Available in limited designs, outdoor hot tubs are generally constructed of either a wooden or plastic outer shell that may not complement your current landscaping. If you want to improve the appearance of your hot tub, however, you can incorporate design elements that help soften its appearance and add to the overall look of your yard. There are a variety of items you can use to decorate your hot tub, and most of them are available from your local home and garden store.
Plant trees around your hot tub. This will help your hot tub blend in with the natural setting of your landscaping and hide it from view. Experiment with a variety of evergreens, bonsai trees and bamboo to see which one will best complement the look of your yard.
Lay a stone patio around your hot tub and place chairs and tables on it. This will help make the area more relaxing and inviting, and will give you a clean solid surface to step onto when you get out of your hot tub.
Erect a gazebo over your hot tub. This will add charm to your hot tub and make it a central focus in your yard. A gazebo will also allow you to use your hot tub in inclement weather, which may allow you to enjoy it more often.
Install a fence around your hot tub. This will hide your hot tub from view and give you privacy while you are using it. It can also act as a safety feature by making it more difficult for small children to gain access to it when you are not with them.
Install your hot tub into the ground and build a deck around it. This will completely hide the exterior of the hot tub and give it a permanent in-ground look.