How to Reduce Echo in a Room
In the good old days (you know, the 90’s) echoing didn’t seem to be such a big issue for homeowners – wall to wall carpeting, upholstered furniture and 8′ ceilings made a big difference in the sound absorption of a space.
However, echoing seems to be a common complaint these days and there are a few reasons for this:
Carpets are often being replaced with wood or tile. Carpet absorbs more sound than these hard surfaces, particularly on stairs and in rooms with high ceilings.
High Ceilings and Open Layouts
Homes are being built with open-layouts and higher than usual ceilings (9’+ to vaulted). It’s the stadium effect.
Upholstered furniture is being replaced with leather. While leather is a ‘soft surface’ its sound absorbing features are far different from fabric.
Blinds are being used in place of draperies. Again, fabrics absorb sound, wood and metal do not. It’s the soft surfaces in your home that absorb the sound waves. The hard surfaces bounce them around.
Adding Draperies or Roman Shades to your room will greatly improve the acoustics and reduce the echoing. The fabric provides sound absorption within the space in a luxurious and sophisticated look.
Draperies and Soft Treatments are a great way to complete the look for any room. Coordinate your draperies, side panels, and even accent pillows with fabrics that are designed to complete and coordinate the overall look for your room! We offer only the best, top quality fabrics available — with a multitude of designs and colors available.
Roman shades combine the soft elegance of a fine drapery with the ease and convenience of a shade. Their traditional and timeless look beautifully showcases natural textures and woven patterns to add softness, romance or boldness to any room or décor.
Choose from classic flat, knife pleat, or even looped shades. There’s always a style that will fit your needs! Plus, many of our premium shades are also available with privacy or blackout liners.
Whether you’re looking for draperies or Roman shades, we have a full line of top quality fabrics and a multitude of designs from which to select.
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