How to block noise from your next-door neighbors

Key takeaways

  • Noisy neighbors are no fun. They can make your home an unpleasant place to be – especially when you’re trying to relax or sleep. 
  • Depending on where the noise is coming from, there are a number of different ways to help block the noise coming from next door. 
  • Soundproofing your walls, floors and windows with art, rugs and curtains can help dampen noise levels. 
  • Earplugs are the perfect way to reduce the decibel level of noise from next door without any refurbishing or rearranging. Loop’s range of sleek and comfortable earplugs can reduce sound by up to 24 decibels.

Next-door neighbors always seem to be romanticized in TV and films. 

They’re the people you turn to for comfort, company or just a cup of sugar. They’re the community that your life is built around, a friendly hand on your shoulder that guides you through your troubles and woes. 

But in reality, they can often be a massive pain in the… 


It’s true – noisy neighbors are a complete and utter nightmare.

Fancy a nice relaxing day? 

They’re mowing the lawn. 

Want to catch an early night?

They’re having an all-night rave. 

Want to hear yourself think just once?

They’re having a huge argument about whose turn it is to clean the downstairs bathroom. 

What. A. Pain. 

But fear not. You don’t have to carry on like this. There are some tried-and-tested ways to reduce noise from your neighbors’ apartment or house that you can put into effect almost immediately. 

And they’re not only fast, simple and effective but pretty cheap too. 

So here are our top three tricks on how to block noise from your neighbors and finally get some well-deserved peace and quiet.

1. Add some clutter

It’s a simple fact – the emptier a room is, the more noise will echo around it. 

Now we’re not saying you need to fill your room to the brim with everything and anything to keep those pesky neighbors from ruining your quiet night in, but a little bit of decorating can go a long way when it comes to sound absorption. 

Add some furniture such as a comfy armchair, a handy bookshelf or maybe that chaise longue you’ve had your eye on for a while. 

The more space that’s taken up in the room, the less room there is for sound to bounce around.

2. Soundproof your house

Ugh, what a pain. Your neighbors are noisy little so-and-so’s and now you’ve got to soundproof your house?

We’ll admit it’s not ideal. 

But a few hours of work certainly beats never relaxing or sleeping properly again, right? 

Now we’re not saying you need to go and completely change the architecture of your home. 

There’ll be no wrecking balls here, thank you very much. 

Instead, here’s how you can effectively give your house some DIY soundproofing without breaking the bank (or your house). 

Noisy neighbors soundproofing 

How to soundproof your walls?

While acoustic insulation paneling is the best option, it’s also the most expensive. So unless you’ve got a few thousand dollars spare (or the noisiest neighbors in the world), you can get a bit creative with your soundproofing instead. 

Try hanging some art or other decorative pieces on your walls for an extra bit of sound absorption. Maybe even a mood board or a whiteboard where you can write down your to-do lists or your goals. 

Goal 1: Get new neighbors…

How to soundproof your windows?

Do you ever hear a bunch of noise from outside, get up to close the windows and realize that they’re already shut and it’s just THAT loud? 


Sometimes a closed window just isn’t enough to shut out the noise. Try checking to see if your window frames are properly sealed. You’ll not only be able to keep out some extra sound, but your heating bills will also thank you. 

If that doesn’t work then try hanging some heavy curtains for a bit of extra absorption. 

How to soundproof your floors?

Noisy downstairs neighbors? 

There’s a quick, easy, and comfy way to deaden noise from below – simply lay a nice thick rug on the floor. This will help to keep out intrusive sound, and will also improve the feng shui of your room.

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3. Invest in a good pair of earplugs

You’ve tried everything. 

You’ve rearranged your furniture, you’ve hung some art, you’ve laid some rugs, you’ve even tried taping four pillows around your ears with a whole reel of tape. 

And yet those nightmare neighbors are still causing your ears to break down and cry. 

Funnily enough, one of the best solutions is actually one of the easiest things you can do.

Get yourself a pair of good-quality earplugs. 

Loop’s Experience, Quiet, and Engage earplugs are designed to not only protect your hearing from high noise levels, but also to help you feel more comfortable in any environment – whether that’s in the front row of a raucous festival, or sitting on the sofa trying to ignore your neighbors wreaking havoc next door. 

Earplugs don’t simply block out noise, they work by reducing the decibel level of the environment you’re exposed to – helping you to live life at your own volume.

Don’t let noisy neighbors ruin your day

Being sensitive to noise is upsetting at the best of times. But your house is your home, it’s where you’re supposed to be safe, comfortable and relaxed – so don’t let anyone take that away from you. 

We hope these ways to reduce noise from your neighbors can give you some insight into how to make your life more comfortable. 

And remember, if your neighbors are cranking up the volume a bit too much, try talking to them. And if that doesn’t work, check your local noise laws – we bet they won’t make as much noise with a hefty fine in their letterbox! 

If you’re in desperate need of some immediate peace and quiet, Loop Quiet earplugs can make a huge difference as they reduce noise by up to 24 decibels.

Browse our selection today and find a solution that works for you.

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