7 Ways to Make Your Musical Instruments Feel Like an Intentional Part of Your Design Scheme

published Jun 17, 2019
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Credit: Julia Steele

Living in a musical household? It’s easy to incorporate beloved instruments into your home styling so that they remain 100 percent functional, while still reflecting your tastes and complementing a room’s existing color scheme. Not sure where to get started? Check out the seven rooms below for some tips on how to decorate with pianos, guitars, and more.

We spy both a guitar and a keyboard in this room. Hanging the instrument on the wall makes it both decorative and easy to grab for mid-afternoon jam sessions. Better yet, it matches the wood furniture perfectly!

Credit: Jude Green

Jude Green of That Home Bird Life did a major revamp of her living room and also chose to hang a guitar to the wall. The space available was the perfect size for the instrument, and attaching it to a wall rather than propping it up on a stand ensures it won’t inadvertently get knocked over when the room is full of foot traffic.

Credit: Julia Steele

In this living room, a gallery wall melds into the area around the piano, allowing everything to blend together in, well, harmony. Placing a plant and artwork on the instrument’s top shelf make this functional piece feel decorative and cozy. A plant across the room helps tie together the overall space.

Credit: Submitted by Vivian

Who says you can’t turn your living space into your own makeshift stage? We love how this drum set — while quite large — looks right at home in this cozy, modern rustic room. Plenty of seating nearby makes it easy to put on an impromptu show.

Credit: Lynzy & Co

Not happy with the current shade of your piano? Make like Lynzy Coughlin of Lynzy & Co and paint it! Check out the full before and after and read through the tutorial on her site.

Credit: Rachel Pereira

Rachel Pereira of Shades of Blue Interiors has also mastered the art of piano styling. Hers not only complements the couch and armchair perfectly, it’s made to look extra cozy with the addition of a fur throw on the bench and decorative accents added on top.

Credit: Emily Lex

Have a little nook that could use some love? Maximize valuable space by creating a home for your instrument. This piano, belonging to Emily Lex of Jones Design Company, looks adorable when placed underneath a staircase and styled with matching black and white pieces.