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Make it Springtime Everyday in Your Home

To many people, springtime is the absolute best time of the year. Old man winter is finally retreating, and life returns to the earth. The spring rain comes in to refresh the land the breezes begin to warm, giving people a sense of comfort and renewal. Eventually, summer rolls around and the breezes get even warmer, until fall and winter are back, almost as quickly as they were gone. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if it could be springtime all year? We may not be able to control the weather, but we do have pretty good control over the conditions in our homes. There are a few ways you can always have that refreshing sense of life and rejuvenation that come along with the springtime.

Floor Fountains

One of the most outstanding characteristics of spring weather is the refreshing rain. There is something special about that steady, yet gentle rain. This feeling can be recreated with a number of different floor fountains. They are available in a wide range of styles and designs, including sleek modern designs and even abstract artistic styles. Many statuary fountains are designed to simulate the sound of falling rain, and offer a beautiful visual accent to your interior space. Listening to the spring rain is one of the most calming parts of the season; find that peace all year.

Wall Fountains

If you would prefer not to have a floor fountain, wall fountains are a wonderful indoor choice. Wall mounted fountains take up no floor space, and are a great alternative to hanging art on your walls. There are a wide selection of wall fountains, many of which are made from copper, slate, and stone, which are great for bringing that natural feeling inside your home. The steady flowing sounds of the cascading water will complete the feeling of your new atmosphere.

Plants and Greenery

Another great way of evoking the natural outdoor feeling, so closely associated with spring, is by having plants and greenery inside of your home. Plants are a great way of bringing that fresh sense of life to your home everyday. In a way, this is one of the most transformative changes you can make. Living plants offer many benefits, and contribute nicely to the air and scents that surround you everyday. There are many designs of planters that fit with almost any style, and lots of plants that can survive inside all year.

When the time comes, we eventually do have to say goodbye to springtime. But, we can still hold on to some of our favorite elements. The calm and refreshing feeling we get from steady spring rain, and the life we feel from the budding plant life are feelings we can try to cling to. With the installation of a floor or wall fountain, and indoor plant life, we can hold on to the best of springtime all year.

Beat the Winter with These Tips

When the leaves fall, the skies turn gray, and the temperatures drop, life seems to get a little more difficult. During those winter months, a lot of people are dealing with the struggles of seasonal affective disorder. This occurs when the lack of sunlight and fresh air begins to take a toll on a person’s health, mood, and mental state. There are a few things you can do to avoid this, or at least soften the blow. With a regular boost of Vitamin D, a workout routine, and an indoor water feature, you’ll feel like you flew south for the winter.

Eat right

People often neglect the profound effect that their diet has on their mood and overall well-being. During the harsh winter days, when depression seems to creep up out of absolutely nowhere, it is very important to stay on top of what you take in. One of the main reasons people suffer from season affective disorder is the lack of vitamin D in their systems. Sunlight is a natural source of vitamin D, and during the winter, your body thirsts for it. With a vitamin D supplement, or vitamin rich foods, you can keep this feeling at bay.

Stay active

A big mistake that a lot of people make is keeping their exercise exclusive to the time of year that invites it. That is a big problem when it comes to suffering from seasonal affective disorder. When you are regularly active, your body takes note of that. Sticking to a regular workout schedule, even if it’s just a small bedroom workout or brisk walk around the block, tells your body that there is reason to move. You will have more energy and motivation, which will increase your mood and soothe the effects of the hard, cold winter.

Create the scene

Even when it’s 10 degrees outside with a foot of snow on the ground, you can enjoy yourself indoors as if it were a spring day. Installing a well-placed water feature can bring a new sense of life and energy to your home. The dry air from your furnace will be combatted by its humidifying and air purification qualities. And, the steady flow of water is reminiscent of the spring, distracting you from the frozen world outside. You can build an entire indoor oasis that always serves as your private little getaway – all year.

The harshest time of the year doesn’t have to be so harsh if you prepare for it. Seasonal affective disorder is real, and it’s real bad. With some extra vitamin D and exercise, and an indoor waterfall to set the scene, you can ease the pain until the weather breaks.