After a breeze, you can sometimes hear the soothing sound of a wind chime. Although popular today, this instrument has been around for thousands of years. In China, Japan, and India, wind bells attached to temples drove away evil spirits and brought good luck. The ancient Romans hung protective (often erotically themed) bronze tintinnabulum in their gardens. Now, wind chimes are used around the world for many reasons. Some are still protective in function, while others serve as memorials to the dearly departed. Common materials can vary from aluminum tubes to wooden chimes. The possibilities for shapes and colors are nearly infinite.
Most people hang their wind chimes on a balcony, terrace, front porch, patio, or a wire stand in the garden. The soothing tones of the chimes on a breezy day are known to be relaxing; some even believe they spread positive energy. And while wind chimes are commonly found outdoors, no one says you can’t use them as sun catchers and hanging decorations indoors. If you place a stained-glass model in front of a sunny window, you can watch colorful lights dance around the room. Porcelain modern chimes also fit any chic decorative scheme. For an interesting effect, several wind chimes can be grouped together.
We've put together an eclectic selection of contemporary wind chimes that are sure to be a perfect fit with your aesthetic. Some of these are made of lightweight materials, others feature a metal element. You will also find chimes with shorter tubes, longer tubes, and everything in between.
Want to add wind chimes to your home decor? Scroll down to check out some of the prettiest, most unique wind chimes, all available on Etsy. You can even purchase kits to craft your own.
Decorative wind chimes bring delightful, soothing music to any porch, garden, or backyard.
Scroll down to find different types of wind chimes that will suit your lifestyle.
Repurposed Rainbow Bottles
Tree of Life Wind Chimes
Swimming Fish Wind Chime
Ceramic and Organic
A Bike Mechanic's Dream
Rainbow Colored Glass Leaves
Jellyfish Wind Chimes
Classic and Simple Bamboo
Sea Glass and Driftwood
Repurposed Silverware Fun
Modern Cast Iron
Modern Ceramic Geometry
If you want to make your own wind chimes, there are also kits available.
DIY Glass Wind Chimes for Adults
DIY Wood Wind Chimes for Kids