If you’ve been keeping up with my articles, you’ll know that I often recommend using soundproof curtains and blankets. Both can be a great help around the house, and there are so many ways to use them. Today, I thought we should turn our collective attention to another type of products in a similar category. I’ve been looking into some of the best soundproof room divider curtains, so that I can present you with a conclusive list.
In this article, I’m going to review several of these products and point out some key features you’ll want to see in your soundproof room dividers. But before we get to that, let me tell you why you would even need soundproof room divider curtains in the first place.
Why You Need to Get a Soundproof Room Divider
As you know, soundproof curtains can be useful in many ways. You can use them over your windows and even walls. Since they’re very dense and heavy, they should be very effective at blocking out the light. Whether that’s a benefit or a detriment depends on your own preferences.
Soundproof room divider curtains, on the other hand, have slightly different designs that allow them to be used in the middle of the room. For example, while many window curtains have only one presentable side, dividers are typically symmetrical. After all, they need to look attractive from both sides since you’ll presumably set them up in the middle of a room.
In fact, room divider curtains can have many uses:
- Enveloping a sleeping area in an open-concept home. In fact, you can use room dividers to visually split open spaces by their function. So, you can have a divider for the sleeping area, one for the living room area, and so on. This will also add more flexibility to your space.
- Splitting a shared bedroom in order to have privacy. Many of the soundproof room dividers I’ll review in this article have promotional photos in hotel-like rooms.
- Hiding a particularly messy part of your home. Like hiding dust under a rug, you can hide all of the moving boxes you haven’t gotten around to unpacking behind a room divider. Pay no attention to the clutter behind the curtain!
- Because they’re so thick and dense, soundproof room dividers will also drastically reduce the amount of noise and light inside of the fenced-off area.
Essentially, these products can be useful pretty much anywhere. Whether you have an open-concept home or a shared bedroom or office space, you can easily make it cozier with soundproof room divider curtains.
Features to Look for in Soundproof Room Dividers
So, let’s take a look at some features that will help you find the best soundproof room divider for you.
The Size of Room Dividers
Obviously, one of the most important things about buying a room divider is getting one in the correct size. That’s why you should have a very clear idea of where you want your curtains to go before you order them. For example, if you have very tall ceilings, you should get curtains that are long enough. Or, if you’re looking to cover a narrow hallway, it wouldn’t do to have a bunch of extra material on the sides.
Fortunately, room dividers do come in all sorts of sizes, from 7×4 feet to 9×15 feet and beyond. A good rule of thumb is to go a bit larger than your measurements call for. After all, looser drapery absorbs sound better. Also, your room divider curtains will cancel more noise if you let them pool on the floor a bit, rather than hang above it.
The Material – Polyester, Velvet, Etc.
The properties of the material are incredibly important when choosing between several room dividers. Most of the curtains on my list are thick, densely woven polyester. However, they can also be suede, velvet, even cotton. If you need them to create some privacy, you should be fine – you won’t be able to see anything through the curtains.
The design of the curtains is also a big component of the material. You’ll want curtains that have the same material on both sides. You can also make all sorts of stylistic choices when you get your curtains. They come in many colors, and some even have patterns or images on them, such as cityscapes.
Typically, all of these room divider curtains are fairly easy to install. Basically, all you need is a curtain rod. In my article on soundproof curtains, I recommended several different types of rods.
However, when we’re talking about room dividers, you may want to stick to ceiling rods like this one from RoomDividersNow. The product is available for 3 curtain widths in 4 different colors — black, white, silver, and gold. Room divider curtains usually have grommets, so putting them up will be as easy as stringing them on a curtain rod and putting the rod on the ceiling hook. The whole process should take about 10 minutes in total.
If you don’t want to have to string the curtains onto the curtain rod, I’ve also seen people install these using S hooks. This is an even simpler solution, although perhaps less attractive. Ultimately, it’ll be up to you to set the curtains up according to your preferences.
The Price and Inexpensive Room Dividers
If you’ve read some of my other product reviews, you’ll know that I often like to present the products in a price ascending order. This time, the order is going to be pretty random, because the prices are pretty much the same all-around.
Curtains that are about 4 feet wide are usually about $20–$30, while 15-foot ones can be as much as $70. In either case, I’d say that they are fairly inexpensive, especially when you take the benefits of having a room divider into account.
I also have one final disclaimer — you should keep in mind that curtain rods aren’t included in the purchase. So, you should expect to spend another $30–$65 on top of the price of the curtains.
The Best Soundproof Room Divider Curtains (Recommendations)
At this point, even I am itching to get into the actual reviews. So, let’s see what we can expect from the best soundproof room divider curtains on the market.
1. RoomDividersNow Premium Heavyweight Room Divider Curtains
As you may have noticed, these room divider curtains are made by the same factory that makes the ceiling curtain rods I’ve recommended. Like many of the products on this list, these curtains are available in a range of sizes, starting at 7×4-feet. For 8 or 9-foot ceilings, the options are 5, 10, and 15-foot wide curtains.
This product is made of 100% polyester, which is hemmed on all sides. Moreover, the curtains are available in 11 solid colors. However, if you’d like your room divider to bring something extra to your home, you can also order these curtains with a jungle or cloud print, or with stainless glass, blue brushstrokes, a cityscape image, and ocean waves.
The curtains are easy to install, as they have 1.75-inch grommets which should easily fit most curtain rods. The price of these curtains depends on the size you need as well as the color. Smaller sizes are less expensive, but if you want one of the 6 patterns, you’re going to have to shell out some extra cash.
- Reduces light
- 7 sizes
- 100% polyester
- 11 solid colors and 6 patterns like brushstrokes, clouds, etc.
- 1.75-inch grommets
2. RYB HOME Room Divider Screen Partitions Curtains
Unlike the previous product which, although it was heavy and dense, never actually claimed to reduce noise, this RYB HOME room divider does have sound deadening properties. That’s not to say that the previous product didn’t – after all, I wouldn’t have put it on the list. However, this does show us the priorities of the manufacturer, as far as their branding goes, at least.
The material of the curtain is pure polyester, which is dense and heavy enough to provide light and sound reduction. According to the manufacturer, it will even provide a thermal barrier. You can even machine wash it, which is pretty important. It’s available in 8 solid colors, so you’ll be able to find the perfect match for your home.
Furthermore, this room divider curtain is available in 3 sizes. The smallest one is 8.3 feet wide and 7-foot tall, the next one is 10 feet wide and 9 feet tall. The largest one is 8-foot tall and 15 feet wide. Each comes with 1.6-inch grommets, although the number of them varies according to the width of the curtain.
Depending on the size you need, this product can cost you anywhere between $30 and $70.
- Light and sound reduction, thermal insulation
- 3 sizes
- 1.6-inch grommets
- 100% polyester
- 8 solid colors
3. Rose Home Fashion Privacy Room Divider Curtain
As I have mentioned, many of these curtains are advertised as space dividers for hotel rooms. These Rose Home Fashion room dividers are the perfect example of that. They’re available in 5 solid colors, all of which would fit right into a modern minimalist home or even an office space.
The material of the curtains is 100% polyester, and the manufacturer boasts about their carefully sewn stitches. Apparently, they have 10 stitches per inch, which makes the curtain even more durable and high-quality than its competitors. You’ll be able to machine wash and dry this product.
These curtains are available in 7 different sizes. If you’ve got a 7-foot tall wall, you can get an 8-foot wide curtain. For 8-foot tall walls, there are 8.5, 10, 12.5, and 15-foot wide curtains. And, if you have a 9-foot tall wall, you can have an 8.5 or 15-foot wide divider.
In addition, the metal grommets seem very sturdy as well, although their width is unclear. Still, they should fit most curtain rods. As always, the cost will depend on the size and goes from $30–$65.
- Thick and heavy fabric, should block light and sound
- 7 sizes
- 100% polyester
- 5 solid colors
4. NICETOWN Room Divider Blackout Curtains
The NICETOWN room divider curtains’ primary purpose is to provide a thick privacy barrier. Fortunately, if light can’t pass, sound probably won’t either. And, according to the manufacturer, their darker curtains can achieve a 99% blackout, while the lighter colors manage 85%. Speaking of colors, you should note that this product comes in 8 solid colors.
The curtains are made from densely woven polyester, like the previous products on my list. However, they also have a microfiber thermal coating, which allows them to keep the room cool in the summer and warm during winter. Furthermore, since polyester is fairly durable, you’ll be able to machine wash the curtains in cold water.
The product does have 1.6-inch silver grommets which should be easy to slip onto a curtain rod. Once again, the price depends on the size you choose, although it stays in the similar range as the other products.
- Blackout and sound absorption
- 5 sizes
- 1.6-inch grommets
- 100% polyester with microfiber thermal coating
- 8 solid colors
5. Deconovo EXTRA WIDE Room Divider
Similarly to the previous few products, this one seems as though it would be ideal for a hotel room. These Deconovo room divider curtains are available in 5 colors, in variations of beige, black, and blue.
Also like all of the products I’ve reviewed, these curtains are made of polyester. Moreover, the fabric is so thick that it can block light, sound, and even insulate against heat and cold. You can wash it in your machine, as long as you use a gentle cycle and cool water. Basically, you should avoid exposing the material to too much heat in order to preserve the polyester and the 1.6-inch silver grommets.
You can get these curtains in various widths and lengths. If you’re looking to use them on 7-foot walls, you’re going to have to get 8.3-foot wide curtains. However, 8-foot tall curtains are available in 8.3–15-foot widths, and 9-foot tall ones can be 10 or 15-foot wide. The prices are fairly standard, if a bit inflated in comparison to the previous products, ranging from $36–$86.
- Effectively reduces light and insulates from sound
- 5 sizes
- 1.6-inch grommets
- 100% polyester
- 5 solid colors
6. Warm Home Designs Insulated Blackout Curtains
I chose to close the product reviews on these Warm Home Designs room dividers because they offer tweaks on the familiar soundproof curtain design.
Although the curtains are made from polyester, they’re woven in a way that creates a subtle floral pattern. Furthermore, they’re also very soft, which is always a benefit when it comes to sound absorption. Additionally, since these are also blackout curtains, they will block 97% of light from reaching the fenced-off area and even act as thermal insulation.
Unlike all of the other products I’ve talked about, these Warm Home Designs curtains actually come in pairs of two panels. The manufacturer makes their double-pane curtains in 5 sizes, and they also make 6 single-panel sizes as well. The single-panel curtains are all 4.5 feet wide by 5.3, 7, 8, and 9 feet long. As for the double-panel ones, the smallest are 3 x 7 feet per panel, while the largest can cover whole walls at 9 x 9 feet per panel.
As usual, the price goes up with the size. However, wall-to-wall coverage is still under $80, and the least expensive curtain is only about $20.
- Reduces light and sound, thermal insulation
- 100% polyester
- 6 single-panel sizes and 5 double-panel ones
- 6 solid colors, subtle floral texture
- Comes with two rope ties and grommets
7. MIUCO Room Darkening Noise Reducing Curtains
Because the MUICO panels appear to be one-sided, most people would put them in the same category as other regular curtains. However, since they have the same color on both sides, I’d argue that they make the perfect room divider curtains.
In any case, even though they appear one-sided, they’re actually another example of triple-weave construction we’ve already seen. That makes them ideal for sunlight and UV blocking. And, as I have previously said, if they can block out light, they can definitely muffle noise. In fact, according to the manufacturer, the panels should filter about 60% of the outside noise.
The panels are made of polyester or polyester-based fabric, which is pretty standard. You’ll just have to wash and dry them cold on a gentle cycle. If you spot any wrinkles, either wet the fabric when you hang them and let gravity do its thing or flatten with a warm iron.
These curtains come in three different lengths: 63, 84, and 95 inches. There are eight 1.6-inch silver grommets per panel. The sides of the panels have an inch-wide hem, and there’s a weighted 3-inch hem along the bottom. That should help the curtains hang fairly nicely.
One set includes two 52-inch panels with ties that are made of matching fabric. Lastly, there are eighteen colors to choose from. If you want to keep it neutral, there’s black, as well as grey, brown, and cream shades. But, there are also plenty of options for more adventurous decorators, like pinks, purples, blues, and reds.
- Block up to 98% of sunlight and 60% of noise
- Includes two 52-inch panels and two matching fabric ties
- 3 lengths: 63, 85, and 95 inches
- Weighted 3-inch bottom hem
- 18 solid colors
8. Regular Soundproof Curtains as Room Dividers
Finally, just because other soundproof curtains weren’t meant to be used as room dividers doesn’t mean that they can’t be. As you may know, I love making the most of everything I own. So, if you already own soundproof curtains or want to use them as room dividers for whatever reason, you can.
Of course, I’d recommend that you find ones that are the same material on both sides, as you will be able to see both. Since we’ve already seen plenty of polyester products on this list, I won’t point you to more of those. Besides, my article on soundproof curtains has plenty of them, too. However, I also mentioned some curtains made from other materials which can work as room dividers, namely:
- NICETOWN Soundproof Velvet Grommet Drapes (which are velvet)
- VERSAILTEX Thermal Insulated Extra Long Curtains (faux linen)
These two are clearly not made to be room dividers, because of the asymmetrical sides. However, they can still look nice if you position them well. For example, you can have the front side facing the sitting area, while the back is facing your bed. Still, there is a noticeable difference between the colors at the front and back side, as you can see if you check out the links above.
Both of these products have 1.6-inch grommets, so they’ll be easy to hang up. Also, they come in varying sizes and colors. Since they were constructed for sound dampening purposes, rather than for providing privacy, you’ll at least know that they’re effective. They’re also very affordable, so you don’t need to worry about that either.
3 Ways to Install Room Divider Curtains
If you spend some time shopping for curtains, you’ll see that not all of them come with grommets. Some of them have a pocket or a tube along the top hem through which you basically push the curtain rod. Others have hooks or fabric tabs. Not all installation methods are going to work for all types of curtains.
Namely, curtain rods or ceiling brackets that use rods will work for most types of curtains. But not all sliding tracks work for every kind of panel. If you don’t already have curtain rods, sliding tracks, or ceiling brackets set up in your room, here’s how you can install them before you hang your curtains.
Wall Curtain Rods and Tension Rods
Curtain rods are pretty much the classic option for hanging any kind of room divider curtains. However, they usually require a vertical wall. Because of that, they’re perfect for curtains that cover windows, walls, or open doorways.
In order to install a traditional curtain rod, you’ll need a rod, which is usually about 1.5 inches thick, and two holders. Plain hooks like these ones from AmazonBasics will do just fine. You can also get double hooks if you want to hang up two pairs of curtains. But of course, that’s not the only way to do that — you can also get a double curtain rod set like this one.
Ultimately, installing these is pretty easy. You just screw the hooks in, then push the rod through the curtain grommets or tube and hang it up on the hooks. It’s the easiest way to do this — but, as I have mentioned, it only works if you have a wall. And, if you’re hanging room divider curtains, you may not want to put them over a wall.
On the other hand, if you want to close off a room from wall to wall, you can use a tension rod. It doesn’t require hooks or screws of any kind, and it can come in several colors. It just expands until it touches the wall on both ends and uses that tension to hold the drapes. So if you want to use curtains to essentially create a new room, this might be the tool you’re looking for.
If you want to use a curtain rod on a ceiling, you’ll need ceiling mounts — or brackets. Once again, you’ll probably spend more time measuring than actually installing these mounts. After you figure out where you want to put the brackets, everything is the same as it was in the previous method.
You’ll put the curtain panels onto the rods, and hook them into the ceiling brackets. These kinds of brackets look great pretty much anywhere. You can put them over windows, walls, doorways, or even in the middle of the room. I’ve even seen them used to create a faux bed canopy — in this case, anything goes.
Lastly, let’s talk about how you can hang up your room divider curtains using ceiling tracks. You’ll need to get ceiling tracks like these to begin with. It’s alright if the tracks are a bit longer than what you need. You can just saw off the excess, and put one of the caps on the end of the track.
Then, you’ll need to screw the tracks into the ceiling, and put in as many rolling hooks as you need. You’ll need one hook for every grommet your curtain panels have. At this point, I should point out that this method isn’t ideal if you have curtains with a rod tube.
After you slide all of them in, close off the other end of the tracks, and hang your curtains. If any of that sounds too complicated, you can consult this video from the official YouTube channel of the RoomDividersNow company.
There you have it, six of the best soundproof room divider curtains, along with 3 excellent soundproof curtain alternatives. Hopefully, this article has shown you what you can expect to find when you start looking into room divider curtains. They can be excellent soundproofing tools if you use them right and let them fall from the ceiling to the floor. In fact, soundproof curtains or room dividers may even be more effective than having a door since the sound won’t be able to bounce off the hard surface.
If the situation is dire, and you really have nothing else to divide the room with, you could also use soundproof blankets. However, they’re definitely the least attractive solution. Still, some of them do have grommets, and you could always cover them up with prettier lightweight curtains.
Once you’ve covered your walls and windows with soundproof curtains and divided your home with soundproof room dividers, the only thing that’s left to do is enjoy the silence. In fact, you can even preserve it further, by only buying quiet appliances, like air purifiers, kettles, or even blenders! Fortunately, I happen to have an archive full of recommendations.