Thursday, January 31, 2013

A Spaghetti Ice Cream Sundae: How to Pick an Interior Design Style

I love food, all kinds of food. I just can't get enough of it. Even if I didn't need it to survive, I would eat. I am often caught stating that I work out so much not with the intention of getting smaller, but to maintain my weight and eating habits. I know what you are thinking, what does this have to do with Interior Design?

Well the truth is, a lot. The world of design and food share their abundance of styles, flavours, and trends. Sometimes it can be an overwhelming task to choose which direction to go in. This is something we see in design too, what happens when you love everything? How do you know what to buy for your home? Well the answer is simple, pick a style and take a stand. This does not mean you can only buy things that fit into the style of "Retro Urban" or what have you. It just means you can't mix and match everything.

In regards to food, I love ice cream, cheese, spaghetti, and butter chicken, but I sure would not like to eat them all together at the same time. I may eat these all in one day, but not in one dish. There have to be boundaries. I use this same principal in design. Sometimes I may really love an item, but it just does not go.

For your home, this translates into smaller segments. Think of your home as a day, your rooms as meals, and the items in your rooms as individual dishes. Throughout a day you will likely only eat items you like, so that creates a constant. This constant is your personal style. You will only pick items that speak to you that you either love or need. Ideally it will be both. The meals are your rooms, they share your personal style, but there will be some diversity here. There may be a bit more of a fun factor in your den than in your living room. Think about what room you will put an item in before you buy it. If it doesn't fit in any of the rooms, put it back. I have walked away from wonderful items because I could simply not find a home for it. Usually if you are struggling to make an item fit, you are holding on too much. That item does not blend with the flavors of the meal, it has to go.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

How to Control Noise Levels Inside a Room

Many companies use tiled floors and glass walls to make their office spaces look spectacular and inviting. These materials are expensive, but have the ability and the qualities to make your office and administration look classy and amazing. But these materials are also very good reflectors of sound and hence there can be a lot of disturbance when there are many people talking inside the room. This unwanted disturbance can cause a lot of stress foe the occupants of the room. It will also be difficult for you to understand what another person is saying. To reduce the reflection of sound and to dampen the noise inside a room make sure your office room has suitable ceiling panels installed. These panels can help you cut the reflection of sound by a very great margin and will be able to give you a business environment that is free of unwanted disturbances.

Interior noise control

Interior ceiling panels are used to control the level of noise inside a room. These acoustic products are made of the highest quality material and are designed to give a classy look and professional feel to the interiors of an office room. At the same time they also help to reduce or even eliminate the reverberations caused by noise levels inside the room. This helps to improve the sound quality. The panels are easy to look at and give a pleasing effect to the eye and give a different look to your ceiling.

Fireproof material

These well designed ceiling panels are made of fireproof material which means that they will not catch fire in case of an accident. This will give you a lot of peace of mind. They also come in a texture that looks like a paint finish. They can also be cleaned very easily. These products are designed to fit almost any kind suspended roof grid system. These products can be effectively used in commercial offices, lecture rooms, function rooms, etc.