Designing and Space Planning for Pianos Without Music Rooms

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Many of us have a family heirloom, that spinet upright piano that was passed down, and visions of your child taking piano lessons at that black piano or mahogany upright. You do not need a separate room to incorporate your musical heirloom into your interiors.

When you are designing and planning your space with a piano, look for a room that has appropriate floor space for the piano and the movement of the bench. Ideally, there is room for additional seating to provide the feeling and use of a music room.

Consider the scale and proportion of your piano model, as well, when designing your music space. For example, the height and depth of the spinet piano may take up less floor space but doesn’t offer the elegance of a baby grand.

You can make more of a grand impression with spinet-sized pianos by also incorporating an appropriately sized, luxurious area rug, like the custom Tibetan wool area rug I’ve used in the music space in the photo above. If space allows, additional seating offers room for you to enjoy your child play, while an occasional table functions as a place to hold a beverage and a good book. As a bonus, I added a new, unique piano bench in this space designed for comfort, ergonomics and aesthetics, as well as storage for music sheets.

Lighting plays an essential role in creating your music space, both for practicality and ambiance. Soft, layered lighting, like floor lamps, table lamps and recessed ceiling lighting, create a warm space for entertaining, and task lighting at the piano helps your little musician play without straining their eyes.
I can help you seamlessly integrate your family heirlooms into your interiors to create new memories in your home. Let’s talk about your goals for creating a beautiful home at 617-699-9462.