Soundproofing your apartment is easy, inexpensive, and a great way to make apartment living more peaceful.
Here are a few soundproofing tips to help keep the noise down in your apartment.
Hang some curtains
Hang curtains in your apartment to block out external noise, and to keep your noise in. Floor-to-ceiling curtains work best, and they don't even have to be hung in front of a window. Curtains can be used as wall decorations, around a door frame, as a wall divider, and even in front of the door. In fact, a heavy blackout curtain will help to absorb any noise that may leak through the door.
Decorate with woven wall hangings
The soft texture of woven wall hangings will not only create a calm atmosphere, but will also help to absorb sound, both from within your apartment and outside of it. Try making your own woven wall hangings, or you can purchase some of the finest handmade hangings on Etsy.
Become a bookworm
Books make for fantastic sound insulation. The more dense or bulky the books, the more insulation they have; so gather up all of your old textbooks, yearbooks, and novels, and stack them on a bookcase. For even more sound blocking, put a thick piece of foam between the bookcase and the wall.
Try acoustic panels
Acoustic panels add a unique flair to your apartment decor, while also working to absorb sound. This is the most expensive option on this list, but the good news is that they can easily be moved from one apartment to the next. With the right tools, you can also make your own acoustic panels to cut costs and control the look and size. Acoustic panels can be painted like a wall, and are also available in stylish patterns. For best results, hang these panels up where a lot of sound can be heard, like a wall that separates two apartments.