It’s one of the largest and (arguably) most elegant musical instrument, characteristics that make the piano a classic in sophisticated, stately homes. Whether you’re a true virtuoso, a beginner musician, or just a lover of culture, there’s a chance you’d love to have a piano in your home.
Trouble is, unless you have space for a dedicated music room or area, the piano’s sheer size and lack of portability makes it hard to fit one in – sizewise and decor-wise. Never fear; if yours is a simple upright or elegant baby grand, spinet or console, antique or brand new, we’ll help you work it into your home – of any size.
Thanks to modern insulation, pianos don’t need to be kept away from exterior walls as advised in the past. Just be sure to situate it away from drafty windows or doors, vents, active fireplaces, or prolonged direct sun in order to protect the instrument. Wherever you decide to put it, be sure that your piano is lit properly to allow for sheet music reading. Aim for natural light and install adequate, focused light fixtures.
Keep the surrounding decor simple. Choose art and decor carefully and place design elements strategically to draw attention to the piano, making it a focal point.
The partial wall next to the stairs:
In place of a fourth chair in a traditional furniture arrangement:
Or simply pushed up against an unused stretch of wall:
No nook? Create one! If you plan on building in shelves or cabinetry, leave some space for music.
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