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Redecorating? Let Mother Nature Be Your Muse

Has the interior of your home become all too familiar? If it has, it must be time for some redecorating! Every once in a while, it’s great to just change your scenery. It reminds you that life is always changing, and everything can progress if you simply put some work into it. There are so many styles and settings you can choose from, that the decision can be completely overwhelming. If you are looking for a little inspiration for your interior design, just take a step outside and allow the elements of nature to fill you with ideas. There are several ways you can bring the beauty of nature into the style of your home. With a earthy color scheme, natural wood flooring, and an indoor waterfall, you’ll second guess the presence of your own roof!

Color Scheme

Just take one step into the painting aisle of your nearest hardware store, and it will be painfully clear that the options for your color scheme are nearly endless. If you have decided on a more natural style for your home, you choices have been narrowed down quite a bit. Shy away from colors that are too bright and vibrant. Instead, opt for subtle earth tones. Dark greens, browns, tans, and even some shades of red will work for this type of setting. This type of color scheme will evoke a feeling of relaxation in the heart of any nature lover.

Flooring

If you are making major renovations to your home, one of the main things to consider is how you want your floors to look. There are endless options for carpet, countless styles of tile, and so much more. But, if you are going for a style that is inspired by nature, the best option is likely to be hard wood flooring. The design of the wood grain is immediately reminiscent of the outdoors, and this type of flooring is an absolute breeze to clean.

Indoor Water Features

Build your natural indoor setting by bringing the elements inside with you. A great way to create this type of scene is by installing an indoor water feature. There are several options available for accomplishing this goal. You can install a wall panel that hangs, or even devote an entire side of a room as a water wall. There are options of indoor waterfalls and plenty of standalone fountain designs. The steady flowing sounds produced by one of these pieces will bring a natural sense of peace and tranquility to your home.

Be inspired in the most natural way: by Mother Nature herself. Allow the colors, textures, and sounds of the outdoors fill you with inspiration for your own home’s interior design. With the right earthy color scheme, wood flooring, and indoor water features, your home will be just as beautiful as the great outdoors!

Enhancing Your Bedroom with an Indoor Wall Fountain

“Weary with toil, I haste me to my bed…” begins an old Shakespearean sonnet. The importance of a good night of rest is something that people have always cherished. It is necessary for living a healthy and productive life, and it feels great! With all of the distractions and stresses that come along with life, it’s sometimes hard to set yourself up for that proper night of rest. A lot of that is affected by the conditions of your bedroom. Install an indoor water wall in your bedroom to enhance the scene, mitigate unwanted noise, and help you sleep through the night.

Enhance your scene

The time spent in your bedroom is greatly affected by the conditions of your surroundings. People who have lots of clutter, for instance, are expected to have a more cluttered and frustrating mental space, as well. Be sure to keep the energy open, flowing, and relaxing, and allow your wall fountain to be one of few decorative accents in your home. There are many styles, from natural and classic to modern and sleek, to complement your personal style. This will allow you to create a scene that is welcoming and soothing for you, leading you to a great night of rest.

Mitigating Unwanted Noise

When you’re trying to sleep through the night, unexpected noises are an obvious hinderance to your sleep experience. Whether it’s the sound of late night traffic, airplanes, or nocturnal animals, little unexpected sounds can disturb quality sleep. A great way of avoiding those noises is with your wall fountain. The steady and relaxing flowing sounds are great for keeping those other nuisances from reaching your senses. The fountains are so loud that they become a distraction of their own, but just loud enough to keep the others at bay.

White Noise and Sleep Quality

Not only will the soothing sounds of the flowing water mitigate unwanted ambient noise, these sounds will actually contribute to the quality of your sleep. This works by producing a steady source of white noise. Your hearing is an alert system that is triggered with every little sound you hear. The presence of white noise in your environment blends the sounds and allows your brain to pay less attention to the distracting sounds. This way, your brain can relax and comfortably go through sleep cycles in a much more efficient environment.

If you are looking for a way to improve your quality of sleep, or to make your nights more consistent and useful, the installation of a wall fountain in your bedroom could change your life. It will complement a relaxing and soothing space, mitigate unwanted noise, and create a steady source of white noise to help yo sleep through the night. After just one night with your wall fountain, you’ll notice a difference in sleep quality, and you’ll wonder why you never had one before.

How Indoor Fountains Use Ions to Benefit Your Health

Indoor water fountains have benefits other than their aesthetic appeal. For starters, fountains have a pleasing sound which relieves stress and aids better sleep. Did you know that an indoor water feature can do even more than that?

An interesting topic that you might not have connected to simple water features is the process of ionization and how it benefits your health.

Our air is comprised of positive and negative ions, and your body responds best to an atmosphere that is slightly more negatively charged. Appliances in your home act to undermine that ideal balance. As ions are negatively and positively charged electric particles, electric appliances and technology naturally have their effect on nearby ions. These devices promote an excess of positive ions. These ions cause lethargy in humans. That might make a lot of sense to you if you find your office job to be very tiring as you sit in front of a computer all day.

Indoor fountains can reverse those effects. Rushing water releases negative ions. Any water that splashes or moves releases these ions. In fact, all natural places with fresh air and organic features are full of negative ions. A water fountain really does simulate the great outdoors in your own home in this way.

Negative ions give you energy, instead of promoting lethargy and depression. When you breathe in a heavy dose of negative ions, your serotonin level rises. Serotonin is a natural chemical in your body that promotes a positive mood and an energy boost.

While being outdoors in unpolluted air is the best way to access a stream of negatively charged ions, an indoor fountain will thwart the imbalance that your technological devices are causing.

An indoor fountain or water panel will add to the ionic purity of whatever space you see fit. If you are in charge, put one in your office, that might be the place where you most need it. Or install one in your own home and reap the most benefits from your water feature.

Mitigate Unwanted Noise with an Indoor Water Feature

Water Feature Pros has a selection of water panels and some fountains that are suitable for indoor settings. These pieces will work wonders in home, office and commercial spaces.

Unwanted noise can be apparent in any of these spaces. Office environments have a stale atmosphere full of keystrokes, chatter and Xerox machines. Commercial spaces are either lively with the sounds of the public, which can be jarring, or create dead air when business is slow. Lastly, the noise we recommend mitigating is anything that comes from the bathroom.

To tackle the mentioned issues, you should first choose the location that is most appropriate for your water feature to disguise unwanted noise and look great. For your home bathroom, put a water feature in the home just outside of the bathroom. This might be a living room or a corridor. If the corridor is too small, consider putting it in the nearest living or dining area to the bathroom. That is where your family and guests will be, so it will really please.

In a commercial setting, there are distinct lines separating employee work areas and customer areas. For starters, at a restaurant this would include the dining area and the kitchen. In this situation you would want to mitigate the noise and chatter of the kitchen with an unobtrusive water feature just outside the kitchen door in the dining area. Makes sense right?

A medical, spa or any other lobby could all use some form of noise mitigation. A dentist office there are the sounds of drills and other instruments, along with chatter. The instrument sounds might make patients needlessly nervous, and the sound of chatter might be distracting for others. Place the water feature in the waiting room for the patients to marvel at and to distract them from any noises.

Lastly, an office area could use a noise reducing feature to keep everyone on task. Chatter in one part of the office can senselessly distract others throughout the whole floor. However, you do not want the fountain to roar loudly. By adjusting the water pressure of your feature you can gauge how much sound will best suit your environment.

What kind of water feature is appropriate for indoors? Certain fountains are suited for indoors. These fountains will not splash and are great for most ground settings. Also, we would love to recommend water panels. Water panels are either suspended or mounted slabs of stone or glass contained mirror which goes against the wall like a painting. The water streams down the top of the slab all the way to the bottom of it where it is caught by a long small reservoir.

We hope these suggestions will help you make the most of your space. Peruse out catalog for indoor fountains and water panels to see what piece speaks to you.

 

Find Peace in the Perfect Indoor Scene

This world is not a simple place, and it can be quite hectic and stressful sometimes. There are so many distractions and cries for our attention, it can be hard to find a sense of peace. People deal with this  chaos in numerous different ways. One of the best things you can do is to create a specific location that serves as a peaceful safe haven. You can even use this space for meditation to find a more heightened sense of peace. If you are trying to set up the perfect space in your home, be sure to keep your space uncluttered and minimal, accent with flowers/candles/incense, and complement with a steady indoor fountain.

Minimalistic Setting

One of the main goals of meditation is to rid your mind of all distraction. If you are in a space that is full of clutter and mess, then you have found yourself in a whirlpool of distraction. To create a space that will facilitate the natural flow of though, it is important to empty this space of unnecessary items. A cluttered environment makes for a cluttered mind, and a cluttered mind will struggle to find any peace at all.

Simple Accents

A common method in meditation is implementing an accent to your environment like flowers, candles, or incense. People utilize these accents to introduce a subject for focus and concentration during the meditative process. These items allow you to have a steady and simple sensory focal point. When thinking solely on a certain smell, a certain point of light, or a certain color, you are able to more easily drop other distractions and find your desired sense of peace.

Indoor Fountains

Many people are strong advocates for finding ways of implementing the natural elements into a space like this. Installing an indoor water wall, floor fountain, or table fountain in your peaceful space is a perfect way of doing just that. Not only will your space be enhanced by the presence of the water, but the steady flowing sounds of the fountain will mitigate unwanted noise and create an even more soothing and peaceful environment. You will be able to get lost in the sounds of the flowing water, feeling only aware of your focus and your sense of peace. With an indoor fountain, your meditation space will be complete.

Don’t allow the chaos and stress of the world to get to you and get you down. Be in control of your own mind and your own feelings by finding strength through meditation. The practice has been scientifically proven to decrease stress levels and in increase focus, memory, and positive mood. With a clear setting, subtle accents, and an indoor fountain, you’ll be able to find your peace in no time.

Breathe Cleaner with an Indoor Fountain

Indoor water features are a great way of enhancing your interior scene. If you are considering installing a water feature in your home or business, you are probably already well aware of a few of the many benefits that come along with it. They can provide beautiful visuals and the steady water sounds help to relax you and mitigate unwanted noise. But, did you know that indoor water features benefit your health, as well? An indoor fountain is able to function as an air purifier, humidifier, and ionic air purifier.

Air Purifier

Clean air is extremely important, especially in the home you share with your family. If you would like an air purifier that will also contribute to the style and class of your space, you may need to consider an indoor fountain. It will be much more aesthetically appealing, and, believe it or not, will clean your air just as well. A test on an 84 inch fountain in a 2700 square foot roomed concluded that the fountain removed the same amount of dirt and debris as a HEPA air purifier, and a larger fountain would clean your air even more efficiently.

Humidifier

Another important factor of your home’s air quality is the humidity (or lack thereof). In those harsh winter months when your furnace is drying up all the air in your house, your skin, hair, and respiratory system start to really experience the consequences. Installing an indoor water feature can turn your humidity troubles around. A fountain or water wall is a much more attractive alternative to a machine designed solely for air humidifying. They provide a constant source of water for your air, allowing your home to remain comfortable and keeping your body from suffering.

Ionic Air Purifier

There is another important issue when it comes to your home’s air quality, and that is positive and negative ions. Some people are familiar with this, many aren’t. The air in your home is constantly being electrically charged by positive and negative ions. The positive ions are produced by common appliances in your home, like or television or microwave. When you breathe in that air, the positive ions are able to take a toll on your mood and energy. Indoor water features provide negative ions to combat this phenomenon. These are the same negative ions produced in natural settings, like rivers, forests, and mountains. The negative ions will increase your production of serotonin, improving your mood and energy.

Indoor fountains and water walls are amazing pieces of machinery and art. Not only will an indoor water feature improve the style and class of your indoor setting, but it will also contribute to your health. Serving to clean, humidify, and purify your air, the benefits, like the water, seem to never stop flowing.

What Can Floor Fountains Do for Your Living Space?

Indoor Water Fountains are great features to add negative ions to your surroundings, add pleasant sounds and looks appealing for you, your family and your guests. Indoor water fountains are often floor fountains that can be installed on any flat surface.

These kinds of fountains have become popular and are known for their affordability and versatility. These fountains might have tall fixture with a small footprint, or they might be low lying and spread over a large portion of the room or patio space. The choice is up to you, you will be amazed at the look and feel it will instill in your home.

These fountains also come with many different kinds of styles. Peruse our online catalog at Water Feature Pros and you will see many contemporary fountains that sit on the floor and are appropriate for either indoor spaces or patios.  We also have Asian inspired and organic shaped fountains that will be great floor pieces.

Floor fountains come in many different materials as well. For starters, floor fountains are featured in natural materials like metals and stone. These fountains can also come in artificial materials such acrylic.

Water panels are also a style of floor fountains. While many are mounted like a picture, some stand on their own with a mounting stand. These fountains can be embedded with a logo for your business or have a beautiful stone slab for most other situations.

Lastly, as a fountain supplier we want to recommend some options for you based on your current home of office décor. We recommend contemporary fountains whenever possible because our houses and offices are usually new and already geometrical. If your color designs are based around burnt orange, burgundy or slate gray then you will be satisfied with a contemporary piece in your living room. We recommend Gist fountains for contemporary pieces.

Another option is to go with Asian inspired pieces. These are less versatile than contemporary fountains, but will work in plenty of settings. While your décor might not be East Asian themed, if you are following any of these décor practices then you might be able to add an Eastern piece. For example, eclectic living rooms use bohemian styles and mix cultural pieces. An Asian inspired piece with work in that setting. Also, if you have a minimalist approach that is stylized with much open floor space, bright windows and light shades on your walls then an Asian piece would keep the serene Feng shui of the living area.

We hope that is a lot of great information for you as you begin picking out a fountain for what space you have in your home.

Maintaining Your Wall Fountain

Installing a wall fountain in your home provides many beneficial qualities. Not only are they a beautiful way to accent the style and class of your home, but they are a great way of maintaining a calming and welcoming atmosphere. The literal quality of the atmosphere will also be improved with the air purification and ion neutralization abilities of the water wall. They are easy to install and maintain, but there are a few key details you should keep in mind to keep your wall fountain in top shape. With a focus on water quality, water levels, and pump cleaning, your wall fountain will be in great condition.

Water Quality

The quality of the water you put in your fountain is a step that very many people tend to overlook. A common mistake that people will make is filling their wall fountain with tap water. With all of the minerals that flow with tap water, there are bound to be deposits, and tap quickly leads to buildup in your fountain and pump. The water will begin to look cloudy, and the pump will operate much less efficiently. To avoid these problems, fill your fountain with distilled water. This minor purchase will make a major difference with your fountain.

Water Levels

Once, you have your distilled water, it is important that use the right amount in your fountain. Improper water levels can cause a number of problems. If there is too much water, it can splash out of the fountain, ruining the interior of your home, and the tranquil sound will seem more like rushing waters. With too little water, the visual is compromised, and the pump will make a gurgling noise, that is not at all soothing. Be aware of your climate and air quality. Dryer environments may require more frequent fillings. Just be sure to keep an eye on the water levels.

Pump Cleaning

You will also definitely want to keep an eye on pump function. Your wall fountain is capable of removing dirt and debris from your air, so it is important to make sure your pump is clean. This is especially important if you opted to use tap water. There are anti-scaling and water cleaning agents available to keep your fountain clean. These are added to the water supply on a regular basis, and prevent unwanted buildup in your fountain. Even with this, it is important to clean your fountain periodically.

These simple tasks take very little effort, and ensure great results. If you want a wall fountain in your home, or if you already have one, be sure to keep these tips in mind. The important things are water quality, water levels, and pump cleanliness. Stay on top of these easy things, and your wall fountain live up to its full potential.

Create the Ideal Lobby or Waiting Room Environment

Too often do people go into businesses and wait for service in a less-than-desirable space. There’s only so much you can get out of old magazines from years past, and an old TV that may or may not be functioning that day. If you own a doctor’s office, restaurant, or other business where people may have to wait for service, be sure to consider their waiting experience; it has a large effect on the overall experience. With the addition of a few live plants, an indoor water fountain, and a playlist of low, unobtrusive music, you can be sure that your waiting area is welcoming and relaxing.

Live Plants

A great way to add a fresh sense of life and energy to your environment is to take a few planters or urns, and install a few live plants in your waiting area. The fresh plants will improve the visual and air quality for your customers. You don’t have to have a green thumb to pull off something like this. There are a wide selection of beautiful, resilient plants that require minimum watering and upkeep. If you would like to have living plants, but worry that you don’t have the time to take care of them, one of these options would be perfect for your business.

Indoor Water Fountain

If you have a business where customers may prefer a little more privacy, indoor water fountains are a great way to discreetly mitigate sound. The last thing a person wants to hear from the dentist waiting room is the doctor using his/her drill. And, on the other hand, a person having a private or personal procedure will want to make sure their privacy is protected. Not only will an indoor water fountain look great, but it will help to create a more soothing and consistent environment for your patrons.

Low Music

One of the most awkward and uncomfortable situations people encounter is having to be in a quiet space with strangers. People begin to feel self-conscious about every cough, movement, and sound they make. The perfect way to diffuse this tense energy is with a playlist of low, non-distracting music. The music doesn’t have to be prominent, just loud enough to keep the energy alive and flowing. When you’re choosing your music, consider your customer base. In some places, jazz instrumentals will be more appropriate, while in others, a more modern style of music may be desired.

Your customer’s experience begins as soon as they walk through the front doors of your business. Be sure that their time spent with you is acceptable from beginning to end. The last a business owner wants is for their customer’s experience to be ruined by a bad first impression. If you have to make you customers wait, be sure that their waiting experience is the best it can be. With the addition of a few plants, an indoor water fountain, and a low-volume playlist, your customers will feel welcome and relaxed.

Design the Perfect Study

Do you have a home office where you spend hours and hours of your time hard at work, or a study where you enjoy relaxing with some of your favorite literature? Your surroundings play a large part in the efficiency of your work and studying. If you have control of these surroundings, make the most of them. When it comes to the general interior design of your study, be sure that this space benefits your work and concentration. You can create the perfect setting with proper lighting, greenery, and indoor fountains.

Lighting

One of the main ways you can ensure a environment for concentration is by installing the proper lighting. Have multiple sources of light, and access to a window if you have the option. Many people spend their time inside all day with improper lighting and feel drained without even walking ten feet. Avoid this, and create a more vibrant setting. If you can, avoid traditional incandescent lightbulbs, and opt for compact fluorescent bulbs. They provide a different quality of light that is more similar to sunlight and proven to increase concentration.

Greenery

Something that can be easily overlooked by a business person is the use of plants and greenery to enhance your workspace and work quality. There are several small plants that are great for indoor growth and desk placement. You can even opt for something small to sit in your window, or a window box to sit right outside with a beautiful display of life. There are studies that have found a correlation between the presence of a desk plant and increased levels of concentration. A small change like this can lead to a much larger improvement.

Indoor Fountains

One of the best ways to create a calm and serene environment for your study or home office is by installing a fountain inside. There are many types of indoor options. Wall mounted and free standing water fountains are a great way of decorating with a purpose. You can even opt for a small desk fountain. These fountains will create a steady flowing sound that is much more beneficial than many people realize. It isn’t just the water sounds that help, but the steady white noise created from these sounds is proven to improve relaxation and concentration.

If you spend a vast majority of your time at home in your office or study, be sure that the space is designed to help your work flow smoothly. Create a scene that facilitates your work and studying. Set the scene with proper lighting, enhance the feeling with appropriate greenery, and complete the feeling the installation of an indoor fountain. Your work experience will be be tremendously improved.

 

Combat White Scale and Hard Water Mineral Deposits

People have enjoyed the many benefits of water fountains throughout many years of human history. They serve a wide range of purposes, and these days, it is not uncommon to find water fountains in people’s gardens and even inside of their homes. They transform the visual and physical environment as well as creating welcoming and soothing atmospheres. People rarely have anything to complain about when it comes to their water feature. But, one common issue that people have in their fountains is the buildup of white scale and hard water mineral deposits. There are a few ways you can be proactive about these problems.

Clean the Pump

Before you even begin to notice the effects of white scale and hard water mineral deposits in your fountain, your pump will be experiencing them. Be sure to clean your pump regularly, as it is the first place where the buildup will be happening. You will want to remove the back of your pump and clean it thoroughly. It can be very effective to use a little water pressure and a small scrub brush to clean the holes inside the pump. You should also clean the tube that connects the pump to the fountain, where a lot of the buildup will be happening.

Regular Deep Cleaning

While cleaning the pump will play a big part in keeping unwanted buildup in your fountain at bay, it is not the only form of maintenance you should be aware. A regular deep cleaning schedule is required to keep you fountain in top conditions. A monthly cleaning is probably best. You will want to turn your fountain off, and drain all of the water from it to begin. There are many fountain chemicals available for this process, and you will want to use them on every single part of your fountain; don’t forget the small, separate decorative pieces.

Appropriate Fountain Chemicals

When it comes to the deep cleaning process, the chemicals you choose are very important. Any household cleaner is not appropriate in certain conditions. There are a lot of chemicals produced for fountain maintenance, and choosing the appropriate ones will ensure that your buildup is kept under control. Certain ones are specialized to remove buildup, while others are designed as preventative methods. Being proactive and preventative is the most beneficial decision to make.

White scale and hard water mineral deposits can be very stubborn once the buildup begins. Be sure that these don’t ruin the appearance and function of your piece. Regularly cleaning the pump and the pieces of the fountain with proper preventative methods will ensure that your piece will last for years to come.

Illuminate Your Water Features

Creating the right atmosphere for your home is a special process. Many of your most precious memories will be spent at home. Imagine the warmth of the fireplace during the holidays, the warmth of the sun on a beautiful summer day, or the springtime breeze while relaxing on the patio hammock. You’ll see while reminiscing with family photo albums that your home is the backdrop for some of your most treasured experiences. Create a backdrop that is welcoming, calming, and beautiful. There are several ways that you can utilize water and light to accent the beauty and style of your home.

Indoor Wall Mounted Fountains

If you are looking for the perfect way to bring a new look and feel to your indoor space, a wall mounted fountain may be just what you’ve been searching for. Water walls come in a wide range of colors, materials, and styles. From natural looking rock and slate pieces with copper frames, to bold and unique custom art pieces, there are many ways they can enhance the style of your space. The water flow also assists in purifying and humidifying the air. The steady flowing sounds of the water produce white noise, which is proven to calm and assist a restful sleep.

Outdoor Water Features

There are several ways you can make changes to your backyard, but one of the most stylish and impressive ways to accent your space is with water. A  beautiful statuary fountain will serve well as a centerpiece or garden accessory. If you are look for a more sleek and modern look, a spillway will accent your setting with a sleek sheet of water, flowing gently into a basin below. They look great along walls and staircases, or in conjunction with a small pond.

Illuminate Them

Water panels, fountains, and spillways are great ways of accenting your home and patio space with water, and you can do even more take these water features to the next level. One of the best ways you can accent your space is by installing LED lights in your water features and landscape. Lighting is a powerful element that people often overlook. When applied thoughtfully, lights can completely transform your nighttime scene. LEDs come in all types of colors, some even color-changing. With so many options for light, you can create light themes for certain moods and events, and truly make the most of your property.

When you’re planning out how you want your space to look and feel, make sure you are thoughtful with your choices. Small improvements can make all the difference. Subtle accents to your home and landscape are a great way of bringing out the natural and structural beauty of where you live. With well-placed sources of flowing water and soft light, you can truly accent your space without overwhelming the scene. You will love to come home to such a beautiful, calming, and relaxing place.