Music Room Decorating

Whether your music room is a grown-up space for you to sit and listen to your stereo full blast, or a room for the kids to practise their recorder, transforming the room is incredibly simple.

The must-haves

• You’ll obviously need housing for your music centre, and if this is to double as a guest room (complete with comfy sofa bed for you to relax on), it’s best to shut it all away behind closed doors. Equally, good storage for CDs will help keep the room tidy.
• Make sure to include plenty of storage for musical instruments themselves, boxes for the associated paraphernalia and perhaps a filing cabinet for sheet music.
• Noise insulation may be a problem, so if the room is upstairs you should fit a carpet with a thick underlay.
• In a room with such a specific purpose, décor can be a little edgier – framed posters of inspirational musicians, for example. Red is a stimulating colour, according to Dulux, so use accents of it in the room, or go for soothing lilacs – great for chilling out.

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