Building your own pool is a huge undertaking that should be left to professionals. Don’t fool yourself into thinking that it just takes digging a hole and filling it with water. It takes a lot of work that you shouldn’t commit to.
However, decorating your pool area to enhance its beauty and making it more welcoming for your guests is something that you can do yourself too. Luckily, there are a number of DIY pallet ideas that you use to craft your own outdoor furniture.
Recycling and upcycling aren’t only a huge trend these days, but it can also lead to very trendy results too. If you are a creative person and like to build your own projects, wood pallets are the best material you can find. They are cheap, or even free, easy to customize, and suitable for several project ideas. Here’s how to decorate your outdoor pool area with wood pallets.
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Build a safety fence
Safety should always come first. And, if you are a parent, you certainly know by now that your kids shouldn’t be left unsupervised in the pool area. Luckily, there is a great way to protect them from safety pool hazards using wood pallets. Plus, it will also give your pool area a traditional look.
Building a pallet fence isn’t as complicated as you may think. Plus, it is cheap and practical and will keep your kids out of the pool area when you are not around. Keep in mind that you also need to build a gate and install wheels so that it will be easy to open and manipulate. You can surround your pool area with a pallet fence and your kids will never be in danger of falling into the water.
Once you build the pallet fence, there are a number of possibilities on how you can decorate it. From painting it with whatever color you want or using it as a planter and decorate it with your favorite plants.
Assemble a seating area
Where will you be seating when you want to enjoy the sunlight while serving your fresh drink? You can’t sit on the ground because it won’t be comfortable. And, you also can’t bring indoor furniture because the sunlight will discolor it. So, the most basic thing every pool area needs is seating.
Pallet furniture is very much in trend right now for outdoor areas and it is extremely easy to build your own. And, there are so many designs and shapes that you can choose from depending on the size of your outdoor space. You can choose to build an L-shaped bench, modular seating, or sectional seating arrangements. If you want to make your outdoor furniture even more convenient, you can install wheels to allow it to be mobile.
Moreover, you can either paint your seating arrangements or cover them with decorative cushions or soft decorative pillows.
Also, don’t forget that every seating area needs to have a table where you and your guests can place your drinks or even serve lunch in your yard.
Build a pallet pool storage
Where are you going to store all your pool toys and accessories when the pool day is over? Will you leave them in the water? Or will you take them inside the house with you? None of these ideas are good ones. Leaving them in the water can damage them while taking them inside means bringing water and dirt inside your home. So, you certainly need a pool storage solution where you can put all this stuff until your next pool party.
Moreover, as a pool owner, you certainly know that pool maintenance requires many pool accessories and chemicals. All you have to do is to buy the supplies online and store them in your pallet pool storage and you are ready to go for the whole summer.
All you have to do is to put 4 wood pallets together and build a box. Install wheels to the box so that you can easily manipulate it in your garden and move it wherever you need it.
Build a pallet bar
There is nothing funnier during the summertime than pool parties with all your friends and family members. If you are planning to be the host of these parties, you need to consider building a pallet bar in your pool area.
You can join two or more pallets in the upright position and cover it with a roof. Also, you need to attach a pallet wall to use it as a counter. There are several ways in which you can decorate your pallet bar from painting it whatever color goes best for your outdoor design to installing decorations on the exterior side of the bar. No matter how you decide to decorate it, make sure you bring in a small fridge where you can deposit fresh drinks all summer long.
Build a tree swing
What can be more exciting for your kids than a tree swing in their own backyard? You need to provide your kids with a place where they can enjoy the shade of the trees in your backyard. You can use wood pallets to build a lovely swing and hang it on the tree next to your pool area. Place a fluffy and comfortable pillow on it and your kids will love to spend time outside from now on.
If you are a nature lover and would like to decorate the exterior of your house with many plants but have no room for that, here’s your solution: build wooden planters using pallets and hang them on the exterior walls of your home. It will make your outdoor pool area look more colorful and you will be surrounded by the fresh scent of flowers when you are spending time at the pool.
Pallets are getting more and more popular for DIY projects. They inspire minimalism, they are very cheap and practical, and you can build unlimited projects with them. So, use these DIY ideas to decorate and make your outdoor pool area more welcoming and stylish.