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When you’re decorating your home for Christmas your first thoughts are likely to be about a beautiful Christmas tree, and then you’ll turn your attention to the rest of your home. A pretty table centrepiece, swags of green and red cascading down your bannisters. But when it comes to our outdoor areas, they can often be neglected, limited to just a festive wreath on the front door.


However, you pool area can be transformed in a magical wonderland that will add an extra dimension to your festive decorations and wow your guests. Make the most of the reflective qualities of water and use this feature to set your garden aglow. If you’re planning on throwing any Christmas parties, this will create the perfect backdrop.


Look for floating decorations

You’ll find plenty of great floating decorations available that you can put in your poolto create a Christmas display. From a stunning illuminated Christmas tree, to a fun inflatable snowman, the choice is yours! Floating candles will look so pretty but do opt for battery powered candles if you have inflatables in your pool to avoid an accident. Battery candles will also not blow out if it’s a little windy. Will you opt for classy white, or go wild with colour changing candles?


Light up the pool area

When it comes to Christmas time, there’s really no such thing as too many lights, so why not string lights all around the pool edge, they’ll reflect in the water and look so gorgeous. Then look around you garden and see what else you can decorate. Trees, bushes, fences, you can even decorate the garden shed and transform it into Santa’s grotto!


Go oversized

Small ornaments can look great indoors, but outside they’ll fade into insignificance. When it comes to outdoor Christmas decorations, bigger is better so don’t be scared to go large. How about a life size reindeer, a row of giant candy canes or a huge inflatable Santa? 


Prepare a beautiful seating area


Your decorated pool area will look gorgeous when viewed from indoors, but it will be even more magical if you can relax outside in comfort and take it all in at your leisure. So set the scene and make a comfortable and warm area in which to enjoy your festive poolwinter wonderland. Add extra cushions and warm blankets to your outdoor chairs, consider using a patio heater to ensure the area is warm and comfortable on even the chilliest of nights, and how about getting an outdoor speaker to play some festive tunes to get everyone in the Christmas spirit? Hand out warm mince pies and glasses of mulled wine and you have the perfect winter party.


Your pool can bring joy all year round

If you don’t already have a poolat your home, this might be something you’re considering before the summer comes around. EKA are the leading provider of pools in Cyprus, so for more information on owning your own pool, do check out EKA Swimming Pools here.

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