19 Amazing Water Fountain Ideas for Your Backyard

Want to make your backyard appealing? There is nothing better than a fountain to create a more relaxing, harmonious and enjoyable atmosphere.

If you think that the fountain must be an expensive set of a significant size to make a statement, this collection will prove you wrong. We have prepared 19 Amazing Water Fountain Ideas for Your Backyard that will help you make your own outdoor oasis.

1. Zen Design Fountain

Amazing Water Fountain

Make your backyard a relaxing space with a zen garden nook. It features bamboo as a typical Japanese plant and stones. The fountain flows out of a large stone container and pours down a small pond with a bottom covered with rocks.

2. Fountain And Pond Combination

A Stream Flows Gently

This idea is great for larger free areas in the backyard. The fountain flows out of a square concrete structure. It pours down a pond built a level down the fountain to faux the natural staggered flow of the water.

The lining of the pond matches the adjacent outdoor features to create a harmonious and elegant overall look.

3. Fish Pond And A Fountain Idea

A Drop Waterfall

This vertical garden is complemented by a water feature. Its design coheres with the vertical greenery arrangement. The container the water flows out is a steel box with holes at the bottom. It is left untreated to become rusty in time and create a striking interest.

4. Wall Fountain

A Drop Waterfall

This contemporary fish pond idea is impacted by the Japanese zen garden look. Bamboo surrounds the fountain at its sides to draw attention to the water feature. The source of water twists the perception of a traditional Japanese garden and adds a modern flair to it. Water flows out of a water pump hidden in the concrete wall.

5. Simple But Gorgeous Fountain

A Mini Pond Besides Bamboo Cluster

This is an easy DIY fountain idea. All you need is a container where the water will fall in and a long pipe where it will flow out. The combination between the rusty industrial pipe and concrete basin makes this pond look contemporary.

Add some water plants to complete the water oasis.

6. Artistic Fountain

It Looks Like A Bathtub

If you want to keep the interior and exterior artistic, you can go for a fountain made from a natural material but adapted to the new application. This fountain flows out of a standard faucet and pours down in a large stone, hollowed out to accommodate one person for a relaxing bath surrounded by the natural landscape.

7. Mini Pond With A Fountain

Utilize Old Items To Make It

This is one of the simplest fountain ideas in our collection of water fountains. It features two containers of different sizes and shapes. The smaller one is staggered over the larger one to recreate the fountain flow.

8. Tiered Fountain

Another Waterfall Idea Use Old Item In Your House

Give the simple-to-make water fountain an interest by setting it in tiers. Three round metal domes follow a staggered arrangement to complete a waterfall look.

Make sure that the area of the rim where the water will spill out is curved down to let the water overflow easily.

9. Vintage Tiered Fountain

A Creative Idea For The Corner of Garden

Another way to create a tiered fountain is to set the containers vertically, ensuring that parts of them overlap with each other so that the water flows always within the containers. Three galvanized tubs are repurposed into basins and a galvanized watering can is the source of the water.

This is a smart idea because the pump set remains hidden.

10. Rustic Fountain

Do You Want to See This Flow

If you are looking for a fountain design that will match your rustic exterior, check out this idea! It is really simple to make as long as you have the water fountain set, a large terra cotta pitch and rocks.

11. Tropic-inspired Fountain

Immerse In Nature

The water feature is the perfect focal point to build an exotic nook around. In this amazing water fountain idea, the source is a large stone pot. Water goes down in a ground-level pond. There are plenty of tropical plants around the water feature to make the nook more eye-pleasing and relaxing.

12. Aquarium With A Fountain

Happy Fishes In Mini Pond

This pond is actually a koi fish aquarium. Water goes out of a filtration system dressed up like a stone. To keep the pond in good shape for the fish’s habitat, you need to maintain it frequently.

13. Minimalist And Artistic Fountain

An Impressive Flow

Here is another idea of a fountain built in the wall. This time the source is a metal piece with a curved shape which helps the flow of the water and directs it to the stone basin underneath.

14. Nature-inspired Fountain

Having Path To Step On and Enjoy Beautiful Landscaping

You can include pieces from nature in your water feature arrangement to make it more authentic and interesting.

The fountain in this pond set flows out a large rock. The hollowness in its center is dug by the constant run of water. That and the added water plants turn this pond into a vivid natural landscape.

15. Modern Wall Fountain

 Vegetation Is Always Fresh From This Waterfall

The fountains built into a wall are very trendy. The finish of the wall and the decoration around the fountains depend on the existing exterior design.

In this idea, the wall is lined with large tiles in three designs to complement the adjacent fence surface.

16. Easy-To-Make Fountain

Mini Pond With Water Plant Are Great Friends Of This Fish

If you want to create a fountain quickly, go for the ready solutions. The market offers a wide variety of basins where you can install the pump set. Decorate with water plants and river rocks to complete the look of the outdoor feature.

17. Boho Fountain

Mini Waterfall In Black Bowl

This type of fountain is called a submerged fountain because the water pump is set under the water. The air pressure of the pump swirls the water and eventually, bubbles of water are produced on the water surface. This type of fountain produces amazing murmuring sounds which are perfect for a relaxing outdoor nook.

18. Rain Fountain

Waterfall Frame

The rain fountain is a lovely way to create a focal point in the backyard. It is best to build it in the deck to be able to hide the water basin and also ensure improved humidity during warm days.

The water goes out of the top beam of a copper structure. The small holes in the material ensure that the fountain flows down like rain.

19. Natural Waterfall

Beautiful Stream With Flowers

The best fountain for a country garden is the natural-looking one. And if the garden is big, why not combine it with a waterfall?

20. Waterfall In A Rock Garden

Pondless Waterfall Garden

The charm of the mountain spring can be part of your backyard with this impressive pondless fountain idea.

The staggered beds are decorated with natural rocks and pebbles which help improve the natural look of the faux waterfall. Hot tub coloring has helped make the color of the water become more vivid and the waterfall more appealing.

Transform your backyard into a beautiful oasis with these 19 amazing water fountain ideas. Create a tranquil atmosphere with these unique designs.
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