Relaxing and pleasing — two things that pop into your head when you hear the sound of trickling water on a bed of rocks. It’s no wonder spas use indoor water fountains to promote a soothing and calming environment.

Flowing water symbolises prosperity and wealth, according to Feng Shui experts. So, not only does an indoor water fountain offer a focal point in your decor, it also promotes good fortune!

Below we hash out the different types of indoor water fountains and where you can place them.

Where should I place my indoor water fountain?

Undoubtedly, the best place to install your water fountain is your garden, portico, or even at your entrance. Unfortunately, not many of us are blessed with the luxury of open space or even a grand entrance. Therefore to reap the most benefits, Feng Shui experts suggest placing your indoor water feature in the wealth corners of your home — south east, south west and north.

Pro tip: Avoid private spaces like the plague! Never install them in your bedroom or bathroom.

Floor water fountain

Floor water fountains, typically, embody a very traditional and earthy spirit. They are carved from stone or made from terracotta and can be installed indoors. Pick a spot that not only grabs eyeballs but also doesn’t get in people’s way. You don’t want your guests to have to walk around your water paradise every time they get up to take a leak.

The glamourous water fountain pictured above is ideal for large living spaces in muted palettes. You don’t want your furniture to compete for attention with your fountain!

Wall hung water fountain
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Wall hung water fountains are modern and contemporary in terms of their design. These are usually installed in hotel lobbies and public spaces to add dimension to high traffic areas. If you have a compact apartment, don’t let that deter you, you can still install your very own wall hung water body. The flowing water will liven up your home.


If you are lucky enough to have some open space, then a wall hung installation in stone or concrete will look great. We love the idea of this lion head water fountain.

Tabletop water fountains
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If the above ideas seem too permanent, and you’d like to just dip your toes into water (pun intended), then tabletop water fountains are what you’re looking for.

The three-tiered indoor water fountain (above) made out of stone will look great on a console in your entryway or even by a picturesque window. If you do have a balcony, even if it’s a tiny space, this table top piece would work well there.

Compact and earthy, this table top water fountain will instantly lift any corner in your living room. If bold is what you’re going for, prop it on a side table and allow its energy to flow through your seating area.

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If you fancy something more organic and natural, then this bamboo water fountain does the job. The best part? You don’t have to buy it. You can try your hand at this simple DIY. All you need is few rocks, a vessel for the water to circulate in, a pump and a spout for the water to flow through. Head here for instructions.