By Guest Blogger Marcela De Vivo
Most homeowners don’t think about water as an accessory in their home, but the fact of the matter is that water can be very soothing, and incorporating this element into your décor can make any space in your home more relaxing.
While it might seem difficult to add the soothing effect of water to your home, there are actually a few simple, yet elegant ideas that can work with any style of décor and budget.
You’ve probably seen small desktop fountains before. In fact, they’re fixtures that can be found in many medical offices because they’re soothing, making any waiting area feel more comfortable.
Some homeowners even use desktop fountains on an entry table to make visitors feel immediately at ease. Where you use a desktop fountain is up to you, but finding a place for one shouldn’t be too difficult.
Instead of taking up space on flat surfaces in your home, adding a wall fountain is an exquisite way to bring in a soothing element. Wall fountains hang like art pieces, but produce the soothing sound of running water, and they are available in a variety of different sizes and styles to fit anyone’s theme of decor.
Paintings or Photographs
If you don’t have room for a desktop fountain or it just isn’t your style, adding a photograph or painting to your home that incorporates water is another option. There’s certainly no shortage of paintings and photographs out there, and you can find them in all styles, from abstract to more classical landscapes.
When it comes to choosing a painting or photograph that incorporates the specific element of water, let your décor and personal taste decide which piece is right for you. If you do choose a photograph, you may want to pick something in full-color to really benefit from the soothing properties of water.
You’ll also want to put the painting or photo in a room where you spend a good deal of time in order to really experience these benefits.
Use Blue In Your Décor
Along with adding soothing elements, like wall fountains or desktop fountains, using the color blue in your décor can create a calming effect in any room in your home. Whether you choose to use a nautical blue paint on the walls or add blue accessories in the form of throw pillows, blankets or even a rug, is up to you, but even a splash of the right shade of blue in your room can make a big difference in how your space feels.
Why Add Water?
If adding elements of water to your home seems a bit strange, you’re probably not alone. If you are new to this idea, consider the art of Feng Shui, which provides five basic elements (with water being one of the major elements) that individuals can use to balance their lives.
Even if you’ve never thought about it before, you will probably agree how soothing water can be. Add the element of water to your home and you’ll likely feel more at ease, even if you already enjoy spending time at home.
Marcela De Vivo is a freelance writer, mother of three, yoga enthusiast and business owner in California. She loves sharing DIY home improvement tips and encourages others to incorporate water into their decor if they desire a more relaxing environment. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter to get more innovative ideas for your home!