Water is a unique element. Its place in our lives is very difficult to describe, yet we cannot do without it. Life itself is impossible without water. This intrinsic sense of life around water is the basic motivation around the creation of traditional water features. These water features have a way of setting the mood of any room or space. The soft sound of flowing water is soothing and can help to calm tense nerves.
In nature, places with water often form surroundings that simply overwhelm human emotions. It could be a tiny stream running over a little rock formation, or a very large waterfall in the scale of the Niagara Falls. Either way, water creates such a majestic presence that makes us relax and hold our own. It is so free itself and communicates a sense of serenity and sobriety that people find very relieving.
These elements express the feeling that traditional water features evoke. In their small way, tucked away in a corner of the room, or as the centrepiece of a display, traditional water features add value to a room. If a room is dead, too quiet or just plain boring, a traditional water feature can help bring it to life. The room will experience the same life giving qualities that water has given nature since time immemorial.
A traditional water feature can also help to calm a room down. Whether it is the dispatch office or the children's playroom that simply has too much life for one space, a traditional water feature can help to calm the surrounding. It is in waters nature to flow to the lowest levels and to stop only after doing that. It seems to pass on this quality to its surroundings. It can help to tone down the activity in a room to the point where the room loses its disruptive and disturbing elements. In other words, water in a traditional water feature helps to set the tone of the room. It is an indispensable piece to a room.
Traditional water features also make excellent gift items. In a sense, a traditional water feature is a living gift. As a traditional piece, it communicates the stability and long standing value of relationships. It shows care and long-term commitment to the receiver. It is really the best way to communicate commitment and to celebrate the eternal value of relationships. This is the power of using a traditional water feature as a gift. Water in itself also communicates the sense of timelessness that relationships so often need. Water is unconditional, classless, and eternal. Anyone can identify with water and all of us need it. These are the right things to communicate to a friend and more so, when we need them to understand the value of that relate to us.
In conclusion, traditional water features are must have units in any home, garden, or office that requires a sense of nature and a metaphor for stability. They provide the spaces they are installed with a complementary element ensuring that the environment is balanced and harmonious.