From providing a stunning focal point to stimulating the flow of positive chi in Feng Shui, to giving our mood and overall wellbeing a boost, fountains are certainly more than just another piece of decoration. Wall fountains, in particular, are highly versatile water features that can be used in different ways. Here are a few ideas on how to incorporate a wall fountain in your home or office decor.
As a Piece of Art
There’s certainly nothing wrong with a painting if you want to hang an artwork on your walls. However, if you want something truly unique, try an indoor wall fountain instead. For a more classic feel, consider ceramics or natural stones like marble, granite, and slate; contemporary or minimalist designs, on the other hand, may benefit more from wall fountains made from glass, mirrors, stainless steel, or other metals. Want a splash of color? Use stained glass, colored tiles, or painted or colored metals as a backdrop.
In the same way, you draw attention to paintings, you can also use strategically placed lighting to accentuate your wall fountain. What’s great about fountains is that you can choose any type and color of fixture you want, since you don’t have to worry about fading paints under bright lights.
As a Space Enlarger
You would think that installing a wall fountain will make a small space look and feel even more cramped. However, it’s only a matter of choosing the right material. Stick to light-colored stones or tiles, clear glass (you can simply have your preferred design etched onto the glass), polished metal, stainless steel, and mirror backings to reflect as much light as possible. The cascading water also acts as another reflective surface, making your home appear more spacious.
You can also do the opposite and instead choose a wall fountain that immediately draws attention and place it on a far wall. This way, the eye will “extend” toward the wall fountain, thus expanding the surrounding space. Make sure to keep the walls in a neutral color like white, cream, or ivory. Your “fountain wall” should also feature only the fountain to keep the view focused and to avoid a cluttered look.
As a Welcoming Touch
A wall fountain can serve a dual purpose of a decorative piece and a marketing tool for your business. Just imagine a spa, with a wall fountain welcoming its guests. Not only is it pleasing to the eye, the sound that the wall fountain makes will further enhance the relaxing, calming feeling that you want to evoke. For some understated elegance, have your business name and logo carved onto the stone backdrop of your wall fountain and make your clients and partners remember you in a non-disruptive, even enjoyable manner.
But it’s not just spas and wellness resorts that can incorporate wall fountains into their decor. In fact, almost any kind of establishment can use a fountain to add a more welcoming touch. Place the fountain behind the reception desk, or perhaps in a lobby or waiting room to make your patrons feel even more welcome.
As a Zen Element
There’s just something about the sound of flowing water that’s soothing to the senses. Indeed, some people choose to spend their vacations near bodies of water for the express purpose of hearing this tranquil sound. But you don’t have to travel too far for a relaxing experience — you can recreate this ambiance at home with the help of a wall fountain. Because it’s mounted directly to the wall, you don’t need too big of a space to create your personal Zen corner. Add some live plants and a cozy seating arrangement to maximize the comfort factor. There are even wall fountains that use paintings of nature sceneries as backgrounds, which can further enhance the relaxing atmosphere.
With a little creativity and imagination, a wall fountain can transform your home or office into a truly unique space that reflects your personality and distinct sense of style.