Water fountains started out more for a functional purpose to provide drinking and bathing water in ancient times. But around the time of the ancient Romans fountains also became a decorative item as well. Ancient builders discovered ways to use water pressure to create a spurting fountain and people started putting them in and around their homes as decoration. Today we still use water fountains for the home as a way to create a certain ambiance and beauty that is hard to achieve with more traditional home decor items.
Large wall fountains are typically seen in hotel lobbies, restaurants, business lobbies and doctor’s offices but they have a lot of application in the home as well. These wall-mounted water features are usually crafted with natural slate or marble along with stainless steel or copper. By using natural stone, which usually comes from quarries in India and China, these fountains really exhibit the natural beauty created by Mother Earth. The variety and brilliance of colors in these natural stones is truly a work of art. When wet, the natural colors in these stones really becomes alive and display a myriad of fantastic color. There are many options of slate and marble to choose from as well as mixing and matching with the copper or stainless steel tray and hood. Contemporary or traditional styles can easily be achieved.
Not only are these fountains full of natural beauty but they also incorporate the soothing effects of running water. Imagine relaxing next to a babbling brook in the mountains, this is the same feeling that an indoor water fountain brings into the lives of those who have them in their homes. Listening to the quiet peaceful sound of running water is a great way to relieve stress and unwind from the daily pressures we put upon ourselves. These fountains create a relaxing atmosphere for all to enjoy.
The benefits of adding an indoor water fountain are pretty clear. There are many obvious benefits, such as their natural beauty and the relaxing sound of running water, but these fountains have many hidden benefits as well. By adding one of these fountains to your home you will discover some of these less obvious benefits.