8 SIMPLE WAYS TO SOUNDPROOF YOUR HOME

15 Mar

8 SIMPLE WAYS TO SOUNDPROOF YOUR HOME

 

You already know a peaceful home is a happy home. While that likely means choosing your furniture, lighting and home fabrics based on their comfort quotient, there’s one thing that’s easy to overlook — soundproofing.

Nothing zaps your zen quite as quickly as the sound of noisy neighbors above you, or honking cars outside. But we know what you’re thinking: soundproofing equipment is pretty ugly — remember those foam pads that covered the walls of your music room at school? There are, however, plenty of home decor choices you can make to help absorb excess noise, and they don’t necessarily mean skimping on style.

Here’s proof.

ADD RUGS OR CARPETS

Footsteps echo extra loud on uncovered floors, so consider carpeting your floors to stop foot traffic from becoming a nuisance, 6sqft.com suggests. If you’re not ready to fully commit to carpet though, a few well-placed rugs will also do the trick.