interior decor tips for a quiet + peaceful home

interior decor tips
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Who wouldn’t want a home that is a haven of peace and quiet? Most of us when we get home after a long day, just want to be able to flop on the couch and read a good book or watch that latest binge-worthy series – we don’t want to be confronted by the noise of the arguing neighbours, the rowdy barbie carrying on late into the night two doors down, or even the footsteps of our kids who are playing up long past bedtime (okay, maybe we need to hear them a little so we can send the tikes back to bed). But, for many of us, this is reality. Our spaces are not nearly as quiet and peaceful as we would like them to be and it’s a bummer.

The good news is, we can all make our homes that tranquil haven we dream of! Here’s how with a few smart interior decor tips.


Rubber flooring – it’s not just for playgrounds, offices, and gyms anymore. This wonder material is like a mute button for your floors and one of the top interior decor tips. High heels clacking? Not here. Kids dropping toys like they’re hot potatoes? Thing of the past. Rubber flooring absorbs sound like a sponge soaking up a spilt stubby, so it’s great for playrooms and other high-traffic areas where absorbing the sound is the most important factor Plus, it’s tougher than a kangaroo in a boxing match, so it’ll handle whatever your family throws at it – literally.


If rubber flooring sounds a bit too industrial for your taste, no worries. Plush rugs are here to save the day. They’re like the acoustic guitars of the flooring world: soft, soothing, and perfect for bringing a bit of harmony into the room. Plus, they add a dash of cosy that’ll make your floors feel like they’re giving your feet a hug. And who doesn’t want a foot hug?


Think of acoustic panels as the secret agents of sound absorption. They sneak onto your walls, blending in with your decor, all while stealthily tackling those pesky echoes. You can find them in all sorts of designs that’ll make your walls look as good as the silence sounds. It’s like having a piece of modern art that’s also a ninja.


Cushions, curtains, and throws – the trifecta of tranquillity. These under appreciated accessories and one of the top interior decor tips regardless are the best mates of anyone looking to dial down the decibels. Heavy curtains can block out the world (and the noise) outside, while cushions and throws absorb sound inside, not to mention they make your sofa an even more appealing spot for a nap. It’s like outfitting your home in a snuggie: warm, comfy, and oh-so-quiet.


Nothing says “quiet” quite like a room full of books. Not only do bookshelves offer a chance to display your literary loves, but they also help muffle sound. Plus, there’s nothing more Aussie than telling noise to rack off with a shelf full of books on local wildlife or the history of the Ashes. It’s cultural, educational, and quiet all rolled into one.


Introducing some leafy mates into your decor not only pumps oxygen into the room but also helps with sound absorption. Plus, tending to them is as meditative as a quiet home. It’s like having a silent yoga session, but you’re watering plants and not contorting yourself into a pretzel. A peace lily or two might not soundproof your home, but it’ll bring a vibe of tranquility that’s hard to beat.


With all these interior decor tips, sometimes you do not have to add things to your decor to bring peace and quiet to your home – you need to take them away instead. If your home space is really cluttered, then not only is this likely to disturb you mentally and make it difficult for you to be able to relax, but you might also find that sounds bounce and vibrate off those stacks of books, or whatever, making the place much more noisy than it needs to be. By embracing the zen of minimalism, then, and getting rid of anything you do not truly need or love, you can very easily find more peace and quiet in your home, and have a house that looks great as a bonus too!


Some sounds are actually good – they soothe the spirit. So, you might want to consider a small indoor water feature. The gentle sound of trickling water is like nature’s version of a lullaby. It’s a sound that’s welcome in the symphony of silence, providing a serene background that can help drown out the less peaceful noises. Plus, it’s a top-notch conversation starter. “Oh, that? Just my little piece of the Great Barrier Reef, no biggie.”


Ever noticed how everything seems louder under harsh lighting? Flip the script and opt for soft, ambient lighting instead. It’s like setting your home to “do not disturb” mode. Warm, dimmable LED lights can create a calm atmosphere that practically whispers, “Relax, mate, no need to shout.” Plus, with the right smart bulbs, you can control the vibe from your phone, dimming the lights until the only thing you hear is the sound of your own sigh of relief.


Who said art is just for the eyes? Dive into the world of sound-absorbing art pieces that double as conversation pieces. Think canvas prints with a secret mission: to kill the echo. Hang them on the walls, and let them work their silent magic. It’s like having a secret agent disguised as a painting, minus the espionage and with all the tranquility.


Get crafty and quiet with DIY fabric wall hangings. Choose materials that speak to your soul and muffle the sound, like thick tapestries or woven wonders. It’s a double win: you get a unique piece of decor that reflects your personality and a quieter room. Plus, every time you look at it, you’ll get the satisfaction of knowing you made it yourself. It’s like your home is giving you a quiet high-five for your creativity.

Peace and quiet? With these top interior decor tips, you betcha!



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