Window coverings like curtains and blinds help to provide you with a degree of privacy. Furthermore, they protect your furnishings and flooring from the rays of the sun. There is an almost endless range of blinds out there, meaning that you are sure to find something that meets your needs and budget.
Blinds to Soundproof Your Home
Besides the fact that blinds look nice, give you privacy, protect your belongings from the sun, and insulate your property a degree, they are also great for soundproofing. While all blinds achieve this to a degree, it is now even possible to find them in fabrics designed specifically to lower the amount of sound that comes in. These are perfect for bedrooms, but also for rooms that face a busy street or road.
Thanks to these types of blinds, the need to remove your windows and replace them with more insulated ones has been removed. Good sand barriers can be created through fabric blinds. Best of all, this means that you can retain the original character of your property, rather than having to change the windows.
Some of the best options in terms of soundproofing blinds are vinyl framed or double paned options. Double paned blinds can lower noise by as much as 20%. Vinyl frames, if they are thick enough, can reduce the sound by between 30% and 50%, which is a lot.
While the noises from outside can, at times, be pleasant and comforting, the reality is also that, sometimes, you just need silence. Young babies, for instance, are quick to wake up with noises, which can disrupt their sleep pattern. Or perhaps you work shifts, meaning that you already have difficulties in sleeping. You may also simply have noisy neighbors that you don’t want to listen to all the time.
Other Sound Proofing Options
If you want to have a truly silent home, there will be a few things that you need to do in order to further reduce the amount of sound that comes in from outside. Vinyl framed, double paned blinds are a starter. You should also consider having carpets rather than wood or other hard material flooring. Do also make sure that you put plenty of decorative items up on your walls, such as pictures. All of these things can help to dampen sounds.
Sounds are wonderful things, but they can also be incredibly annoying. Luckily, there are options out there for you to make the noise levels in your home more manageable. The best thing about it is that all those things will help to make your home more beautiful at the same time. Blinds, for instance, come in all sorts of colors and patterns. This means that you can make them a focal point of your room, building the rest of your décor up around it. Similarly, things like rugs, paintings, pictures, and wall tapestries all have the benefit of soundproofing your home, while at the same time looking fantastic.