Have you always had a problem with all the noise coming in from all over the neighborhood on New Year’s Eve? The combination of fireworks, trumpets and horns, car honks, and endless shouting can put a damper to a rather festive occasion.
Well, you’re in luck! Here are quick and easy soundproofing tips that will guarantee you a good night’s sleep.
Check where Noise can Enter
You have to know where noise can enter your bedroom. Remember that when light or air is able to get in your bedroom, this means that noise can get in, too. What you can do is to turn off the lights and check where light or air enters your bedroom. These seams are usually found at the door and the windows.
Seal All Openings
For the small edges around your doors, apply weatherstripping, which can simply defined as the process of sealing small openings. If your neighborhood is noisy all year round, investing on acoustic foam will be well worth it. Not only can this useful foam provide the silence that you desire, but they’re also easy to purchase and install.
Furniture are your Friends
Not everyone knows that curtains, rugs, and furniture that can reduce any type of noise that enters your home. Special noise-cancelling curtains available in the market, but if you’re really pressed for time, just hang your thickest curtains before the fireworks starts. If that’s not enough, use two sets of curtains.
The same can be said for mufflers too, which can reduce sound echoes when placed on wooden or tiled floors. Where you place your furniture can help, as well. Moving your bookcase and every other large furniture against the walls should absorb unwanted reverberation.
Pick your Plant
Thick shrubs, plants, and ornamental grasses can help reduce noise from the outside. If you don’t have a place to put plants directly outside of your window or door, at least have them around the house so that any noise that still reach your bedroom will be significantly reduced.
These are quick, easy, and cheap ways to mask noise from coming in your bedroom Try ’em all out and enjoy a peaceful New Year evening!