Elegant and calligraphic like music notes, QAQ's 'Music' decorative screen design features lovely wavy lines, curves, and scrolls. It's a versatile and modern design that would look beautiful as wall art or on a door. Music lovers, read on! Here we feature music rooms, re-purposed musical instruments, and musical-themed products inspired by this design, and, thanks to a lesson in Photoshop I took just last week, I can show you what this screen design might look like installed in actual rooms!
If 'Music' were cut in compressed hardwood in a standard 1200 x 600 cm size, it might look a lot like this when hung on the wall. Wood would suit a more traditional styled home like this retro one for a warmer, more antique look, as would rust-colored corten, both of which could also be installed outdoors as they weather well.
If it were cut in a mild steel or aluminium, it could be powder-coated a number of colors to suit the color scheme of your home, like this stairwell in white and light gray.
Powder-coated mild steel or aluminium have a beautiful glossy, sleek finish that could make 'Music' look great in a very modern styled home like this one. If you love black and white, you could also have it cut in lightweight integral p.v.g which comes in either black or white with a glossy finish.
Now let's indulge in all things music-related for the home!
Vinyl Record Collection Storage
There is often the issue of storage for those who collect old vinyl records. IKEA cubical shelves seem to be the ideal solution for larger collections, but for a smaller collection you could either have a rotating display of all the covers on narrow shelves as in the top middle picture, or purchase small or cart-size vintage style wire record holders on eBay, like the one on the top right. These can be spray-painted bright colors to make them stand out and look even more retro.
Musical Instrument Storage
Musical instruments make beautiful decorative objects, so rather than have them hidden away, display them cleverly on the wall, use amps as tables, or, if they are very large, prop them up against a mantle or larger piece of furniture. If you prefer to keep them in their cases, you could create small tables by stacking the cases, or make an organizing stand like the one in the bottom right-hand picture, so that all the cases are displayed neatly in a vertical row.
Re-Purposed Musical Instruments
If you happen to have or find old musical equipment or instruments, you can re-purpose them for your home so that you can continue to enjoy their lovely shapes. Take the covers from cases or amps and turn them into cabinet or fridge doors, turn them into light pendants or lamps, or, if they are really old, plant flowers in them and put them in your garden.
Musical Sheet DIY Projects
Perhaps the easiest way to create a musical theme in your home decorating scheme is to purchase old musical sheets and re-purpose them in crafty ways throughout the home. Use them for stationary products, gift-wrapping, to wrap vases and candles with using Modge-Podge, or create a musical sheet table top or dresser like the ones below. For a complete tutorial using Modge-Podge to create something like the beautiful dresser below, see blogger Miss Mustard Seed's how-to guide. To make a bouquet of the beautiful music sheet roses shown below, see a complete how-to guide on the blog 100 Layer Cake.
Home Decor Products for Music Lovers
Whether designing a music room for listening or for playing, there is no shortage of clever ways you can incorporate musically themed decor to make a warm, inviting, inspiring space. Here are some of my favorites that I came across online:
- Music Note Bookends - Handmade by Australian Etsy seller Goosey Girl Designs
- Guitar Photo Pillow Cover - Handmade by Australian Etsy seller KEnzPhotography
- Vintage Metal Wire Record Rack - Available in from Australian eBay seller Ikbolin
- Vintage Microphone Light Fixture - Handmade by American Etsy seller Industrial Lighting. I know it's far away from Australia, but it was just too cool not include!
- Re-purposed Snare Drum Wall Clock - While the one pictured had sold (silly me not checking beforehand), I found a similar one selling by American Etsy seller Time Beats which is just as cool!