¡¡A garden isn't really a garden unless it includes a water feature of some sort; and an outdoor wall fountain offers the perfect blend of space saving features and style. An elaborate marble or cast stone wall fountain complete with statuary, large jets of water and a band of little cherubs is not a practical choice if you're cramped for space. The point is not to have an overwhelming water feature that dwarfs all other components of your garden like the foliage, plants and other outdoor adornments. For a smaller garden, less obtrusive options are the ideal choice.
A Choice of Styles in Outdoor Wall Fountains
Whatever the layout of your garden, finding a wall fountain to complement it isn't a problem. Traditionally popular designs feature lions, dolphins and the sun. Bacchanalian inspired designs, vineyard themes complete with a bottle of vivo and a pair of wine glasses, and lilies and fish are other popular styles of outdoor wall fountains. A smiling Buddha fountain exudes serenity, and is the perfect accent to a Zen inspired garden.
These peace-inspiring fixtures, however, are not restricted to garden use. They are also perfect for creating a spectacular first impression on guests who enter your house. Positioned near your entrance, a lion wall fountain symbolizes strength and protection. Dolphins and angels are ever popular themes that reflect well on the owners of the home no matter who they are. You can even chose styles that reflect your ethnicity or background to create a personalized statement.
Going with a Weathered Effect
You can choose from varying styles of outdoor wall fountains. Durable high quality materials like granite lend themselves to an air of majesty. However, the most classic designs that feature animals, fish, flowers, or angels are almost always captured perfectly in cast stone, stone or slate. A stone outdoor wall fountain, with antique effects, makes them look as though they had been right there for years, providing a touch of vintage class to your outdoor areas or garden. These can be pretty expensive.
Fortunately, fiberglass is not just inexpensive, easy to install, and maintain, but it can also mimic the appearance of cast stone to near perfection. This is why it's such a popular material with fountain manufacturers and buyers. The aged looking finish signifies history and timelessness at a cost that's far below what a traditional stone fountain in the same design would cost you. This means that you can enjoy having a couple of weathered looking outdoor wall fountains that adds to the beauty of your garden, without adding any significant damage to your wallet.