The delightful facet about aquariums is that custom aquariums will fit into most rooms; they don’t merely belong in blue-hued rooms, tucked away in studies, nor need be the focal point with a giant, rectangular display (like the 2.4 meter tank gracing the background of a scene in The Wolf on Wall Street).
Our clients frequently share impressive ideas with us about putting aquariums in the kitchen, or the playroom, for brightening up the space with life. The tanks and fish species therein inspire the children’s drawings and teach them firsthand about nature. Other popular places for aquariums are places where people gather in groups, such as the family room, mancaves, and laid-back home bars. Aquariums provide something guests will observe and can comment upon during conversational lulls.
Additionally, many prefer placing aquariums in home offices and dens for providing a soothing background noise and decorative element. It’s possible to nestle an aquarium in a coffee table or create a bookcase that flanked with spaces for tanks. Aquariums in office areas within the home promote creativity, positive mood, and can meld into existing shelving in office cabinetry. As long as we can accommodate design requests with the logistics, such as installing the filtration location, places accessible to maintenance, etc., we love innovative ideas.
Aquariums are actually quite versatile in shape, design, and content. One new trend is putting a polished aquarium atop a piano, as a contemplate piece. Other aquariums take the concept of a concealed, shuttered tank to the next level by planting water-dwelling trees that flourish atop the base. In other cases, for places like a children’s room, one can even pick the softest moss, most delicate pastel fish, and soft lights. Some religious creatives have designed tanks with Buddhas surrounded by bamboo shoots and other greenery.
The traditional personal aquarium is a little, curved fishbowl with a goldfish, but now aquariums reflect the owner’s personality. The choice of fish often has symbolic value for the owner. For instance, someone from the Pacific coast who located elsewhere might choose species that are native to their hometown. These days, there are options for aquariums as unique as their owners. For more information about our designs, contact us today.