How to Display Musical Instruments as Décor
Mick Jagger knows it, Paul McCartney knows it, even Adam Levine knows it: Musical instruments work just as well as décor as they do at carrying out a tune. Whether it’s drums, a trumpet, a ukulele, or a tambourine, consider them all decorating elements as powerful as the pillow. A handsome guitar leaning up against your sofa or hanging on your wall makes a melodious statement. It says, “Yeah, I know how to rock. But I also know how to decorate."
Placing a vintage guitar near your entry signifies to guests that house is the place to have a good time.
Inside Adam Levine’s Los Angeles home, featured in Architectural Digest, it seems there are instruments just about everywhere, showcasing his passion and personality.
As brass accessories are all the rage, consider adding in pieces from a big band’s brass section into your home. Both the finish and the design of a trumpet make it a veritable work of art.
Hanging instruments in order of their size creates a cohesive grouping, plus it helps you stay organized. Bonus points if said collection goes above an upright piano.
There is no reason why a guitar hanging on a wall can’t serve a second purpose. Here, an acoustic guitar stands in as a hat rack until it’s show time.
In Chloe Sevigny’s Manhattan bedroom, a guitar is showcased with other prized possessions, like an English saddle and personal photographs.
An alcove is the perfect place to set up a keyboarding corner. A simple built-in case is far more polished than a foldable stand. Anyone up for a sonata?
Allocate all your instruments to one area of the house, so you’re only minutes away from a jam sesh at all times.
Ever wonder where you could ever fit a drum set in your home? Loft your bed and you’ll even have enough room for a couple extra cymbals.