Having a piano in your life is akin to owning a sports car: it’s an object of aesthetic pleasure and a prized possession that requires just the right space to be fully appreciated for all its qualities. One of the most common misconceptions with regard to piano room ideas is that the piano will dominate any room it is placed into. Naturally, that can occur, but most likely it is due to awkward positioning of the instrument in the space that isn’t accommodated to feature the piano properly. While there are no strict rules or canons on how to place the piano in the interior, the elegant Piano room should be set up such that it doesn’t harm your valuable instrument and allows it to be played spontaneously without major furniture shuffling.
Consider the value of your piano; if you own a simple ‘antique’ piano it may be only worth a few thousand dollars and therefore your options widen as to the placement of the piano in your room. If you paid $100K for the designer instrument putting it near a fireplace or a sliding balcony door may not be such a good idea. Common sense and some professional piano room decor ideas should enable piano owners to make the right choices that will preserve your piano and delight your eyes.
Another erroneous approach to piano room decor is thinking that everything in that space has to be of congruent style aesthetic. While mitchy-matchy interiors definitely exist and can be very high-end in terms of their cost and quality, they can read very ‘old fashioned’ and out of date with the 21st century. Unless you would like to create a museum-like interior with decor representing one singular style, the best piano room tip is to be creative and eclectic. Sometimes, a traditional piano can ‘ground’ the modern interior, and vice versa, an ultra-modern instrument can shake up an otherwise stuffy traditional interior. Naturally, mono-style spaces can be gorgeous and refined, albeit appearing a bit like staged rooms for real estate brochures. If that is your style – great. In a way, it’s an easier task to create an aesthetic flow within one decor idiom than work-in juxtapositions and appealing dissonances that constitute an eclectic interior.
Important piano decorating tips to preserve your grand piano are:
- Avoid temperature fluctuations, so place your piano away from doors and large windows (if you open them).
- Avoid extreme dryness and humidity – that will crack the soundboard of the piano. If unavoidable – have a humidifier/dehumidifier handy and use it regularly.
- Don’t place any heavy objects or flowers on expensive pianos (it will damage and deform the piano lid). The more unique the instrument – the less decoration it requires. Like Coco Chanel said about accessories: remove the last thing you put on. The same goes for the piano.
- Keep it away from fireplaces/waterfalls and if left open – dust and vacuum frequently.
- If you live in an apartment – place the piano near the wall that is within your unit – not the border wall with neighbors. Sound travels sideways and this will minimize unpleasantries with the neighbors.
Here are some piano room decor ideas that should start you on your piano room journey.
Here is a perfect high-octane glamour piano room. Fully transparent Lucid Bluthner iDyllic Excellence is centered on the Persian rug under the crystal chandelier. The window is far enough from the piano to keep it safe but its position insures a good natural light source. Notice the strategic placement of the standing mirror – to catch the front side of the piano as it reflects the light from the window.
Situating a classic mahogany grand piano at the bottom of the stairs gives your home the grandeur of the mansions of the gilded age. Persian rugs, mirrors, and chandeliers add high glamour to the interior and elevate your home to the realm of a Hollywood film set.
This traditional interior features classic dark mahogany baby grand and a matching coffee table. Notice plenty of peripheral lighting such as table lamps and spotlights which create an atmosphere of contemplation, suitable for a library, which it appears to be. The cozy fireplace is at a safe distance from the piano.
Here the ultra-modern interior uses the sleek Bluthner Lucid Elegance to offset the geometric starkness of this angular space. The piano is situated asymmetrically at an angle and partially in the doorless stairway, which will be perfect for house performances making the pianist clearly visible from the foyer as well. This way both spaces can be filled with guests who will be able to enjoy music in equal measure, whatever room they are in.
Into the Blue with your lovely blue upright. This is a very popular solution among the piano room decor ideas of turning an older, not-so-valuable upright piano into a color block of elegance by simply repainting it. Combined with a matching color accessory accent, such as the clock here – your piano room will be absolutely unique and delightfully yours.
Great example of a modern grand piano in a neutral environment. Notice how the rainbow frame of Lucid Rainbow Elegance picks up the colors of the artworks on the walls. The piano is near a large window providing ample natural illumination. This space is set up like a gallery so it will be ideal for at-home entertainment.
Here the gleaming ebony grand piano is situated in front of the large standing mirror thus doubling the visual presence of the piano in this sparse, modern space. The color palette is muted: off-whites, beige, and caramel accentuated by the sleek blackness of the piano and leather furniture. This is a very cool, modern take on a piano room decor that can beautifully double as a living room as well.
Baby grand on a yacht? Yes, of course! Fully transparent Lucid Excellence is ideal for spaces that account for every inch of their real estate, none more than luxury yachts. The transparency of this piano puts the idea of ‘dominating the room’ to rest. Placement near windows ensures great light refractions. The beige color scheme of the whole interior makes the piano almost disappear before your eyes. Notice special blocks (replacing the usual wheels) that secure the piano in place on the seaboard vessel.
If your house features a rounded conservatory this is one of the best piano room decor ideas. With vaulted ceiling and neutral tones, this palatial piano room has three accents: a classic high-shine ebony piano, large indoor plants, and dramatic wall art. Enormous windows provide stunning views throughout the day and evening while recessed lighting keeps this opulent piano room traditional yet modern. Notice the plush, inviting furniture so that the listeners can enjoy the music in total comfort.
There are many ways to liven up the living room. One of them is by turning it into a piano room. On this luxury yacht, the living room/piano room space is carpeted with a plush velvet modern rug that sets up the stage for Bluthner Lucid Hive Elegance to spread its acrylic wings and delight us with its ravishing beauty. Modern and futuristic this grand piano exudes luxury and opulence in this already chic interior. Notice the very unique rod anchors that secure the piano in place when the vessel is seaborne.
This is a unique interior that features repurposed grand piano. Sometimes the instrument is just not salvageable as a piano, but it can still be one of the dominant design element of your space. Mounted on the wall with its intricate action and keyboard on full display it becomes The Object in this room. Definitely cool for a piano lover. Notice utilization of the inner space of the piano body as shelves.
If you have curved or winding stairs in your home – bingo! One of the best piano room decor ideas is turning that negative spot that would be right under the curvature of your stairs into a clever grand piano showcase. Versatile and elegant this placement creates a piano room at the bottom of your stairs and allows a variety of people placement options when home entertainment occurs.
All white alright! Ecru upright piano against the painted white brick wall creates a cool downtown vibe, accentuated by the antique French country bench with matching ecru upholstery. Candles and white frames lend some minimalist pizzaz to this monochrome vision of the piano room. A matching off-white Christmas tree makes this music corner also a holiday centerpiece.
For the bold statement, Bluthner PH is a great choice of piano. Definitely, the center of the room is shown here in black leather with polished gold hardware. Notice how the black leather sofa and chair mimic the piano and create visual consonance. Great idea to coordinate your furniture texture with that of the piano. Wall art is chosen excellently to compliment the objects as it has black backgrounds. Observe the wood of the table matches the color of the painting’s subject. This living room is simply stunning.
The theme here is squares. The windows, the ceiling panel, and the wall paneling all feature geometry, so the upright piano in dark mahogany fits right in with the overall feel of the room. The rich brown of the piano is a great complimentary color for the green of the walls, which in turn picks up the greenery right outside the large window. Cognac leather furniture and traditional light fixture give this piano room a very upscale yet conservative look.
An example of a traditional antique-looking piano in a more modern space. Everything is kept very light with the piano being the single dark object in the room. Notice the brown and saffron chevrons on the pillow near the piano – they coordinate with the wood veneer of the grand piano. Here we have sheet music and plants as decorative elements placed on the piano, giving it a very lived-in appearance.
Traditional and contemporary meet in close quarters in this delightful library. Open pore wood and Persian rug give this space a rustic air while the gleaming acrylic upright piano by Lucid Bluthner adds a brilliant touch of modernism and retro-futurism. With all its inner workings exposed through the glass, this instrument captures the attention in the most unexpected way. Notice how the natural wood soundboard matches the unvarnished wood of the library paneling. This is a brilliant way to make the design elements flow from object to object seamlessly.
This is a piano room turned private studio! Having an upright, a repurposed old grand as wall art, and an electric keyboard all in one room create a musical experience out of what otherwise be an ordinary living room. Complimented by the wood beams on the ceiling this rustic escape will be kids’ favorite to be sure.
As you can see this sprawling, waterfront Hamptons home is an epitome of piano room decor ideas: flooded with light and complete with an elegant, ebony grand piano. Notice the safe distance from the fireplace. Live plants add consonance with the beautiful nature outside.
The white and gold theme for the Holidays! This is an inspiration for a Holiday music room complete with a gorgeous tree and gifts galore (we hope). Vintage spinet painted rustic off-white blends with the colors of the wall and faux fireplace creating visual uniformity and allowing the tree and the settee to take center stage. Accessories such as candles, pictures, and Christmas lights placed strategically make this music room one of the most Christmas – spirited of such rooms ever.
The theme is white! This white Translucid baby grand looks very much at home on the white marble floor of this lovely space. As a piano room, this is a mono-style concept unified by a single color – white. The tulle drape on the large window adds drama at night and will prove great natural lighting during the day. The eye is drawn to the warm gold of the piano’s frame – a great way to focus on the essence of the piano without accentuating the bulk of its body. This is possible because of its transparent acrylic lid. See-through elements like legs make the appearance light and effervescent.
This cool house has a bi-color theme: bone and brown. Very warm and colonial. Huge windows flood the expansive foyer with light as the traditional brown baby grand piano is the nearly center stage upon entry into this home. The iron and crystal chandelier adds pizzaz to the open space while the large wooden armoire compliments the piano.
Another living room/piano room hybrid is family-friendly and very space savvy. A small spinet is facing the table so dinner can turn into a musical experience without much hassle at all. Muted earth colors compliment each other and create a peaceful and serene atmosphere for the whole family to gather in.
This impromptu piano room is minimal and simple yet very elegant. A vintage spinet in light wood veneer matches sage green wall color beautifully. Notice how wall art has the same color scheme with both the piano and the wall. Some smaller objects on the top of the piano personalize the ambiance.
Home decor is an incredibly personal subject. Whether you are embarking on the creation of your music space by yourself or with professional decorators, the goal should be the space that you, your family, and friends will enjoy not only looking at but using in your daily life. Most rooms have many options for piano placement so consider the sound, the design, and the value of your piano when selecting its location. People tend to delegate these decisions to decorators, and when it comes to actually playing the piano they find themselves in a cumbersome situation having to move things around. Most interior designers will listen with attention to your lifestyle description so as to create a living space, which you will fully enjoy.
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