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Natural Inspiration: Koi Pond Design Ideas For A Rich And Tranquil Home Landscape!

Koi ponds are probably the most distinct and integral features of Asian-inspired landscapes. The same can be said for those trying to create a tropical getaway in their own backyard. Beautiful, relaxing and magical, there is a certain sense of serenity that comes about with the inclusion of a colorful koi pond. Yet, koi ponds are not limited to those two landscaping styles alone. With design variations and a bit of creativity, they are perfectly at home in a Mediterranean or even a woodland-styled setting as well.

Asian-inspired landscape with an amazing natural koi pond

by Teri Fotheringham Photography

Spacious modern homes and contemporary interiors are also discovering the advantages of a lovely raised koi pond. Maintenance and design are key aspects of any thriving fish pond and with the right care you can craft a stunning retreat in your own backyard. Allowing you to escape the mundane busy lives and offering a moment of solitude and reflection, here are some amazing koi pond design inspirations –

Custom created bridge above the beautiful koi pond
Add unique design elements to make the koi pond more attractive

by Harold Leidner Landscape Architects

Bold stone lantern along with colorful carp and gold fish in the pond
California Beach House with modern koi pond

Modern California Beach House

Gorgeous walkway above the koi pond

by Willman Interiors

Stone plays a pivotal role in creating the perfect koi pond

by Nature Designs Landscaping

Tropical landscape with a koi pond and a broad walkway

by GM Construction

Styles Spanning the Globe!

The style of your garden does not really matter all that much and is definitely not a hindrance to incorporating koi ponds. Whether it is the rustic or the modern, classic English or the firmly Oriental, a few tweaks to the koi pond allow them to slot in calmly! The depth of the koi pond is a crucial factor in this regard. A shallow pond with stylish deck around it helps the pond blend with an existing contemporary home more easily. While plants like lily pads thrive in a shallow atmosphere, deeper ponds allow your koi to grow to their full size.

Awesome deck space right above the koi pond offers great visuals

by Aquascape

Contemporary touch to the traditional koi pond design

by Behr Construction Company

It is the landscaping around the koi pond which brings the style to the pond. A lovely wooden walkway above it gives the pond a more modern edge. A large pergola in the heart of it gives the garden an exotic retreat appeal. You can opt between the compact and the simple to the expansive and the extravagant depending on the space on offer and your own ability to take care of the pond.

Decorative fish and koi ponds at Villa Sapi in Lombok

by David Lombardi

Enjoy relaxing solitude next to the koi pond
Koi pond in front yard with stylish floating steppers

by The Design Build Company

Mediterranean styled koi pond garden looks stunning

by Pool Environments

Private retreat that is an absolute dream!

by Aquascape

Balance of Elements

Aesthetics are an integral part of the koi pond design. Just like the balance of elements in a Japanese Garden, the koi pond and the landscape around it is all about poise. Do not allocate all your resources to the building of the pond alone. Plan for stones, possible cascade designs, greenery that you intend to surround the pond with, both in terms of economics and ergonomics. If you are short on space, low and wide walls of the pond also provide you with a seating space that allows you to get close to the koi.

Create a beautiful entry way using the koi pond

by Raymond Jungles

Pristine white surroundings create a more modern appeal

by JEM4 design

Adding a little fountain of waterfall helps aerate the water and keep the pond fresh. A stone lantern in the center can give that distinct oriental touch you are looking for while a lovely sculpture can bring in a playful vibe.

Add a central sculptural piece to your koi pond for more elegance

by Outdoor Republic

Rock patio with a koi pond at its heart

by Cita

Square koi pond with lovely boxwood border
Stylish koi pond exudes Oriental charm with a modern twist
Twin ponds create a wonderful visual

by Princeton Design Collaborative

Creating a Personal Refuge

At the end of the day, creating a gorgeous garden draped in a cover of green and sporting a reflective little nook next to the koi pond is all about your personal space. Mix and match styles to achieve the results that seem most pleasing to your senses. Just add a chair or two next to the pond and you can spend many a melting dusk lost in your profound thoughts. Those who prefer a more modern take on the koi pond can turn it into a lovely entrance way or even bring it indoors with the right planning.

Indoor Koi Pond for a contemporary home

by RichardHO Architects

Elegant raised indoor koi pond with a lovely display

by Chase Building Group

Beauty of nature is hard to mimic and a lush green garden with a vibrant koi pond at its heart reiterates this fact. Getting your own fish or koi pond is a task that dies require both effort and planning. Yet, get it done with some expert help and you will be rewarded in more ways than one. This might be just the place where you once again reconnect with nature!

Natural look of the koi pond adds to the beauty of the landscape

by California Waterscapes

Low wide walls of the simple koi pond allow you to sit next to your finned friends!

by Huettl Landscape Architecture

Raised koi pond idea for the patio

by Jeff Luth

Shallow koi ponds are easier to build and maintain

by Exedra Architects

Sleek koi pond beneath the small waterfall

by Rossington Architecture

Sherry Nothingam

Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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