We just got back from a lovely vacation to Costa Rica, and, truth be told, we’re already looking to go back. Being on vacation in such a tranquil environment is a pleasure, and coming back to “real life” is…well…all too real.
Until the day comes when we can surround ourselves with hammocks and tropical flora and wild monkeys and Pina Coladas on a permanent basis, we’re on a quest to make our home environment as peaceful as possible. And today we’ve got fountains on the brain.
While fountains are super pretty to look at, there are a number of additional advantages to adding one to your home. Here’s a few reasons why you need one immediately.
They can help reduce stress.
Sitting outside watching the fountain bubble and flow is naturally calming. Bring it inside and you’ll get an extra dose of relaxation-inducing properties.
“How exactly do fountains decrease stress? Because not only are you providing soothing sounds of water flow, but you are also filling the air with negative ions, which can help to improve a person’s mood and energy,” said Kinetic Fountains. “Many fountain users report that simply installing a fountain nearby helps them to attain peace of mind, calmness and a certain ‘serene’ feeling.”
They can help drown out the sound of traffic.
If you live on a busy street or have other environmental noises that detract from your happiness or peacefulness, a fountain is a great solution. “You will be amazed at how even a soft flowing water sound can drown out other sounds around you such as traffic, voices in the next room, that dog that always barks at the same time every night and the neighbor in the upstairs apartment who walks loud,” said Serenity Health.
They improve the ambiance.
“An outdoor water fountain can turn any backyard into an oasis,” said Good Changes Now.
They can purify the air.
Add a fountain to your indoor space and it can work to improve the air quality. “In today’s electronic world there are many gadgets that emit negative ions in our homes and offices,” said Serenity Health. “Indoor water fountains can improve the air in your home with negative ions, reducing the air pollution. Dust is attracted by the negative ions so your water fountain is actively working to purify the air. The continuous moving water in a fountain will not only relax you with its water sounds, but will also rejuvenate you with negative ions.”
They are natural humidifiers.
Let’s face it. Humidifiers are ugly and loud, and can stand out in a room for all the wrong reasons. But, “Dry environments are a catalyst for poor health and irritating for those suffering from dry skin conditions,” said Water Gallery. A fountain makes a great—and much better looking—substitute.
“Regular humidifiers require constant attention and refilling. The most common models are bulky, plastic eyesores that are meant as temporary solutions,” they said. “They’re loud, out of place, and spray a mist not easily controlled and excessive. In addition, humidifier filters need to be changed regularly and are costly to replace. Water walls, falls, and other indoor water fountains are natural humidifiers. Water from a fountain or waterfall feature only evaporates as the dry air absorbs it, at a natural rate. If the air isn’t dry, water won’t be evaporated. The threat of over humidification is eliminated.