March 2013

Stop the Racket!

If only our homes could actually be the quiet, peaceful sanctuaries that we wish them to be. In reality, there is often unwanted noise from outside traffic and interior activities. To create a quieter environment, you simply need to add more fabric to your home.

Fabric window coverings absorb outside noise and cut down on its intensity. The more layers you use, the better. Line and interline drapery panels, and add soft top treatments. Chose fabric shades over hard blinds.

Fabrics at the window also muffle interior noise from appliances, televisions, and loud phone conversations. Layers of fabric can absorb echoes and reverberations, like the clomping of heels on a tile floor.

Use textiles around the room, also, to further augment the sound dampening effect.

Add an area rug – even on top of wall-to-wall carpeting.

Hang fabric on walls. You can use beautiful tapestries, area rugs, or quilts as artwork. Fabric panels can cover an entire room of walls for a unique effect.

Add pillows to your upholstered furniture. The more layers of fabric you add to your room, the quieter it will be.

Now go enjoy your newly found peace!

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