Thought your blinds didn’t count for much when it comes to reducing noise in a room? Think again. While no blinds or window treatments will completely sound-proof your space, there are definitely some that do a handy job of lessening it.

So whether you want to minimize noise in a nursery or child’s room (and hopefully maximize sleep!), you live close to a busy road or your neighbors like to party, here are some of the best options for noise reducing window treatments:

Cellular shades

Thanks to their unique design, cellular shades (aka honeycomb shades) are great for cutting out noise. Just as the nifty honeycomb-shaped ‘cells’ trap air and make it more difficult for heat to transfer (making cellular shades a great choice for regulating the inside temperature of your home), they can help keep out some of that racket from next door, getting you one step closer to a peaceful night’s sleep.


It makes sense that window treatments made from fabric will help muffle outside noise; the thicker the curtains, the more they’ll help to absorb sound. Really want to milk your window treatments for their sound-reducing qualities? Pair your curtains with another type, like cellular shades, for twice the effect (that also packs a stylish punch!).

Roman shades

Like curtains, roman shades work at reducing some outside noise because they’re made from fabric. If sound reduction is important, choose roman blinds crafted from a thicker fabric and add a privacy or blackout shade to give your window treatment even more precious, noise-absorbing layers.

Handy tip: When you’re trying to sound-proof or minimize the noise level in a room, it’s a good idea to check your caulking. ‘Caulking’ refers to the sealant used for gaps, joints and seams in various surfaces. So, if you’ve been noticing a few drafts around your windows and doors or you want to make sure your home is as quiet as possible – make sure your caulking is in good condition. A mere 1% gap in the sound barrier transmits 50% of sound!

Like to know more about how blinds can help minimize sound in your home? Please call us to discuss your options with one of our highly trained staff members, or book a free measure and quote today!

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