Baux Acoustic Panels

This post was created thanks to a gifted collaboration with Baux Designs. I love their products and am excited to share our experience with them!

We are turning the third bedroom of our house into an Airbnb space. It has a private entrance and it’s own bathroom but still shares walls the rest of our home so to help add some privacy we hung up acoustic panels. I did a lot of research and found many ugly options and some DIY ideas but ultimately found and fell in love with Baux Design. They are a Swedish design and made from sustainable materials, plus they are gorgeous.

We chose the wood wool panels. An environment-friendly, recyclable material made from wood wool, cement and water.

Installation was really surprisingly easy. Here’s the step by step:

The first thing we did was go to their website and downloaded the  toolkit  where you can create your own custom layout and colors. This is what we came up with and chose all white panels.

The first thing we did was go to their website and downloaded the toolkit where you can create your own custom layout and colors. This is what we came up with and chose all white panels.

We used a stud finder and chalk string to mark the stud lines on the wall. Each panel needed to hit at least one stud to be secure.

We used a stud finder and chalk string to mark the stud lines on the wall. Each panel needed to hit at least one stud to be secure.

Each panel had up to 6 screws depending on how it aligned with the stud.

Each panel had up to 6 screws depending on how it aligned with the stud.

We started with the first panel in the middle of the room and worked our way out from there making sure that it was perfectly level.

We started with the first panel in the middle of the room and worked our way out from there making sure that it was perfectly level.

You can see all the screws in the panels at this point. Later we painted over them and they completely disappeared.

You can see all the screws in the panels at this point. Later we painted over them and they completely disappeared.

The holes for the outlet were traced and cut out with a jigsaw.

The holes for the outlet were traced and cut out with a jigsaw.

Baux provided paint to use on the screws with made them virtually invisible!

Baux provided paint to use on the screws with made them virtually invisible!

Once all the panels were hung I used an air compressor to remove any debris or dust.

Once all the panels were hung I used an air compressor to remove any debris or dust.

You can see in this photo there is a gap around the perimeter, we used caulking to fill that gap and create a smooth finished look.

You can see in this photo there is a gap around the perimeter, we used caulking to fill that gap and create a smooth finished look.

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So, how do we like them? Can beautiful design still be functional? Yep! We did a test before installing the panels where Tim stood on the other side of the wall and talked. I could easily hear him, now with the panels it has significantly reduced the sound, it’s still there but very very muffled. The room is not completely sound proof but the panels have made a huge difference and will make it nicer for our guests, and for us, to feel Iike they have some privacy.