Choosing an Indoor Water Fountain For Your Foyer

Choosing an Indoor Water Fountain For Your Foyer

Posted by Doug Gardner on 22nd Jul 2014

The foyer, also known as the entryway, is the first area a guest sees upon entering a home. As a result, it can either make or break your home’s decor — depending on how it’s designed.

One option is take the traditional route and decorate your home’s foyer with paintings and framed photos. However, a bold, more innovative approach is to set up your foyer with a majestic indoor water fountain. If you’re thinking of choosing the latter, keep reading for some helpful tips on how to choose the right indoor water fountain for your foyer.

As you can see in the image to the right, indoor water fountains offer a truly unique and equally beautiful element to the foyer. The free-flowing water and artistic design they offer is a combination that’s not found in traditional paintings and wall art. Installing an indoor water fountain in your foyer will bring these elements to the front of your home, setting the tone for the surrounding decor.

But with so many different indoor water fountains available, how do you know which one to choose? There are several things you should take into consideration when choosing a water fountain for your foyer, one of which is size. Most foyers are small and feature limited space for decorative accessories; therefore, you must use caution to ensure your fountain will fit here. Use a measuring tape to determine exactly how much free space is available in your foyer. When shopping for an indoor water fountain, choose a model that’s small enough to fit in the given space.

Another consideration you should make when choosing an indoor water fountain for the foyer is its overall design. Assuming you already have some decorative elements and/or furnishings set up in the foyer, it’s best to choose a water fountain to match. For instance, using a water fountain with a brown or tan-colored frame would clash in a foyer decorated with black furniture. Going back to the basics of interior decor 101, black and brown clash and shouldn’t be used together.

Lastly, pay attention to the material used in the water fountain’s construction and how it relates to the surrounding decor of your foyer. Stainless steel is a strong, durable and attractive metal that works well for indoor water fountains. It’s able to repel rust and corrosion while adding a classic touch of style to the atmosphere. Of course, copper is another brilliant metal that’s frequently used in the manufacturing of indoor water fountains.