Cath in the comments on this post said that her room seemed 'less loud' as she simplified and uncluttered it.
Visual 'noise' can be just as disturbing as sound, don't you think? Marie Kondo discusses it (page 93 in my copy of The Life Changing Magic of Tidying) where she describes printed information on things like furniture and boxes - words, words and more words - as noise. Maybe this is why I am happier with washing up liquids etc in the cupboard under the sink and not sitting out around it.
The noise of books was the subject of this post!
The more I simplify the more aware I am of the 'noise' of pattern and texture and I find myself reducing both. I don't know if I dare to have it, but the idea of a smooth white floor really appeals to me. My room at university in Sweden had a perfectly plain cream coloured floor which I loved (of course people take off their shoes when they enter a house in Sweden!) And in our town house in York we had a white tiled floor in the kitchen which lifted my spirits every time I went into it.
How simple can I dare to be?
On the Kondo front I find myself re-visiting some of the categories....and I still haven't got round to doing the freezer.
How are you progressing and are your rooms quiet or noisy?
I especially like the bedroom to be quiet.