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How to use velvet drapes to make the perfect listening room.

Blackout curtains are heavy enough to provide perfect, insulating sound in a home listening room.

Blackout curtains are heavy enough to provide perfect, insulating sound in a home listening room.

Some lucky homeowners have extra space in the house that doesn't serve a particular inherent function. This gives the residents room to either practice a craft, focus on a hobby, make a home office or, for audiophiles, design a high-end listening room.

The perfect place to make a home listening room is preferably one without windows, as this will be the best environment acoustically to preserve sound. However, you can use heavy window treatments even in rooms without windows to increase the quality of sound that comes out of your home audio equipment.

Depending on where you place your speakers, you will need wall hangings that will insulate a room from outside sounds as well as lessen the possibility of your music bouncing off too many surfaces, decreasing the quality of the recording.

In most cases, the noise released from your speakers will project out like a cone from the source of the sound. Place heavy velvet blackout curtains around the room or right near the speakers so that the sound will be absorbed and not deflected.

Pair those curtains with plush carpeting on the floor.The sound will also be absorbed by the fabric of a heavy carpet, allowing you to enjoy crisp, clear music.

Darker colors are good options as they will help you to feel more intimately  involved with the music you are enjoying. Don't overload the room with too much furniture, as this too may result in obstructing the sounds that come out of your speakers.

No matter what size the room is, it can be made into a music lover's dream space if the right steps are taken in decorating the space.