How to Incorporate a Piano Into Your Home Design

Turns out pianos are music to the eyes and the ears. See how to make this grand piece the focal point of your design.

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May 01, 2019

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Formal Feature

Let no room go to waste in your home, friends. Give your overlooked, formal living room that’s off your foyer a sense of purpose with a piano. This stately space makes quite the first impression on guests, as they are immediately greeted by a glossy, grand piano, a cast stone fireplace and a pair of built-in bookcases upon entering the home.

Glossy Focal Point

Let your piano serve as the central focus in your space. This bright midcentury-style family room features a punchy tangerine sofa and a luxe, black Eames chair that pairs perfectly with the glossy, grand piano in the corner of the room. The high-end pieces used in this design are sleek, yet simple, and allow the striking piano to shine in the space.

Snug Under the Stairs

Fill that awkward gap beneath your stairs with posh piano instead of a pile of dust, pals. This classic, lacquered piano fits neatly under the modern glass staircase and serves as a chic spot for a seasonal vignette. Recreate the glamour pictured here topping your piano with a bunch of your favorite fresh-cut blooms, a framed art print and a gilded or marble sculpture.

Work of Art

Spirited and spunky, let this space inspire you to think of a piano as an extension of your eclectic art collection. Display your prized prints and curated collectables on or around the piano to give it a personalized look. This handsome, vintage wooden piano is given a fresh, funky makeover with a fluffy fur bench, miniature marble busts and an arrangement of slinky feathers in a vase.

Warm-Up the Room

Embrace the warm, wooden tones of your vintage piano and use it to anchor your space. The honey-hued piano teams up with the hardwood floors in this sitting room to create depth and contrast in the otherwise ultra-airy design.

Fill the Room with Music

We wouldn’t mind attending a private concert in this gorgeous, gray and white music room. Professional and novice pianists alike deserve a beautiful room that’s dedicated to their art. Take notes from this transitional design and create a similar look at home, starting with an ornate area rug to create intimacy and anchor the room. Provide your audience with unobstructed views of your performance by adding a pair of stylish armchairs to the wall opposite of your piano.

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Cozy Corner

Consider the color palette of your home when selecting a piano for your space. Cream and cognac hues come together to create this cozy, welcoming family room. The gorgeous, gleaming wood piano sports a honey-tone finish that plays well with the earthy hues used throughout the space.

Design Duet

This modern barn makes a modern statement with this monochromatic, open concept design. This space achieves a unique, layered look by pairing aged wooden wall panels with a honey-stained wooden piano and a rich, terra cotta-colored accent wall and area rug underfoot.

Compose Contrast

Opt for the unexpected. Break up your bright-white walls and contemporary furnishings with a traditional piano. The curved, mahogany piano brings a luxurious and timeless quality to the design that balances out the bold accessories and sharp lines featured throughout the rest of the space.

Build Into the Space

Achieve an enviable lived-in look in your family room or formal study by creating a built-in unit to wrap around and showcase your piano. This cozy and traditional den features floor-to-ceiling bookshelves that frame a pretty, pure white piano that sits at the center of the room.

Take Your Talents Outdoors

California living has its perks, folks. This home boasts floor-to-ceiling windows that enable the owners to easily move their piano outdoors for special occasions. The grand piano elevates the patio and brings a sense of drama and luxury to the outdoor entertaining space. Pro tip: Reserve this idea for special occasions and keep an eye on the forecast before trying this one at home.

Fireside Songs

Fireplaces are often used as focal points in traditional design, but that doesn’t mean they must be in your home. Take note from the pianist in this home and position your piano in front of your hearth. Not only will this approach bring the attention to your music and grand piano, but it allows you to enjoy the warmth and comfort of a crackling fire while warming-up on the keys.

Bohemian Rhapsody

A dark, dramatic piano creates killer contrast against the texture-rich fringe artwork and textiles used in this bohemian sitting room. The marriage of whimsical wall hangings with a high-end piano yields a space that feels equal parts spirited and sophisticated. Use a classic black piano as a tool to elevate otherwise casual or trendy spaces in your home.

Go Glam

Soft gray and white hues serve as an ethereal backdrop for a black baby grand piano in this elegant music room design. Showcase your baby grand by outfitting your walls, floors and window treatments in tones that are several shades lighter or darker than the piano’s finish. This approach will strike contrast in your design and accentuate the details of your piano.

Sunny Performance

Never underestimate the power of natural sunlight, friends. Take note from this sophisticated sunroom and let your sunny space serve as your personal concert hall. This sunny design feature a dapper baby grand and a cozy window seat for an intimate audience.

Compose with Color

Use bold colors and unlikely accessories to designate a space to create and play. This music room sports rainbow hues, bohemian textiles and creates a custom gallery wall using glossy, golden guitars on the wall. Take a similar approach by curating a collection of thrifted, vintage or one-of-a-kind musical instruments to deck out the walls that surround your piano.

Dial-up the Drama

Talk about show-stopping, jaw-dropping design, folks. A matte black, baby grand piano holds court in this sparsely furnished living room. Blonde herringbone hardwoods pair with snowy brick walls to serve as backdrop to the inky piano. The dramatic combination yields an unthinkably chic design.

Wow with White

Lead with understated elegance, darling. Skip the dark finishes and create an ultra-feminine and fresh design using barely-there hues. This creamy sitting room features traditional millwork, sunny windows and an elegant, ivory baby grand piano. An overflowing arrangement of fluffy white blooms and lush green foliage adds just enough color to polish off the space

Subtle Shades

This posh living room is packed with elegant touches and luxe finishes like the blue velvet sofa which contrasts against the white piano and walls. Paint your walls the same color as your piano to create a more subdued and sophisticated design. This approach will free the space of visual clutter and turn attention to the many stylish furniture and decor pieces scattered throughout the room.

Play with Pattern

Give a traditional or vintage piano a tune-up with a bold backdrop. This lively living room features two yellow midcentury modern armchairs positioned on either side of a traditional piano. The accent wall is covered in graphic black-and-white floral wallpaper, while a faux fur stool sits in front of the piano, adding a fun touch. Potted plants provide a bit of natural decor.