Water is a beautiful, calming element that can add great visual interest to your home. Water features can be built into the landscape or added as an accessory to enhance your existing space. Here are seven ideas for enhancing your outdoor environment with water features:
Add some splashes of colour
A water feature is an ideal way to add some splashes of colour, especially if it’s combined with flowers and plants. You can create a beautiful garden by planting colourful flowers around the outside of your fountain or waterfall.
If you’re looking for something more subtle than an outdoor shower or water wall, consider adding a small fountain in your yard or patio area that features vibrant coloured stones or sculptures on top of it. This will create the illusion that there is liquid flowing through these items and it’ll also look great.
Create a dining area
You can create a dining area that is separate from your living space. This will allow you to enjoy meals with friends, family and even pets in peace without being distracted by other activities going on in your home.
The first thing you’ll want to do is add a dining table and chairs and decide on a location for your new dining table. You’ll need enough room for everyone who will be sitting at it, but also make sure there’s enough space for them all to walk around comfortably when getting up from their seats or passing dishes around the table. If it seems like there isn’t enough room where you’d like to put it, consider moving some items out of this area until after dinner so they don’t get in anyone’s way (for example bookshelves could temporarily be relocated).
Once you’ve got everything set up properly, you can add some rugs underfoot so guests won’t slip during mealtime. Rugs also provide warmth during cold months while adding colour into otherwise dull spaces such as concrete floors where sunlight rarely shines through windows throughout wintertime hours.
Create an escape
Water features can help create an escape. Whether you’re looking to relax and unwind after a long day at work or simply want a place to sit in your garden, water features are ideal for providing the sound of running water that can be soothing. The sound of trickling water also helps people sleep better, which is why many hotels use it as part of their room designs.
Keep your space cool
Water features are a great way to keep your space cool. They can also help reduce air conditioning bills, which is a huge plus for those who live in climates with hot summers.
One example is a fountain that sprays water into the air, creating little rainbows as it falls into their own reflection on the ground below. This kind of feature not only serves as an artistic focal point but also creates a cooling mist throughout your yard or patio area.
Transform your balcony into an outdoor room
If you have a balcony, transforming it into an outdoor room is a great way to enhance your space. If you’re thinking about adding a water feature on your balcony, consider how much space is available and what type of feature would look best in that location. For example, if you have limited space but want to make sure everyone can see it from inside the home or when they are walking by on the street below, then choose something small like a fountain or small pond with plants around them (more on this later). On the other hand, if there’s plenty of room and privacy isn’t an issue then maybe consider adding something bigger like an infinity pool.
If privacy is important then consider using plants as natural barriers between balconies so people can’t see into yours easily from theirs. This will also help keep bugs away too which means less maintenance work later down the line when those pesky critters start eating up all those beautiful flowers/plants etcetera.
Make the most of unused space with a floating garden
Floating gardens are a great way to add more greenery to your outdoor space. They can be used in any body of water, from ponds to swimming pools, and they’re easy to install and maintain. You can grow anything from herbs to vegetables with floating gardens or even just enjoy them as an interesting centrepiece for an otherwise barren poolside.
The best part? You don’t have to have any experience with gardening at all. The plants themselves do most of the work for you. Just drop them into their new home (and give them some time), then sit back and enjoy the results.
Create a relaxing soundscape for your home
You can create a soundscape for your home by adding a fountain. Try to create a relaxing sound, such as the sound of water falling down or flowing over rocks. If you want to add music, make sure it’s not distracting and fits with the overall feel of your space. You can also add lighting to enhance the look and feel of any outdoor water feature.
The options are endless when it comes to adding water features to your outdoor space. You can create any size or shape of the pond, add fountains and even use artificial ponds as an alternative if you don’t have enough room for real water. There are many ways to incorporate these elements into your landscape design, so let your creativity flow!