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Jazzing Up a Music Room with Color and Texture

by Jessica Ackerman for

cartoon dogs playing musical instrumentsThe family
music room should be designed as a fun, inspiring and relaxing place
where family and friends can get together and enjoy music.

Whether you
actually play a musical instrument and use the room as a place to
play and practice or simply enjoy listening to music, you want to
make your music room a place where people like to congregate.

Jazzing it up with
exciting colors and textures is a great way to add extra energy and fun to
your music room environment.

Choosing an Overall
Color Scheme

With so many different
color options, it can sometimes be difficult to choose an overall color
scheme for the music room. Because the room is designed for fun and
enjoyment, you can use almost any color combination that appeals to you.
While some people prefer to use neutral and muted shades in the music room
to enhance its relaxing elements, others prefer to pump up the energy and
excitement by using bolder shades. In some cases, you can even combine the
best of both of these approaches by using a neutral or pale shade for the
walls, then adding brightly colored accessories and accent pieces to spice
things up a bit.

Sometimes you
can gather inspiration for your overall color scheme by thinking
about how you utilize the room. For example, if you have a room
focused on a keyboard theme, your color scheme might be
predominantly black and white.

 You can also
add an accent color such as blue, red or yellow to increase the
room’s visual interest, since primary shades often look especially
crisp and attractive when combined with black and white.


You can also gather
color inspiration from some of your decorating accents. For example, if the
centerpiece of your music room wall is a beautiful poster from your favorite
Broadway musical, choose two or three colors from the poster for the room’s
color palette.

Add Excitement with

Although color is
important when decorating a room, you don’t want to overlook the impact that
texture can have. Look for opportunities to add bits of interesting texture
wherever you can; such as using a lampshade in a rustic natural fabric and a
beautiful textured tapestry throw if your music room focuses on country

Opulent silk or linen
pillows on the chairs can add a nice touch if your music room has a more
formal appearance.

You can also add texture
through the creative use of flooring. If you have a hardwood or tile floor
in the music room, a large area rug will help improve the overall sound
quality in the room in addition to adding an interesting touch of color and

violins hanging on a wallOther ways to
include texture include decorating the walls with actual musical

Although you probably wouldn’t want to do this
with instruments that you actually play, you can often pick up very
inexpensive musical instruments at garage sales and flea markets.

instruments can be perfect for adding some music-inspired texture
and visual interest when used as wall art.


writer for WallDecorandHomeAccents.com, Jessica Ackerman has extensive
design experience, using  fish
wall sculpture and
decorative wall candle sconces. 

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