IKEA has launched the perfect curtain for city dwellers

The interiors chain has found the solution to noisy neighbors – and it looks great too

GUNNLAUG curtain by IKEA
(Image credit: IKEA)

IKEA has just made an undisturbed sleep possible, no matter where you are. The solution comes in the shape of GUNNLAUG – a new soundproof curtain that absorbs noise and filters light – so you can filter out the traffic beyond your window. 

So, if you didn't already love the Swedish chain for their Scandi-cool furnishings and IKEA hacks  – you certainly will after a good night's sleep. 

The GUNNLAUG absorbs lights and sound through its special fabric – which is a combination of chenille yarn and a unique weave construction. This material decreases echos and reverberation in medium and high-frequency waves – so you can rest easy whilst the science gets to work. 

GUNNLAUG curtain by IKEA

(Image credit: IKEA)

The lightweight product is certified according to ISO 354 (a way of measuring sound absorption), meaning it has a 50-100% greater absorption of medium and high noise frequencies than other fabrics of similar quality. 

The Swedish chain suggests the most effective way to absorb sound is by draping the curtain with folds, 9-15 cm from the wall – before suggesting you use the GUNNLAUG on a curtain rod or a curtain track. This bedroom idea will 'capture the sound waves and maximize the sound absorbency' because the folds emphasize the distance between the wall and the curtain.

While the GUNNLAUG protects you from the clangor of cutlery and the traffic buzz that comes with city life – it also creates a space for you to enjoy your playlist in private – so you can party on long after sunset. 

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GUNNLAUG curtain by IKEA

(Image credit: IKEA)

Plus, in all its functionality, it is easy to overlook GUNNLAUG's aesthetic, but despite its purpose, IKEA has designed the curtain to suit all schemes – with its choice of white and gray hues that elevate minimalist homes and maintain any neutral palette. 

The GUNNLAUG also allows you to break up with your open plan – by creating a private zone that feels separate from your workspace without sacrificing style. 

GUNNLAUG curtain by IKEA

(Image credit: IKEA)

And in true IKEA style, the GUNNLAUG is made using recycled polyester – as the brand looks to make 'sustainable living more affordable, attractive and accessible,' according to Peter Jelkeby, Country Retail Manager and Chief Sustainability Officer, IKEA UK & Ireland.

Not only are IKEA good-looking, but they are also one of the best sustainable furniture brands too. Thanks to them, we're going to sleep (and party) throughout the entire night.  

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