colors with two frame color options. The cushions are thick and have weather-resistant, machine-washable covers.
#6 // Low Adirondack Chair
No list of pool furniture ideas would be complete without at least one Adirondack chair option! We love that this one comes with an ottoman and that it’s made from recycled ocean and landfill-bound HDPE plastic. There are three neutral color options — black, white, and slate grey — all maintenance-free.
#7 // Pacifica Chaise
Bring a classic garden aesthetic to your personal pool furniture ideas list with this chaise. It has a natural rattan look but is made of a weather-proof resin wicker. The cushions come in 21 different solid and patterned options, all in life-proof performance fabrics. This chair’s casual luxury would look equally at home beside a grand lap pool as it would a quaint dipping pool.
#8 // Provence Wrought Iron Chaise Lounge
Like the town it’s named for, this chaise lounge is sophisticated, elegant, and timeless. Its wrought iron frame is powder coated for longevity, and the Sunbrella Canvas Flax cushions are both comfortable and weather- and fade-resistant. Importantly, the back support is woven for comfort and style.
#9 // Serenata Outdoor Chaise Lounge
Next on our list is a more modern-looking chaise. This poolside lounger is made of a wrought aluminum frame and a performance fabric for the sling. Its rectangular shape is softened slightly by rounded edges at the head and foot of the sling portion. Overall, the style takes us straight to Palm Springs.
#10 // Vegas Aluminum Stackable Patio Sling Chaise Lounge
Now, we move to another desert town with a chaise inspired by Vegas. This patio collection is focused on simplistic and efficient designs. In particular, this lounge features a stackable frame for space-saving storage in the off season. The frame is made of rust-proof, powder-coated aluminum, while the sling is comprised of a weather- and tear-resistant material that’s also supportive and comfortable. We picture this functional piece poolside at a transitional or contemporary home.
#11 // Triby Outdoor Adirondack Chair
Lastly, we’re featuring another Adirondack-style chair. This one is made of all-weather teak wood, crafted for durability. It has gorgeous lines, with a deep set, angled seat. Our designers like sprinkling in a few chairs of this style amongst poolside chaises, often with a side table or two mixed in…
Speaking of side tables, every poolside oasis needs them! It’s important to stay hydrated, whether you’re kicking back after swimming laps or simply lounging after a long week. So you need a place to set your drink! And your reading material, and your phone… Here are a few of our favorite pool furniture ideas for side tables.
#12 // Blithedale Side Table
Our designers love the relaxed bohemian style of this all-weather resin side table. It offers the look of rattan but with easy maintenance! The durable tempered-glass top is perfect for admiring the swirling pattern from the top down. The Blithedale table comes in three colors: light dune (pictured), white, and coastal blue. Additionally, it’s also beautiful indoors! It’s easy to pull it into your screened-in porch or three-seasons room in the cooler weather months.
#13 // Haven Round Side Table
On the other end of the pool furniture style spectrum is this modern and minimal side table from Neighbor. It features a hand-poured concrete top and FSC-certified teak base. Note that each concrete slab table top is one-of-a-kind. Plus, the concrete has a chamfered edge for durability and safety. If your pool is sleek, minimal, and modern, this side table could be a great fit.
#14 // Contemporary Round Aluminum Side Table
If you’re looking for a side table that’s a bit darker and heftier in form, consider this contemporary option. It has a lightweight aluminum base with a polished granite top. The result is contemporary in styling and functional in all sorts of settings.
#15 // Tri-Slat Aluminum Round Stacking Table
This straight-forward stacking table comes in a dozen different neutral colors and is the perfect marriage of form and function. It’d work well amongst just about any poolside decor.
Our final grouping of recommended pool furniture ideas is another necessity. Umbrellas offer shade from the sun and can be adorned with lights (or have them built-in!) for evening and nighttime poolside gatherings.
#16 // Lighted Octagonal Aluminum Patio Market Umbrella
We love this umbrella because of its built-in LED lights, which are rated for 15,000 hours of use (!!). Poolside hangs aren’t just for the daytime, after all! You can choose from two different pole finishes and two different canopy sizes as well as 13 different Sunbrella fabric canopy colors. As an added bonus, it has a push-button manual tilt that adjusts the shade 180 degrees — so you don’t have to move when the sun does, you can just adjust your sun shade.
#17 // Rita Outdoor Patio Umbrella
The next umbrella on our list was “inspired by the poolsides of Miami’s chicest Art Deco hotels” and definitely delivers on the beachside resort aesthetic. It also has a crank mechanism for opening and closing and canopy tilting capabilities.
#18 // Veda Patio Umbrella
Finally, this black Sunbrella umbrella is straightforward and classic. It comes in three canopy sizes and is both easy-to-clean and weather-resistant. Requires a base for use.
Our favorite pool furniture ideas for your backyard oasis
Perhaps you’re in the market for a refresh of your poolside lounging area. Or you’re planning a new backyard pool and are trying to envision the space, from hardscape materials used to the types of chaises you hope to recline on. Either way, we hope you’ve found inspiration from this roundup of our designers’ favorite pool furniture ideas!
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