When you arrive home after a long, tiring day, what better way to be soothed into relaxation than a water fountain in your home or garden? The sound of flowing water is especially pleasant to come home to when you live alone – no more arriving to the deafening silence of an empty house. If you happen to live in the city, the noise and chaos will be soothingly neutralized by the relaxing sounds of nature as the water gently tumbles.
Regardless of one’s individual beliefs in the divine or form of spirituality, flowing water is well known to be beneficial. According to the Feng Shui philosophy, all five of earth’s elements should be represented in your home in order to maintain a balance of “good” energy – water, fire, earth, wood, and metal. A water fountain is a great item to bring to your home to magnify a flow of positive energy; this will offer anyone entering your home a positive impression, something we all strive for when we have guests visiting.
Those who practice meditation may know that Zen considers water to represent time passage, purity, and life source. Meditating with water gently flowing in the background can enhance your feeling of well being.
From a strictly scientific standpoint, water fountains emit negative ions which bind to dust particles, smoke, and the like weight them down so the polluted air is not breathed in; everyone benefits when air is cleaner. The negative ions also have an affect on the brain that gives individuals a better sense of well being and increases alertness. Depression can lessen in the presence of a lovely, calming fresh water fountain.
A water fountain can be truly advantageous when placed in the bedroom as it will produce much needed white noise. White noise is a steady, calming background noise that eases other more annoying sounds making it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep. White noise has been proven to be quite effective in helping individuals sleep better, waking well rested and ready to face the day.
There are myriad discount water fountains available whether you are looking to put a fountain in your garden or inside your home. Choices include modern American, classic European, Asian-inspired and more. Expert designers can assist you in choosing the one that best fits your lifestyle and décor. You can opt to have them professionally installed if you wish. And, you can always choose to have your fountain cleaned by professionals to make sure it consistently performs at its best.
Discount water fountains come in a wide array of shapes, sizes, and types – which you choose will depend greatly on the purpose you have planned for it. For example, if you live in a small apartment, and space is at a premium, a desktop fountain might be just right for you. Or, if you have a fairly vast area and would like a water fountain that will help to fill that space, you might like a floor fountain of larger proportions. If you are after a fountain to install in your office, but don’t have a vast amount of available area to lend to it, a wall fountain is easy to fit in. You might consider incorporating your fountain into an existing fishpond; the combination of a fall of water and a tranquil pool with fish is a delightful way to make a central outdoor space inviting. You could also attract guests with a Victorian water fountain placed in the center of your garden. Placing a small fountain in the corner of the garden where you enjoy relaxing peace and quiet is yet another idea. The possibilities, really, are quite endless.