Water features are fabulous in gardens. Depending on what kind of water feature you put in the garden you can create a true sense of elegance and calm in your garden area. Here are some fine examples of the different ways in which you can apply elegant water feature design ideas to just about any style of garden design and décor with ultimately the same elegant feel.
I find a very elegant water feature design idea is to install a square or rectangular pond or pool. I’m not sure what it is about a square or rectangular pool but if it is done right, it looks really beautiful. And a square or rectangular pond is especially beautiful with a water feature to compliment it. In this image a small rectangular pool has been sunken into the ground and complimented with a small, textured ball fountain in it’s centre. I love the way in which the paving flag stones are not one hundred percent regular around the edges! This is the sort of garden design and décor look that would suit both contemporary or traditional homes.
If you have a more traditional or eclectic home and garden then perhaps this style of elegant water feature design is for you. In this image, the rectangular pool has been made to look more formal with the symmetrical placement of potted plants in pots that echo the sharp, clean lines of the pond. Lying alongside the outer wall of the garden an additional feature that adds elegance to the whole design is the full length mirror and the small wall mounted fountain. For an elegant look, these small wall mounted fountains come in a range of interesting and beautiful shapes and sizes from cherub heads to lions to floral designs.
For a smaller garden a very elegant water feature design idea is to exchange the long rectangular pool for a smaller, but equally attractive, semi-circular pool. In this image this pool has been beautifully set against the redbrick outer wall. With a neatly paved of area surrounding it and plenty of plant life along side, and with the addition of the gorgeous little lion head fountain trickling water gently into the pool, this design is lovely indeed.
Should you just want a small something elegant on your wall or patio, then this elegant water feature design idea is the one for you! These little “drinking fountain” type water features are gorgeous to look at and easy to install in just about any area or environment no matter how small! They also come in a range of different shapes and sizes spanning from the more renaissance come traditional looking style shown here to the more contemporary and funky. And these are readily available at just about any garden nursery, hardware or out door garden furniture stores.
Another very elegant water feature design idea is to install a small free standing fountain like the one displayed in the image below. The range of designs and sizes that this type of fountain comes in is just endless, you can choose from water features with simple lines and shapes, like the ball fountain, multiple tiered fountains like the one featured below, or more ornate fountains to suit a more traditional home.
Now if you have a modern, minimalist or contemporary home then this elegant water feature design idea might be the one you want to consider! This gorgeous wall mounted water fall sends a sheet of water gently down the wall into a slim pool below. You can make a real focal point of the water fall but placing a mirror or any sort of interesting textured or styled material behind it like copper or matte polished steel to create an interesting effect.
A stunning alternative to this elegant water feature design idea is to install discrete lighting into the wall mounted water fountain. This will look especially pretty in the evenings or as a focal point for an entertainment area.