Can Wallcoverings Be Used for Soundproofing?
September 26 2016
In nine out of ten cases, the materials you use to soundproof your home or business and the ones you use to decorate it are mutually exclusive. One of the few exceptions to that rule is wallcoverings. Choosing the right surface for your walls can both enhance the beauty of your space and decrease the amount of sound that transfers through the walls and ceilings. Don't you love when form and function meet?
We recently teamed up with Interior Design magazine to discuss the “hows” and “whys” of soundproof wallcoverings. We’re highlighting the key points below, but be sure to check out the entire article on their website for more details.
Wallcoverings can muffle sound. If you were to yell into a pillow or blanket, it wouldn’t be very loud, right? The same principle can be applied to your wallcoverings. Thick, soft materials and textiles--like our aptly named “Blanket” collection, made from beautiful woven wool--absorb sound. Design by d-ash design.
Wallcoverings can amplify sound. Other wallcoverings, like our “Mother of Pearl” collection made from Capiz shells, amplify sound. You’re thinking: so would sound amplification help create a soundproof environment? Strategically-placed sound amplifiers can help improve the acoustics of a room or event space, meaning people inside the room can hear the television, an announcer or DJ, and the person across the table from them better.
To view our Blanket Yarn & Stitch and Mother of Pearl lines, and our entire collection of handmade wallcoverings, click here.Share