It’s National Vinyl Record Player Day — Here Are Affordable Upgrades for Your Setup

published Aug 12, 2022
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Today is National Vinyl Record Player Day. Listening to music on the nostalgic machine is a luxury, but it is also an ode to collecting sentimental vinyls and going beyond digital streaming. 

Depending on whatever room you choose to set up your record player, bookshelves, television stands, and bar carts can serve as a table and is often cheaper than the alternative. Using removable wallpaper, you can also customize the shelves of your stand to match a color scheme or pattern.

Once you’ve set up your stand, a new shelf for your vinyl records would complement the table. Luckily, IKEA has a $12 wooden dish rack that can conveniently double as a vinyl record holder. If you’re not near IKEA, Amazon has a similarly priced drying rack that can work.

So now that your records are organized on your shelves, let’s take the setup a step further. On ThatLittleMachine’s Etsy shop, easy-to-install wall mounts titled “NOW PLAYING” is a stylish way to display the vinyl record that’s currently spinning. The 3D-printed logo is available on Etsy for $12.99 in eight different colors. If your book corner needs some love, their shop also has a similar wall mount for a book display!

While filling up the rest of your shelf space with records and speakers, adding a gallery wall behind your setup will bring the area to life. Etsy and Society6 have a variety of artists that create posters of musicians that are downloadable, easy to print, and fit perfectly in a frame. For example, pair the latest Harry Styles vinyl with a six-pack set of album-themed posters from Etsy.

Happy National Vinyl Record Player Day! Once you’ve freshened up your setup, get to spinning.