Splash Into Style 11 Pool Landscaping Designs to Elevate Your Outdoor Space

Pools are the perfect way to cool off on a hot summer day, but they’re also a great centerpiece for your yard. So if you’re looking to add some excitement and pizzazz to your backyard, there are plenty of incredible pool landscaping ideas that will elevate your space. 

Our experts at Blaum Landscaping have put together their 11 favorite design ideas to elevate your outdoor space and make it look one of a kind!

Lush, Natural Landscape

The lush, natural landscape is a great way to introduce nature into your outdoor space. The key to this design is using grasses, vines, and trees to create a natural look that’s also visually pleasing.

Use native or drought-tolerant plants around the pool area in your yard so you can enjoy them year-round without having to worry about watering them often. Adding texture with rocks and wood chips will ground this type of landscaping design while also giving it some extra dimensionality–and keeping the space clean!

Tropical Paradise

For this design, the pool is surrounded by a lot of greenery. The tropical plants and trees add an element of drama to the space and make it feel like you’re in paradise.

The color palette is bright but natural: blues, greens, and yellows reminiscent of sunsets on beaches worldwide. If you want to recreate this look yourself at home, use lots of flowers around your pool area–but make sure they’re not invasive!


Natural-inspired water features are a great way to add a little something extra to your pool landscape. They can be found in many different styles, from simple ponds to elaborate rock gardens and waterfalls, but they all have one thing in common: they help create an atmosphere of tranquility that will make you feel like you’ve escaped the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

If you’re looking for something more than just a place where you can swim or relax by the side of your pool on warm summer days–or even if you aren’t–natural-inspired designs may be right up your alley!

Masculine Modern

In this design, the use of tile and stone is used to create a modern masculine space. The color scheme is hints of gray, black, and white throughout. The natural materials like wood provide warmth while incorporating elements of nature into your pool landscape design.

The furniture used in this pool landscape design is modern with an industrial feel to it. It’s important to note that there isn’t any floral or feminine design elements added into this outdoor space because we want it to be more masculine looking so it will appeal more towards men than women when they are looking at purchasing their next home!

Beach Chic

The beach chic pool space is a perfect example of how to use natural materials and colors, textures and plants in your outdoor space. The use of wood as the decking material creates a rustic feel that resonates with the natural surroundings. For fencing around the pool area, cedar fencing works well because it’s durable and also looks great with its warm brown hue that complements other elements of this design scheme.

The lighting used here is also important: indirect lighting casts soft shadows on the walls while illuminating them enough so that they don’t appear dark or gloomy; this gives off an inviting vibe as soon as you walk into this area!

Contemporary Minimalist

Consider this contemporary minimalist design when you’re ready to make a splash in your backyard. It features elevated decking and curved waterfall, floating decking, circular seating area and fire pit in the center of your pool. The trellis arbor acts as an entryway into the space while providing privacy from neighbors’ eyes. The grassy pathway leading up to it provides additional privacy when needed.

The contemporary minimalist style creates an elegant look without being too overstated or flashy–it’s perfect for those who want something stylish but don’t want their outdoor space to be too much like all of those other “Pinterest-worthy resorts.”

Elevated Garden-Inspired

The elevated garden-inspired pool design is a unique way to add a little something extra to your backyard. This style of landscaping creates an illusion of height and can be used to make the room appear larger than it actually is. If you want to make your backyard feel more spacious, consider adding this type of landscaping in conjunction with other architectural elements such as raised decks or patios.

Floating Decking

This pool is for you if you’re looking for a minimalist design that still feels luxurious and elegant. The floating decking and curved waterfall give it an airy feel while still maintaining its sleek style. The curved arbor makes it feel like there’s more space than there actually is, so even though this is a small-scale pool, it feels spacious and open.

The fire pit in the center of this modern minimalist pool serves as both decoration and function: It provides warmth during cool evenings by your side while also adding color to your yard (and keeping bugs away).

Island-Inspired Oasis

You can create an island-inspired backyard oasis using tropical overhangs, grassy entry pathways, and wooden decking.

The tropical overhangs are created using palm trees that have been planted in pots on either side of the pool area. The palm trees provide shade for those who want to relax in this space during the day or at night when it’s cooler outside.

The grassy entry pathway has been decorated with flowers and plants so people know where they’re walking when they enter this outdoor space from inside their home or yard (depending on where they come from). This helps prevent accidents as well as adds beauty and color to this area which will make everyone feel welcome when entering into this part of their property!


This is the perfect design if you want to create a rustic look in your backyard. The use of logs and natural stone creates a cozy feel that will make you want to spend all day by the pool. A fire pit in the middle gives it that extra touch and helps keep you warm during those chilly evenings.

The arbor makes an appearance as well! This patio would be great for hosting parties, but also just relaxing with friends after work on any given day (or weekend).

Modern Minimalist

A modern minimalist pool with an arbor-like overhang and floating decking, circular seating area and fire pit in center. Colorful plants, flowers and smooth stone decking surround this elegant pool design. Large windows allow plenty of natural light; long, curved steps lead to the water’s edge.

Choose Blaum Landscaping to Bring Your Dream to Life

The best part about these designs is that they can be customized to fit any budget and style. Whether you already have a pool or are considering building one, we hope our guide has given you some fresh ideas for making it even more special.

If you’re ready to explore design ideas, give us a call today at (305) 662-7045!