How to Use Artificial Plants to Reduce Noise
Are you looking for some peace and quiet?
If you live in an inner-city apartment, you will know all too well that living in a compact space can present some challenges, such as constant noise!
Every day, millions of people are affected by noise pollution. Drilling work on construction sites, loud neighbours, families with young children, busy highways and paper-thin walls can all contribute to it. Noise can keep you tossing and turning all night and even disrupt your day, leaving you in a bad mood.
Worse, long-term exposure to noise pollution can lead to health problems such as Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL), high blood pressure, heart disease and stress.
While there’s not much we can do about the external factors; thankfully, with the right sound-absorbing solutions, you can easily restore your home’s sense of peace and quiet.
Start by Installing a Green Wall
Installing a green wall is a great way to give your wall some extra inches of noise-absorbing padding. Not only is it aesthetically pleasing to look at, but a study funded by the European Commission found that a green wall can reduce noise levels by up to 40 decibels.
While you may prefer to add a living indoor vertical garden, a real one is harder to maintain especially if you don’t have a green thumb.
Keeping your plants alive will require a proper irrigation system – something that might not be easy to set up, especially in a rented apartment.
If you’re worried about the extra work, hefty costs and complex installation process that comes with a living green wall, why not opt for an artificial green wall disc instead?
This faux alternative is the perfect choice for creating a stunning evergreen setting on a budget and can give all the impact of a living wall minus all the maintenance that comes with it. Plus, hanging an artificial wall disc is extremely easy. It’s just like hanging up a picture frame!
The more Artificial Plants, the Better
We kid you not, sometimes more is better in a home. While nobody likes cluttered decor, having lots of plants around the house will definitely tackle noise control.
Using a variety of plants will block out different types of noise at various heights. So, have fun selecting a combination of your favourite artificial plants for your home!
There are so many types of artificial plants available on the market today. Why not choose faux flowering plants, topiary balls, trees, and hanging plants, or decide on an arrangement with green wall panels and hedges? The sky’s the limit.
Thick, dense evergreen artificial hedges packed closely together offer the best efficiency for dampening sound.
Remember, the more plants you have, the more noise they will absorb. Give this a try and hear the difference!
Use Large Planters
Go big or go home!
Another great trick to reduce noise is to use large planters.
Why is that you wonder? Well, the bigger the plant container, the more soil it contains – and that makes for another great sound barrier.
Using soil with your artificial plants will make them look exceptionally real. It’ll keep your guests guessing whether they admire living or faux greenery. They’ll be impressed when they find out the truth!.
Also, with larger planters, you can go for bigger, taller plants that reach up to eye or ear level. Best of all, they’ll come exactly in the size you need – you won’t have to wait for them to grow tall.
Not only do taller plants prove to be more effective in blocking noise but can keep your space private, and cool and shaded in summer.
An open window or balcony can invite noise into your home.
While keeping the window or balcony closed can eliminate the din of honking cars on a bustling street or loud chatter from the neighbour’s home, it will also leave your home feeling rather stuffy over time.
The easy solution to combat airless rooms is to strategically place your artificial plants. Hanging flower baskets or hanging plants from your window pane will absorb some of the noise when you leave your windows open. The result is a beautiful home AND fresh air.
And if you are the proud owner of a balcony, we recommend adding an artificial green wall. A green wall or faux hedging can soundproof your home and bring your outdoor area to life.
Keep the Noise out with Artificial Plants
Make your place a peaceful haven.
Not only is faux greenery calming to look at, but it also is the most gorgeous soundproofing option for your home.
Gone are the days when artificial plants look and feel fake. These days high-quality ones can look identical to the real thing!
Fake plants require close to zero maintenance; they remain fresh, green and vibrant 365 days a year. What’s not to love?
You can never go wrong with dense, lush greenery to muffle the sound.
Have fun decorating!