How to Soundproof a Small Room – 4 Affordable Ways!

Last Updated: December 15th, 2018

We all like to experience peace and quiet in our room because it’s our personal space and its great to be able to concentrate on whatever you’re doing. It’s not just our personal bedrooms, we also want our study room, small office and even our studio to completely noise free.

If you are looking to soundproof a small area then these effective methods will surely help you in soundproofing your small room. Soundproofing products aren’t too expensive and can be easily found on Amazon. However, even if you are on a low budget, you still have a couple of ways to do it.

How to Soundproof a Small Room

1. Soundproof the Walls

One of the biggest problems when it comes to noise are thin walls. There are several ways to deal with this problem, but they all will take a lot of time and effort.

You can start by putting furniture against the wall such as bookshelves filled with books, dresser, etc. If this trick does not work, you can try different types of panels foams.

Acoustic foams panels are great for absorbing noise. If you want you can check out these quality wall foams. With this particular foam panel, you get to block unwanted sound while at the same time maintaining a somewhat appealing look. Installing these foams is also quite easy. They are self-adhesive so it’s very easy to attach them to the wall.

Another thing is to seal all the gaps and cracks. A concrete wall with even the smallest hole can allow a lot of sounds to pass through. So it’s very important to locate all holes in the walls and seal them using fiberglass batt insulation. This will take you some time to finish but all the work will be worth it in the end.

2. Soundproof the Windows

Soundproofing your windows will play a great role in reducing the amount of sound that gets in as well as that gets out. While I was soundproofing my room windows I learned a lot. For me, it was more of an experiment and I just did what works best for me.

If you don’t mind having any room light in your room then you can completely block your windows. Blocking a window completely will guarantee you of sound deadening windows. But if you still want some light inside the room, then you can use a different method.

Even the smallest gaps will let sound inside your room. So it’s very important to ensure that all gaps in the room windows are properly sealed. Using adhesive is the most basic way of sealing any gaps. You can check this one out on Amazon, it is quite inexpensive.

Soundproofing curtains are extremely great, they are made from a thick and dense material which is specifically designed to absorb any noise in the room, this makes the room feel much quieter. What we really like about these noise reducing curtains is that they are inexpensive. What’s more, they increase the appeal in the room and can be used to hide any foam that you may have already used on the windows.

For better results, it’s best if you purchase curtains that will cover the entire window from top to bottom.

3. Next, is the Door

How to Soundproof a Small Room

There are many ways you can block noise from coming through the door. The first step I highly recommend is to seal all the gaps. Gaps and cracks in your doors will be the main culprit in letting sound through the doorway. If you should look good, you will notice that most doors have cracks and gaps and when looking to soundproof it’s best if you seal them first before doing anything else.

Sealing these gaps is quite easy. I highly recommend using this insulating sealant. It is an airtight sealant and this is what makes it great for sound deadening.

The space between the door and floor is also one of the biggest ways through which sound enter through into your room. But don’t worry, a door sweep will take care of this problem. I recommend trying this door sweep (link to Amazon). If you decide to use a door sweep it is best to keep in mind that they are not easy to install. You will have to drill and screw the sweep’s fastener into the door.

Another option is to use soundproofing blankets. Using a blanket is one of the cheapest solutions that will absorb a lot of noise coming from outside, but you should also keep in mind that these blankets can take away from the overall appearance of your door. If you are interested you can check out the current price on Amazon.

4. Finally the Floor

Soundproofing the floor can be really expensive and time-consuming. So if you are planning on soundproofing your floor the best advise I can give is to get professional help so you can avoid buying products and doing the hard work yourself. Instead, you just have to worry about having the money to pay the professional and sitting back while the work is taking place.

If you are on a budget and don’t want to spend much then I recommend using interlocking floor mats, you can simply cover your floor by connecting these mats as if you are trying to do one large puzzle. This is one of the easiest solutions for those that don’t want to spend much. You can check these ProSource Puzzle Mat on Amazon for an affordable price.


I really hope you find this article helpful, these are the best tips on how to soundproof a small area. These are the easiest and cheapest method you can start experimenting until you see which one works best for you. Even though I recommend doing all these tips I listed above to experience a peaceful and quiet room.

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