Water is the most prevalent element found on earth. About 70% of the earth’s surface is covered in it. It is needed to sustain any and all life. When we think of water words like calm, flow, refreshment, tranquility, natural, and purity spring to mind. The sounds of flowing water have been known to relax the mind and bring about a calming influence. It’s not hard to image why water features are used often to beautifying people’s homes. And indeed, its very presence adds a sense of natural beauty to any environment. So today we present 5 different types of water features to beautify and revitalize your home.
Even in a simple design, its ability to channel a calming sense through flowing water is enough to smooth any troubled mind. Studies have even shown that negative ions are released into the air as water evaporates from your fountain. These negative ions actually cleanse the air you are breathing making it more refreshing, helping you focus and think more clearly.
One of the key features for decoration even since days of Roman Empire. It can be called a lighter version of the waterfall, yet is still able to produce a similar calming effect through its running waters. The fountain also has great potential as a decorative art piece. This style of this water feature has boundless varieties through the years with many more styles and designs develop to suit any demand.
An old favorite of many cultures. This simple feature brings about a peaceful and beautiful appearance. It’s interesting to note that civilizations as geographically and culturally separate as the Europeans and Asians both adopted this water feature as part of their artistic engineering. As calming as the sounds of flowing water are, some prefer the serenity of still waters. If you have a large garden, you might even want to consider getting a well. Sometimes well water smells like rotten eggs, but the fix for this problem is quite simple. Wells look great in large gardens too so this might be something you want to look into.
For some people the presence of water in their homes isn’t enough. The water feature isn’t quite alive until these something living in it; hence the aquarium. Known as a subset of the pond, much like the fountain is to the waterfall, the aquarium focus more on creating an ambient atmosphere through cultivating life within it. The variety of this features focuses more in its contents, attracting the likes of many hobbyists.
Birdbaths having a similar look and feel to the fountain, but carries a different purpose dubbing it a water feature in its own right. As the name implies the birdbath is a feature primarily for the garden, made to attract birds to visit and liven up the scenery. So for those who enjoy the sweet chorus of bird songs, this water feature is well suited for you.