Which of these new designs will be THE Instagram pool float of 2019?

Will it be the avocado? Possibly the palm leaf? Or will the flamingo remain our firm poolside favourite?

Are you on-board with the pool float phenomenon of recent years? The must-have accessory of summer – and taking over Instagram since 2017 – is back and better than ever thanks to beach-fun connoisseurs Sunnylife!

Summer inspiration: Pantone reveals its Colour Trend Report Spring/Summer 2019 for London Fashion Week

When the new-season preview arrived in our inbox, it's safe to say the whole team here at Ideal Home HQ felt giddy. With cries of 'oohhh, look there's an Avocado float!' and 'Which one should I get?' there's suddenly a sense of summer in the air (despite that air currently being gale force).

Without further ado, here's what's new this season. Happy summer shopping all...

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Here are a few familiar faces. Both the Flamingo and Unicorn floats were best-selling designs of Summer 2018.

New Avocado pool ring

avocado ring

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 Avo-look! More than a mere breakfast choice, the avocado has gained cult status in recent years. It's the motif decorating all manner of homewares, from cushions to coffee cups and now it's a fabulous pool float.

Fear not if you think the stone looks uncomfortable – it's a removable beach ball! Yes, you get two-in-one for beach fun with this new design.

Buy now: Avocado Pool Ring, £25, Sunnylife

New Palm leaf pool float

palm leaf pool float

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 Hello there tropical summer vibes! The palm leaf is THE print for 2019, bringing a tropical touch to interiors of all styles, up and down the land. To celebrate this, Sunnylife are welcoming a statement Monstera (AKA cheese plant) leaf into the collection for this summer.

Buy now: Monstera Leaf Luxe Lie-on Float, £50, Sunnylife

New Cherry pool float

cherry pool float

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This sweet new design has been cherry-picked by one of our team as the best 'bestie' pool float for the summer.

Buy now: Cherry Luxe Lie-on Float, £50, Sunnylife

New Peach pool float

peach pool float

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We're peachy keen on this one! This fruity new number is another prize pick for relaxing in the sunshine.

Buy now: Peach Luxe Lie-on Float, £50, Sunnylife

New Llama Ride-on pool float

llama ride on pool float

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No drama, just llama. Another popular character in recent years, here brought to life as a large ride-on pool float.

Buy now: Llama Luxe Ride-on Float, £60

Inflatable accessories

inflatable accessories

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When just a pool float won't do. You can still get the Instagram-worthy holiday snaps without having to take the large floats. There's a new inflatable solution for any number of pool and beach lounging activities.

flamingo float

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Cater for the whole family with the new inflatable pool bar. Simply brilliant.

Buy now: Flamingo Inflatable Pool Bar, £20

Related: Pinterest reveals the hottest interior trends predicted to take over in 2019!

Which design will float your boat this summer?


Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.