Water features are usually associated with gardens or lawns. Rarely do we see them indoors – and this is what makes them so unique. If you fancy bringing some peace, tranquillity and calmness into your home, then these indoor water feature ideas should help inspire you.
Indoor Water Gardens
If you live in a city dwelling, where greenery can be limited or almost non-existent, an indoor water garden could be exactly what you’re looking for. Indeed, even if you already have an impressive outdoor garden, an indoor one could provide the perfect complement. What’s more, an indoor water garden can be as small or as large as space allows. Some, for example, like to make mini water gardens, where they submerge plants in bottles of water and allow them to grow.
An Indoor Waterfall
Indoor waterfalls have been a part of many a home for a while now. There are some, however, that are more unusual than others, like the one pictured below. Rarely do we see a water feature that runs the entire length of a house.
Rock pools don’t necessarily need much water, which makes them ideal for those who might have trouble maintaining vast quantities of liquid. Of course, they can be as grand as you like, but can also be made small enough to fit in offices, on tabletops and other small areas.
Western style indoor ponds tend to be really ‘indoors’ – that is to say shielded away from the elements. Eastern philosophies, however, have brought an entirely new aesthetic with them, where there is more of an attempt to harmonise the indoors with the outdoors.
Aquariums have long been a popular feature in homes, although traditionally they were little more than a rectangular tank filled with water and a few exotic fish. Nowadays, aquariums often constitute part of the overall design of a room, and many aquariums are now aquaponic. Aquaponics works as a ‘closed’ system, whereby plants and vegetables are grown on the surface of the water, stripping the water of minerals and nitrates. This purifies the water for the fish living in the tank.
Water fountains can be a little garish. Whilst they often look great in front of huge, historical buildings and wide-open spaces, they can seem a little wasteful and over-the-top in a home. Fortunately, there are smaller, far more water-efficient fountains available that won’t require much in the way of water and maintenance.