An indoor fountain is a unique item that many people overlook when decorating their interior spaces. It is a great way to bring the outdoors inside. In a public area, it is a great conversation piece because it is a living work of art. In a personal space, it acts as a calming mechanism to inspire meditation and serenity. Indoor fountains can also help to cool the air, as well as get rid of the negative ions which affect mood and concentration. They can also help to clean the air, because they act as a natural humidifier.
However, a fountain is more than just visually interesting. The sound of a fountain can create a soothing environment, especially when working or sleeping. It can also help to deflect noise that may be coming from outside, elsewhere in the house or from your neighbors. Water is pumped to the top and then it spills over and down the surface. It is then gathered at the bottom pool and pumped back the the top again. The sound of the fountain can be very subtle or it can be very loud. It will depend on the style of the fountain and the type of pump that is used. There are pumps available that allow the water flow to be adjusted.
Basically, there are three types of indoor home fountains to choose from. First, there is the tabletop fountain, which is usually the least expensive choice and the smallest. Because it can be moved easily and placed on any flat surface, like a desk, bookshelf or table, it is the most versatile. The tabletop fountain can be any shape, height or dimension.
Next is the floor fountain, which is a freestanding or stand alone style that can be positioned anywhere you choose. They can be used as a room divider, or simply put in front of the wall. Although they are heavy, they can be moved. Like the tabletop fountain, they can be three dimensional, round, square, obelisk shape, free-form or abstract. They can also be flat and vertical.
Finally, there is the wall fountain. This type is mounted to the wall. Of course it could be moved, but it would be rather difficult. It is a flat surface that is flush against the wall. Indoor wall fountains can be very dramatic, especially in the entryway of a home, or in the lobby of an office or hotel building, in the waiting room at the doctor’s office, at a spa, or in the waiting area at a restaurant.
To go beyond the basic water model, you can add a mist feature, which through ultrasonic vibrations, will swirl around in the water. This will create a fog effect and it will billow, Scented oils can also be added to the mist to provide a pleasant aroma in the room. Lighting is another option to consider. There can be just one single color of light or it can be set to change colors.
The background where the water flows over can be a painting, a wall of stone and pebbles, decorative tiles, hand carved granite stone slabs, glass and mirror, polished marble, copper, stainless steel, acrylic or fiberglass. It can be customized with a company name or logo, or your family name. The latest model is a water wall that has an LCD television built into the wall. The frame can be made from the same material as the background, or it can be something different.
Most indoor water fountains will use a standard electrical outlet. There are some solar models available, but those will only work indoors if they are in a bright sunroom or in front of a large window. For more information on types of fountains, materials, accessories, how to install the fountain and much more, visit Simply Fountains.