The 8 Best Feng Shui Fountains to Buy in 2018

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Feng Shui, a term that literally means “wind-water,” is an ancient Chinese system based on the belief that people should be harmonized with their surroundings. When they are, that’s considered “good feng shui,” which brings good fortune. When they’re not, it’s believed bad luck will follow. Water is one of the five elements of feng shui, related to wealth, and water fountains are a popular way to incorporate it into home and office decor to attract abundance.

So what makes a good feng shui water fountain? At the most basic level, a feng shui fountain can be most any fountain with continuously flowing water that emits a soothing, peaceful feel. It’s more about where you place a fountain (never in a bedroom or under a staircase) and finding one that suits your space.

Soothing water fountains come in a variety of sizes and styles and are made for both indoor and outdoor use. While they also come in a wide variety of price ranges, we’ve reviewed some of the most popular affordable models on the market. Here, the top feng shui fountains to consider for your home.

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    Best Overall: Alpine WCT202 Tiered Column Tabletop Fountain with 3 Candles

    Alpine WCT202 Tiered Column Tabletop Fountain with 3 Candles, 11 Inch Tall
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    To add a little feng shui to any area of your house or office, this cast iron tabletop fountain from Alpine gets top marks. It’s made up of three tiers through which the water flows by and also three tea light holders that will give of a soothing glow. Everything you need comes with it, including the pump, accent stones, and candles. It measures 9" x 9" x 11", and can be easily moved from place to place until you find your best feng shui.

    Customers love the look and feel of this water fountain, saying it’s calming and beautiful. They say the pump is virtually silent, so all you hear is the peaceful flow of water. While some wish it came with more rocks, most say that for the price, this is a fantastic way to add a little Zen to any space.

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    Best Tabletop: Rowell 7 1/2" High Tabletop Fountain with Light

    This water fountain from John Timberland gets rave reviews for its soothing sounds, which is exactly what you want in a feng shui fountain. Not only that, but the volume can be adjusted to your liking, as everyone’s definition of “soothing” may differ.'

    This fountain, featuring four tired bowls, stands 7.5" x 5. The bottom bowl is equipped with an LED light to provide a warm glow in the evening. It runs on electricity and features a 6' cord making it easy to find the perfect place for it. Because it’s made of lightweight resin, it’s easy to move from place to place.

    Customers say it’s easy to set up, and the motor is nice and quiet. Some suggest adding more rocks to better tailor the sound to your personal preference, but say that overall it’s a great little fountain that adds a relaxing element to any space.

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    Best for Office: Wymer Resin Cascading Tri-Step Tabletop Fountain with Light

    Wymer Resin Cascading Tri-Step Tabletop Fountain with Light
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    As feng shui fountains are thought to help income flow, many people like to place them in their office. This one from World Menagerie is a good choice as it allows you to incorporate a water element without taking up too much room (It measures 5.5" x 8.75" x 4", and it has an artistic flair that will add a nice touch to office decor.

    It’s mesmerizing to watch, as water flows down three stepped channels from a spout up top, while underwater LED lights emit a soft glow. Made of resin, it’s lightweight and portable, and it’s easy to set up—just add water and plug into any electrical outlet. While some wish the sound of the water was louder, most say it adds a lovely, soothing touch to any space and makes an excellent gift.

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    Best Outdoor: Alpine Rock Waterfall Fountain With Led Lights

    Alpine Rock Waterfall Fountain With Led Lights, 22 Inch Tall
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    For patios and porches, this lighted waterfall can add a beautiful water element. Though it’s made of lightweight fiberglass, it’s crafted to look like natural stone and bark. It measures 15" x 13" x 22" and features LED lights for soft, warm glow when the sun goes down.

    Customers say the stones look realistic, and the sound of the water falling over them is soft and soothing. While it’s not the loudest machine, many say it’s great for smaller spaces, and you can add rocks to amplify the sound even more.

    This fountain can work from anywhere from a small balcony to placed amongst your tropical garden.

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    Best Buddha: Namaste Buddha 11 1/2" High Indoor Table Fountain

    For an extra element of spirituality and style, there’s this Namaste Buddha water fountain to bring water into your home. This one stands measures 11.5" x 8.4" x 7" and features Buddha in the Namaste position, while other versions are available in differing sizes featuring Buddha in various positions. A light above his head emits a soothing glow, and a 4-watt light bulb is included as are the pebbles over which the water flows.

    Customers say it’s a beautiful addition to any room, and the sound it makes is calm and peaceful. While some say the sound of water isn’t loud enough for them, others say this can be remedied by adding more water.

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    Best Small: Bits and Pieces - Indoor Water Lily Water Fountain

    While the sound of a water flowing through a fountain can be soothing, a loud motor can ruin the calm vibe. This water lily fountain by Bits and Pieces is applauded by customers for its virtually silent motor.

    It measures just 8" x 10" and is designed for indoor use only. Rocks aren’t included but they (and/or crystals) can be added to the bowl to adjust the look and sound to your liking. Customers love the look of this fountain, say it’s easy to set up, and that any complaints about the motor being loud can be addressed by maintaining the water level and/or making sure the surface it’s on isn’t causing a vibration. “It's the perfect size, with a nice, strong submersible pump that is able to push the water up the main stem, flowing down to the other flowers,” one five-star reviewer wrote on Amazon. “It makes a soothing, relaxing, trickling sound, like a babbling brook.”

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    Best Portable: Faux Stone 10" High LED Table Fountain with Crystal Accent

    Some feng shui experts suggest using a feng shui fountain that’s easily portable so you can experiment with where it may bring you the best luck. This one from John Timberland is easy to move as it’s compact (10" x 8") and lightweight.

    The water flows down four levels, the highest of which features a floating crystal ball that emits a soft warm glow via an LED light. As the water flows, the ball spins for an extra soothing vibe. Customers say the motor is quiet, and while some would like to hear more of a water sound or “rush,” others say the sound is peaceful and soothing.

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    Best Standing: Best Choice Products Wall Mounted Water Fountain w/Adjustable Electric Water Pump

    If you want to take your water element off the table, this wall-mounted model may be a great choice. The fountain measures 16.5" x 11.5" x 26.5" and can be mounted to any wall or fence. It’s perfect for patios, gardens and other spaces where you want to add a peaceful touch. The pump is adjustable too so you can control the flow based on your preferences.

    Customers say it’s lightweight, yet still sturdy, so it’s easy to install, and they love the peaceful sounds it provides. While it’s made of cast iron, they say it looks like real stone and is a great value for the price.