How to Set Up a Piano Room

Are you establishing a room for a piano in a new home, or are you updating a room in your present home to a music room? Either way, count yourself blessed to be able to dedicate an entire room for this purpose. Music enhances creativity, makes learning more enjoyable, increases spirituality, and brings people together. Here are some ideas that might inspire you to create the perfect piano room.

First Things First. Obviously, the most important part of establishing your music room is to get the piano where it belongs. 

  • Be sure that your music room temperature is kept between seventy and seventy-two degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Keep the piano away from exterior walls and from doors or windows that might create a draft that could affect the sound of your piano.
  • Keep the piano away from a fireplace, too.

Moving The Piano. Whether you have an upright, a baby grand, or a grand piano, moving it is a big endeavor.

  • Of course, if you have purchased the piano from a store, it will more than likely be moved to your home free of charge.
  • If you have purchased a used piano from an individual, consider getting professionals from a service like Johnson Piano Moving to transport the piano for you. The movers have the training and the experience to make the move in a safe way. The piano will probably be placed in protective pads so that the wood won't be damaged. If there is any damage, reputable movers will make any repairs that are needed. In extreme cases, a new piano would be provided.
  • If you are moving the piano yourself, consider getting help. The best way to move it is to take the legs off so that it will go through doorways easily. 

Decorating the Music Room. This part can be the most fun!

  • Think about using black and white for the basic colors of your piano room, as that would mimic the piano keyboard. Touches of red would add to the drama. Imagine a piano bench with black and white stripes for the fabric and a red rose appliqued on top. 
  • Another idea for the color would be to paint the walls blue, which stimulates creativity. Eggshell blue would be nice if you want something soothing, while a darker blue would make a bolder statement.
  • If you have the space, it would be great to establish a place for chairs and a table. This would be especially nice if you are a parent who will be sitting down to monitor piano practice.
  • Think about placing pictures of great composers in gold frames and arranging groupings of them on one of your walls. Another idea is to display record albums by piano artists like Van Cliburn, Eddy Duchin, Myra Hess, and Arthur Rubinstein.