15 Pretty Pool House Ideas for Your Ultimate Staycation

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If you are looking to create the ultimate staycation, a pool house can make any warm day feel like a summer holiday. So whether your desired backyard activity is reading a book, watching TV poolside, or outdoor cooking and sharing a meal, these pool house decorating ideas will get your abode summer ready.

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    Make Any Day of the Week Feel Like a Vacation

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    Photo by Nicolas Scarpinato, Courtesy of Decorist
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    Pool House With Vaulted Ceilings

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    Alisberg Parker Architects

    This spectacular pool house by Alisberg Parker Architects features folding glass doors that open up to a partially enclosed patio. Suspended from the high vaulted ceiling is a gorgeous chandelier that matches the greenery outside. The jute-wrapped coffee table offsets the cool slate flooring and dove gray furniture.

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    Pool House With a Fully Loaded Kitchen

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    Karr Bick

    For many home chefs, the best pool houses are small backyard kitchens equipped with everything needed to serve up meals and drinks poolside. This example by the team at Karr Bick features stainless steel appliances (including a dishwasher), black cabinets, and a charcoal gray granite countertop. 

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    White and Green Pool House

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    Meg Braff Interiors

    Turn your open semi-enclosed outdoor space into a one of kind of stunner with this idea from Meg Braff Interiors. Note the walls in this pool house. They are covered with white shingles, which add a layer of visual texture. Lovely wicker furniture and green and white decorative accents from the pillows to curtains seal the deal on this outdoor room's summer vibe.

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    Neutral-Toned Pool House

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    Nina Liddle Design

    A welcoming pool house by Nina Liddle Design opens up to an outdoor patio. Behold the neutral-toned furniture, including the matching rattan pod chairs and a sofa covered in natural linen. All of the pieces add to the room's relaxing feel. The crowning jewel in the space is the white brick fireplace that lends warmth on chilly summer nights.

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    Cabana Blue Pool House

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    Kate Coughlin Interiors

    A spectacular faux bois coffee table is the center of attraction in this lovely pool house by Kate Coughlin Interiors. Blue is a traditional cabana color. Here the hue is combined with a soft shade of natural linen to achieve a laid-back effect.

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    Pool House Built for the Ultimate Outdoor Dinner Parties

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    Alisberg Parker

    Here is a beautifully appointed pool house by Alisberg Parker created for outdoor dinner parties. The weather-resistant teak table, which seats up to 10 guests, sets the stage for fabulous meals. Toward the back of the space is an outdoor kitchen tricked out with stainless steel appliances. The colorful mosaic backsplash doubles as a stylish feature wall. Now, look up—the pagoda-style ceiling provides a little shade during the day without blocking all of the natural light.

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    Garage to Pool House Convert

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    Nicolas Scarpinato / Decorist

    Ashley Redmond, a designer at the Decorist, transformed a two-car garage into a tropical style pool house that works double duty as a charming guest retreat. Palm leaf wallpaper set the stage for white bamboo furniture and a cozy love seat for two. In the foreground is a full-sized bed topped off with crisp white sheets and a cloud-like comforter. On the floor is a natural jute rug that contributes to the room's beach-inspired vibe.

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    Pagoda-Inspired Pool House

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    Northworks Architects

    There is much to love about this pagoda-inspired pool house designed and built by Northworks Architects. The floor to ceiling glass-back wall frames the open lounge area that's dressed up with weather-resistant wicker furnishings. Adding to the al fresco room's comfortable allure are lots of cushions and cozy pillows. Pops of pink from the lounge chairs to planters visually unites the outdoor and indoor spaces.

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    Cottage-Inspired Pool House Built for Relaxing

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    Pinney Designs

     A nap on the deck of this charming, cottage-inspired pool house by Pinney Designs will undoubtedly wash away the stress of a hectic workweek. The teak patio furniture seamlessly blends with the brown shingles, which creates a soothing ambiance. The canoe paddles are the perfect wall decoration that signifies vacation.

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    Pool House Bursting with American Pride

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    Martha O'Hara Interiors

    Martha O'Hara Interiors decorated this patriotic, modern farmhouse-inspired pool house, perfect for the ultimate Fourth of July bash. The vaulted ceilings and shiplap walls give the space a chic rustic vibe. Above the stone fireplace is a TV rated for indoor/outdoor use. Red, white, and blue decor, including the vintage flag on the wall, add a massive dose of American charm.

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    White Pool House With a Pergola Covered Porch

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    Cari Berg Interior Design

    This small white pool house by Cari Berg Interior Design has a lovely pergola covered porch, which adds some cooling shade of broiling hot days. The outdoor space is equipped with all of the comforts of home, including an indoor/outdoor TV for watching Netflix poolside. The teak furniture with striped pillows makes the outdoor space even more appealing by providing a comfortable spot to sit down and relax. 

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    Ultimate Outdoor Room Pool House

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    Molly Wood Garden Design

    Upon the first glance, this semi-enclosed pool house by Molly Wood Garden Design resembles a cozy and chic indoor living room. Our absolute favorite feature is the grill, which opens on both sides so the home chef can chat up guests in the lounge or sitting poolside.

    We are suckers for good looking features that add practical function like the gorgeous pale gray cabinetry, which creates space for towels and other poolside amenities. The frosting on the cake is the brown sectional sofa. It stands up to unpredictable summer weather thanks to water-resistant upholstery fabric. Are you wondering what else makes this space so homey? Take a look at the houseplants and small decorative objects. Things like these really personalize a space.

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    Pool House With a Wine Fridge

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    Annie Lowengart Design

    The star of this turquoise pool house by Annie Lowengart Design is the white kitchenette (hello wine fridge!) on the right. There was no skimping here when it comes to durable kitchen features—for example, the black granite countertop and white subway tile backsplash. For those chilly summer nights, the electric fireplace turns up the heat.

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    Luxurious Pool House With Striped Furniture

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    Noah Webb courtesy of Tim Barber Architect

    Luxury is one of the first words that come to mind when we gaze at this pool house by Tim Barber Architect. On warm, beautiful days, the bi-fold doors can be opened to eliminate the boundaries between the indoor and outdoor living spaces. The heart of this space is the hearth punctuated by a large mirror and flanked by built-in shelving loaded with summer reads. The brown and white striped furniture lends the space a retro cabana vibe, which also feels fresh and modern.

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    White and Green Pool House

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    Urban Grace Interiors

    The walk to the water is only a few steps from this white and green pool house by Urban Grace Interiors. Natural teak furniture adds a splash of rustic flair. When privacy is a must, the curtains (topped off by a lovely valance) can quickly close.