If you close your eyes and think of a decorative water fountain, do you envision putting your fingers in the moving water? Maybe you actually think of the sounds that the water makes as it moves down the surface? Whatever you think about when you picture wall water features, you should know that they are among the most popular fixtures of modern design.
Whether it is design for the interior of a home or the spaces scattered throughout a modern business, the use of fixtures intended to promote relaxation and calm is becoming very common. This does not mean, however, that the features themselves are standard, stock or boring. Indeed, there is such an impressive range of styles and customization available that it can be quite a project to select wall water features for any sort of space.
What makes them so universally appealing is the simple fact that they feature moving water. There are all kinds of studies, articles, and theories about water and the human psyche, but the basic fact of the matter is that most people respond very favorably to the presence of wall water features in almost any environment.
Just consider how often they appear in lobbies, waiting rooms, reception areas, and entrances. This is because they provide such a pleasant experience and reaction, and this is one of the main reasons to consider the addition of one of these fixtures in your home or business.
What you also need to consider, however, is if the style of the fixture matches your décor. Fortunately, wall water features are so popular that they are available in almost any sort of general “look” and are suitable for almost any interior design scheme. For example, it is extremely easy to purchase them as glass, stone, metal, or even custom materials.
Why such a range of choices? If you had searched for wall fountains fifteen or twenty years ago, you would not have found such a diversity of styles because they were not such an in-demand design choice. Over the past few years, however, the interest in them has soared, and most would say that this is due to two reasons – the need for a good “tool” for relaxation in almost any working or living space, and the impressive developments in the designs and fixtures with which the fountains are built.
Today, you can find a beautiful and incredibly well-made wall fountains suitable to any décor and any style.