According to Home Guides, there are several ways to reduce the noise in a room. Home Guides recommends covering windows with heavier drapes to help absorb noise. Adding padding underneath carpeting is also another noise-reducing solution.
There are also several other noise-reducing solutions that are both quick and relatively inexpensive. Adding area rugs to a room and adding upholstered furniture are both ideal ways to reduce the noise in a room. Placing fabric on the ceilings or using a fabric-lined room divider are also simple solutions. Apartment Therapy recommends lining walls with furniture, such as bookshelves and chairs, to help reduce noise.