How To Soundproof A Room With Blankets: A Step-by-Step Guide

Living in a flat, we faced noise woes from next-door merrymaking and noisy canines. The clatter disturbed us as the walls were too thin. The solution was soundproofing, but it was too pricey and tricky to fix.

One day, we got the idea to use blankets as a cheap and easy remedy. We tried several techniques until we discovered a fruitful approach to soundproof our chamber.

Now, we will teach you our method in simple steps. This tutorial will aid you too, whether you have boisterous neighbours or wish for a quiet dwelling. It won’t cost much, and you will have a calm space. Here’s How To Soundproof A Room With Blankets.

Why Soundproofing is Important

To make our homes peaceful and comfortable, we need to keep them quiet. Soundproofing is crucial to make sure we don’t get disturbed by noise from outside or in other rooms. This is especially important for those living in shared spaces like apartments.

Loud neighbours, traffic, and other noise can be a big hassle. Soundproofing helps us to create a comfortable living space free from unwanted noise.

Apart from keeping outside noise out, soundproofing can also make the sound quality inside the room better. This is helpful for musicians, recording studios, and people working from home who need a quiet space to focus.

We have many options to soundproof our room, including blankets, curtains, foam, and insulation. We can pick pricey things, but there are cheap do-it-yourself choices that work just as well.

Blankets are a good and affordable option to soundproof a room. Moving blankets, in particular, are thick and dense, making them a popular choice.

When we make a room quiet, we must use good materials and be cautious of harm. Some materials like foam may be flammable and dangerous. It’s important to ensure any adhesive used is safe for the surface to which it’s being applied.

Assessing the Room

we check the room for loud material. Then, we can use blankets to block the noise. It’s important to do this right so we get the quiet we want.

Identifying Noise Sources

To check a room for noise, find what’s causing it. Noise might come from outside, neighbours, machines, echo, and more. These tricks can help you find the noise:

  • Take a stroll inside the chamber and pay heed to noises that are too noisy or bothersome.
  • Pay attention to when the noise occurs – is it during certain times of day, or when certain appliances are running?
  • Check the walls, windows, and doors for any gaps or cracks that could be letting in outside noise.
  • Consider the layout of the room – are there any hard surfaces that could be causing echoes?

After finding the noise, make a plan to stop it. You could cover walls, windows, and doors with blankets, or add insulation to the floors and ceilings to lessen noise.

How To Soundproof A Room With Blankets

You can make a room quiet by using different things. Doing some things can be durable and require a lot of money. However, there are also easy and affordable actions you can undertake independently. For example, you can use soundproof blankets.

Using Blankets for Soundproofing

Thick and heavy blankets are great at blocking sound. Cotton and polyester blankets work well for this and are cheap and easy to find.

To use blankets for soundproofing, hang them on the walls. Leave a gap of 2 inches between the wall and the blanket for best results. Use nails, thumbtacks, or sticky tac to hang them.

You can also cover doors, windows, floors, and ceilings with blankets to reduce noise. Choose blankets that are at least 80 inches long and 60 inches wide, and at least 1 inch thick. This will help cover a large area and block sound effectively.

Preparing the Room

Clearing the Room

To make the room soundproof, we must first remove any extra things in it. This means getting rid of furniture, machines, and decorations that aren’t needed. By doing it, we get more space to work and can move around easier.

We should move big machines like washers, dishwashers, and fridges away from the walls so we can get to the spaces inside the walls. Heavy stuff like bookcases and other furniture should also be moved to make wall work easier.

Cleaning the Room

Get rid of stuff we don’t need in the room. Clean it well by dusting, vacuuming, and wiping walls. This stops dirt from messing up soundproofing. Take down tapestries and cushions from walls and furniture. They stop soundproofing stuff from working well.

Installing the Blankets

You got blankets. Time to set them up. These are ways to hang them and make your room quieter:

Hanging Blankets on Walls

Hanging Blankets on Walls
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Blankets can make a room quieter. Hang them on the walls using nails or hooks. Put enough nails or hooks to hold the blankets up. Grommets can also be used. They’re metal rings that go on top of the blanket. Hang the blanket from the grommets using nails or hooks.

If you want to cover more space, use tapestries or curtains instead. Acoustic foam panels work too, but they’re costly. They do a better job of soundproofing though.

Hanging Blankets on Windows

Hanging Blankets on Windows

Blankets can be used to make windows soundproof. Put them over windows using a rod for curtains. It stops noise and light. You can also use soundproof curtains instead of blankets. They work better than regular curtains to block noise and light.

Hanging Blankets on Doors

To make your doors quieter, you can cover them with blankets. Use nails or hooks to hold the blankets on the door. You can also add door sweeps to soundproof your doors.

Door sweeps are long rubber pieces that you attach to the bottom of the door. They stop noise and cold air from coming in.

Hanging Blankets on a Ceiling

Hanging Blankets on a Ceiling
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To silence your ceiling, drape covers on it. Hang them up with nails or hooks. You can choose tapestries or curtains too. Try acoustic foam panels to hush your ceiling.

Hanging Blankets on the Floor

Hanging Blankets on the Floor
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You can mute sounds from below by covering your floor with blankets. Lay blankets down to suck up noise. Alternatively, use soundproof floors instead of blankets. Soundproof floors keep out noise better than blankets.

Blankets can still make your room quiet if you use them right. But, they may not stop all noise. They will make your room a lot quieter though.

Additional Soundproofing Techniques

Sealing Air Gaps

Air gaps cause a lot of noise to leak. Even small holes near doors or windows let in much noise. To fix this, use a sealant to fill in the gaps. Find a sealant made for soundproofing, as it works better. Put the sealant around doors and windows, and any other holes you see.

Using Soundproofing Caulk

Using Soundproofing Caulk

Use caulk to seal gaps and cracks. It’s simple to put on and can go on many surfaces like walls, ceilings, and floors. Get soundproofing caulk that’s made for soundproofing to work better. Apply it to the edges of windows and doors and any other gaps you see.

Adding Weatherstripping

Using weatherstripping is good to close gaps by doors and windows. It’s simple to put on and works on lots of surfaces. Get weatherstripping that’s made to stop the noise for the best results. Put the weatherstripping on the sides of doors and windows, and wherever else you see a gap.

Using Acoustic Foam Panels

Foam can soak up sound and reduce echoes in a place. Stick them on the walls, floors, and ceilings to better the noise quality. Select the ones made for soundproofing for maximum effect. reduce the sound in your room by setting up the foam pieces.

Blankets help too, but you can do more. Add caulk, seal gaps, weatherstrip, and use foam panels for ultimate sound quality. Combine these tricks to make a room totally soundproof.


Using blankets to make a room soundproof works well. It’s cheap and easy to do. You can even make it match your room. But, just using blankets might not be enough. I said in the article that you can also close air gaps and put foam on the walls to get better soundproofing.

I think making a room quiet is important for everyone. This here manual shows you how to get it done without dropping too much cash.

About Author

this is john Andrew from Australia, I am an architect I have worked for the home improvement company Bunnings. I am a home improvement specialist as well as a part-time blogger. Where I will keep giving you tips on soundproofing, you follow our blog.

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