The sound of an ocean wave or a river rapid is pleasant.
The movement of water is calming, soothing, comforting.
There’s a reason that people often go to reflect beside a body of water.
Water is often associated with meditation and peace — but also fun and joy. In times of rest, we want the ocean view, the riverside hotel room, or the lakeside campsite.
So, we all instinctively gravitate to water — but why?
You’ve probably vaguely heard of something called feng shui, right? It boomed in the 90s, and it’s making a comeback.
While we’re no experts in this ancient art, we’ve found an interesting answer to our question in its principles. One of the foundations of feng shui is “Qi” (pronounced “chee” in English). It simply means “energy” or “life force.”
It makes sense that moving water has this amazing Qi.
It has the power to change a space because it represents life, energy, birth.
The motion, the noise, and the feeling it creates is calming but also rejuvenating. It’s hard not to feel refreshed after spending some time with moving water.
Now, we know that finding water in the great outdoors is our best option, but the truth is — most people spend the majority of their time at home.
So — why not bring that Qi indoors?
Pick Your Fountain Location
- Decide beforehand on where you’ll put your fountain — that way you know the space you have to work with. Be sure to choose a spot with an outlet! Establish a general idea of the things you’re looking for, like the size, design and material.
- Study the existing style of the room where you’ll be putting the fountain. Go for a fountain that will enhance the existing flow and feel. Avoid something that clashes.
- A fountain can be a permanent feature in a room or a temporary one. If you’d like to move your fountain around the house, make sure you pick one that won’t be a pain to lug around.
Choose a Cohesive Material for Your Fountain
There are so many fountains out there to choose from! As long as you choose one made of materials that complement the look of your current home, it will look great.
- If you like a simple contemporary look — go for ceramic or glass.
- If you’re going for a more earthy look, choose natural materials that imitate the world outside.
- Any wood material can create a welcoming organic vibe.
Wood Water Fountain
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Copper Water Fountain
Copper is one of our favorite options. It gives off a clean and bright energy. Eventually, it reacts with the water and develops hues of a mossy-like green.
You definitely don’t have to break the bank to find a beautiful fountain. If you’re on a budget, you can easily find affordable, light-weight fountains.
Remember, it’s ultimately about the movement of the water.
You’re sure to find this fountain relaxing after a long day.