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Jazzing Up a Music Room with Color and Texture

by Jessica Ackerman for WallDecorandHomeAccents.com

cartoon dogs playing musical instruments The 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 Texture

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 music.

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 texture.

violins hanging on a wall Other ways to include texture include decorating the walls with actual musical instruments.

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.

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


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

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