Finding Peace and Quiet in a Noisy World

Finding Peace and Quiet in a Noisy World

Oh what we would do for a little peace and quiet. There is noise everywhere we go. Our streets traffic roars, machinery drones, planes zoom overhead and pedestrians scream at one another and into their cell phones to be heard above it all. According to the Noise Pollution Clearinghouse, a national non-profit organization with extensive online noise-related resources, (, “Noise is among the most pervasive pollutants today…Noise negatively affects human health and well-being. Problems related to noise include hearing loss, stress, high blood pressure, sleep loss, distraction and lost productivity, and a general reduction in the quality of life and opportunities for tranquility.”

845896_plant_on_windowsillMore than ever we yearn for our homes to be peaceful sanctuaries but too often noise from the outside intrudes on even our most personal spaces. Not only are our cities noisier than ever, but also, our suburbs, where even large houses are being built closer to their neighbors.

Custom window coverings can help. Window coverings provide great style for your windows and are engineered to improve the quality of life at home by providing privacy, climate and noise control. In fact window coverings are rated for sound absorption and are custom-made to your window’s specific sizes for maximum light and privacy control as well as sound absorption.

Honeycomb shades have especially high sound absorption ratings with several fabric styles absorbing 55 and 60 percent of reflected sound. Honeycomb shades are an ideal option for large windows, especially for bedrooms and media rooms where sound and light control are high priorities.

Most of the popular sheer shadings that softly diffuse light through two sheer fabric layers and curved fabric vanes absorb 30 percent of reflected sound. This window covering also has the unique ability to diffuse light and protect against the sun’s harmful UV rays, while still revealing the view out the window.

For those who prefer a window covering with the timeless beauty of a Roman shade, its room-darkening fabrics absorb 60 percent of reflected sound.

There are many other types of window coverings that offer privacy, style, and sound absorption at all levels. Ask your window covering expert, which window covering product would work best for your home.

Window coverings can make a difference in bringing peace and quiet to a home!

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