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7 Breathtaking Ways to Dress Up a Pool for a Wedding

Whether you’re planning a relaxed backyard wedding or an extravagant resort ceremony this summer, you might have to address a *big* question: how to decorate your venue’s pool. With so many gorgeous options, it can be difficult to choose. To help you decide which aesthetic fits you, keep scrolling to check out seven stunning pool decor ideas. Give your wedding a pretty and playful look with bloom-filled pool floats, or scatter your favorite flowers for a dreamy display. Whichever one you go with, you’ll be sure to WOW your guests!


1. DIY Geometric Floating Flower Wreaths: This super-simple floating flower wreath calls for flowers, foam core, and a hot glue gun. While the project shown features geometric shapes, it’s super easy to customize — you can whip up a flower-covered monogram instead if you like! (via Paper & Stitch)

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2. Balloons: There’s no party a dozen or so balloons can’t improve! Dress up a plain pooland amp up the festivities with a ton of colorful fun. (via The House That Lars Built)

3. Boho Chic: Flower arrangements spread among these jungle-inspired accents will transport your guests to another place, all in the comfort of your pool house. Sunnylife Pineapple Float ($60), Sunnylife Retro Sounds Blossom Pink ($28), GreenLighting Mercury Globe Decorative Indoor Outdoor Party String Lights ($40), H&M Palm-Patterned Cushion Cover ($10), CB2 Kini Small Natural Rattan Lantern ($50)

4. Floating Balloons: For the young couple, try creating a fun balloon display by tying weights or floats to the end of the strings and positioning them throughout the pool. (via Valorie Darling / Brit + Co)

5. DIY Beach Ball Backdrop: Two romantic accents come together to make this pool decor look like a vision from your daydreams. To get the look, paint paper lanterns with beachy pastels and adhere them to the wall for photobooth or dance floor decor; add some lights inside for the perfect glow. (via Sugar & Cloth)

6. Minimalist Chic: Grab some of these essentials for a pool party so clean and classy you can keep it up long after the wedding. #Floaty Shell Float ($78), Kikkerland Silver Globe String Lights ($12), Oh Happy Day Mylar Script Balloon ($9), Sunnylife Mermaid Bottle Opener ($18), Fred & Friends Rainbow Party Cup ($16)

7. Preppy Chic: Desert plants and succulents come together with a fun resort vibe in this dreamy vacay-by-the-pool party scene. Ban.do Float On Giant Innertube ($24), Kate Spade New York Two of a Kind Gold Dot Shaker ($50), Sunnylife Cactus String Lights ($26), Slant Collections Take Me to the Beach Stemless Wine Glass ($13), PBteen The Emily & Meritt Cabana Stripe Beach Towel ($29), Oh Happy Day Two Tone Paper Lanterns ($6),

Alright, folks. We've officially made it to fall. And if you haven't already started switching out your decor (as long as it's ready by Friendsgiving, right?) you still have time to do so. Draw inspiration from this round-up of new home products that includes harvest-inspired candles, cozy linens and textiles, and a v. practical piece of furniture. One scroll through these, and you'll have all the motivation you need to transition the seasons. Scroll on to start shopping.

Prism x LOREM Collection ($96+): Calling all Cali babes. The popular Long Beach boutique, Prism, announced a boho-fabulous collab with home decor line, LOREM, that we can't get enough of. Shop everything from plant hangers (eight options, to be exact) to artwork, all inspired by the very colorful vibes of the brands. If you were looking for a cheery way to tide you through winter, this. is. it!

Floyd Mattress (Price TBD): Fans of the cult-favorite Detroit-based brand will love their latest launch debuting on October 29. The highly-coveted Floyd Mattress will have the same made-to-last design and superior comfort as their other furnishings, tailored perfectly to fit the line's in-demand bed frame. Additional details for the mattress include a breathable foam material, highly-mobile packaging, and a low-profile design to secure your best night's sleep yet. Check back on the last week of the month to get one for yourself.

Dims 'Composed Vanity' ($595): Small space? No problem! Direct-to-consumer brand, Dims, is giving you a quick and stylish solution to your storage needs with their newest item that doubles as both a desk and vanity. The functional piece is made with non-toxic, chemical-free materials and can be assembled in seven minutes or less. Throw in four sleek shades to choose from, and this may just be your best purchase of 2019 yet!

Saatchi Art x The Citizenry Holiday Collection ($225+): Get ready to deck your walls this holiday season. Saatchi Art partnered with The Citizenry in a one-of-a-kind collection that features a curation of art across styles. Explore everything from modern to abstract creations in a selection so stunning, it's bound to spark a conversation at your next gathering.

NEST Spiced Orange & Clove Collection ($16+): If you haven't experienced the addicting aromas of the beloved NEST fragrance brand, this is the perfect time to get on board! The label recently released their latest scent — spiced orange & clove — just in time for all your gatherings. Inhale festive notes of orange pomander, spiced brandy, cinnamon, and gingered honey across their suite of candles and diffusers to bring all the good vibes to your home.

Bloomingdales x RiLEY Home ($19+): RiLEY Home gets millennials. So they teamed up with Bloomingdales to make shopping their selection more attainable than ever. Now, you can get in on long-lasting, luxurious staples like flannel sheets, bedding, printed throws, premium pet beds, and more, by shopping online and in-stores at the department store. (Trust us: These dream goods are ones you're going to be *glad* you stocked-up on.)

Italic Serene Towels ($12+): The luxury brand that prides itself on using the *same* factories namesake brands (like Calvin Klein and Lacoste) use, but without the price tag behind them, brings you a new product for fall. Treat yourself to Italic's ultra-soft towel set spun from fluffy, 100% Australian cotton, in a convenient set of six. Consider it the perfect indulgence after a long soak in the tub on a cozy FNI (Friday night in)!

Hyascent x Neiman Marcus ($169): 'Tis the season for a delightfully scented home. Warm your abode with scents like bourbon joy, cheeky rose and more in a unique diffuser that doubles more as decor than a fragrance-inducer. Fresh off the (online) shelves of Neiman Marcus, explore nine scents that last up to six months in a specialized hourglass holder. (Shhh! Your friends will never know the secret of why your place smells so darn good!)