5 Easy Ways to Soundproof an Apartment

By | August 4, 2019

Living in an urban apartment means dealing with noises, from traffic to blaring street noises. Easy soundproof apartment décor helps you numbing the noises without installing expensive layers. Use parts of your furniture and upholstery to reduce the noise level

Here are five easy ways to soundproof an apartment.
1. Install Blackout Curtains

Installing blackout curtains is how to soundproof an apartment while adding functional elements in it. Blackout curtains block a significant amount of noise and make your room darker, perfect for sleeping. Install similar curtains over the front door for an extra measure. 


Tira above is one type of soundproof curtain. The curtains include curtains that are not translucent. In addition to functioning to block a large amount of noise, the curtain also serves to help you sleep. Because it is opaque, your room will automatically become dark. Suitable for those of you who want to sleep fast.

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The curtain above has an elegant, luxurious color, and of course has the main function to reduce the sound. For those of you who like aesthetic value, the curtain is suitable to be installed in your room.

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Brown curtains including curtains that are not translucent. The curtain is suitable to help you sleep. In addition to being impenetrable to light, the curtain also functions to reduce noise. With elegant and luxurious colors, will add aesthetic value to your room.

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With soft textures and bright colors, it is suitable to complement your room. Besides functioning to block out noise, the curtain it also difficult to penetrate light. So that, the quality of your sleep will be more leverage if you use the curtain.
 

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The curtain above has classy colors. Soft and comfortable to use. Suitable to install in your room to muffle the sound and certainly add to the impression of luxury in your room.

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2. Install A Draft Stopper

A draft stopper is an object you slip under the door to close its gap. It prevents the room from getting cold and reduces the noise level. Choose a fabric or rubber draft stopper that can fill the entire gap. You can make it yourself using scrap fabrics that match the decoration.


Draft stopper is an object that is tucked under the door. Draft stopper can prevent the room from becoming cold and reduce noise. Usually the draft stopper is made of cloth or rubber that can fill all the gaps in the door. If you want to make a Stooper draft, you can used the fabric that matches the home decor.

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The picture above is an example of a Draft stopper that is installed under the door. Draft stopper aims to reduce noise. Creating a draft stopper does not require expensive costs. You only need used a cloth or unused rubber to make a draft stopper.

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The draft stopper aims to prevent your room from becoming cold and to reduce noise. By installing a draft stopper, your door gap will be closed. Automatically sound from outside can be blocked from entering the room. If you have a cloth or rubber that are not used, it never hurts to make a silencer like the example picture above.

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Many sound suppression devices in various stores. But it is quite expensive. You can used cloth or unused rubber to make inexpensive draft stoppers. In addition to reducing noise, the draft stopper can prevent your room from becoming cold

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Draft stopper serves to muffle the sound around the house. In addition for muffling the sound, the draft stopper also serves to prevent the room from becoming cold. To make a draft stopper is relatively easy. You only need a cloth or rubber that is not used anymore. You can also add other models or decorations to add for aesthetic value of your draft stopper.
 

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3. Add Pad under the Rug

A thick rug is quite effective to dampen the sound from the floor below you. However, if you want a soundproof apartment floor, add a density pad underneath. This pad not only reduces the noise but also keeps the rug from slipping under your feet. It also adds a cushioning effect.


We know that carpets can reduce the noise from the lower floors. However, it will be more effective if under a carpet is inserted a protective pad. Installing carpet protective pads also aims to keep the carpet from slipping easily.

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Installing protective pads on the pomfret of the carpet is an effective way to reduce noise, especially the noise from the lower floors. For those of you who live in an apartment, there is no harm to install carpet protective pads so that the noise can be reduced.

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In addition to make the carpet not easy to slip when stepped, adding protective pads under the carpet can also reduce noise. Of course it’s a positive value for those of you who live in an apartment.

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Besides has function as a footwear, carpet can also be used to muffle the sound. But many people do not know if adding protective pads under the carpet can reduce noise. For those of you who live in an apartment, it doesn’t hurt to add protective pads under the carpet to reduce the noise from the ground floor.

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Adding a protective cushion under the carpet has good benefits, namely muffling the noise, especially the sound from under the floor. For that, for those of you who live in an apartment, it is better for you to add protective pads under the carpet so that you will more comfortable living in an apartment without being disturbed by surrounding noise.

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4. Install Clear Window Inserts

Window inserts are transparent panels you can install over clear glass windows. They can block 50 percent of noises from outside while keeping your view unobstructed. Many window inserts are available with easy installation steps. You can quickly install and uninstall them whenever necessary.


Installing window inserts is one of the best ways to reduce sound. Besides being cheap, installing inserts is also relatively easy. Make sure you install a good and correct window insert to reduce noise.

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One way to reduce noise is to install inserts on the windows of your home. With window inserts, noise can be reduced. Finally, you will feel comfortable living in your home without the noise around the house that is bothering you.

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The picture above is an example of installing a window insert. Window inserts has function to reduce noise around your home. By installing window inserts, you can block fifty percent of the noise from outside of your home.

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Now there are various of window inserts that available with easy installation steps. Make sure your home windows are installed window inserts to reduce noise from outside the house so that you will more comfortable living in your home.

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Window inserts are transparent panels that are installed in a home window. Make sure you install the panel so that the sound from outside the house can be muffled. In addition for inexpensive costs, installing window inserts is also easy to do.

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5. Reduce the Bouncing Noises

Hard surfaces in your apartment can bounce noises from the outside. They can increase the overall noise level, making it harder for you to relax. Install something soft on hard surfaces to reduce the bouncing areas. Carpets, rubber mats, ceiling rugs, vinyl layers, and acoustic fabric panels are easy alternatives to reduce the noise level.


The picture above is an acoustic fabric panel. The panel serves to reduce the sound that bounces on the wall. In other words muffle the noise. The use of acoustic fabric panels is suitable for your room that has a high frequency of used. An example is a music studio.

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To reduce the sound that bounces on the surface (for example, is a wall surface) a sound dampening device is needed. Like the picture above, is one example of a sound suppression device that called an acoustic fabric panel. The panel aims to reduce the noise that bounces to the surface. Panel installation is also quite easy, besides that the used of acoustic fabric panels can provide a convenience for those of you who want to relax indoors.

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We know that the carpet is one of the soundproofing devices, especially muffling the sound coming from the lower floors (reducing the sound that bounces off the surface). The used of carpet in the right room will provide extraordinary benefits for you. In addition, the carpet also provides a sense of comfort for your room because it keeps the floor clean and has aesthetic value for your room.

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The function of the carpet is not just for footing or giving an elegant impression to your apartment room. The carpet also has a function to reduce noise due to sound bouncing on the surface of the floor. The choice of the type of carpet will provide a sense of comfort for your room.

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The picture above is one of the sound proofing devices. Ceiling rugs are usually used on the upper walls (rooms, living rooms, and so on). Beside to muffle the sound that bounces off the surface of the ceiling, ceiling rugs also serves to add the impression of luxury and elegance into your room.

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Choosing the right furniture and ornaments can reduce the noise level. A soundproof apartment décor will give you a cozier apartment, even without expensive soundproof panels covering the walls.

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