Putting the Muse in Music: How to Decorate a Music Room
Inspiration can come anywhere, anytime. It can happen while you’re driving, cooking or in the shower. An idea that suddenly presents itself is a gift – but it doesn’t always happen, and for those in-between moments, sitting around waiting for inspiration to strike isn’t going to accomplish anything. That’s where the idea of daily routines, gritty practice, habitual writing and dedication and hard work comes in. It’s not always glamorous, but it’s necessary to hone your craft. In this article (and many articles like it), the best way to motivate yourself to sit down and write music (or make music, or whatever is the habit you want to create) is cited as having a quiet space where you can just do the thing you want to do. Of course, the idea of creating a space or room for its own purpose isn’t novel – in fact, it’s the nature of every room of every house that’s ever been built! (Bedroom? Sleeping. Living Room? Lounging. Kitchen? Cooking. etc, etc.). For the serious musician, a space of one’s own dedicated to the craft is a must. Here’s how to furnish one:
A little bit of musicality can be good for the soul – and the aesthetic! If music is your passion; if you live and breathe it, then dedicate an entire room of the house just for it! Pull up a chair for guitar-playing. Hang up art to inspire the next note. Create an entire lounge area with sofas, floor pillows and poufs for buddy jam sessions. You can even use this space for listening only; set up a sound system along a wall media center. If you need storage – whether you’ve got more guitars than you know what to do with or simply need to “do something” about all that sheet music lying around – this space can also serve that purpose. No matter the reason you need a music room, all that’s required of you to create one is one simple rule: you must love music!
4. "Always Ready to Play"
The way we choose to decorate is a manifestation of our inner feelings, but the way we choose to decorate can also impact our inner feelings. Choose décor and designs that make you feel good. Below, we’ve curated a small collection of our favorite “music room” finds. Imagine sitting in one of the chairs below while listening to your favorite artist! Get inspired by the designs below or find more styles worth singing about here.