If you have ever walked up to a fountain in any sort of interior space, such as a mall, hotel or museum, you know that they are tremendously appealing and attractive. They are also effective when it comes to pleasing and soothing everyone who views them. This is the reason that so many designers are always looking for ways to incorporate wall water features through the use of smaller fountains too.
What exactly are wall water features? Most of them are structured in a similar way and use a basin or base, a large panel over which the water passes down towards the basin, and the header that contains the fixtures to distribute the streams of water, and additional features such as lighting. This doesn’t mean that the modern wall water features all look alike, however, because there is an impressive range of styles and materials used to make them.
For instance, you can find wall water features made from stone and metal, from glass and steel, from plastic and even from fiberglass. They can be made in very basic shapes, they can be embossed with images and logos, and they can even be shaped like natural forms such as rocks and stones too.
Many of the most popular wall fountains also have basins that can be filled with a variety of materials too. The most common choice is stones that have the look and feel of all natural river stones or pebbles. These are selected to give the water a very appealing splash or tinkle as it hits the base of the fountain.
Interestingly enough, you can also find the fountains in a diversity of decorator styles too. For instance, someone with a Victorian themed home would find many types of wall fountains to use, but so too would the owner of an extremely contemporary structure. In fact, if you name almost any type of interior design theme, you are going to be able to find a nice assortment of fountains that could be easily incorporated into them.
Something to remember is that the designs of the fountains are quite similar to wall art, but with a significant “twist”. This is best seen in what are known as the art fountains that depict famous or stylish images behind a sheet of Lexan and over which water flows. The images serve as a lovely form of art, but when the water and the lights are turned on, they are even more remarkable and effective too.