10 Ways To Decorate Around A Piano
Updated: Mar 17
When we built our house I knew I wanted a piano for my girls to learn to play. I had made sure this wall (pictured above) was long enough that an upright piano would fit and found one for $100 on Facebook Marketplace. All three girls have loved learning the piano for the past 5 years although I'm sad that my oldest thinks she wants to be done with lessons, but the other two are still going strong! And here they are with my favorite photo of them at the piano before we ever started lessons. I have switched up how I decorated above our piano multiple times and I have created this list of all my favorite ways to decorate around a piano.
1. LARGE ART
This is ultimately what I went with after trying a few other ideas out. This is a great option to add lamps to flank the art. If I had the room on my wall, I would have added wall sconces like Lindsey Brooke Design did with her 'California Cool' piano decor!
Not sure where to find large art, check out these options here.
2. ADD A MIRROR
If I didn't have a mirror already in the same room as our piano, I think this would be my choice! I love the mirror paired with the green banker's desk lamp, Ursula Carmona designed in the first photo pictured below. Need some mirror ideas, check here.
3. CREATE A GALLERY WALL
I'm a sucker for a good gallery wall, so it's no surprise that I put this on the list. And these are great examples of how to do it correctly. Alice Lane Interiors, nailed this corner gallery wall with her use of mixed metal frames and variety of art styles.
4. FRAME IT
If you have the wall space, doing built-ins or shelving around your piano looks pretty phenomenal, in my opinion!
5. MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
If you are a musically inclined family, adding your other instruments, as art, is a great option to store your pieces, as well as display them.
6. TEXTURE, TEXTURE, TEXTURE
When people decorate and they always feel that "something is missing", texture is almost always it. And it is crazy easy to add texture to any space. The most commonly used item is a sheepskin rug, this adds softness to the hard wood of a piano. If you don't like the look of sheepskin other options include using any other material besides wood on the bench. For example, adding a velvet top to break up the wood or simply laying a blanket on top is a great solution.
7. POP OF COLOR
I just discovered Studio Plumb in my quest to find the best piano set-ups for this blog post and I'm so glad I did! This may be my all-time favorite!!! She used SW-Oakmoss paint to add color to her piano/dining room trim and built-ins. And that paint color just happens to be at the top of my list for green paint for my own house and with this picture you can easily see why!
Pops of color can be as simple as a bright colored chair, a painted piano, or a simpler solution placing one on a painted wall.
8. GIVE IT LIFE - WITH PLANTS
I think every room needs some greenery from plants and the piano area is no exception. Adding plants whether faux or real gives a space life. Need some good faux plants? Check some great options out here.
9. GO FOR THE LAYERED LOOK
If you're into a more minimal look, this may not be the style for you but I love all the dimension and interest layering art/decor provides. Here you can find some awesome objects for layering.
10. DO WHATEVER YOU WANT!
Do BOLD, Do unique, Do m i n i m a l, Do whatever you want! Make it your own and just DO what brings you joy. Kate Pearce Vintage is one of my favorite designers because she is not afraid to go with what she loves. With her piano set up she utilizes a gallery art, layering, texture, plants, pops of color to create a super unique space.
What one is your favorite way to decorate around a piano? Comment below. And if you need help creating the perfect piano space for your home I can help with my 'Decor Essentials' package.
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