There are several trends that come and go as far designing public as well as indoor spaces go. There are however a few classics that never seem to go out of style. One of them is having water features incorporated into the designing of a space. Every design automatically gets elevated with the use of a water body. Besides being soothing to look at, it also creates a center of attraction for the space and can be quite mesmerizing. While water features were once considered to be elements targeted at specifically the outdoors and large spaces, today it has transcended all barriers and come into every kind of space that will accommodate it.
A public space like that of mall, or the entrance of a large corporate establishment can house a range of water features in some of the most stunning forms. These add a sense of elegance to the spot and can actually enhance one’s first impressions of the place. Some places go with a concept. For example a shopping complex water body can be converted to a wishing pool. Many restaurants also have small water features enhancing their exteriors as well as interiors, adding to the serenity of the place. Perhaps influenced by Feng Shui, you will find such inclusions in several oriental places.
Including outdoor and indoor water features into one’s décor has come up often off late simply because of the research associated with its calming effects. The sound of flowing water and splashing around in it can soothe frayed nerves which in any modern day set-up is essential.
For homes on the other hand, there is more to the inclusion of a water body than a soothing atmosphere. Many people choose to have fountains as well as water features in their homes to add to the organic set up of their spaces. You will find little fountains on study tables and side tables in the living room. You will even find those that are mounted on the walls and others that are standalones in the center of the foyer too.
A fountain can easily be created from a strong material. For a home with modern décor, a fountain made of toughened glass or brushed metal. You could also choose to go with a more wood-based decorating style that also includes a fountain or some other essential features such as stone or bamboo as well as other nature-based elements.