The Sound of Silence: How to Reduce Home Noise

Loud neighbors, lumbering trucks, barking dogs, construction crews—the world’s a noisy place. But with a few simple fixes, you can turn your loud home into a quiet, serene haven.

Cover at least 25 percent of every room with soft, absorbent materials such as drapes, fabric, rugs, pillows and throws. We used natural fabrics from John Brooks (
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