3 Ways to Soundproof a Room Without a Door

3 Ways to Soundproof a Room Without a Door
February 04, 2022

Every room has an entryway, but not every room has a door. If your home is under construction or you have an unimpeded opening between rooms, you may forgo the door temporarily or permanently. An open doorway can allow sound to travel out of the room, but there are ways to soundproof a room with no door.

You can soundproof an empty doorway with materials you have at home or you can purchase professional soundproofing materials from Soundproof Cow.

How to Soundproof a Room With No Door or an Open Doorway

These three solutions can effectively block sound in your doorless room.

How to Soundproof a Room With No Door

1. Use Acoustic Room Dividers

Acoustic room dividers provide the most effective sound-blocking solution. These differ from room dividers that simply break up the flow of the room. They dampen sound, and you can put one in the door frame to cover as much room as possible. Fill in any gaps between the divider and the doorway with soft material, such as:

  • Pillows or tightly rolled pillowcases.
  • Rugs or heavy curtains.
  • Cushions.

Acoustic room dividers reduce echoing in the room and muffle, though they do not not block, noise from outside the room.

2. Hang Sound-Blocking Curtains

Sound-blocking curtains fit into any budget, and they muffle the sound, so you get peace in your room. You can hang the curtains in the door frame. Get something long enough to touch the floor, and use at least two layers of curtains for the best sound absorbtion. Curtains are also easy to push aside when you leave the room, and you can pull them shut when you reenter.

3. Push Furniture in Front of the Door

Putting a physical barrier between your room and the rest of the house can also soundproof a room, though it can impede your access to the room and your decorating options. You can use this temporarily until you find a more permanent solution.

The more you put in front of the doorway, the better the soundproofing will turn out. Fill in the rest of the area with cushions and other things that absorb sound.

Get Soundproofing Materials for Your Room Without a Door

If you want acoustic panels, sound-blocking curtains and other materials that can transform a room, Soundproof Cow can help. We have everything you need for a high-quality sound-blocking experience. Reach out to us online for more information.

Get Soundproofing Materials for Your Room Without a Door

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About Ryan Yaukey

Soundproof Cow Representative

Ryan has been with Soundproofcow.com since 2013 working on many different types of commercial projects. He specializes in custom applications required by specific building codes and architects. He started in the construction industry building houses. These projects taught him how to construct a home based on standard building codes in Pennsylvania. While on college breaks, he worked on electrical, plumbing, drywall repair, and all types of property maintenance. These skills allow him to remodel portions of his own properties, as well as assist contractors, architects, and homeowners complete their soundproofing renovations successfully. In the beginning if his career at soundproofcow.com he specialized in working with flooring contractors. This experience made him very familiar with STC and IIC ratings for a variety of assemblies. These IIC-rated assemblies determine how much impact sounds transfer in condos and multicomplex facilities which can be a major nuisance. Knowledge of these ratings as well as all types of soundproofing products, have given Ryan the ability to fix customers’ noise issues. His research on all types of soundproofing and sound absorption products foreign and domestic allow him to procure and customize the correct products for a client’s specific need. Please reach out with any questions regarding soundproofing, sound absorption or the application of materials.