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Sound Absorbing Window Treatments

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Duette® Honeycomb Shades Fabric: Architella® India Silk  Color: Sira

Your neighbor’s dog is barking again. Or you live on a busy street and constantly hear traffic noise.

No matter whether you’re trying to enjoy your morning coffee in peace, work from your home office or get a good’s night sleep, these outside sounds regularly interfere.

One solution? Window treatments.

While window treatments alone can’t make your home soundproof, all window treatments can absorb some level of sound, helping reduce exterior noise.

From selecting materials and colors to expert measurement and installation, our window-treatment specialists can help you create the perfect window treatments for your home. Find a specialist near you to get started today.

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Duette® Honeycomb Shades Fabric: Commercial with MicroShield™  Color: Beach Shells

Insulate Your Windows from Heat and Sound

Because of their honeycomb design, cellular shades can insulate your windows not only from heat and cold but also from outside noise. Duette® Honeycomb Shades, for example, absorb up to 70% of sound energy, creating a quieter, more tranquil room.

Other Sound Absorbing Shades

If you live on a highly traveled road or in a busy city, you might consider Roman shades for dampening sound. In addition to bringing a traditional look to your home, their heavier fabric adds a sound absorbing layer. You’ll find Roman shades in many sumptuous fabrics, colors and opacities, for a style that suits any room in your home.  

For Romans with a twist, look to Vignette® Modern Roman Shades. Choose from soft and full or crisp and flat fold styles, in luxurious sheer, light-filtering and room-darkening opacities.

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Design Studio™ Roman Shades Fabric: Diamond Geo  Color: Ocean Blues

Combining Window Treatments

If your goal is to reduce outside sounds as much as possible, consider combining window treatments by pairing side panels or drapery over blinds or shades. Not only does layering products provide greater sound absorption—it also adds depth and dimension to the window.

Duette® Honeycomb Shades
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Designed with a unique cellular construction, Duette® Honeycomb Shades are well-known for their superior energy efficiency, keeping your house snug when temperatures dip and cool when they heat up.

Design Studio™ Roman Shades
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The highly curated fabrics of Design Studio™ Roman Shades feature soft, stacked folds that stand alone or pair well with Design Studio Side Panels and Drapery.

Design Studio Drapery
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Add drama to windows or sliding-glass doors with these hand-selected fabrics, including exclusive designs by featured artists.

Solera® Soft Shades
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Solera® Soft Shades marry the soft folds of a Roman shade with the design of a cellular shade, for a cordless, energy-saving combination.

Sonnette® Cellular Roller Shades
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Sonnette® Cellular Roller Shades pair the timeless look of a roller shade with a layer of insulating fabric in a cellular design.

Shutters
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Precision-crafted, our shutters lend warmth and classic styling to any room, and are available in real hardwood, composite and vinyl options.


From selecting materials and colors to expert measurement and installation, our window-treatment specialists can help you create the perfect window treatments for your home. Find a specialist near you to get started today.