Although outdoor water fountains have recently exploded in popularity, people around the world have been enjoying them for hundreds of years. Not so long ago, they were considered to be art for the elite, as they were placed politely in front of castles and mansions. Today, they come in every size, shape, material, theme and price range imaginable, so everyone can enjoy the many benefits that they offer.
You do not need to catch a plane to a tropical paradise on your own private island, you can create a tranquil oasis in your own backyard.
Fountains have long been used in yoga and meditation studios because the gentle sound of cascading water is extremely relaxing. Place one on your patio next to your hammock or beanbag sofa and you can almost feel the ocean breeze on your face and the taste of salt in the air.
Promote Good Health
Since outdoor fountains create such a relaxing environment, they immediately calm the nerves and relive stress. As most are well-aware, stress contributes to a long list of health complications and often dictates poor sleeping and eating habits. A simple fountain can help relieve some of the daily stress and anxiety that accumulates on your shoulders.
It is as important to have a focal point in your outdoor living space as it is inside your home. When you enter a space, your eyes scan the surroundings; it is very exhausting when they do not have a place to come to rest. This is very comforting for your guests as well, especially those coming to your home for the first time.
Do you have neighbors that play their music just a little too loud, or is there a dog next door that seems to bark all day long? Water fountains can drown out these obnoxious noises. Although they are certainly not loud themselves, the sound of running water is an exceptional noise barrier.
Plants and Wildlife
When outdoor water features are placed in your garden or flower beds, they offer a number of benefits to both plants and wildlife. The moisture that is released will help keep your flowers from wilting away on a hot day and the water itself will invite birds, butterflies, bees and dragonflies to your garden. The bees and butterflies will help with pollination while the dragonflies keep your mosquito population to a minimum.
Although all water features are stunning to look at and listen to, there is just something very special about the Short Zen Fountain. There are not any intricate details, but the organic lines and simple design seem to just draw you in. You will notice that the sphere on the top almost appears to be floating on top of the water, but it is very much secure. Water gracefully spills out notches from the top layer to a deep pool below to be continuously circulated for nonstop enjoyment.
Everyone has their own reason for adding a water fountain to their home, office or business. For some, it simply acts as an elegant piece of art while others are in need of a little moisture added to their space. Water features are soothing, they drown out noise and make great focal points too. If you are recently discovering that the selection is far more extensive than it was years ago, you are probably feeling pretty overwhelmed. Here at Soothing Walls, you will find that they fall primarily under five categories to make shopping easier.
We know that fountains have a relaxing effect on us as adults, but have you ever considered what the effect could be on a child? Nearly all parents have trouble at one point or another in their child’s life getting them to go to sleep or to wind down. Most parents have tried a variety of different options including white noise generators, soft music and humidifiers, but what about a fountain? Wall Fountains are ideal for a child’s room because they are available in a …
There is nothing new about the popularity of water fountains. The ancient Greeks and Romans had them. You will find them in paintings and decorations. And today too they remain extremely popular. You will also come across water fountains in the homes and offices at almost all corners of the world. However what are new are custom fountains. This is an innovation that has captured the attention of the people over the last decade or so. But what exactly are custom …
Indoor fountains have become very popular these days. These days not only do we come across water fountains at offices, hotels, restaurants and convention centers, but we find them at prized corners in individual residents as well. Often they become the central attraction of any room, adding to the ambiance and decor. But water fountains are not limited just as elegant beauty items, bringing the nature from the outside to the inside. There is a deeper relationship between …
In our high-stress and high-tech lives we need a way to bring the outdoors in and to achieve a different type of relaxation in our lives, that’s where the beauty of the wall fountain comes into play. When you really want to relax, most people turn to home and nature and wall fountains allow you to combine these two elements. Your home is your castle and your place of refuge, a wall fountain can bring in some natural white noise to help the stress and strain of life flow …
Feng Shui literally means “wind and water.” In Chinese practice, Feng Shui is the placement and the arrangement of your living space that allows you to achieve harmony in your environment. Feng Shui has been practiced and taught for thousands of years in China and is a discipline with guidelines for architecture as well as furniture placement in your home to achieve greater harmony in your life. Feng Shui fountains for indoors and out has become very popular as it is a way …
Over the past decade or so indoor fountains have become incredibly popular. There are a variety of indoor fountain choices to choose from and they are available in a number of different sizes, colors and materials. They come in many different sizes so that they can be placed in any location from the corner of your desk to an end table in your home. Even doctors’ offices and business offices have begun to place indoor fountains throughout their buildings. All of a …
When it comes to renovating the home, most homeowners have difficulty describing the style that they want. With the amount of jargon and the subtle difference between the styles, you'd have to be an architecture historian to tell them apart. The following are brief descriptions of the most popular interior design styles meant to give you an edge in choosing and talking about the styles you like.