The Midcentury Modern pool is characterized not only by its shape and structure, but by its surroundings as well. MCM pools favor kidney and classic rectangle shapes—minimalist looks that are similar to modern pools. So where does the style kick in?
The creativity lies in the ambiance set by outdoor furniture, plants and your home exterior. Here are five ways to ensure your pool gives off an MCM style.
A fundamental part of MCM style is the unique plant life that adds texture and color to any space. Yucca, Succulents, Cacti and Jade are all great options to line your backyard fence or sit near the water’s edge.
Cement is an essential part of having a pool, but it doesn’t have to cover your whole backyard. Mix up your terrain with patches of grass, rocks and dirt to add visual interest and cater to your chosen plant life.
Break out your lounge chairs and patio furniture, because MCM pools are all about relaxing retro style. Bring out several lounge chairs in different colors around the water line to provide a place for your guests to relax and soak in the sun. Set up a table with tulip chairs for an eating area that’s always ready for snacks.
Pops of Color
Use your lounge chairs and plant pots to add retro colors to the space that will complement the bright blue water. Set snacks on colorful dishes and pick fun cups for beverages. Red, blue, yellow and orange are great colors to provide that retro vibe.
Home Exterior + Interior
If you’re fortunate enough to have an MCM exterior, it will play a role in being the background to your pool area. Use glass walls to your advantage to make your interior seem as if it’s part of your backyard. Create a seamless transition from outside to inside, using your interior color palette to play a role in how your backyard is perceived.