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Creative ways to use decorative Scuppers

by N. Miller February 10, 2022 4 min read

Creative ways to use Decorative Scuppers

Are you looking for a way to add a touch of elegance to your home's exterior? Decorative scuppers might be just what you need! Scuppers can be used in a variety of creative ways, and they're a great way to add visual interest to your home. Keep reading for some ideas on how to use decorative scuppers. You might be surprised at how versatile they can be!

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Decorative scuppers can be a beautiful addition to your home, but they often go underutilized. In this blog post, we will explore some creative ways to use decorative scuppers in your home. From adding a little extra character to your exterior walls, to bringing water features indoors, decorative scuppers can add a lot of visual interest to your home. So, if you're looking for a way to add some extra flair to your property, consider using decorative scuppers!

1. Place scuppers in your garden as unique water features

If you're looking for a way to jazz up your garden, scuppers can be the perfect solution! Scuppers are often installed along exterior walls or under eaves to act as rain gutters. You can use scuppers in the garden to create beautiful water fixtures that will add an elegant touch to any yard. If you've got an outdoor fountain, consider surrounding it with scuppers so that they appear like fountains themselves. Or, if you don't have an outdoor fountain, put scuppers throughout your garden and place small planters inside of them instead. The scupper's curved lip not only adds visual interest but also keeps your flowers or herbs nice and wet!

2. Install scuppers on the sides of your house to act as rain gutters

If you want scuppers, you might already have them! Scuppers are often installed along the side of homes to act as rain gutters. If you've got scuppers down your exterior walls that lead into a drain, consider leaving them exposed for an elegant look--or cover them with potted plants if you'd prefer more privacy. Or, try painting your scupper silver or another metallic color so that it stands out against your house's exterior. As scuppers near the ground tend to get overgrown with grass and dirt, consider placing stepping stones around any scuppers that you'd like to keep exposed.

3. Add scuppers to your pool for decorative purposes

If you have a pool, scuppers can be the perfect finishing touch! Scuppers are often used along poolsides or in landscaping around pools so that excess water drains away from the area. But scuppers aren't limited to their outside applications--you can use scuppers in a variety of creative ways indoors! Place scuppers in and around your pool as beautiful water features. Or, try suspending scuppers above your pool with rope lights inside of them for a stunning look at night! Just make sure that any scupper that is suspended over your pool has enough clearance on all sides (including the top and bottom), so that no one can accidentally fall in!

4. Use scuppers with planters to grow flowers or herbs

As we mentioned before, scuppers can be used as unique water features indoors or outdoors. Another unique way to use scuppers is with planters! Scuppers with exposed scupper lips (those that are not covered by stepping stones, potted plants, etc.) make for excellent little flower pots that also add visual interest. You can either put succulents or other small plant life inside the scupper's exposed lip, or you could even try suspending a scupper from your ceiling like a chandelier if you're feeling particularly creative and ambitious! Just remember: nothing should weigh more than about 5lbs., and scuppers shouldn't support anything that could fall and hurt anyone.

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5. Place scuppers in your bathroom to create an interesting bathscape

Don't forget about scuppers' applications as water features indoors! A scupper with an exposed scupper lip would create some beautiful visual interest if you're currently looking for a unique way to incorporate life into your bathroom design. Scuppers can also be used as planters inside of the shower itself--just fill the scupper up halfway with pebbles or small river rocks, then place succulents or other small plants inside. This idea is particularly useful if you have plant allergies but still want a scupper to add interest and scents to your bathroom!

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6. Decorate your garden walkway 

In addition to using scuppers as planters, scuppers can also be used as decorative walkway components--just place them at regular intervals along a path or driveway. You could come up with some unique patterns by curving the scupper's lip, or you could even place different-sized scuppers together for a fun mix of materials and shapes. 

If you're looking for a way to add some extra flair to your garden, or want to find a unique way to use water in your home, scuppers may be the perfect solution. With so many different design options available, there's sure to be one that fits your needs. Be sure to check out for more information on this versatile and stylish product. Thanks for reading!

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