When you want to decorate an indoor space with a small indoor fountain, there are a number of considerations to keep in mind. The first is the purpose of the fountain in the room relative to the size and use of the room. Most people enjoy installing a small indoor fountain for both decorative purposes and for enjoyment listening to the burbling fountain run. So you will want to assess your space and determine where you want to place the fountain relative to available electrical outlets. You will also want to factor in safety concerns if pets or small children may have access to the fountain, so you should be sure you have a secure location for placement in these cases. Indoor fountains can be made from glass, crystal, aluminum, wood, concrete, porcelain, ceramic, and synthetic materials. You should be sure to determine in advance the maintenance requirements for different types of fountains and pick one that you are comfortable caring for and maintaining.
There are many different styles of small indoor fountains, from small tabletop to wall to freestanding fountains that come with their own decorative stands. One type of fun indoor fountain that is a great party piece and conversation starter is the mist fountain that produces a mist as the fountain runs. Children find this type of indoor fountain especially fun. You can also choose a small tabletop fountain that is also a decorative art piece in its own right, such as a leaping dolphin, a figurine of a person or religious figure, or a small fountain and basin design. A unique fountain design combines a soothing small tabletop fountain with a nightlight for a Zen-like appeal. Bowl fountains contain a fountain mechanism within a curved bowl, some of which also feature a flaming feature at the opening of the pot.