It’s the final touches that really make a room, and the same is true when it comes to creating a haven of outdoor living around your pool. Add to your family’s enjoyment of your pool, and increase the amount of time you spend there, by making it feel like an outdoor room.

1. Shade trees around a pool can mean a constant battle with leaves; not the case with this oversized umbrella from Frontgate. 2. Family dinner around the pool is downright doable with the Palmetto dining set from Pottery Barn. 3. Nothing defines a space quite like an indoor/outdoor rug; from Dash & Albert. 4. A truly comfortable chaise lounge is a must for downtime; available on Overstock. 5. Elegant outdoor entertaining calls for Juliska’s famed Berry & Thread dishware in melamine. 6. Cast a warm glow on evening gatherings with Maxwell zinc lanterns from Pottery Barn. 7. The Amari Vita lounge chair from Janus et Cie pairs style and comfort. 8. Cut back on trips in and out of the house with a stylish outdoor cabinet from Wayfair. 9. There’s no such thing as too many pillows and these striped ones from Pottery Barn are a classic choice. 10. While away the evening in comfort with outdoor sofas from Janus et Cie. 11. Pop a plant in this oversized pot from CB2 to create a dramatic focal point.