[Posted on Feb 18th, 2013]
We love to make our homes feel welcoming and inviting. Comfortable chairs and sofas, luxurious carpets and striking window treatments all express our unique style.
Whether you want to enhance the serenity of your living space or add a vibrant piece of artwork, wall fountains make a good choice. Plus, they come in styles and materials that will suit any décor.
What are they and how do they work?
Wall Fountains are made with a flat back designed to be mounted on a wall. An electrical motor continuously recirculates a small amount of water through the fountain. There’s no need to add plumbing; all that’s required is a nearby electrical outlet. These fountains are surprisingly low maintenance; just add a little extra water from time to time to replace that lost to evaporation.
What are the benefits?
One of the biggest benefits of these fountains is that they are soothing and do not make intrusive noise like traditional fountains. Instead, the water quietly flows down a vertical surface or softly tinkles into a vessel.
The flowing water of a fountain helps us connect with nature as well, by bringing a little of the great outdoors into our homes. Watching this play of water is very much like watching a fire burn in the hearth; it allows the mind to unwind and drift, creating a sense of well-being after a hectic day.
Will they suit my style?
You can find fountains to suit any style imaginable. From elegant creations of burnished metal and stone, to whimsical reproductions of architectural details – you’re sure to find one that suits your style. Fountains make wonderful additions to living rooms, home offices, bedrooms and sunrooms.
Is a fountain appropriate for businesses?
The captivating flow of fountains has been successfully used by therapists to help calm adults and children. This makes fountains ideal office accessories for people in the healing professions. Spiritual retreats, yoga centers, and spas all benefit from adding the tranquility of a fountain to their décor.
If you are looking for an exciting addition to a corporate space such as a lobby, the sophistication of an oversized fountain is a great choice. The fountain’s sleek lines and continual movement make a stunning focal piece. And the shimmering water complements the aesthetic of luxurious marbles, glass and hardwoods.
What else should I know?
Fountains add moisture to dry air. Whether you live in a hot, dry climate or your indoor air becomes dry from your heating system, you’ll enjoy this feature. This this is particularly beneficial for people with sinus issues and other health concerns that are exacerbated by dry air.
Doctors often recommend that people with sleep problems get rid of anything that might be disruptive or upsetting in the bedroom, especially TVs. Fountains enhance relaxation and can help chronic insomniacs fall asleep. Plug your fountain into a timer and let it lull you to sleep. It will automatically shut off at the pre-set time.
What about cost?
Fountains are affordable for any budget. Molded resin fountains tend to be the most affordable and provide the most variety. Fountains made from glass, tile, slate and copper tend to be more expensive. Larger, more elaborate fountains will cost more than simple fountains. However, even the most basic fountain will provide you with many hours of tranquility and enjoyment. And you can rest assured that you have a striking accessory that enhances your décor.