Can Blinds Reduce Noise?
11th January 2019
If you live on a busy road or just want to muffle sound in street-facing rooms, some window coverings can actually help to reduce noise. Now, although they won’t completely soundproof your rooms, they can make a noticeable improvement and help to achieve a more peaceful home. Take a look below at some of the top choices of window coverings for reducing noise.
The 4 Best Sound Absorbing Blinds:
The best blinds for soundproofing are also the best option for insulating: duette blinds. It is their unique honeycomb pocket structure which aids both insulation and soundproofing. The layers of fabric combined with the air pockets serve to dull sound waves. There are several options for personalising duette blinds; blackout materials and double cell options will increase the effectiveness of the soundproofing.
An elegant choice of blind which also offers sound-reducing qualities is a Roman blind. Romans can offer a luxurious feel with thick, high-quality fabrics being popular – it is these heavier fabrics which aid sound dampening. The thicker the fabric, the more effective it will be in absorbing sound and dampening its volume before it reaches your interiors. The softer, sumptuous look of Romans make them ideal for bedrooms and living rooms, ensuring you don’t have to compromise on aesthetics to aid sound reduction.
Another good insulating window treatment which consequently works well for minimising sound from outdoors are shutters. The slats and frames of shutters are generally made from a thicker material than blinds – whether that’s real wood or a faux alternative – which can result in good sound blocking qualities. What’s more, as shutters are made to fit precisely to your windows, there aren’t any gaps where sound can seep through.
If you can layer up on window treatments, you can improve the amount of noise reduction achieved – two layers to act as a sound dampening barrier will be better than one. Often, people choose to combine an efficient blind with curtains. For example, if you opt for honeycomb blinds and a pair of thick curtains, you should enjoy a noticeable reduction in sound in your room.
Leamington Blinds supply and fits a terrific range of high-quality blinds to customers in and around Leamington Spa. Our experienced team can provide expert advice, helping you to find the perfect window treatment for your needs and interior style, as well as a meticulous fitting service. For further information regarding our range, or to organise a free home consultation, don’t hesitate to contact our helpful team today.