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The Most Commonly Asked Questions about Decor Indoor Fountains
What are the benefits of indoor fountains?
Fountains not only bring beauty and ambiance to any room in which they are displayed, but they also provide health benefits. Humans have a built-in tendency to relax around running water. Scientists speculate on the reasons for that, but what they know is that the rhythmic continuity of the sound leads our brains to focus on that rhythm, distracting us from irregular, disruptive background noises.
Beyond the masking effect of white noise, the sound of running water causes a biochemical reaction that increases the levels of mood-enhancing serotonin. These fountains also improve our environment by adding negative ions and humidity to the air. Additionally, the constant motion of the water prevents the stagnation that allows the growth of fungi, mold, and bacteria in humidifiers.
What types of indoor water fountains are available?
Depending on the needs for your decor, indoor water fountains come in floor, wall and tabletop models. Floor fountains provide a focal point for large, open rooms, and they can be used to define a space within a room for meditation, yoga, reading, or arts and crafts. Wall fountains also function as a focal point and space-defining feature in your room. Try one in your entryway or to define a conversation area. Place tabletop fountains anywhere — on your office desk, on a nightstand, on an occasional table or as a centerpiece on your dining room table, shelf or mantel.
What features are available with indoor fountains?
Decor indoor fountains are available with ceramic, metal, stone, and faux stone exteriors and tempered glass and mirror surfaces. Natural river rocks, polished and unpolished, often provide accents. These fountains can include sprays and solid or patterned white or colored lighting features, and they may also have planters. It's possible to transform some into indoor koi ponds although extra filtration will be needed to accommodate the fish.
Are decor indoor fountains difficult to install and maintain?
Wall fountains use a bracket system for support, just as large, wide-screen HDTVs do. Floor and desktop fountains can be so easy to install that all you need to do is place them in your chosen location, fill them with water and turn them on. If you aren't using your fountain as an indoor koi pond, all you may need to do to maintain it is drain it, wipe the interior and exterior, and refill the fountain. If you create an indoor koi pond, you will need to clean the filter on a regular basis.
How much do indoor water fountains cost?
As a consideration for your decor, indoor fountains are usually more expensive the bigger they are. Tabletop fountains are the most affordable with some available in the $10 to $15 range. Larger wall and floor fountains range from around $100 to several thousand dollars.