The decorative potential of acoustic foam panels

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Some of the best elements of room design are usually the ones that combine fashion and function by looking stylish while still serving an essential purpose. With a little imagination, acoustic foam can disguise itself as a decorative element while still providing the sound absorption and noise reduction necessary for a room. Don’t believe us? Take a look at this list from DigsDigs for some design ideas that will change your mind.  

The beauty of acoustic foam is that it is a versatile, malleable material that can easily be customized without much difficulty. You can arrange existing eye-catching shapes such as acoustic spade panels and acoustic wave panels into dynamic patterns, or you can cut your own artistic patterns out of plain acoustic foam shapes. You can even mix and match colors with acoustic color foam. If you don’t see the colors you want, you can even do some DIY customization to replicate the design you envisioned.

However, it should be noted that painting your acoustic foam might not be the best idea. As Jason Dominic from Home Theater Academy writes, using paint to change the color of acoustic foam might diminish its sound absorption capabilities, since the paint interferes with the foam’s open-cell structure. Instead, it might be a better idea to dye the foam panels, since this won’t add a different texture to their surface.

If you’re ready to add eye-catching acoustic foam panels that will absorb sound in your home, recording studio, or any other building, be sure to check out The Foam Factory’s acoustic foam panel designs. Their color foam might be most helpful as you bring your foam panel designs to life.