15 Gorgeous Water Features: Liquid Landscapes for Inspiration and Serenity

Take a look at ideas for water features including pools, fountains, waterfalls and ponds.
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Buddha Bliss

This exotic spa/pool combination, with its lush tropical vegetation and Asian accents, is ideal for private meditation or sunset dining. www.amslandscapedesign.com

Natural Stream

Searching for a water feature that looks and feels natural rather than formal? Consider this water feature that combines boulders, pebbles and plant material for a relaxing Rocky Mountains-like vibe. www.gracedesignassociates.com

Treehouse With Pond

A pond with aquatic and non-aquatic plants in the woods provides the perfect setting for this magical "hobbit-like" treehouse. The water feature averages just 12 inches in depth, and organic black dye creates the illusion that the pond is bottomless. www.liquidscapes.net

Sculptural Copper Fountain

Fountains are an easy, low-maintenance water feature for gardens. This vertical copper-colored fountain takes center stage in a circular design featuring ornamental grasses and stones. www.deboracarl.com

Urn Reflection

Pottery accents, intricate stonework and columnar trees create a serene scene at this beautifully lit rim edge pool and spa on a coastal estate. www.amslandscapedesign.com

Outdoor Living

A two tier fountain with cascading water sets the relaxing, laid-back tone of this outdoor living room with spectacular views of a background valley and mountain range. www.gracedesignassociates.com

Tile Decorated Pool and Spa

If you're going to have a swimming pool, why not make it a visual wonder as well as functional? Metal sculptures top a spa wall of alternate color tile components as the water flows from the spa into the elegantly designed, tile decorated pool. deboracarl.com

Stunning Waterfall and Pond

A miniature pond and waterfall with distinctive stone work is the jewel of this private garden enclosure. www.landscapeeast.com

Terracotta Colored Fountains

Here's an unforgettable entryway feature to a home: three matching terracotta colored fountains spilling into a multi-colored tile spa pool amid ornamental shrub landscaping. www.amslandscapedesign.com

Idyllic natural pond

Create your own Walden Pond retreat. This tranquil setting with a pond, lush vegetation and miniature boathouse is one way to create a sustainable ecosystem and natural habitat on your property. gracedesignassociates.com

Aloe Tree With Infinity Pool

Distinctly modern in its design, this infinity edged pool has a veneer of vibrant blue glass tile. The showcase feature is the floating aloe tree specimen which is strategically placed in the pool's slot edge basin. The tree's green moss base adds another striking color contrast to this unique pool with views of the ocean beyond. www.amslandscapedesign.com 

Vertical water wall fountain

An intriguing and eye-catching contrast to traditional ornamental fountains, this vertical water wall encased in a white border stone bed is the centerpiece of this garden walkway. deboracarl.com

Pool Bordered by Planters

Employing a more formal architectural approach to the swimming pool, this water feature is not only functional but immensely photogenic with its green-themed pool furniture, border planters and touches of seasonal color. www.liquidscapes.net

Tile steps over courtyard pool

An interior courtyard takes on an Italian theme with steps of beautiful tile inlay over a small pool fed by matching lion head fountains. www.exteriorscapes.com

Circular design for fountain and pond elements

A circular theme dominates this gorgeous fountain and side pond combination that stands out amidst a lush green lawn. www.liquidscapes.net