Adding a water feature to your home

August 6, 2015 - 2 min read

Ever thought about adding a water feature to your home or garden? Here’s the ultimate guide from choosing the right water feature to installing it.

Is your home in need of that little extra va-va-voom? If you’re stumped as to what your home is missing, have you ever considered a water feature? Combining a touch of nature with chic design, a water feature can add some much needed tranquility to a space that needs it the most. Whether you’d like to jazz up your bathroom, add some nature to the kitchen or turn your garden into a serene escape, a water feature could be just the thing! Read on for some handy tips and inspiration when it comes to introducing a water feature to your abode.

Regardless of your home design, budget or style, there’s a water feature out there that’s perfect for you. We’ve put together a list of things to consider on your hunt for the perfect water feature.

Choose the right location


If you want a moving water feature, you’ll need to check where your utility lines are, and find a good place in relation to those lines. This will make it easier when it comes to installing your feature. Also, it’s important to consider where your feature is going to look its best, without busying the room or outdoor space. When you’ve found the right balance between these two factors, you’re off to a good start!

Consider the size


Whether you want your water feature to be an accent or a focal point, it’s imperative to think about how big or small you want it to be. Consider the space you are working with, and whether it is in need of a large feature, or a something small and simple, but effective. Once you’ve made your decision, you’ll be ready to start looking for design inspiration!

Will it stand out or will it complement the space?


Once you’ve decided on whether your water feature is an accent or a focal point, you’ll have a good grasp on how you want it to look among your space. If the feature is going to be your room’s focal point, why not go for a pop of fresh colour, or a unique design? If the feature is acting as an accent to the room, stick to the same colour scheme and keep it relatively simple in design.