The 7 Best Window Treatments for Noise Reduction: Your Guide to Peace & Quiet

A woman covering her ears with her hands.

When was the last time you enjoyed a good night’s sleep? It hardly helps that they expanded the road by your home, transforming a once-quiet strip into the Winternationals. And then there’s that kid racing by on his unmuffled motorcycle. Several times. Late at night.

What’s a sleepless person to do? Even earplugs offer no respite.

Fear not; we’ve got you covered! Or rather, we’ll help you cover your windows with the best treatments for noise blocking. They won’t prevent all disturbances from penetrating your sanctum, but they offer significant sound reduction. Say goodbye to those never-ending nights and hello to sweet dreams.

1. Acoustic/Soundproof Curtains

These bad boys are made with dense, thick fabrics that absorb sound waves. Plus, they’re often layered, which gives them extra oomph in blocking noise. Easy to install and available in various stylish options, they’re a fan favorite.

2. Cellular Shades

Cellular shades, also known as honeycomb shades, are the Swiss army knives of window treatments. They’re great for insulation, light control, and, you guessed it, noise reduction. Their unique honeycomb design traps air and creates a sound barrier. They’re a bit pricier, but oh-so-worth it.

3. Heavy Drapes

Think of heavy drapes as the linebackers of the window treatment world. They’re hefty, they’re tough, and they’re here to tackle noise pollution head-on.

These drapes use dense, weighty fabrics that muffle sounds and quiet your space. They can be drawn or tied back during the day for light, but when you need that noise reduction late at night, just close them up and enjoy the silence.

They come in all sorts of designs so that you can find the perfect match for your decor.

4. Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters? More like plantation shhh-utters. These thick, sturdy window treatments are excellent for blocking out noise. In addition to being super effective, they add a classy, timeless vibe to your space.

Wooden shutters are especially good at reducing sound, but vinyl options also do the trick. Plus, they’re easy to clean and maintain.

5. Roman Shades

The Romans were onto something when they draped heavy fabric over windows to curb heat, noise, and dust.

Modern Roman shades are crafted with rich, luxurious fabric that falls into a beautiful pleated design when raised. The material’s weight and thickness make it an excellent sound absorber. Plus, these shades lend a certain elegance to your windows.

6. Blackout Curtains

Blackout curtains are made from dense, light-blocking and noise-reducing materials, making them an ideal bedroom option.

They come in various colors and patterns, so you don’t have to sacrifice style for functionality. Plus, they’re often more affordable than other noise-blocking options.

7. Roller Shades

Roller shades are another multifunctional window treatment that can help reduce noise pollution. They use thick, tightly woven fabrics that provide excellent sound absorption and insulation. They’re easy to operate and maintain, and available in various styles and colors.

Call Aero Shade If You Need Help

Still unsure which window treatment is best for a good night’s sleep? Call us at Aero Shade, or stop by our Los Angeles showroom to see, touch, and test working models of the window treatments we install.

We also offer free, no-obligation, in-home estimates. So call us today!

FAQs: More about Window Treatments for Noise

Q: Do these window treatments block all noise completely?

No, they won’t eliminate noise, but they significantly reduce it, creating a quieter, more peaceful environment.

Q: Are these window treatments easy to install?

Most are easy to install, and many come with simple instructions for DIY enthusiasts.

Q: Can I use multiple window treatments together for better noise reduction?

Combining options like blackout curtains and cellular shades can further reduce noise.

Q: Do these window treatments also help with temperature control?

Many provide insulation, helping maintain a comfortable temperature in your home.

Q: Can I customize the appearance of these window treatments to match my decor?

Certainly! That’s our specialty as Aero Shade. We can match your window treatments perfectly to your decor.

Q: How do I clean and maintain these window treatments?

Maintenance varies by type, but most can be cleaned with a vacuum, duster, or a gentle wipe with a damp cloth.

Q: Do these noise-blocking window treatments also offer privacy?

In addition to noise reduction, these window treatments provide ample privacy and light control.

Q: Are the colors and styles of these window treatments customizable?

At Aero Shade, we offer various colors, patterns, and styles to best match your home decor and personal preference.

Q: Is it possible to get a professional installation for these window treatments?

Aero Shade offers professional installation services. Our experienced team ensures your window treatments are installed correctly and efficiently for optimum functionality and aesthetics.