If you thought home decorating was about the art of style and colour, then there’s a new development that’s bringing science to redecorating a room.
Last year it was all about using lining paper and thermal liners to insulate their homes, this year the trend is for soundproofing your home.
This post takes a look at the reasons behind the trend, how the technology works and how to use it in your home.
Why people are choosing soundproofing
More and more of us are now living in built up urban areas where lots of people have audio and home cinema sound systems, loud kitchen appliances, or even just noisy kids! One thing is sure – our environment is getting noisier, whether it’s coming from outside or your own household.
No one likes having their quiet Sunday afternoons interrupted, or being woken up in the middle of the night – so people are turning to wall soundproofing in increasing numbers.
Where in your house should you soundproof?
It’s possible to soundproof any room in a home, but the most popular rooms for soundproofing walls are:
- The Living Room – Soundproofing your living room can have the double benefit of not only keeping noise out so you can watch TV in peace, but also to improve the quality of the sound from home cinema and audio systems.
- The bedroom – Nowhere is quiet more welcome than the bedroom. Get your forty winks in peace by keeping the sound out.
- The Study – Create a peaceful space to concentrate on work.
- Laundry Room – Keep the sound of a washing machine or tumble drier from spreading to the rest of the house.
How Soundproofing Walls works
Soundproof wallpaper is now the easiest way to soundproof a wall. It is usually constructed of layers of lining paper, insulating foam of varying thicknesses and a thick layer of wallpaper. This means it insulates against noise while still being as easy to hang as normal wallpaper.
So, if you’re getting interrupted by noisy neighbors next time you read a book, watch a film, or try to sleep, consider using soundproof wallpaper to restore domestic blis