When you’re trying to up the luxury level of your backyard, there are a number of things you might do. For one, you might install a beautiful stone patio with pergola, which is perfect for enjoying a tall cocktail on a warm summer day. You also might put a garden out there, either as a place to grow beautiful flowers or maybe as a place to raise food to cook in your redesigned kitchen.
Whatever you decide to do with your backyard, there’s one thing that you should absolutely consider adding: a water feature. And, when it comes to water features, the granddaddy of them all is a waterfall. Not only are they beautiful to look at, they also fill your backyard and outdoor living spaces with the soothing sound of running water. You don’t need us to tell you just how relaxing that can be!
However, backyard waterfalls come in all shapes and sizes, and they can be deployed a wide variety of ways. If you’re thinking of installing one in your backyard, then we’ve collected 20 examples for you to check out. Among them, you’ll find waterfalls small and large, any of which might be what you’re looking for, or at least close. So, check them out!
1. Fenced Out
In this backyard, a waterfall and small pond have been installed to create some distance between the patio and the fence.
This charming and massive backyard waterfall has a lot of personality and looks amazing!
This waterfall with small grotto makes this backyard garden more soothing than it already was.
A small waterfall to the side of the patio is the crowning touch for this backyard fish pond.
5. Fire and Water
Situated right behind the fire pit, the waterfall is a beautiful touch for this already amazing backyard.
When building your backyard waterfall, make sure you pay for excellent stonework so that you can end up with something like this.
If you look closely, there’s a bridge that crosses over the flowing water of this backyard waterfall.
With the water running across a flat piece of stone before falling, this waterfall is quite beautiful.
9. Go Big
How you design your backyard waterfall is completely up to you! You could, for example, go big like this one has!
10. Go Small
Alternatively, you could go small with your backyard waterfalls, as has been done in this yard.
11. Break On Through
This backyard waterfall has been design to create the effect that it’s broken through the retaining wall.
If you have a pool in your backyard, then strongly consider including a waterfall as part of its design.
A smaller waterfall like this one, which empties into a small pond, can fill your backyard and garden with the soothing sound of running water.
This pond-less pool has been built alongside the home rather than out in the middle of the backyard.
15. Couple O’ Frogs
With a tiny statue depicting two frogs hanging out, this backyard waterfall has a lot of whimsical charm.
The smooth stones that make up this backyard waterfall contribute to the soothing effect it must have.
A pond-less waterfall like this one can be added to the edge of an outdoor patio to great effect.
Water features like these in a well-landscaped backyard can really add value to your home.
Check out how this backyard water feature doubles as a fountain and a waterfall.
If you’ve been trying to add a touch of luxury to your backyard, then deciding to add a waterfall could be the right idea!