Backyard Water Fountain Ideas For Instant Ambiance
Does your backyard need a little sprucing up?
Or maybe it just needs a focal point that draws everyone’s attention while adding ambience to the space?
Do you know what will do this absolutely seamlessly?
An outdoor water feature!
You see, a water feature (like a fountain) adds ambience to your garden and becomes a central focal point for the space.
So if you’re thinking about improving the style of your outdoor space and creating a mini oasis, we suggest adding a water fountain; it’s simple, cost-effective, and extremely tranquilising.
This article will give you various ideas for water fountains and outline the benefits it has for your home.
Are you ready? Let’s begin!
Water fountain ideas
The first point of action (before choosing your water fountain or identifying the location for its installation) is reviewing the size of your property and considering your end goal regarding visual impact.
Generally speaking, whenever you’re choosing a feature for your garden you need to consider these three things: style, function, and size. These points are important because you want your investment to stand the test of time and add value to your outdoor space.
So let’s have a look at some of the unique water fountains you can consider for your garden.
1. A pond or water hole
If you have a larger property or a spacious backyard, installing a built-in pond or water hole full of aquatic plants and flowers creates an oasis that you and your family can use as a sanctuary or place of retreat during the day. Ponds promote calmness and peace and are an asset to your home. And if you want to add impact, simply combine with a fountain or waterfall feature. If you enjoy sitting outside at night, give your pond added ambience by installing a light feature around it. Alternatively, if you want to keep it simple and give your pond a natural effect, give it a border with decorative garden pebbles.
2. A tiered cement fountain
A cement water fountain is a timeless piece that never goes out of style. These fountains look magnificent in cottage gardens or as an elegant feature in a minimalist backyard. If you want this feature to stand out more, consider planting brightly coloured flowers and installing natural stones around it.
3. Water vases
If you have a smaller garden and want to add something unique, a vase water feature is an excellent choice. These ornate fountains come in a variety of shapes, colours, and finishes and make a creative addition to your outdoor living space. If you’re feeling even more adventurous, consider installing an entire row of these ornately decorated vases along your garden pathway. The water dripping from one vase to another will create a soothing ambience as people walk by.
4. Garden water wall
If you find the sound of water relaxing, we highly recommend installing a water wall in your garden and bringing paradise straight to your yard. You can either install this straight onto an existing retaining wall or simply invest in a vertical water wall that can be added anywhere in your garden and serve as a focal point. Water walls add a subtle and soothing background sound and movement to the garden.
5. Water accents
Installing subtle water fountains and features as accents around the garden is one of the biggest garden trends of 2018, and with due reason! Adding small vessels or water fountains on tabletops is a simple and effective way of creating a sense of zen without much work or financial investment.
Now that you have a better idea of the type of water fountain that will suit your garden, let’s look at the benefits of investing in one for your home.
Benefits of an outdoor water fountain
The main benefit of water fountains is that they add an ambient aesthetic and harmony to your garden or outdoor living space. Homeowners love them for their therapeutic benefits and with today’s extremely dense, populated and polluted cities, water fountains add a sense of paradise to your home without needing to travel very far to escape the chaos. In saying that, there are a few other benefits. These include:
1. Stress relief & relaxation
There’s something about the sound of flowing water that instantly calms the mind, wouldn’t you agree? And since your garden is a place of recreation and relaxation, adding a water fountain is an excellent way to transform your backyard into a therapeutic space. The sound and sight of water has a way of instantly relaxing the mind which makes it the perfect way to enhance your mindfulness and meditation activities. If you live in a busy or built-up area, water features are also helpful with reducing noise pollution.
2. Attract natural wildlife
If you want to create an environment that is attractive to native wildfire, installing a water fountain or feature is an excellent strategy! You see, native animals – like birds – love to drink from and bathe in water fountains. If you enjoy birdwatching, this can become a source of entertainment for you and there is also something satisfying watching nature enjoy a man-made creation. Other insects and bugs such as bees, dragonflies, and worms are attracted to water, especially if it is a natural pond or creek.
3. Enhances the value of your property
If you intend to sell your home one day, adding a water fountain or feature raises your home’s resale value, especially if it also accompanied with a landscaped garden. A well-maintained property is visually pleasing, thus enhancing the overall design and aesthetic of your home. And water features have a way of adding elegance to the space which then raises the home’s overall value.
Create a water feature in your backyard
Now that you have five ideas and three good benefits for adding a water feature or fountain to your backyard, it’s time to make a decision and get started with the installation process!
If you have any questions, please reach out to our expert team at Armstone online or at 1300 560 560. We would love to help point you in the right direction for all those little details like choosing the tiling, natural stones and pavers to go with your water fountain.
We look forward to hearing from you and thank you for reading our article.