Soundproofing without repair: a few recommendations that will make housing quieter
These techniques will not give you the perfect silence, but will make the interior more quiet, calm and pleasant to live.
Capital insulation is often aimed at increasing the thickness of the walls.
And if you do not plan to do this by structural methods and lose available space, it is possible to use the furniture.
Cabinets that should be filled with objects, be it wardrobes or bookstores (clothes and books are excellent objects blocking the way to sound) will help to block the penetration of sounds into the room. Cabinet furniture provides sufficient thickness, which reduces the impact of sound.
The location of the cabinets plays an important role - place them on the side of the sound source - be it a staircase, an adjoining room or an apartment. Its dimensions also play a role - the larger the cabinet, the better, because there are fewer free areas of the wall through which sound penetrates.
Textiles - a proven recipe to weaken the effect of sound due to the absorbing properties of the fabric. Sounds become quieter, less reflected from smooth surfaces. Start with the carpet. A carpet or a regular carpet laid on the floor will absorb sounds, especially if you use an elastic backing, which, among other things, protects against slipping and prolongs the life of the carpet. The thicker the carpet, the longer its pile will be, the quieter it will be in the room.
Despite the fact that the carpets on the walls are considered by many to be a legacy of the last century, Western designers are beginning to use this decorative technique as a trendy interior decoration. If you use an unconventional and truly aesthetic carpet, you can avoid the association with the "Soviet" interiors and make the room not only more beautiful, but also quieter. Choose an abstract design, and carpets, more like tapestries, panels or paintings than classic prints.
Another technique associated with the use of textiles, the curtains - use heavy heavy curtains to protect themselves from sound (well, in this case, working blackout curtains). In this case, the curtains can be placed not only on the window, protecting it from the noise from the street, but also on the wall, in the form of beautiful drapery. In this case, you will weaken the effect of the sound passing from the side of the wall, not only with the help of the textile itself, but also with the help of an air gap between the curtains and the wall.
It seems that the walls are cardboard, and lying on the bed, you hear what they say in the next room? Change the headboard. The headboard is not only an expressive accent in any bedroom, but also an opportunity to protect yourself from the noise from the next room. A wide, large, soft headboard, which comes complete with a bed or custom-made, will improve the acoustic performance of the interior and ensure a comfortable sleep.
Well, of course, the most proven way to protect themselves from noise will be specialized acoustic panels. Now on the market there is a large range of such panels with a well-thought-out decorative solution - such panels will not only provide silence, but also effectively decorate the interior, while not giving out their direct function.
Sound waves can also pass through your doors, but the spaces between the door and the floor or door and walls can be a weak point in the interior design. Use the nut, and when mounting the foam together, use a non-drying silicone sealant. The door material can also influence how it conducts sound - doors from an array block the sound better than their "hollow" counterparts. From the point of view of noise insulation, deaf doors are better than doors with glass inserts, swing doors are better than sliding / sliding doors.