Indoor wall fountains are an excellent way to get nature right next to you in your house or in your office. Keeping conventional art pieces is a good way to decorate any space, but one tends to forget about its existence in a couple of months. However, with a fountain close to you, you will always be greeted by its gentle noise and beauty that is bound to make you feel good deep inside.
Making the Choice
I guess the easiest decision that you have to make is whether you want one. The difficult part begins after you have decided that you do need one, as you will have to choose and pick a fountain from a wide range available.
Before you go to store and get very confused, it would be wise if you envision as to what you want. One of the first things that you should decide are the placement of the fountains. You could decide if you want to place it in a corner or along the hallway, in your favorite room, where you gather and enjoy an evening with friends and family, or your study where you need to work and be at peace mentally. You could even decide a place for the fountain depending on Feng Shui or Ch'i if you believe in these sciences that advice as to how to fill your house and life with positive energy. See! The list is endless and if you decide to go to the store before making up your mind, you sure are going to end up a really long time at the store trying to decide.
The advantage with indoor wall fountains is that they can be used in almost all places. They often come with a contemporary look and are made using metal, slate, or stones, and have a great impact on increasing the aesthetic look of the room, in which they are placed. Depending on how big a wall fountain you require, you can choose between a one, two, or three paneled fountain. Further, they are also available in both horizontal and vertical styles. A vertical one would be ideal for a room with high cathedral like walls, while a horizontal one would be apt for a long hallway with low ceiling. However, if your requirements are much smaller, then you can also buy smaller fountains that will be perfect for entryways and small offices. It is very important that you choose a rightly shaped and sized one or the entire set up will look very awkward. You can take advice from the professionals who work for the stores and they will be able to guide you.
Once you have decided on the size and the type that you require, you will next have to think about the highlight. No doubt, the fountain will make an impact on its own, but if you do try to change the décor around it a little, the transformations that you will find at the end of the day in the room will be phenomenal. Alternatively, you can decide on choosing one with halogen lighting that will help accent the flow of water, thereby increasing its beauty enormously.
Maintenance is the easiest step, as minimum attention is required. You have to ensure that water is refilled periodically and the fountain is wiped clean once every few days. It needs to be cleaned to remove traces of any algae growth or mineral deposit, once in two months.
Some of the other things that you should ensure is that you should never turn on the fountain without water in the basin, as this heats up the pump and can lead to damage. You can place rocks at the bottom of the fountain, as it will reduce the sound of the water and the amount of water that is splashed. Usage of distilled water will prevent accumulation of mineral deposits.