Refreshing, calming, and serene. These are just few of the free perks we get from water. It’s no mystery then how water has become one of the favorites in enhancing a home aesthetically. After all, who wouldn’t want to come to a fresh and tranquil sanctuary? Whether you believe in the power of Zen and the art of meditation or you are fascinated with classic Victorian interior design, you can always find a way to incorporate the element of water into your home. Here are some ideas.
As a centerpiece
A quick and simple way to add the element of water into your home is by making a centerpiece out of it. Think of a vase, a bowl or a jar ornamented with floating candles, lilies, or petals. This is very easy to make and yet it never fails to bring life to a room. Make sure however to constantly replace the water so as to avoid stink, molds, and insects. Place this next to a subtle light and it will automatically create a dramatic reflection on the water, instantly changing the ambience.
As wall art
This one will definitely make a conversation piece! Skip the conventional decors by incorporating a glass water wall in your house. This is a very contemporary approach on water as an art piece perfect for outdoor and indoor. Here, water streams through a glass from a hidden header tank and a hidden stainless steel reservoir. The glass can be plain or printed. If you want a little twist, you can opt to have a photo printed onto film and applied to the glass. This will work as an intriguing backdrop to the gracefully streaming water.
As an aquatic habitat
Yes, even this you can do. Literally bring life to your home by getting an aquarium or having a fishpond. This doesn’t only allow you to try and enjoy looking after freshwater fishes, ponds and aquariums are ideal venues to express art. From choosing aquatic plants to creating mood lighting to orchestrating water effects, maintaining and beautifying an aquatic habitat in your home will reflect your creativity and cleanliness.
As a calming instrument
Water has always been known to be an effective element in calming both the mind and body. The sound of flowing water can bring relaxation and even just the sight of it can bring tranquility. Take advantage of this and create your very own meditation corner at home. Identify what theme or look you want to have, so that this item will not look out of place among your other decorations. An indoor mini Zen garden or a stunning outdoor fountain will give you an effect of relaxing flowing water. Initially, make sure to determine how you strong or fast you want the water to flow. Adorn it with pebbles, plants, and other solid items and you’ll have a fantastic fusion of colors and elements.
As a favorite pastime
This is perhaps each family member’s favorite way of adding the water element into your home! Owning a swimming pool in your very own backyard may be costly and would require a lot of work and maintenance. But any pool has this certain charm that ultimately brings bliss and pleasure to members of the household. It’s perfect for exercise, recreation, or simply relaxation. It is highly important however to pay close attention to the needs of your pool; you don’t want to compromise the safety of your family and guests. Choose a reliable water treatment system to avoid stains and unwanted smell and make sure to constantly clean your pool and have the handrails and other areas checked.