Three Things to Consider Before Buying Wind Chimes

Hear that? It’s outdoor decor that strikes a chord.

Colorful wind chimes
Add relaxing ambience to any outdoor space.Pixabay

Whether you’re perfecting a porch, designing your dream backyard or just trying to class up a small balcony, wind chimes are an easy way to add instant ambience to your home. Today’s options come in a range of styles, materials, and colors for anybody looking—and listening—for a good chime.

Bellaa Rainbow Wind Chimes Patio Lawn Garden Unique Wind Chimes Hanging Capiz Memorial Grace Handmade Chimes 27 inch Presents for Mom Gifts for Grandma
Outdoor elegance in a variety of hues.Bellaa

You’ll want a wind chime that’s music to your ears, so consider the materials. Metal tubes have a high vibration that creates sustained sounds that carry. Hollow bamboo tubes create mellower echoing sounds that carry. Glass, stone, or shell chimes produce more localized and light tinkling sounds.

Topspeeder LED Solar Hummingbird Wind Chime, Changing Color Waterproof Six Hummingbird Wind Chimes for Home Party Night Garden Decoration (Hummingbird)
Multifunctional decor for sound all day and light by night.Topspeeder

One person’s soothing melody is another person’s headache. So be considerate of your neighbors when hanging your wind chimes. You’ll probably want to keep them as far away from their windows and outdoor spaces as you can.

Nature’s Melody Aureole Tunes Wind Chimes – Outdoor Windchime with 6 Tubes Tuned to E Pentatonic Scale, 100% Rustproof Aluminum, Powder Finish & S Hook Hanger for Sympathy, Memorial Gift or Zen Garden
Deep, soothing tones.Nature’s Melody

If you like the sound of Tibetan singing bowls and want to bring some of that deep resonance to your space, look for wind chimes with long, heavy metal tubes.