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Best Overall: Brooklyn Basix Freedom Chime at Amazon
"Two sizes and seven attractive color options to work with your existing outdoor decor."
"It has a casual, beachy feel with its half-coconut top, and it’s made of eco-friendly bamboo."
Best for the Beach House: Blue Handworks Wind Chime at Amazon
"It evokes the look and sound of the sea...using driftwood and shades of blue and green sea glass."
Best Sound: Wood Wind Chimes Amazing Grace Chime at Amazon
"It can turn your porch into an almost holy space to find solace and reflect."
Best Eclectic: UMA Enterprises Wind Chime at Amazon
"Large and colorful can have a big impact on brightening up a porch that might feel drab."
Best Overall: Brooklyn Basix Freedom Chime
Metal, whether it’s copper, steel or another material, is one of the most popular materials for wind chime. In addition to being very durable, it can be fairly easily manipulated to create different sort of tones and melodies, from inspiring to soothing. And according to feng shui experts, a tall metal wind chime placed in the West, Northwest or North parts of your home or garden (but not the East) can give strength and protection to your surroundings, so metal wind chimes are a popular feng shui barrier against bad neighbors. This metal wind chime comes in two sizes and seven attractive color options to work with your existing outdoor decor and is made with recycled products, as well.
Best Bamboo: Cohasset 134 Large Plain Antique Wind Chime
Wind chimes made from cut bamboo or other woods have a totally different kind of tone than a metal wind chime. The sound is rounder and less echo-y and some feel these ones are warmer, more natural and mellow sounding than other wind chimes. And if you’re looking to place a wind chime in the East, Southeast or South areas of your home, wood or bamboo is the best fit, according to feng shui experts. This bamboo wind chime has a casual, beachy feel with its half-coconut top, and it’s made of eco-friendly bamboo, a plant that’s fast-growing and easy to harvest. At nearly two feet long (when counting the string and knocker), it’s a medium-sized chime that will be just as comfortable hanging from a front porch, tree branch or off the porch of a palapa on a desert island. (We can dream, right?)
Best for the Beach House: Blue Handworks Seaglass and Driftwood Wind Chime
If you live shoreside — or just wish you did — a wind chime that evokes the look and sound of the sea is a natural choice. This one’s made using driftwood and shades of blue and green sea glass to get a touch of the ocean right on your front porch. The many hanging pieces touch each other in the breeze to create a soothing sound like palm branches rustling or waves against the shore. Watching the interplay of water-inspired colors can be a relaxing activity while meditating or simply sitting outside with your partner to watch the sunset. This wind chime is on the smaller side and is not as tall as many wind chimes, so it’s also a good choice if you have limited space to hang your decoration.
Best Sound: Wood Wind Chimes Amazing Grace Chime
For many people, few things soothe the spirit like the sound of church bells drifting in the breeze. This chime is just about as close as you can get to that feeling. It’s tuned to the familiar opening notes of Amazing Grace, a popular spiritual anthem in good times and bad, and can turn your porch into an almost holy space to find solace and reflect. Made in classic, simple aluminum with ash wood accents, it’s a versatile style that will work in any space. It’s also available in several sizes or with a stained glass cross hanging from the bottom.
Best Eclectic: UMA Enterprises Urban Trends Capiz Wind Chime
If you’re into wind chimes as much for their decorative properties as their noise-making ones, choose one that has a ton of flare, like this wind chime from UMA Enterprises. A wind chime that’s large and colorful can have a big impact on brightening up a porch that might feel drab or understated and can be a friendly, welcoming element for friends and passersby when they see your home. And if you’re someone who loves color, this wind chime option can fill your outdoor spaces with brilliant hues even on cloudy or gray, wintery days. This wind chime is made from colored Indonesian capiz shells for a fun, funky accent to your yard or garden.