Planning a pool party or two this summer? Our correspondent Jillian Tangen has curated a list of 15 new chic luxury pool décor furnishings and accessories for summer 2021, including pool floats, games, toys, umbrellas and more.
the best new pool décor and accessories of summer 2021
Thanks to vaccinations, warm weather and the end of the school year, pool hangs are officially a thing again. And if you ask us, nothing says summer more than a little pool party with family and friends.[white_box]
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By now you’ve secured yourself the perfect grill, invested in comfy yet chic outdoor furniture, a new set of outdoor speakers and maybe even some new garden tools for a beautifully manicured lawn. But what about upgrading some of your pool accessories? Those old pool noodles don’t last forever, right?
With a few new festive floats, some plush guest towels, new lanterns and some stylish, yet practical tumblers for serving refreshing cold drinks, you’ll have the perfect set up for a pool party to remember. Or simply a great space to kick back and relax with a good book on a summer afternoon.
Ahead, our 15 picks to upgrade your pool style this summer.
15 of the best new luxury pool décor and accessories for summer 2021
1. best new luxury pool décor: funboy giant cabana dayclub
We start our list of luxury pool toys, games, umbrellas and more with Funboy’s floating Giant Cabana Dayclub ($399). is on the top of our list for must-have pool accessories. This inflatable lounger comfortably fits four people and allows swimmers to take a break for a chat or drink in the middle of the pool.
BUY NOW – $399.[white_box]
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2. best new luxury pool décor: sunnylife rose bottle float
Add a little fizz to your pool fun with a bubbly Rosé Bottle Float ($60) from the Aussie outdoor brand Sunnylife.
BUY NOW – $60
3. best new luxury pool décor: airexpect mermaid pool float
Every little girl wants a mermaid tail. AirExpect’s oversized Mermaid Pool Floatie ($37) is not only adorable, but comfortable too.
BUY NOW – $37
4. best new luxury pool décor: frontgate dog pool float and lounger
Don’t leave fido out of the fun! Frontgate’s Dog Pool Float and Lounger ($85 – $135) is made from puncture-resistant woven mesh so you can relax in the water with your pup.
BUY NOW – $85 – $135
5. best new luxury pool accessories: snowe shady stripe beach towels
It’s always a good idea to keep some towels like these fluffy, oversized Shady Stripe Beach Towels ($50) from Snowe poolside so guests never need to ask for one to borrow.
BUY NOW – $50
6. best new luxury pool accessories: sunnylife summer games towel
Sunnylife’s Summer Games Towel ($39) doubles as a poolside gameboard and comes with wooden playing pieces.
BUY NOW – $39[white_box]
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7. best new luxury pool accessories: novogratz xo sjp collection connie chaise lounge
This retro inspired Connie Outdoor Chaise Lounge ($579) from the Novogratz xo SJP Collection is perfect for poolside hangs with friends or relaxing solo with a good book.
BUY NOW – $579
8. anthropologie soleil beach sling chair
Foldable and lightweight, the Soleil Beach Sling Chair ($248) from Anthropologie is the perfect festive chair to pull out for guests.
BUY NOW – $248
9. mario luca giusti tumblers
Glass and pools don’t mix. Mario Luca Giusti’s Milly Acrylic Tumblers ($28) are far more practical and look like glass. Plus they come in fun colors to match your outdoor style.
BUY NOW – $28
10. rifle paper co. bent ply tray
Serve up some poolside snacks on Rifle Paper Co.’s Large Rectangle Bent Ply Tray ($48). Made in Sweden of lightweight, FSC-certified birch, they’re easy to carry and won’t get hot or damaged in the sun.
BUY NOW – $48
11. article boden cart
Don’t feel like carrying a tray? Serve drinks, snacks and more on Article’s sleek aluminum Boden Bar Cart ($399).
BUY NOW – $399[white_box]
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12. trinity stainless steel wheeled cooler with a detachable tub
We like Trinity’s Stainless Steel Wheeled Cooler with a Detachable Tub ($220) because it doesn’t scream “it’s a cooler.”
BUY NOW – $220
13. lulu and georgia rae beehive lantern
Despite the long days and short nights you still need some lanterns to help accent and light around your pool area. Lulu and Georgia’s Rae Beehive Lantern ($88) work well with both battery operated lanterns or votives.
BUY NOW – $88
14. frontgate led color changing glow balls
Another fun alternative for lighting are Frontgate’s LED Color Changing Glow Balls ($275) that can be set along the deck, garden or even floating in the pool itself.
BUY NOW – $275
15. ballard designs auto tilt umbrella
Last but not least on our list of the best new luxury pool umbrellas, toys and games, make sure to have some refuge from the summer sun. The Ballard Designs Auto Tilt Umbrella ($549) can be adjusted to keep away the harsh rays and comes in colorful canopy stripes options.
BUY NOW – $549
15 chic and stylish accessories to upgrade your pool this summer
That’s our take on the best new luxury pool décor furnishings and accessories for summer 2021, including pool floats, games, toys and umbrellas. What do you think, dear reader? And what time should we show up at your place for the big shindig?
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Jillian Tangen is the Head of Research at Dandelion Chandelier and a former Senior Research Analyst at McKinsey & Co and Analyst at Shearman & Sterling. She is an avid fan of Nordic design, having owned an independent lifestyle store and sales agency focused on emerging Scandinavian design. Jillian lives in New York and is married with three young children. She loves cross-country skiing, the New York Rangers, reading, travel and discovering new brands.