48 Stylish And Smart Ideas For Soundproofing At Home

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If you want to be able to afford a little more sound inside your house than a mosquito’s buzz but can’t sound proof your house there are some decorative ways to increase sound insulation. This is especially useful for those who live in a rented house or rather apartment where the walls are thin as paper and the noise policy is strict as law, or for those who are going to organize a home cinema or a music studio. There are several ways to sound proof your home: acoustic panels, curtains, drywalls, upholstered walls or cork ones – and more. Acoustic panels are perhaps the most modern idea because many designers create awesome bright acoustic panels with various patterns, which can complement any space. Look at them and other ideas below!

Drywalls

Sounds are vibrations. Deadening those vibrations is best done with heavy, dense materials that stop noise in its tracks. When it comes to heavy, brick and stone are great but impractical for retrofitting your interior walls. The easiest strategy is to add a second layer of drywall to build up a thick, sound-deadening barrier. You don’t have to add drywall everywhere — you can isolate the noisy room or the quiet room. You’ll have to refinish and repaint your new drywall, and probably extend electrical outlets and switch boxes, but those are relatively easy and inexpensive DIY projects.

make a drywall to soundproof your home in the best way possible, it's an easy DIY idea

make a drywall to soundproof your home in the best way possible, it's an easy DIY idea

tape, sand, mud a drywall to make it perfect - there are DIY instructions on the web

tape, sand, mud a drywall to make it perfect - there are DIY instructions on the web

Mass-Loaded Vinyl

Made especially for noise control, mass-loaded vinyl (MLV) is a flexible material that comes in 4-foot-wide rolls. It’s made to hang on walls or install on floors to help deaden sounds. Sandwich it between layers of drywall to greatly reduce sound transmission through walls.

sandwich MLV between layers of drywall to greatly reduce sound transmission through walls

sandwich MLV between layers of drywall to greatly reduce sound transmission through walls

Acoustic Panels

Acoustic panels absorb sounds before they can bounce off walls and ceilings. They’re made to improve the sound inside a room, such as a home theater, but they’re also helpful in reducing sound transmission through walls. Made of porous expanded polypropylene (PEPP), panels come in a variety of sizes and thicknesses. Most types for home use are covered in fabrics with dozens of colors to choose from. Some manufacturers offer custom-printed fabrics that turn your sound blocking panel into a piece of wall art. Panels attach with clips or Velcro, and installation is an easy DIY job.

stylish grey and yellow acoustic wall panels make the space more modern and bold while soundproofing it

stylish grey and yellow acoustic wall panels make the space more modern and bold while soundproofing it

decorative and bold acoustic wall panels and matching little bean bag chairs for a modern space

decorative and bold acoustic wall panels and matching little bean bag chairs for a modern space

creative patterned acoustic panels in various colors for insulating your home walls

creative patterned acoustic panels in various colors for insulating your home walls

contemporary grey and orange interwoven soundproofing panels - just attach several screens on the wall

contemporary grey and orange interwoven soundproofing panels - just attach several screens on the wall

colorful geometric acoustic panels will be not only a sound-proofing option but also an artwork

colorful geometric acoustic panels will be not only a sound-proofing option but also an artwork

catchy bamboo-inspired acoustic panels done with an ombre effect will keep the sounds away

catchy bamboo-inspired acoustic panels done with an ombre effect will keep the sounds away

bold orange acousitc panels and a panel with an additional shelf is a very functional idea

bold orange acousitc panels and a panel with an additional shelf is a very functional idea

colorful and sculptural acoustic wall panels will make your space very eye-catchy

colorful and sculptural acoustic wall panels will make your space very eye-catchy

bold black and white rectangular tiles create a contrasting artwork on the wall

bold black and white rectangular tiles create a contrasting artwork on the wall

stylish teal and grey wall acoustic tiles will make your room sound-proofed and contemporary

stylish teal and grey wall acoustic tiles will make your room sound-proofed and contemporary

colorful triangle acoustic panels will soundproof the space and add eye-catchiness

colorful triangle acoustic panels will soundproof the space and add eye-catchiness

colorful geometric sound proofing panels will add a mid-century modern feel and color to the room

colorful geometric sound proofing panels will add a mid-century modern feel and color to the room

white acoustic panels add a pattern to the space while soundproofing it

white acoustic panels add a pattern to the space while soundproofing it

colorful hex acoustic panels arranged in a large artwork look very bold and chic

colorful hex acoustic panels arranged in a large artwork look very bold and chic

grey soundproofing panels with a pattern make the space more contemporary and eye-catching

grey soundproofing panels with a pattern make the space more contemporary and eye-catching

modern grey geometric acoustic panels add a chic touch to the space and make it soundproof

modern grey geometric acoustic panels add a chic touch to the space and make it soundproof

pastel-colored geometric acoustic panels are a bold and chic ideda to decorate and sounnd proof the space

pastel-colored geometric acoustic panels are a bold and chic ideda to decorate and sounnd proof the space

catchy patterned wall panels like these ones will be a very bold idea to cover all the walls

catchy patterned wall panels like these ones will be a very bold idea to cover all the walls

bold purple and fuchsia oval acoustic panels will add color to the space and make it bolder

bold purple and fuchsia oval acoustic panels will add color to the space and make it bolder

catchy geometric soudproof tiles on the wall sound proof it and create a bold wall art

catchy geometric soudproof tiles on the wall sound proof it and create a bold wall art

rectangular contemporary tiles in grey, black and turquoise will make your space more up-to-date and bold

rectangular contemporary tiles in grey, black and turquoise will make your space more up-to-date and bold

catchy soundproofing panels cover the whole space and make it totally soundproofed

catchy soundproofing panels cover the whole space and make it totally soundproofed

green and neon yellow acoustic fish scale panels make up a bold decor statemennt

green and neon yellow acoustic fish scale panels make up a bold decor statemennt

colorful hex acoustic tiles can be arranged in cool patterns that will highlight your decor style

colorful hex acoustic tiles can be arranged in cool patterns that will highlight your decor style

super colorful soundproofing panels on the wall imitate the sound - ideal for a musical room

super colorful soundproofing panels on the wall imitate the sound - ideal for a musical room

a wine cork soundproofing wall is a simple DIY project that also keeps the space warmer

a wine cork soundproofing wall is a simple DIY project that also keeps the space warmer

a soundproofing headboard wall done with large neutral-color panels that also form a statement wall

a soundproofing headboard wall done with large neutral-color panels that also form a statement wall

a soundproofing wall done with asummetrical rust-colored wall panels

a soundproofing wall done with asummetrical rust-colored wall panels

colorful hex acoustic tiles are great to sound proof the wall and make it bold and catchy

colorful hex acoustic tiles are great to sound proof the wall and make it bold and catchy

a sound proofing wall done with large shelves is a cool idea

a sound proofing wall done with large shelves is a cool idea

bold contemporary aircone acoustic panels will help you create a real art piece on the wall

bold contemporary aircone acoustic panels will help you create a real art piece on the wall

cool nature-inspired green leaf acoustic panels are a chic idea to bring outdoors indoors

cool nature-inspired green leaf acoustic panels are a chic idea to bring outdoors indoors

catchy neutral, grey and blue acoustic fish scale panels that makes up a whole wall art

catchy neutral, grey and blue acoustic fish scale panels that makes up a whole wall art

Other Ideas

Adding soft items to rooms — rugs, carpets, drapes, potted plants — helps reduce vibrations and ambient noise. A solid core interior door absorbs sound better than a hollow-core door. Add a sweep to cut airborne sound. A wooden wall or a cork one can also absorb excessive sounds, so adding a statement wall of such materials is a great idea.

thick velvet drapes will not only keep the sound but also cold away

thick velvet drapes will not only keep the sound but also cold away

placing a comfy and fluffy rug on the floor will help you soundproof the floor a bit

placing a comfy and fluffy rug on the floor will help you soundproof the floor a bit

carpet as a type of flooring has a great advantage - it's very cozy and sound-proofing

carpet as a type of flooring has a great advantage - it's very cozy and sound-proofing

a colorful boho rug isn't only a hot decor trend but also a way to sound proof your home

a colorful boho rug isn't only a hot decor trend but also a way to sound proof your home

a wood covered wall is a bold statement and a chic idea for decor and soundproofing

a wood covered wall is a bold statement and a chic idea for decor and soundproofing

upholstered grey walls with colorful decorative nails make the space ultra-modern and playful

upholstered grey walls with colorful decorative nails make the space ultra-modern and playful

a drywall can be covered with dark stained wooden planks like here, which will form a statement wall

a drywall can be covered with dark stained wooden planks like here, which will form a statement wall

upholstered draped soundprooofing panels are a chic decor feature for such an elegant space

upholstered draped soundprooofing panels are a chic decor feature for such an elegant space

silk upholstered and tufted walls are a very interesting decor idea that features sound proofing at the same time

silk upholstered and tufted walls are a very interesting decor idea that features sound proofing at the same time

a weathered wood wall is a great way to soundproof the space a bit and adds texture and color

a weathered wood wall is a great way to soundproof the space a bit and adds texture and color

an upholstered tufted wall in blush isn't only a catchy decor feature but also a cool soundproofing idea

an upholstered tufted wall in blush isn't only a catchy decor feature but also a cool soundproofing idea

thick curtains are a great sound-proofing idea for windows if the noise comes from there

thick curtains are a great sound-proofing idea for windows if the noise comes from there

 

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