7 Pool Cabana Inspirations (and Planning Our Next Backyard Project)

We had every intention of sharing more backyard progress today, buuuuuuut the universe had other plans as we’ve wrestled a project going awry and a sick kiddo over the weekend.

But actually, it’s okay. Because I didn’t really make time to fully wrap my mind around “the vision” for our next backyard project: a pool cabana.

cabana pool deck before

We just poured fresh concrete in this area beside the pool and will be erecting a pergola to give us much-needed shade out here. Eventually, we plan to do concrete stamping, but we’re not there yet.

And that fence will be replaced soon with a new white one.

Outdoor furniture sells out crazy fast, especially this year, so I pulled together several images as our inspiration to get our game plan ready.

I want the cabana to feel airy, natural, and with plenty of texture. All 7 of these pool cabana inspirations fit the bill!

7 Pool Cabana Inspirations

1. I like the idea of comfy chaise loungers like these.

white cabana with outdoor lounge chairs and stone wall

Source: BAA Studio

2. The plants and that rattan pendant in this cabana add so much great texture!

tropical plants and rattan pendant light in a white pool cabana

Source: Uniqwa Collections

3. More chaise lounger love… and I know we’ll never have practically a jungle surrounding ours, but gosh it’s gorgeous.

boho pool cabana with rattan and bamboo

Source: Villaar Juna Bali

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4. This example has a wood slat wall we’re thinking will give it a more modern element.

pool cabana with wood slat wall and white cover

Source: Decoholic

5. This one seems like a great size without taking up too much pool deck room.

white pool cabana with rustic wood wall

Source: Lonny

6. There will definitely be airy white curtains blowing in the breeze like this dreamy scene.

pool cabana with white gauze curtains and rattan outdoor furniture

Source: Three Birds Renovations

7. We keep debating between whether to stain a neutral mid-tone or paint white. But I love the warmth of the wood here to make it feel more cozy in contrast with the white fence.

backyard cabana

Source: Room for Tuesday

My head is spinning! But however it all comes together, I’ll just be glad to have some shade. Prettiness will be a perk.

Which do you think would work the best?

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  1. Lauren I love the second pool cabana inspiration. Can you tell me what type of pool tile is in the photograph


    Gregory Georgas

    1. Hi! If you click on the source for the picture you will hop over to their site with details available. I wish I knew and could share.

  2. I like the slat wall stained. I agree that some contrast with the white fence would add visual texture👌! Big frond plants in woven planter baskets would do that too. I can’t wait to see what you do. You and Robert always do such a great job!