How to introduce musical instruments into your interior decor

Photo courtesy of The Glitter Guide via Design Wonderland

Photo courtesy of The Glitter Guide via Design Wonderland

Music has always been a big part of my life. I learned to play the piano as a child and discovered that I actually had some talent. I even performed a bit in college so, needless to say, I love not only the beautiful sound of music but also appreciate and enjoy the beauty of musical instruments.  Here are a few guidelines to help you introduce musical instruments into your interior design plan:

  • As the focal point of a room, a glossy grand piano holds center stage and becomes a large and functional piece of art.  Common displays on the top surface of the piano include a single candelabra, a vase of fresh flowers or a grouping of favorite photographs.
  • Hanging your prized instruments on the wall as shown in the photo above allows for easy access when it is time to play but also makes it possible to enjoy their beauty each time you walk into the room.
  • Musical motifs painted onto furniture items is a great way to celebrate your love of music and instruments.  Artist Jane Harrington offers a beautiful hand-painted motif on your choice of furniture pieces.  These custom items are sure to become treasured family heirlooms for years to come.
Hand-painted musical instrument motif from Pieces collection available at Painted Furniture Barn

Hand-painted musical instrument motif from Pieces collection available at Painted Furniture Barn

  • There is no question the people who own this home celebrate a love of music but also enjoy a good time!  Decorating around your love of music and musical instruments allows your personality to shine through and isn’t that what good interior design is all about?
Regardless of whether your preferred design style is traditional, shabby chic or rustic and comfortable, the beauty of musical instruments will add dimension, personality and interest to your home’s decor.  How do you personalize your home with  meaningful items that are important to you and your family?

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