It makes sense that architects incorporate audio, sound and noise control into their architectural designs. But the flip side is just as important a consideration. Have you ever eaten in a restaurant that sounds lively, and popular? It may be because it is just that; lively and popular. But a part of having that sound can be the way the structure and the room was designed.
Wall design, furnishings, glass, wood and metal surfaces all change the way we experience sound. Want to make the sound of diners standout? Then no rugs or heavy drapery. Want a quiet and intimate dining experience? You’d do just the opposite; heavy rugs, flocked wallpaper and drapery.
You can consider this in your own home.