(Updated June 28, 2017)
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How Do I Choose the Best Indoor Fountain?
Finally, you made it home and have collapsed on your side of the couch with your feet up. A little bit of bliss, your safe place: there’s no place like home. Your eyes drift from the tall, skinny bookshelf
holding all your favorite novels, to the artificial flower
brightening up the room with a dash of color, to your beloved sound system
playing mellow tunes. But you have a slight niggling feeling that something’s missing, that you haven’t accomplished total tranquility; an indoor fountain could be the final detail.
The benefits of an indoor fountain as opposed to an outdoor fountain is usually their size, weight and assembly. In general, indoor fountains are smaller and lighter than outdoor fountains, making it easy to arrange in the home. We have looked at tabletop fountains in this review, so once you find the right one for you, you can easily put it on your coffee table, fireplace or shelf. Indoor fountains are, in general, easier to set up. With no need for plumbing work or foundations, you can simply fill with the correct amount of water, plug in the electrics and switch on.
A cheap indoor fountain can be purchased for as little as $40. These designs are simpler and smaller with basic features, but give you the option of bringing some finesse into the home on a budget.
At the top end of indoor fountains, you can find one for around $350. At this price you should expect durable, sturdy material and attention to detail with elegant finishing touches and easy maintenance.
There are a few things to bear in mind when it comes to picking the right indoor fountain, and making sure you receive what you wanted.
Here are the features we think are important to include:
- Finish (rock-like appearance)
- Pump included
- How to set it up
- Features (lights, pool pebbles, etc.)
- Outdoor use
- Weight (so you can easily reposition it)
It’s a lot to think about, but don’t worry. We can help you through the minefield of options out there.
Construction and Design
The design is important to get right for your own preferences and home décor. When it comes to the material and finish, our top five presents a choice of resin, fiberglass, slate and copper. Resin and fiberglass are both used to imitate natural rock and also are lightweight and durable for moving around the home. Slate is heavier but can offer a subtle color combination and sturdy structure.
Features can make all the difference; some fountains have a choice of bulbs or multi-colored LED lights to brighten up the waterfall, and to illuminate certain details and shapes. You can also get features like candle holders, where you can add in your own favorite scented candles for a personal touch. Other designs have soothing imagery, such as pool pebbles or a statue of Buddha, which comes down to personal taste and what will help you unwind at the end of a long day.
Performance and Ease of Use
The size and weight of the water fountain is important for your personal space and home. If it’s too big it can be overbearing, or too small and won’t have the impact you’re looking for. So make sure you check the measurements and know what it will look like in the space you have available.
The weight can also be a big factor in how versatile it is. If it will be a permanent feature in your room, not being able to move it isn’t a problem. However, some fountains are lightweight enough that they give you the option to enrich any space, from your bedroom to a dining room for a dinner party.
Although all our top picks are aimed at indoor spaces, some of them can also be used safely outside without getting damaged or wearing down the colors and material, making it an even more versatile and a lovely addition to the garden in the summer or on a warm evening.
What is the Best Indoor Fountain?
The best indoor fountain for you will match and enhance your home décor, and fit in with the space you have available, so make sure to look at the finish and size of the fountain. It also comes down to personal preference. Do you like the idea of multi-colored LED lights lighting up the water, or tea light candles flickering in the evening, or would you’d rather keep it simple when it comes to design, with no lights at all? As long as you know your practical limitations, you can let the awesome shapes, ideas and extras inspire you on you search for the best indoor fountain for you.
Our Top Choice
The Kenroy Home Waterdrop Indoor Table Fountain is a gentle, z-shaped water fountain that creates a calm, soft environment in the home. If you are looking for a fountain to place outside, check out the Flat Rock Outdoor Floor Fountain
to feature in your garden.
Kenroy Home Waterdrop Natural Slate Tabletop Fountain
Kenroy Home Indoor Fountain 50307SLCOP
Kenroy Home is passionate about bringing creativity and beauty into homes and living spaces by thinking outside the box and offering their customers unique, fresh ideas. With today’s technology and their desire to balance practicality with stunning aesthetics, Kenroy Home aims to offer home changing solutions to all kinds of families.
The Kenroy Home Waterdrop Indoor Table Fountain is a small but carefully designed fountain that will add some much-needed peace and tranquility into any space. It is a compact, standalone piece you can set down on your fireplace, windowsill or coffee table.
It has a light you can easily switch on and off; the water shimmering in the low light creates a relaxed atmosphere. The fountain has a sophisticated natural slate and copper finish that will enhance many home décor designs, and polished river stones for that finishing touch.
The SereneLife Desktop Water Decoration is a gorgeous feature to accent any room with its soothing design. If you want a nature-inspired finish, then SereneLife Tabletop Rock Fountain
might be what you’ve been looking for!
SereneLife Cascading 3-Tier Waterfall Desktop Water Decoration / Fountain
SereneLife Indoor Fountain SLTWF20
SereneLife is focused around quality comfort and living for everyday activities and the home. Their products are designed to introduce calmness and practicality to your home.
The SereneLife Desktop Water Decoration is a subtle but gorgeous home décor piece incorporating cascading water and three tea light candles. The water flows gently down the three tiers that weave around the candles, into a small pool with decorative pebbles. The soft sound and warm glow from this magical combination will make your home a soothing and relaxing space for you. You can even use scented tea lights in the candle holders for a lovely aroma. The waterfall comes with an automatic pump, circulating the water to keep it fresh. This small water feature can be easily moved around the house and garden, giving you the ability to make the most of your new fountain.
The Alpine 4-Tiered Rock Waterfall Fountain brings nature into your home with its soothing water features. If your budget doesn’t stretch that far, don’t despair. The Alpine Rainforest Waterfall
brings an element of the wilderness into your home with tranquil cascading water at a lower price.
Alpine 4-Tiered Rock Waterfall Fountain with LED Light
Alpine Indoor Fountain WIN316
Alpine Corporation was founded in 1999, and since then has become one of America’s market leaders in home décor and garden design. They have an award winning in-house design team that produces high-quality, innovative products for the home.
The Alpine 4-Tiered Rock Waterfall Fountain is made from fiberglass, which has a natural stone look but is durable and can withstand a variety of weather conditions, making it suitable for the indoors and outdoors. The rock shape makes a myriad of pathways for the water to flow down, creating a relaxed atmosphere in the home. It comes with a 450 GPH pump, circulating the water round the waterfall. The fountain is great for sunny days as the fiberglass won’t fade or warp in the sun, while the LED lights will continue to glow into the evening.
The nature-inspired Sunnydaze Staggered Rock Fountain can help bring peace and relaxation into the home. If you want a more prominent feature, the Sunnydaze Cascading Caves Waterfall
could be the striking design you are looking for.
Sunnydaze Staggered Rock Falls Tabletop Fountain with LED Lights
Sunnydaze Indoor Fountain Staggered Rock 11 x 13.5”
Sunnydaze Décor has manufactured tranquil and blissful home products for thousands of customers to enjoy in their homes. Producing high quality and long lasting designs has resulted in them becoming a household name, with one of the biggest ranges of home and garden décor in the United States.
The Sunnydaze Staggered Rock Falls Tabletop Fountain is made from textured resin for a sturdy structure that is lightweight and easy to move around your home. The waterfall comes with four attached foot pads so you don’t have to worry about scratching the surface when you move it around, trying to find the perfect tabletop. Multi-color LED lights illuminate the water cascading downs the rocks, accentuating the peace and calm the fountain provides. There is also a splash guard to keep the water contained where it should be, giving you peace of mind that you won’t be cleaning up pools of water when you turn the fountain on! Suunydaze has made it quick and easy to set up as soon as it arrives. The electric pump moves the water all the way through the self-contained system, so all you need to do is plug it into the wall…and then add water!
With a rustic, elegant finish and a tranquil Buddha statue, the John Timberland Namaste Buddha Fountain can bring comfort and peace into your home. If you are searching for a delicate but more modern design, check out John Timberland’s 3-Tier Bronze Stone Fountain
John Timberland Namaste Buddha 11 ½” High Indoor Table Fountain
John Timberland Indoor Fountain Y6960
John Timberland was originally an outdoor lighting manufacturer, but as its success grew, they expanded their range into indoor and outdoor electronic products such as water features and fountains.
The John Timberland Namaste Buddha Indoor Table Fountain aims to help bring serenity and calmness into your home and life. The water trickles down a faux stone wall, with a small Buddha statue sitting amongst the pool rocks. The 4-watt bulb lets you easily illuminate the fountain, creating a soft reflection into the room. Constructed from fiberglass, it has an elegant finish that is lightweight and easy to rearrange in your home.
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Well, there you go, our five top indoor fountains! We hope this helped you choose the right one for you so you can finally sit back and relax with a soothing water fountain in the background.
Our Top Choice
Kenroy Home Waterdrop Indoor Table Fountain
SereneLife Desktop Water Decoration
Alpine 4-Tiered Rock Waterfall Fountain
Sunnydaze Staggered Rock Tabletop Fountain
John Timberland Buddha Table Fountain