Noise Reducing Window Treatments
If you live on a busy street or in an apartment or condo with noisy neighbors, you can help reduce noise with the right window coverings. While window coverings cannot completely soundproof your house from external noise, they can help reduce sound from the outside, making your home quieter and more peaceful. Take a look at these options for noise reducing window treatments:
have a cellular construction which makes them great for reducing noise. These shades are best known for trapping air from outside and providing good insulation, but they also block some outside noise from getting into your home. The double cell option will give you even more protection.
have a fabric construction, which can reduce outside noise from entering. By adding a privacy or blackout liner, you can reduce noise even further. Remember - the thicker the fabric, the better the sound protection, and the less noise will come into your living space.
are similar in appearance and function to honeycomb/cellular shades. The pleated construction of these shades creates insulation, which can reduce noise. However, since pleated shades lack cellular construction, noise reduction won’t be as strong as honeycomb/cellular shades.
Drapes are another fabric shade option, like roman shades. Similar to roman shades, the thicker the drapes, the more effective they will be at reducing noise. Pairing drapes with honeycomb shades will mean even more noise reduction for your windows. This kind of layering will not only be functional, but can be stylish as well.
Have more questions about window coverings for noise reduction? Our Customer Satisfaction Team is always glad to help.