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Wall fountains: Buying guide

Wall fountains can be the delight of any room, appealing to both the visual and auditory senses. Though common in gardens and patios, wall fountains can be a great focal piece in the interior. A well selected wall fountain can combine wall art with the charm of a fountain. Read this wall fountains article for more information on available options, accompanying features and selection criteria.

Selection-based on location

When selecting wall fountains, it is important to consider the wall on which they will be mounted. Check whether the available area and the height of the fountain is up to scale with the space. Note that wall fountains project at least about five to six inches from the wall face, and their location should not cause interference to any movement. Though it is possible to place other items of furniture and decor adjacent to wall-fountains, sufficient clearance to allow convenient access for cleaning is recommended. Wall fountains need a power supply for the pump to circulate water and for lighting. Choose a location where the power outlet and services can be concealed to avoid unsightly trailing wires which will mar the effect of the fountain. To appreciate fully the wall fountain, make sure that the location allows it to be viewed from desired seating areas.

Styles and materials

Wall water designs have seen such creative developments and can challenge the traditional notions of fountains. Design styles range from traditional to contemporary and can also address lifestyle trends like Feng Shui. Materials used may be natural like rockery or bamboo. Materials like acrylic, glass metals like copper, bronze and stainless steel are also popular. Copper and water features are appreciated for the gradation in appearance over time. Contemporary designs in glass, metals and slate water features have gained patronage in business and commercial environments, like lobbies and reception areas. Consider the decor of the room and overall style when buying decorative fountains to avoid awkward clashes and off-scale installations.

Availability and features

Wall fountains may be ordered as pre-assembled pieces or kits. Custom-designed wall fountains may be considered to suit specific needs and for personal touches in artwork. Pre-assembled pieces only require to be filled with water and plugged to start operation. Other than the aesthetics of the fountain, it is important to check the pump since it can affect the performance. The sound should not drown out the noise of the fountain. Adjustable flow control pumps allow pump speed to be regulated, and to modulate the sound and appearance of the fountain. Wall fountains may be purchased online or from fountain supplies and interior decor stores.

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