I have read your comments and pick out the elements you wanted to look at. I have written comments on these and have also tried to reflect these in the drawings.
[b]Blue Greens and neutrals-[/b]
I have changed the colour scheme to suit your preferred colours. These are excellent colours as they have really good psychological properties-
Green; represents tranquillity, good luck and health (which is why I have changed the squares in the gym to green). Researchers have also found that green can improve reading ability.
Blue; is often used to decorate offices because research has shown that people are more productive in blue rooms. It also calls to mind feelings of calmness or serenity.
[b]What kind of flooring do you suggest?[/b]
We are an office fit-out company and I would also suggest getting commercial carpet as it is more durable that house hold carpets and is easier to be laid. The tiles come as 600mm square and will allow you to achieve the staggered like style.
[b]Likes staggered flooring[/b]
Using this design allows areas to be defined without it being too obvious and still gives you the illusion you are in a different space that has a different function.
[b]Carpet over a wood like substance[/b]
The reason I didn’t pick wood was because you mentioned about the sound issues. Wood is very solid and unlike carpet that can help to absorb sound it can also add to echo of a room.
Your current ceiling is white which is perfect for a space that is lacking light, if you were to paint this it would make the room feel smaller. I have tried to add things to the walls rather than painting them (I would however advise to paint the room white again just to freshen up the space) this is because there isn’t a feature wall apart from the fireplace one.
[b]Anything different around the windows or fireplace[/b]
Around the windows I would try and leave as there are small and you don’t want to prevent any more like coming in. The fireplace is the rooms feature and I would suggest trying to highlight this fact. You could box it in and create a storage solution and paint this.
[b]Not red- another option[/b]
I have changed all the red to either green or blue.
I understand you are aiming to make a statement of the room and the green and blue really work with each other. I have tried not to use this too much as you don’t want it to overpower the room. White is a really good base colour,
[b]Likes staggered mirrors[/b]
The mirrored squares are a really easy way to make the room look bigger. They can be self-adhesive so can be really easy to install and remove. Mirrors like this can be brought from Ikea or many other home stores. If you google ‘mirrored squares’ lots of websites come up, you can even get them from eBay- just make sure the size is right.
[b]Where to buy wall tiles from (fabric metal mirror)[/b]
The fabric squares can be home made. If you buy some MDF wood or really thick card and get it cut down to the same size of mirrored squares. You can then wrap a chosen fabric around the, you could even add a wool or foam inside to give it a more 3D look.
[b]Are the pictures examples for around the TV?[/b]
The examples images are to show how effecting feature wallpaper can be over using paint.
[b]Metal ceiling grid might be costly[/b]
I agree this could be costly. I have come up with another solution of using white fabric draped over metal rods. (Again this could me home made). The fabric can also help with sound and give a very homely feeling. I have chosen white to keep the room fresh. I would advise on a very thin fabric to allow the light to go through and to also ensure its fire resistant as it will be near the lights.
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