Noise Reducing Window Coverings
For those living in an apartment, condo, or with noisy neighbours, excess noise can be a nuisance. The right window coverings can help to reduce outside noise from entering your home. Although there are no window coverings that can completely eliminate outside noise, there are some window coverings which can help to lessen it. Below are a few options for noise reducing window coverings which can bring you closer to the quiet, peaceful home you want.
, also known as honeycomb shades
, have a honeycomb-like construction which is one of the best options for reducing the amount of noise which enters your home. Honeycomb shades
also trap air coming through the windows. For even more noise reduction, choose shades with double cells.
Outside noise can be reduced by using roman shades
, which are made out of fabric. For additional noise reduction, a privacy or blackout liner can be added, since the thickest fabric will help block noise the most.
Similar to honeycomb shades, pleated shades
work to reduce noise due to their similar look. The pleating in these shades gives some insulation, which can help to decrease noise. Due to their pleated construction, these shades will give some noise reduction, but not as much as double cell honeycomb shades.
Like roman shades, drapes
are made of fabric, which can help to reduce noise. The thicker the drapes
, the more noise will be blocked. For optimal noise reduction, drapes
can be paired with another layer, like cell shades. Together, they will not only look great, but will be more effective than any window covering on its own.