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Choosing An Indoor Water Feature

When it comes to making home decor decisions it is very important that you get things right.  You want your home to look it’s very best and adding home decorating accessories that don’t mix with the other furniture or are in the wrong places can ruin the style of a room.  Hopefully by taking the time to compare all options and maybe even consult with an interior designer you will get just the right style and look you have been going for.

Indoor water features are a great home decor accessory and can really add a feeling of relaxation and beauty to a room.  But there are so many different water fountains for the home to choose from that you may need some help picking out the right one.

Photo By: Enrique Vega

First, you need to determine what kind of space you have to work with.  Maybe it’s a wall, an area on the floor, an entryway or just a tabletop, decide on where you want to decorate and maybe even get out the measuring tape and see what the dimensions are for your area you want to design.

Once you have determined where and how much space you have to work with, next will be to decide what type of water feature to use.  There are many different styles and designs of fountains.  for small areas such as tabletops, counters, and desks the best option would be the smaller tabletop water fountains.  If you have open wall space you are trying to decorate for then it might be best to use wall fountains.  Wall fountains work great because they simply mount on the wall and take the place of traditional wall art.  Finally, for space on the floor or entryway there are many large floor fountains to choose from.

The final step in deciding what type of water feature to use is to decide on the design.  There is a wide variety of materials used in water features which create different looks and styles.  Many of these fountains use natural stone, glass, mirrored surfaces and even bamboo.  Whether it’s a contemporary or traditional look you are going for there is a fountain that will fit your needs.

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