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30 Amazing Downspout Ideas, Splash Guards, Charming Rain Chains and Creative Rain Ropes

copper downspout on stone wall

Creative downspouts are excellent house exterior decorations that make a statement and give a building unique character and flavor. Rain chains and rain ropes are beautiful alternatives to a downspout design, introducing functional and charming items that add more fun to house exterior decorating.

Copper rain chains look fabulous and exclusive. They are the best way to add functional, but interesting and unique designs to house exteriors. In Japan, where rain chains originated, they have been in use for hundreds of years, demonstrating a wonderful blend of simplicity and elegance with functionality and practicality.

Called kusari doi in Japanese, rain chains have been used as a decorative downspout designs on temples and house exteriors. These traditional Asian downspout designs are esthetically pleasing and symbolic, while offering a functional element of house exterior design.

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copper downspout on stone wall

Stone wall design with copper downspout

Downspouts with decorative splash guards, attractive rain chains and elegant rain ropes are designed to guide rain water run-off from the roof, while adding surprising form and amusing images to house exterior. Delightful and artistic downspouts, decorative splash guards, rain chains and ropes brighten up outdoor living space, helping relax and enjoy house exterior decor.

Creative and amazing downspout designs add a bit of beauty, unique flavor and more interest to backyard designs and gardens. A decorative splash guard, a basin for collecting rain water or watering garden plants, combined with pebbles and garden decorations, create cheerful and optimistic house exterior decor and add gorgeous accents to backyards and gardens.

japanese rain chains

Charming rain chains

An unusual downspout with pebbles or a basin at the bottom, a splash guard, rain chair or rope are wonderful decorative accents to house exterior, yard and garden, protecting your home foundation and flower beds from rain water damage.

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Unusual, colorful, creative downspout designs and splash guards not only enhance your house exterior appearance, but also divert water away from the house walls and direct it away from your home foundation, reducing erosion and puddling away from your house. Here is a collection of 30 creative ways of getting some of that water diverted elsewhere.

garden decoration, rain chain with teapotsjapane

Creative and unusual downspout design with teapots

These downspout ideas might inspire you to create DIY downspout designs for your house exterior and add a whimsical or humorous charm to your backyard and garden.

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