Noisy Neighbors? Smother the Sound with These Ikea Curtains

White curtains hang around a bed and a window.

No matter where you live, be it an apartment or a single-family home, you’re likely well-acquainted with IKEA. But it’s apartment dwellers who will be particularly excited about the retailer’s latest launch.

IKEA’s sound-absorbing curtains will help smother all that noise for your neighbors that just won’t go away.

The curtain (called the Gunnlaug), “absorbs sound which can reduce echo and reverberation in medium and high-frequency waves,” according to the product listing, and the brand specifically cites noises like clattering dishes and noisy cutlery as sounds that can be muffled. The curtains have even been certified by the International Organization for Standardization.

According to the ISO’s findings, the curtains absorb sounds 50-100% better than other fabrics. Plus, while not blackout curtains, the dense weave of the fabric does also help to block light, so really, these beauties do it all. Yes, they look great, too.

White curtains hang from a rod.

As for the dimensions, the curtains are 98″ in length and 57″ in width and are sold in a two-pack so keep that in mind when you’re shopping. They do come with built-in loops for hanging on a rod, but you can also mount them around your bed for extra noise reduction and privacy.

You can shop the curtains now at the IKEA website where they retail for $49.99 for a two-pack.

For those in the process of finding a new apartment, check out this handy guide of things to ask before renting. 

[Via Apartment Therapy]

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