The living room is one of the most important rooms in the house. It’s where you spend time with your family and friends, watch movies, listen to music, etc.
However, it’s also the room where you can get distracted by all kinds of noises coming from the outside or even inside your house. It can be very annoying and takes away from the overall experience of enjoying your favorite activities in this space.
You need to soundproof your living room to overcome this problem and keep distractions at bay. Here are some tips on how to do just that.
Add Wall Hangings
If you have a large wall to work with, try hanging a large painting. It will help absorb sound and add color and texture to your living room. If your walls are too far apart for this option, try hanging a mirror instead.
Mirrors can double the size of a small room and help reflect sound into open spaces like hallways and staircases that may otherwise act as echo chambers for noise coming from your living room.
If you want to go one step further than adding an extra layer of decoration or sound absorption, consider hanging art in each room corner rather than directly above each sofa or chair. It will make it look intentional but also keep it from feeling clunky.
A tapestry is another good option if you’re looking for something more substantial than just pictures; hang it across two walls (or even three), depending on what’s available in terms of space and light fixtures. According to the 1% rule of soundproofing, 50% of sound will get through if there is a 1% opening on the surface. Therefore, try to cover as much of the wall as you can.
Look For Sound-Absorbing Rugs
The first thing to consider is that rugs are generally easier to move around than other soundproofing materials. It means that if a rug doesn’t work out for you, it will be easier to replace than other materials, such as curtains or panels.
If you are looking for a rug that will absorb sound and help you block out noise from outside sources, look for thick-piled rugs made of wool or cotton fibers. These types of rugs tend to be dense and heavy enough to absorb some sound but not too thick or thin so that they can easily be moved around when needed.
Use Thicker Curtains
We recommend using thicker curtains if you’re looking for a quick and easy solution. The thicker the curtain, the more sound it will absorb. It is because thick curtains provide more resistance when sound waves hit them and bounce back at an angle.
If you’re still concerned about soundproofing after this, you can use double-layered fabric curtains to help keep your room warmer during the winter months and cooler during the summer ones. And they’ll also help keep out noise from outside sources such as nearby traffic or airplanes flying overhead, which is especially important if you live near an airport or train tracks.
Invest in Some New Furniture
If you want to soundproof your living room, a good place to start is with the furniture. Depending on the type of furniture you choose, it can help absorb sound or block it. It can be a great way to prevent annoying noises from entering your space and disturbing your peace. A floor-to-ceiling bookshelf filled with heavy books is the best soundproofing furniture.
However, if you’re using some old couches or chairs in your living room where you plan on installing acoustic panels, remember that those items will still need to be replaced at some point for them not to interfere with their performance (although we doubt this would happen).
They may even make things worse by absorbing too much noise. Moreover, the expensive price tag of acoustic panels has also resulted in a low adoption rate.
When replacing these items with newer ones, remember how much money they’ll cost so that it doesn’t get out of hand when combined with other expenses related to soundproofing, such as insulation materials or new windows, for example.
Build a Bookcase
A bookcase is a great way to soundproof your living room, as it is a good absorber of sound. If you are building your bookcase, consider using MDF panels as they absorb sound effectively. This material can also be painted black or covered in fabric to help absorb the noise even more effectively.
If you don’t want to build your bookcase from scratch, pre-made models are available online that offer excellent soundproofing properties at an affordable price. You could also find an old bookshelf at your local thrift store and repurpose it by adding acoustic foam or other materials designed to absorb sound if necessary.
Your living room is the hub of your home, and you want it to be comfortable and inviting. But there’s nothing more frustrating than having to listen to loud TV shows or music all night long, especially when you’re trying to sleep.
Soundproofing your living room is a great way to silence the noise from inside and outside the house so that everyone can enjoy their favorite television series or play their music as loudly as they want without bothering others. With these tips, you’ll be able to create an environment where everyone feels at ease.