Trends in Swimming Pool Design
Summer Time Thoughts in Deep Winter
Right now we are just getting into cooler Fall weather - many of us relishing in the idea of cozy sweaters, warm drinks, and holiday get-togethers with friends and family. But once the new year rolls around, we get settled in for the long haul to Spring weather. We start imagining what new plants we are going to try in our gardens, what new installations we want - and that dream pool that we can lounge by while we bake in the sun.
Newer Trends in Pool Design
While the standard pool designs that were common decades ago will still suffice to help you cool off in the Summer heat, they do not provide the visual panache of modern design. The trend in turning our outdoor spaces into living space - such as the ever trendy outdoor kitchens - has had great impact on pool design. Building pools into the surrounding environment has also gained quite a bit of traction. We will touch on these as well as a few other beautiful trends in pool design.
Living Areas and Pools Merge
Instead of merely having outdoor furniture that compliments your outdoor space, many designers are merging living space and pool areas. Not only is this aesthetically pleasing, but it also makes the pool area a more integral part of your relaxation time - even when it is not Summer! This design choice also helps outdoor space feel more cohesive, and as well put together as a perfectly designed interior.
Mixing fire and water elements seems to have been taking off recently as well. According to the Master Pools Guild, fire accents are currently the foremost trend. It is understandable as well, as the visual of fire leaping off of water certainly has a visceral impact. Some designers have noted that they are creating with the ideas of ancient Greek traditions, where water was considered feminine and fire masculine - by combining the two elements you have a balanced feeling to your landscaping, while still having a view that incites excitement and romance.
Rise of Geometric Shapes
There will always be a market for the traditional "lagoon" shaped pools that grace many backyards. Curved edges, the classic kidney bean shape, and so forth have their place. But recently, there has been a great increase in sharp, geometric designs. Much like the clean Scandinavian designs that have become trendy within the home, elegant, clean, and straight lines in landscaping have become very desirable, and many pool designers have taken the opportunity to create pools that look like pieces of art.
Beautiful Ideas to Help You Dream of Warm Weather
Fire, beautiful geometric designs, integrated living areas - these are some incredible ideas to consider for your dream landscaping. Of course when paired with well designed planting, perhaps a pergola or trellis, it is easy to imagine a luxurious day by the water. With beautiful designs such as these and others, landscaping not only increases our living space considerably, but also allows us to live, essentially, within art.
What new ideas for pool design strikes you?