How to Soundproof a Room Without Spending Too Much

There are various reasons why you might want to soundproof a room. Maybe you don’t want to bother your neighbors or housemates while you play your instruments (or do other stuff…) in the middle of the night. Maybe you are into voice acting and want to create a home studio to produce better recordings. Maybe you want to record music. Whatever the reason, there are different ways you can soundproof your chosen room without spending too much.

What’s the cheapest way to soundproof a room?

Use blankets.

Here’s a top tip from voice actors: blankets can be great soundproofing tools! Although uncomfortable and hot, a lot of voice actors hide under a huge blanket when they do their recordings when the acoustics simply isn’t right. Blankets can muffle sound beautifully so you can hide underneath one or hang one over your door or use them to close gaps in your doors or windows. If sound tends to vibrate through your walls, you can also hang up thick blankets on your walls and secure them with nails or prop them up with other things to help muffle sound vibrations as needed.

Use curtains.

Soundproof Curtains

I don’t know about you, but my family has thick curtains in storage that they don’t actually use because of, well, how thick they are. If you have any at home, you can use these curtains to help reduce the sound that comes into your room. You can also layer curtains so that they work as a blanket and dampen soundwaves in the same way. If you can, buy this thick soundproof curtain today!

Use rugs.

If you have rugs available at home, you can use them to dampen vibrations. If you live in an apartment or condo and often hear noise from downstairs, place a thick rug over where the noise usually comes from. This will not get rid of the sound completely, but it can lower vibrations and reduce harsh noises.

Use carpets.

Soundproof Carpet

If your room has laminated floors, varnished wooden floors, tiles, or marble flooring; you might notice how easily they transmit impact sound, like footsteps or things dropping on the floor. If impact sounds tend to travel easily in your room, adding a thick carpet can dampen those vibrations to help with your room’s acoustics. If you can, buy this soundproof, shock-absorbing carpet while it’s at 17% off!

Weatherstrip your windows and doors.

Soundproof Weatherstrip

If you think noise is coming in from your windows or doors, one affordable way to deal with the problem is through weatherstripping. While this method is more commonly used to stop moisture from getting in through door and window cracks, it also works for soundproofing.

Weatherstripping involves slim foam or rubber tubes that should be attached around your doors and window frames. These tubes will compress when you close the door and windows to create a windproof, airtight, and soundproof seal. The best part is that these seals are very affordable and easy to install. Stock up on foam seals for your windows and doors now while they’re on sale for only Php129.36 each!

Buy soundproofing panels.

Soundproofing panels are dense pieces of materials that you can attach to your wall so that impact sound won’t travel as much through them. Fortunately, these are relatively cheap and easy to install. Ideally, you should cover your entire room’s walls with these panels so make sure you measure your room to ensure that you buy enough panels to cover them up.

Soundproof Panels

What are the best soundproofing panels?

Lazada has high-quality imported foam soundproofing panels available that can prevent noise from entering and exiting your room. These polyurethane foam pales absorb sound and are specially designed to prevent echoes in a room. These wedge plate foam panels provide moderate sound control on both walls and ceilings, as well as doors and windows, reducing sound as needed. They can enhance the sound quality and aesthetics of any recording or listening environment and can be installed with ease. This particular package includes 50 pieces that come in a wide array of colors to suit your preferences.

So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to soundproof your room!

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