When entering an empty room, most people have more difficulty hearing than they would in a normal, furnished, room. The reason for this is because the sound reverberates off of the walls and ceilings, sometimes causing vibrations that the ears can not pick up on properly.
In order to make sure your room is as conversation-friendly as possible you’ll want to make sure that at least 40% of the surfaces in the room are covered with sound absorbing materials. These materials include furniture, rugs, and even curtains.
Curtains, also referred to as drapes, can be a wonderful sound absorbing material – especially if they are used creatively. You can use ceiling to floor drapes to cover your windows but you can also use them to cover entire walls – giving you an eye appealing decor while saving you the time and money usually associated with painting.
Drapes provide a colorful and cost-effective alternative to sound proofing a home with traditional materials. Give them a try in your home theater or office and we’re sure you’ll agree.