What do aquarium design and interior design have in common? Well, pretty much everything. Both art forms seek to create a harmonious and beautiful layout of objects in a living space. The only real difference between the two is that interior designers work with much bigger rooms and they don’t have to worry about waterproofing everything.
The best interior decorators can take inspiration from aquarium designers and vice versa. Simple, Asian-themed aquascapes can inspire a sleek Zen living space in much the same way that an elegant and high-class living room can inspire a gorgeous, ornate saltwater aquarium.
It’s always best to make sure that your aquarium design matches with your office or living space. Are you trying to get rid of cumbersome paper and create a green, eco-friendly office? Then a verdant freshwater aquarium full of plant life would be a perfect match. Are you a business owner who’s trying to attract hip and trendy clientele? Go for a daring saltwater aquascape with bright colors and bizarre decorations. For a better idea of how aquariums can enhance a living space, check out these stunning room-aquascape combinations.
Modern and Artistic Interior Design with a Saltwater Aquascape
Whoever heard of putting a bathtub in the middle of a room? It’s odd, but sometimes you have to break convention in order to achieve innovative beauty. The aquarium offers flashes of color to match the bright red vases and the delicate flowers, creating a colorful living space that is exciting and full of life. I also adore how the wooden pillar serves as a screen between the tub and the living space beyond. It offers just enough privacy to block others’ view to the tub, but at the same time the aquascape invites people to take a voyeuristic peak through the crystal-clear waters into the tub beyond. This room layout is cheeky, daring, and sexy.
A Classy Aquascape for a Classy Office
The aquascape in the previous room was sleek and modern, but by contrast this aquarium is lush and classy. The deep blue hues of the aquascape help to draw out the rich colors of the surrounding wood. Everything about this living space suggests high quality and refined tastes.
Beauty in Negative Space with a Simplistic Saltwater Aquascape
Modern architects love to place emphasis on negative space and emptiness. Vast, open areas offer people a refreshing release from the clutter and chaos of daily life. This office building is almost stark in its design, with the lone aquascape serving as the only art piece. With only a handful of fish and a single large rock formation, the aquascape mirrors the simplicity of the surrounding building. It’s simultaneously beautiful enough to catch your eye but simple enough to fit in. It’s clear that this aquascape was custom tailored to compliment the office building.
Make it a Double with this Exciting Tropical Aquarium
It’s Friday tomorrow, which means that people will hit up the bars for a night out on the town. This exciting, colorful aquarium is a perfect match to the dimly-lit bar. It serves as a focal point that invites people to take a seat at the bar (and they may as well order a drink while they’re at it), all while getting people pumped up for an exciting evening. Unlike the aquarium before it, this aquascape has a million little details, vibrant flashes of color, and exciting flares of movement — perfect for a classy bar. I’d bet that this aquarium has already paid itself off in the number of drinks it’s helped sell.