How Proper Furniture Placement Can Reduce Sound

how to reduce sound with furniture
October 20, 2017

Proper soundproofing can make a huge difference in an apartment or home. If your bedroom is adjacent to your child’s room, or your study is adjacent to the living room, good soundproofing can be critical in helping you relax and focus. If you’re looking for easy ways to soundproof a room or apartment, you may wish to purchase soundproofing panels or other products from Soundproof Cow. However, if you’re looking for other economical ideas for how to reduce noise between rooms, there are many options. For example, furniture placement can significantly reduce sound transmission from one room to the next. Here are some tips on how to reduce sound just by changing up your furniture.

Best Furniture for Soundproofing

The best furniture for dampening sound is upholstered furniture. Chairs and sofas that are upholstered in plush fabrics like suede, microfiber, chenille or corduroy can all do wonders for sound absorption. You can add textured throw pillows to your chair or sofa for even more of a soundproofing buffer. Thick curtains also do a great job of soundproofing a room, especially when you have a lot of unwanted sound coming in through the windows. Tapestries on your walls can enhance your décor as well as block sound.

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Where to Put Your Soundproofing Furniture

Naturally, you’ll want to place your soundproofing furniture as close to the offending sound penetration as possible. If most of your unwanted sound is coming through a shared wall, the more soundproofing furniture you can put up against that wall without unbalancing the décor of the room, the better.

You may also want to consider the placement of furniture in the room that is producing the most unwanted sound. For example, if you’re consistently distracted in your study by the sound of the TV in the living room, you may want to install speakers for your TV and point them toward the ceiling. The sounds will bounce down toward the audience in the living room rather than spreading to other rooms. If your room is adjacent to a teenager who spends a lot of time on the phone, put their bed or wherever they do the most talking on the opposite wall.

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More Soundproofing Tips

If you have a lot of harsh sounds in a room with hardwood floors, you may want to consider putting down carpeting. In rooms with bare walls, floors and ceilings, sounds tend to bounce around and propagate throughout the room. Some good carpeting can dampen this effect for more mellow, pleasant sounds.

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About Kellen Beaver

Soundproof Cow Representative Kellen

Kellen has been a member of the sales team for over a decade. Prior to delving into the soundproofing realm, he was a jack of all trades in the service industry, working both front and back of the house jobs to various degrees. This diversity in experience makes it easy to relate to the needs of a large customer base. He understands noisy environments as well as the importance of aesthetics in a space. Adding something that doesn’t fit the look can be intrusive, so knowing that acoustical needs must fit the interior design is something he’s become very well-versed in. Most of this planning comes from working with both the owner/operators as well as their design team and architects. He has been able to adapt his knowledge in the restaurant industry into projects involving schools, office buildings and large medical facilities when the situation calls for it.

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