Best Tabletop Fountains

Review & Comparison, Last Update August 3, 2018
Life can get you down sometimes, snowballing throughout the day until all you want is to relax at home. And one of the greatest remedies for stress is the gentle sound of a tabletop water fountain. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS

Comes with a built-in light that enhances the spiritual look of the fountain and makes it a creative centerpiece for your living room.

CONS

Lacks an on/off switch and can only be turned off by unplugging.

OUR VERDICT

Meditate your troubles away with this Buddha-crowned fountain. You can turn down the flow to keep the water running quietly as you relax.  The cord is long enough to place the fountain wherever you'd like so you can enjoy it anywhere. Highly recommended for those that like Eastern culture and want to find their inner zen.

detailed parameters
Use

Indoor

Dimensions

11 1/2" x 7" x 8 1/4"

Materials

Fiberglass construction, faux stone finish

Features

Top light with one 4 watt bulb, decorative pebbles included

Warranty

30 days

PROS

The four spouts are made of copper, which is highly rust-resistible and won't lose its look with time.

CONS

The model is quite heavy, making it tough to install and transport.

OUR VERDICT

The Kenroy Home fountain will fit well in a living room with a minimalist design. It runs pretty quietly and, thanks to the pump regulator, you can turn the sound off completely. This model can add a decorative touch to your office, as well as serve as a relaxing spot on high-stress days. 

detailed parameters
Use

Indoor

Dimensions

19" x 10" x 6"

Materials

Slate finish, copper

Features

Includes polished river stones

Warranty

30 days

PROS

The Alpine WCT202 comes with three tea candles that you can light to set a romantic mood in your room.

CONS

This model should only be filled with distilled water.

OUR VERDICT

If you want to have a romantic evening with someone or just feel like winding off after work, the tea candles' light will provide a warm glow to set the mood while quietly running water will provide the background ambience. The Alpine WCT202 will set the necessary atmosphere whether you're kissing your spouse or daydreaming about a beachside vacation.

detailed parameters
Use

Indoor

Dimensions

11" x 9" x 9"

Materials

Cast stone resin

Features

3 Candles, accent river stones included

Warranty

1 year limited

PROS

The ceramic fountain is weatherproof and highly sturdy, a perfect ornament for your garden as well as your home.

CONS

The light-colored surface stains easily.

OUR VERDICT

Spruce up your garden or living room with the beautiful teal John Timberland Seashell and listen to the sound of ocean waves lapping at the shore without leaving your home. While it's a basic model, anybody that loves the sea and the ocean will love it for sure. Being more of a decoration than a relaxation device, the Seashell will look good in any setting.

detailed parameters
Use

Indoor/Outdoor

Dimensions

6" x 7" x 6 1/2"

Materials

Ceramic

Features

Glossy teal finish

Warranty

30 days

PROS

All of the lily pads are intricately designed and look just like real leaves, a big plus in terms of appearance.

CONS

No decorative rocks included.

OUR VERDICT

Made to resemble a real plant, this fountain is not only stylish but also quite compact and easy to find a spot for. It's an affordable and basic piece of decor that will relax you with the sound of running water while looking appealing to any guests. Create a little corner of nature in your home with the Water Lily and listen to a river flowing straight through your living room.

detailed parameters
Use

Indoor

Dimensions

10" x 8" x 8"

Materials

Aluminum

Features

Copper-colored blooms and leaves with green patina

Warranty

30 days

John Timberland Namaste Buddha

Feel the Zen with This Buddha Fountain

Haven’t been feeling like yourself lately or tripped into a stretch of bad luck? Well, we’re not saying that it’s time to clean your karma but, according to feng shui, a tabletop fountain might help you get back to the balance again. That’s why we recommend you to consider the John Timberland Namaste, a table fountain which is not only beautifully designed but also features a little Buddha statue. The fountain is illuminated by a small light bulb that casts a mysterious glow around. You don't need to be spiritual to admire the intricately carved figure bathed in the light with a shimmering pool at its feet. The whole thing looks awesome and will certainly appeal to everyone. 

Despite having a faux stone finish making the fountain look very sturdy, this model is actually made out of fiberglass, a material that is very light in weight. On top of that, it comes with a long 6ft cord which, combined with the lightness of the construction, allows for effortless installation of the fountain virtually anywhere in the room. 

We are a bit surprised that no on/off switch is included, which means switching the water flow off can only be done by unplugging the fountain from the power outlet. Luckily, you don’t have to shut the fountain down should the sound of the running water bother you. The switch is conveniently located on the side of the unit making it easier for you to control the flow. This way, if you turn the flow all the way down you won't hear a thing while still having a chance to enjoy the running water. The light, however, is powered on constantly and thus can be turned off only by unplugging the fountain.

So while we wish an "on/off" switch was available for the light to make the John Timberland Namaste a viable choice for use in bedrooms, it’s still a very impressive tabletop fountain. Fill its basin with the complimentary decorative pebbles and enjoy the zen of the running water in the comfort of your home.

Review of John Timberland Namaste Buddha Table Fountain

 

Kenroy Home 50307SLCOP

Help Your Work Flow

While having a fountain on your work desk can be a good way to keep your head clear, the sound of the falling water can get a tad distracting when you need to concentrate hard on some particularly important task. Instead of getting a model that you’d have to unplug every time you need complete silence, why not try the Kenroy Home 50307SLCOP a whirl? Its pump has a special “dimmer” that you can adjust to choose how heavy the water flow will be. Pick a level that suits your current mood, from an easily distinguishable trickle to a nearly noiseless waterfall. The latter is great for leaving the visual effect of a fountain while getting rid of the distracting sound.

Of course, when choosing a desktop trinket, such as a fountain, appearance is key. The Kenroy Home 50307SLCOP has four copper water spouts via which the water cascades down to the polished river stones that come for free with your purchase. The material for the spouts was chosen specifically because it’s rust-resistant and will thus serve you longer, retaining its original look.

Our only complaint is that the Kenroy Home 50307SLCOP is a bit on the heavy side, making it tough to transport if you decide to put it in a new spot. Plus, you’ll have to clear some space for the fountain as with 19" x 10" x 6" dimensions it's bigger than average.

That said, the Kenroy Home 50307SLCOP is still one of the best tabletop fountains for an office as well as for your home. A simple feature like the regulated water flow really makes a difference in how noticeable the fountain is and how appropriate it is for a work setting.

Review of Kenroy Home 50307SLCOP Waterdrop Natural Slate Tabletop Fountain

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Alpine WCT202

Candlelit Fountain for Fiery Romantic Evenings

Feel like the atmosphere in your home lacks a certain romantic edge? If you want to spend a quiet evening with your significant other, the Alpine WCT202 will set the mood perfectly. The tabletop fountain with light water flow will create a gentle ambience in the background, while the candles will bathe the room in a warm glow.

As water and fire are a classical juxtaposition, the Alpine WCT202 puts them together to a great effect, offering both the calming sounds of a flowing river as well as the soft light from the 3 tea candles that come with the purchase. You can choose how to decorate the fountain using the free river stones and setting them around the resin columns, made to have a natural rough look.

Regarding upkeep, make sure to only use distilled water when filling the Alpine WCT202 as it prevents mineral buildup and unfiltered liquid can eventually clog the pump. And while finding a spot for the fountain will be easy as the power cord is 6 feet long, you should make sure that you have full access to the socket. The Alpine WCT202 can only be turned off by unplugging it as no on/off switch is available.

While we don’t feel like this is the best choice for an office setting, the Alpine WCT202 is definitely the perfect pick to set the mood, whether you’re looking to spend a romantic evening with your spouse or just want to relax and meditate with candles glowing and a tiny river cascading right in your living room.

Review of Alpine WCT202 Tiered Column Tabletop Fountain with 3-Candles

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John Timberland Seashells

Feel the Ocean Breeze at Home

Having a well-maintained garden may be nice but it’s no fun unless you add a personal touch. With an outdoor fountain like the John Timberland Seashells model, you can create some ambience in your backyard thanks to the serene sound of falling water, customizing your lawn and setting an appropriately relaxed mood.

Made out of ceramic, this desk fountain is extremely sturdy and resistant to any temperature swings. Whether it’s blazing hot outside or snowing hard, the John Timberland waterfall will keep up working steadily. That’s what makes it the perfect decoration for patios and backyards in addition to being a fun office or living room trinket.

We’ve already mentioned how reliable the material is and the ceramic body will withstand the impact even if the fountain is knocked over. However, the glossy teal surface gets stained very easily and thus shouldn’t be placed in yards with dirt patches or in kitchens. Unless you have some free time to clean the fountain, just make sure not to put it in the vicinity of food or drinks.

So if you want to add a bright trinket to your home, the John Timberland Seashells is a great choice. The 5-foot long cord gives a lot of leeway in terms of placement and the small size means you can squeeze the seashell in pretty much anywhere.

Review of John Timberland Seashells Teal Ceramic Tabletop Fountain

 

Bits and Pieces COMINHKPR76530

A Touch of Green Indoors

Dying to bring some nature into your life but don’t have time to tend to a garden or don’t even have space for it? Don’t worry, the Bits and Pieces COMINHKPR76530 is made to resemble beautiful lily pads with water flowing down the leaves. You’ll easily add a touch of color to your life with this indoor tabletop water fountain.

Not only are the “leaves” made to look like real ones, they have the naturalistic vascular tissue of real plants, also known as the “veins” you see on leaves. If you don’t look too closely, you could even mistake the little waterfall for a regular potted plant! It’s a shame that no decorative rocks are included with the product as they would certainly be a nice touch as well as something for the water to pour onto and make a pleasant trickling sound.

While appearances are key, it’s also important to have a fountain made of sturdy materials. The Bits and Pieces COMINHKPR76530 has aluminum leaves covered in copper and green patina. This protects the fountain from rust as well as enhancing the natural look. A trinket this sturdy and compact can easily be placed on your table without taking up too much space or being endangered by a rowdy pet.

Of course, no product is perfect and we did feel like the Bits and Pieces COMINHKPR76530 had to be refilled a bit too often, the water running out almost daily. Otherwise, the pump won’t be submerged, causing a bit more noise than we'd like. But as long as you take proper care of the fountain, it will make for a nice and quaint home decoration. As the Bits and Pieces model is quite affordable, we can recommend it to those seeking a basic and stylish indoor fountain.

Review of Bits and Pieces COMINHKPR76530 Water Lily Tabletop Fountain

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What Is a Tabletop Fountain?

Just as the name suggests, a tabletop fountain is a compact version of a fountain you can come across on the streets of your city or in the parks. Unlike full-size versions, these fountains have small footprints so that they take up little space on a worktop, and they are fairly quiet, making them ideal for those who'd like to add some ambience to their room or office. A pump, whether electric or battery operated, brings water flowing from one side of the fountain to another, creating a circular movement. This can be a very effective stress-relief tool, especially if you tune out all other sounds and just enjoy the trickling of water on the decorative rocks.

Depending on how much you’re willing to spend, you can get a model made of stone, ceramic, copper, or other materials. Many sizes and designs are available, from a cutesy forest scene to a serene landscape with a Buddha statue and a rock garden. In that way, the tabletop fountain can serve as an expression of your personality, sporting your inner zen to all your friends and guests.

If you want to add a bit more of an Eastern atmosphere to your household, try hanging up some wind chimes. And a pleasant smell is just important as visually appealing trinkets so don’t forget to get a reed diffuser, which can saturate your room with an aroma of fruit, flowers, or any other fragrance you like.

Sources:

1. Lee Roberts Instructions for a Tabletop Fountain, eHow.

2. Rodika Tchi How to Use Fountains for Good Feng Shui in Your Home, The Spruce. March 4, 2018.

3. Rodika Tchi Feng Shui of the Water Element in Your Garden, The Spruce. October 3, 2017.

4. Marie Hofer Indoor Fountain Basics, HGTV.

5. Fountain, Wikipedia. March 12, 2018.

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Publish Date: 2018-04-17 14:05:04