Water garden designs can add greatly to the atmosphere of your interior–as well as exterior–decorating projects. According to the article “Feng Shui-Water Element” on the “Health Benefits of Water” website, you should use “the water element of Feng Shui theory to create balance, harmony and prosperity in your environment … especially powerful in the wealth and career areas because the element of water has a direct association with the flow of money.”
Outside Water Garden Designs
The article goes on to list these options for outside your home: “In order to protect the front door from being hurt by bad external energy, have a water feature near by. When placed on the left, near to your front door (inside looking out), the Water feature can bring good luck…The best directions to position a Water Feature are North, East, and Southeast.” Options for outdoor features include ponds that you can choose to display exotic fish or other aquatic animals in, waterfalls, birdbaths, fountains and naturally landscaped pools. When creating these places, carefully choose plants that will thrive in them because as the article “Choosing Pond Plants” on the “Unique Ponds Pro” website states “A pond without plants is like cake without icing. Pond plants fight algae, give fish a hiding place against predators, and beautify our own little slice of paradise to plunk down in at the end of a tiring day.”
Inside Water Garden Designs
Inside your home, an aquarium contains all five elements of Feng Shui Design- Wood (plants), Fire (fish), Earth (sand), Metal (rocks), and Water. Tabletop and wall fountains can bring peace and tranquility to any space in the home and can be found in various shapes, sizes, figures and colors to match any interior decorating theme imaginable. Just the sound of running, trickling water can calm the nerves. Artwork featuring waterfalls, oceans, rivers and lakes is another way to bring the element into your home. Choose realistic paintings or actual photographs that draw you in, almost as if you are surrounded by the landscape.
Upkeep of Water Garden Designs
After carefully choosing all of the elements for the interior and exterior of your home, you must maintain and upkeep them in order to reap the full benefits of having them. Dirty or stagnant water is not only visually unappealing, according to the article “Feng Shui-Water Element” it “When maintained properly, an aquarium attracts prosperity into your home…Stagnant water, however, is bad Feng Shui.” The same goes for outdoor features as well. Have cleaning items close at hand is of utmost importance with your water garden designs, including nets and scrapers to remove any build up of algae or debris.
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