Outdoor water features date back for centuries. Even before indoor plumbing was a thing, there were water fountains that supplied clean water to the public. Even now, you can find an outdoor fountain prominently displayed in town centers, huge mansions, and parks. When it comes to displaying them in your own backyard, you want to be careful about placement. To get the right curb appeal, you must carefully consider what type of water feature you want to use and where to position it for optimal presence and beauty.
Choosing the Style of Your Fountain
The great thing about outdoor fountains is that they come in all different sizes and shapes. You have the option of choosing anything from a tabletop fountain to a massive sculpture. If you have a small patio, then you want to lean towards a small tabletop fountain so it does not overshadow the rest of the patio. For a large outdoor area, you can set up a much larger fountain for your décor. For a more natural look, you may opt for a pond fountain.
You will need a good amount of space and aquatic plants to make the fountain a nice focal point. If you are more interested in the sound of the running water than the actual look of the fountain, then a wall fountain or cascading fountain may be best for the space. This allows you to enjoy the presence of the waterfall without having to make it the centerpiece of the patio.
Complementing Your Existing Decor
Water fountains are the ultimate décor option for a patio. In order to get the most out of it, you want to ensure you place it in the right position that it complements your existing patio furniture. Before you bring in the outdoor fountain, you want to set up your patio layout. This is best done by drawing it out so you do not have to worry about lugging the furniture around while you choose a proper layout. Since fountains can come in all different sizes, you should start with the bigger pieces of your outdoor furniture and decide where you want them to go. Once you are ready to add your fountain into the layout, you need to determine what type of presence your fountain should have. If the fountain’s main purpose is for sound, then having it to the side or in a corner works perfectly. If you want to show off the look of the fountain, then choose a spot that can be seen from almost any angle.
Steer Clear from Messes
Because outdoor fountains are a vessel for transporting water, you want to make sure that it is not located near any patio furniture that can be damaged by water. Additionally, you want to make sure that is not located in a place that gets a lot of traffic. This will increase the risk of the fountain getting knocked over and possibly broken. Pot fountains and tile fountains are great for looks, but if you have kids around, then you want to make sure the fountain is located in a secure spot.
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