A person works all day long and after a tiring day, he or she deserves the silence of his or her bedroom to relax him or herself, to relieve their body tensions, to remove the problems from their mind, to free themselves from the outside world and to have a peaceful sleep with a serene environment. But how will one feel if this only good and carefree activity of everyone is being distributed by others unknowingly and unwillingly?
It will hamper the quality of life that person is having and experiencing in his bedroom. Whether he is doing his official work or sleeping or spending time with his family, things will be disturbed. Therefore it is necessary to have a good and composed environment of the place wherever you are and whatever you are doing. To make this happen and deduce the voices, Soundproofing is done. But what is it?
What is Soundproofing?
Soundproofing with technique to minimize or eliminate the sound from entering into a particular area from a particular source. In big companies meeting halls are made sound proof, in big hotels the rooms are made sound proof and in home the bedrooms are made soundproof as well.
Soundproofing helps in preventing the unnecessary noises to enter into a room and to go out from a room. This prevention helps in maintaining the secrecy and privacy of the lives of people and matters of the meetings.
There are many ways to make your bedroom soundproof, for example installing window plugs, acoustic windows, thick carpets, good quality curtains, absorbing blankets, sealing the door gaps etc.
They are as follows:-
Seal Door Gaps
Sound can come from anywhere even a smallest hole is enough to make noise. One of the prominent and most effective ways to stop the sound from entering your bedroom is sealing the door gaps. The door frames have gaps at the bottom and the top of the door. One can install a draft stopper, seal, door sweep at the bottom, rubber weather stripping on the door to prevent sound.
Upgraded Bedroom Doors
One can stop sound from entering the bedroom by feeling the door gaps but the quality of the door also matters. If the door is made of a thin layer of wood or plastic then it is more obvious in allowing more sound to enter in the bedroom.
It is more convenient to use lightweight doors with heavy duty or solid material or strong wood custom doors which can minimize the sound entering from outside the bedroom. Therefore upgrading your bedroom doors can help in eliminating the sound effect.
Sound Absorbing Curtains
Using good quality products and material inside the bedroom will help in making your bedroom soundproof. Using curtains with sound absorbing qualities will absorb the excessive sound and thus eliminate the noise intensity.
The noise of traffic, car horns, sirens, pedestrians, street voices, neighbor noise, will be absorbed by the curtains providing you a quiet and peaceful environment. Although they cannot completely make your room sound proof but can absorb sound up to some extent making your room tranquil.
Using Thick Carpets
Just like thick curtains will minimize the noise up to some extent the carpet works in the same manner. Installing good material and thick carpets in your bedroom will help in absorbing the sound and thus decreasing the sound effect.
An acoustical form known as cloud is placed in the ceiling of the room which will prevent and eliminate echoes and unnecessary noises. It is a serious sound proofing technique which is used in many hotels and big companies. This method is expensive but works wonders. It is more effective in the bedrooms with high ceilings and the ones with large spaces.
It is a blessing when we get a little extra. Wallpapers in today’s technology not only make your room beautiful and vibrant but also make it sound proof. Wallpapers made of thick polyethylene foam reduce sounds and vibrations.
This method is cheaper and economical not only reduces the sound but also increases the space because of its slimness. The soundproof wallpapers are of varied designs style colors and they add ambience to your bedroom.
Extending sound wallpapers, sound absorbing paints are also available in the market. They are designed with the technology of absorbing the sound and eliminating the noise effect. It is also a cheap technique and convenient to apply.
Acoustic Windows should be used to make your room calmer and peaceful. These Windows are designed to retard the noises entering the bedroom. Windows which vibrate because of the loud music, passing of heavy vehicles, stormy weather and heavy rains are not so good for bedrooms.
Contrary to absorbing sound these will create sound and allow more noise in the bedroom. Therefore the acoustic windows are one time investments. These windows will also keep the heat and cooling of the room within the room.
Just like curtains and carpets, blankets also have the ability to absorb sound. Good quality blankets absorb sound up to an extent depending on its quantitativeness. This absorption of sound by the blanket minimizes the sound in the room and thus makes it sound proof.
The simplest and the easiest way to make your room soundproof are rearranging your room. Rearranging the room that placing the items of your bedroom in such a way that sound is eliminated from entering the room.
It includes rearrangement of the furniture, cupboards, almirah, wardrobes, and bookshelves. One can put the heavy material, almirah, wardrobes and cupboards against walls which are thin. This arrangement will help in blocking the sound by making the Walla stronger.
They can also be arranged on the walls which are towards the street. This way also they will act as a barrier to the outside noise and will not allow the sound from entering the bedroom. And the list goes on. There are numerous ways to do soundproofing. Some of them are mentioned above.