If you have visited a hotel, shopping mall, restaurant, or even a medical waiting room in the past few years it is also likely that you have found at least one wall fountain within such places. This is not a novel idea or a passing trend in interior design, however, and is something that is becoming more and more popular as time passes.
Why? In general, a well chosen wall fountain can instantly bring a sense of calm into even a large and expansive space. It has to do mostly with the gentle sounds made by the water, but it also has to do with the different designs and materials as well.
For example, when a space is equipped with lots of coordinating and interactive design features, it tends to appeal to the overall esthetic senses of the people or person in the room. Just consider how a single piece of incongruous or inappropriate artwork can ruin how you feel about a waiting room or even someone’s home. This is one of the reasons that an appropriate wall fountain can really make, or break, the space in which it hangs.
So, how do you know what type of wall fountain to use? It all begins with an assessment of the available space. How much room will be available around the fountain after it has been properly mounted to the wall? This includes the area in front of it as well as the “blank” wall space that surrounds it. Really stop to consider the proportions and choose the one that seems to work with the available space, the amount of pre-existing furniture, and even one that will work well with the natural lighting available.
This brings us to the next part of the selection process, which is to consider if the fountain is going to need a bit of something “extra” to allow it to work well with the décor and space available. For instance, if it is in a darker part of the room, you will want to consider adding some lights to be integrated into the design. This is not an unusual request, and many fountains use spot lighting to beautiful effect.
Finally, you must consider the general design “scheme” and choose accordingly. For instance, consider the most suitable materials for the pre-existing things in the room. Usually if you follow these three steps, you will be able to select the most appropriate fountain for your living space.