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We live in a world full of sound. Much of it is wonderful, the sounds of birds singing, rain on the rooftops, or children playing happily in the street. Some sound can quickly become a nuisance however when the goal of being at home is rest and relaxation. You may live on a busy street, in an apartment block, or simply have particularly noisy neighbours. Over time these sounds can become irritants that can cause significant problems to health and wellbeing.

How to choose the best blinds for blocking out noise.


In this blog, we’ve created a list of options for you to have a look at and help you decide what is going to be the best option for you.

Cellular Shades

The nature of sound is that it travels through the air that moves from the inside of your home to the outside and vice versa. The structure of the cellular honeycomb blinds makes it the ultimate noise blocking window blind. You can get these blinds in multiple layered cells to control the movement of air which in turn insulates your windows and blocks noise and heat flow.

Cellular shades are durable, lightweight, and fully customizable to fit any window making them the best way to control light and heat. The side tracks of the shades work to ensure minimum airflow which in turn makes them the best insulators possible.

Cellular Blinds are the number one option for noise blocking.

Dual roller system blackout blinds.

Double Roller Blinds

Roller blinds are an attractive addition to your windows and if you double up your blinds you will create an even greater insulation value. Most people will have a sheer blind for privacy purposes and also a blackout blind for nighttime use. By doubling the roller blinds and using them together you double the capacity for blocking sound and if you also choose a blackout fabric your chance for less noise infiltration will also increase.

Roman Blinds

Roman blinds are a great option if you want the look of curtains with the function of a blind. These blinds help to soundproof your home through their thick, dense fabric, helping to absorb sounds both inside and outside your home. If you choose a blind with a blackout lining you will also add another layer of sound-absorbing fabric.

Roman blinds can be used as blackout as well as noise reduction.

Plantation Shutters are a great soundproofing option.

Plantation Shutters

Although this blog is mostly about blinds, we can’t go past the noise blocking capacity of plantation shutters. Shutters made with a solid core can be effective at dampening noise from both inside and outside. The best part is that you can install shutters to any type of window.

For all of these options, you can mix and match or even double up your window coverings to maximize the noise dampening properties. Pair curtains with a cellular blind or over plantation shutters. Whatever your style or need for light or noise control there is definitely an option out there for you.

Come see us at Complete Blinds to see all of these fantastic options or contact us today!

Complete Blinds Sydney - Blinds, Shutters, Awnings

Sydney Office:

45 / 24-32 Lexington Drive
Bella Vista, NSW 2153

02 8824 7975


Complete Blinds was established in 1989. The secret to our success is in delivering quality, specialised blinds, shutters and awnings on time, and giving our Sydney customers the highest level of craftsmanship and service.


At Complete Blinds Sydney, we have an extremely high standard of craftsmanship, and supply only the very best in blinds, shutters & awnings. We train our own craftsmen and guarantee control over quality, installation and delivery, by refusing to use sub-contractors.


We are committed to the satisfaction of you, our customer. Our service includes personalised, one-on-one consultation in your home, to design the window coverings that best suit you and your lifestyle.


The strength of our company means we have maximum buying power, and can pass on affordable prices to you when you buy your blinds and shutters. We watch market trends, and listen closely to customer feedback, to provide the kind of services and value for money that you deserve.

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