Every building’s indoor acoustics are unique. However, few people consider this when they imagine doing business in – or living in – a space. Some rooms just seem to carry or dampen noise better than others. Meanwhile, other rooms produce loud echoes or muddy a space’s sounds until it becomes too overwhelming.
In most circumstances, it is unreasonable to ask people to speak more quietly or stop the noise source—imagine placing a volume limit on the patrons of a restaurant! Instead, acoustic art can help to tackle the problem by cutting down on interior noise in a pleasing and aesthetic manner.
What Is Acoustic Art?
Acoustic art is a type of modification that can be made to a room in order to rebalance the distribution of its sound waves. However, unlike other sound dampening options on the market, such as foam wall padding, acoustic art can blend seamlessly with your current decor.
You can purchase pieces that resemble actual works of art, such as famous paintings or decorative panels. Acoustic art panel options also include textured options, like decorations hung from the ceiling or wall panels made of material that mimics the look of attractive wooden slats.
No matter the acoustic art installation type you choose, you can use it to reduce the noise in your space while breathing new life to your interior design.
How to Properly Utilize Acoustic Art in Your Space
Acoustic art is visually appealing, but that does not mean that you can simply place it anywhere you like, just because it matches your aesthetic. Proper acoustic art installation is an artform unto itself, and you would not be questioned if you ultimately decided to contact a professional for help.
That being said, if you are careful and methodical in your approach, you can install acoustic art all on your own. Here’s what you need to know about using acoustic art to soundproof your room.
1. Choose the right type of art
Acoustic art comes in many forms, and your choice will be determined by a variety of factors including the interior aesthetic for which you are aiming, how much noise you need to reduce and the overall layout of your indoor space. Once you understand these factors, work with the provider who is supplying your acoustic art to verify details, such as the thickness.
Thicker acoustic art installations will absorb more noise, but they are also bulkier. The bulkier they are, the more of a challenge they may present when trying to blend them with the rest of your interior decor. Ask your acoustic art professional for advice on how to navigate this issue in your space.
2. Place the art strategically
While there is no “wrong” way to use acoustic art, there are certainly choices that can result in more effective sound dampening – and less effective sound dampening, too. Consider where the source of the sounds in your room, and place your acoustic art opposite of that source. In spaces where there are several sounds coming from many different locations, we recommend using multiple panels of acoustic art spread across the space.
Arrange them in a manner that is pleasing to the eye. At the very least, you will want to dampen any walls that are parallel to one another. Otherwise, those walls will serve as an echo chamber that amplifies and distorts noise – worsening the problem you were trying to solve.
3. Use symmetry to your advantage
Acoustic panels work best when their placement is symmetrical across a space. Avoid setting up your art as a single cluster confined to a small area. Instead, allocate space between each panel to not only improve its visual impact but also improve its noise reduction capability.
Similarly, do not place the panels too high or too low on the wall. Panels that are too high will suffer from reduced effectiveness if they are not at noise level. Likewise, panels that are too low could result in scuffs and dings from foot traffic.
Additional Benefits of Acoustic Art
Acoustic art is a powerful way to reduce the impact of noise in a space – without dramatically changing the space’s physical construction or layout. However, it offers other benefits that might go unnoticed. You can customize acoustic art panels to suit your location’s decor.
From utilizing your brand colors to choosing a pattern that matches your home wallpaper, acoustic art is just as adaptable as your imagination. Similarly, noise reduction art options do not come in a single size.
You can customize the size and shape of your acoustic art to suit your space, with some options reaching multiple feet across. An expert can help you understand all of the ways that you can truly make acoustic art your own so that it blends seamlessly into your space.
Trust the Experts to Help You Secure the Perfect Acoustic Art for Your Building
Whether you are just beginning your journey into acoustic art or you already have a vision for your space, be sure to trust the experts. The professionals at Tree Towns are proud to offer high-quality, customizable acoustic art for your needs.