Padded walls are a good solution for several rooms in your house. In the dining room, adding a padded wall behind buffet seating provides a lovely and relaxing backrest to lean against while enjoying a pleasant family meal. You can cover the wall with suede, leather or vinyl. In bedrooms, padded walls provide a soft feel to the room. They also help filter out distracting sounds that could disturb your rest. If you work at home, you may want to use padded walls in your office to sound-proof the room again to help filter out noise and cut down on distractions. If you have an entertainment room, adding padded walls will allow you to play your surround sound system as loud as you like at any time of the day or night without fear of disturbing your neighbors.
Padded walls come in a variety of styles. You can choose small rectangular areas of the wall to be padded with cushioned fabric. In an entertainment room or home studio, you can use insulated panels layered with soundproof tiles to cover all of the walls in the room completely. Just remember, padded walls are more expensive. If you are on a tight budget, think about which direction the most distracting sounds come from and pad only those walls.
In addition to sound-proofing, padded walls look elegant and if done correctly, they can improve your home’s value.