Decorative water features are becoming an increasingly popular outdoor design trend according to recent statistics gathered by the American Society of Landscape Architects.
And really this is not surprising when one considers the benefits of outdoor water features. They not only provide nice focal points in the landscape but the sounds they make are relaxing and soothing to our souls.
With the economy in an uncertain state, many Americans have turned their gaze homeward and are putting their money into making their homes more enjoyable to live in. The “staycation” is becoming more popular and deck and patio makeovers are too as we seek to enjoy outdoor living.
Anyone can have a water feature even if all they have is an apartment balcony they can take advantage of a wall mounted water feature or even a tabletop water feature.
Many decorative water features have been designed for indoor/outdoor use so in colder ares you could even bring them inside and continue to enjoy them all year long.
Water Features and Entertainment Top Outdoor Living Trends
“Decorative water features, although not ponds and streams, and backyard entertainment options are among the hottest outdoor design elements in the coming year, according to the 2012 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends survey conducted by the American Society of Landscape Architects. Overall, it looks like Americans want easy-to-care for outdoor spaces suitable for entertaining. …www.watergardennews.com/…/water-features-and-entertainme…”
Choosing Decorative Water Features
Here’s a short video with some simple ideas for outdoor water features. Your water feature need not be large and elaborate to have a dramatic effect on your outdoor living areas. Even something as simple as a bird bath will enhance your yard and attract welcome wildlife to your yard.