How To Decorate A Room That Has Lots of Musical Instruments

Do you collect a lot of musical instruments, but you do not just want them to be stored away? Or rather, you have a lot of musical instruments that it are hard to store? You could also be a music lover and wants to show it off. Whatever the reason may be, there is always a good reason to decorate a room that has a lot of musical instruments. It is not that hard as you may think and you really do not need a professional interior designer to have that. All you need a good eye and some keen ideas.

The first thing you have to do is choose a theme for your room. It does not have to be always musical, it could also be travel-themed with the instruments inspired around the world or an artistic one or rustic looking. After deciding on a theme, what would be involved next is to decide on the color scheme of your room and that will likely depend on your theme.

Once you have that decided, it is time to place your instruments. A tip for this is that you want to place or store them where you can also conveniently play them. Instruments are bought for exactly that reason, they are not only for display. A very good example of this would be the piano. A piano is certainly a very good display, but it is also a good source of entertainment among guests. Pianos are not simply to be placed anywhere you want though. It would be wise to have them away from windows or any direct sunlight because it can affect your piano’s finish and sound. Another reason is that they are sensitive to climate and temperature changes. The best placement for them would be around corners away from windows and even vents.

You may be also a person who collects guitars and bass guitars. Surely, there are a lot of great guitars out there that you cannot just choose one or have only one. You may have your preferred brand. You could also be a person who likes to experiment and discover different guitars with different styles. This recent article from Pickup Plug about an Oscar Schmidt guitar illustrates exactly why you might want to have so many different types. But how are you going to store that many guitars? You could have them in a guitar case. There are two kinds of cases, the hardshell case and the gig bag. Putting your guitar in a hard case is a great way to store it for the long term. It is heavy to travel with, but it will surely provide plenty of protection.

Gig bags are a good alternative, and though they do not offer as much protection as a hard case, they still do a decent job. With these types of cases, you can also bring your guitar with you o short trips. If you are into showing off your collection, it is nice to be able to display your guitar. You can do this by having guitar stands. Another way is having wall mounts which have a bigger advantage because they also save space. Guitars on wall stands are also less likely to be knocked over. 

Another tip to remember about a room having a lot of instruments is to always keep it clean. Instruments have lots of detailed features, and are likely prone to collecting dust. Keeping things clean does not only make your room look good, but it will also help maintain the sound quality of your musical instruments.

It is not bad to have a lot of instruments in your home especially if it is your passion. The important thing is that knowing how to take care of them. Hopefully displaying your instruments prominently will be an inspiration not only for others but for you to be motivated to play more as well. 

How To Keep A Cold House Warm

As the last months are approaching, summer is fading and so is the heat. The nights are getting darker and colder, and that is when you find yourself difficult to sleep and even do some tasks. These are the times it is tempting to just sit or lie around covered with blankets and be lazy. But it cannot be that way though.

Now that cold days are coming, it is time to heat your room so that you will be comfortable, productive and most importantly, not freeze to death.

Heater

Having a heater is essential during cold days. They will help your room get warmer and cozier. There is a variety available that you can choose to fit your lifestyle and budget. Just be aware that they are a fire hazard and dangerous, so make sure that you know the cautions and safety instructions in using your heater.

Fireplace

A fireplace does not only add beauty and coziness to your living room, but it is also functional and helps the room to be warm. Just make sure to have something in front of it like glass or screen for protection. It will also help the fire burn better. If your house does not have one, you can purchase an electric fireplace heater to add the feel.

Curtains

Curtains are not only used for decoration. It is also functional for blocking sunlight. It is also useful for blocking the cold. In the cold days, open up your curtains and capture the heat of the sun as much as possible during the day. Then during the night, close them up so not only the chill of air outside will come in, but it will also help the heat you got from the morning stay. Use curtains that are thick and insulated which is good to use during the cold months.

Furniture Rearranging

During these times, the furniture should also be rearranged if needed. It should be away from the vents, so it will not block off the heat. You should also have them away from places that tend to get cold like the window. 

Ventilation

Your home should have proper ventilation for it will not only help with keeping it warm but also for you and other people’s health. Vents are important to have and as said earlier, keep anything away, like your furniture, from the vents. Ventilation also includes doors and windows. During the cold months, close them to keep the cold air from entering your home.

Additional Tips:

Thermostat

If there is something you should think about investing in, it is a good thermostat. It is useful for detecting both humidity and temperature. That way, you will know when to adjust. Some might also automatically do so. There are also available ones that have a timer. This will help you to keep your electric bill away from getting high.

Warm Clothing

As you keep your home harm, you should also help yourself keeping warm. You should wear thicker clothes and socks to keep your body heat up.

How To Make Your Living Room Look Modern

The style of your living room reflects your own preference and personality. If a person is more old fashioned, they tend to lean towards a traditional style. If they are more free-spirited and loves patterns, they will likely go for the Bohemian style.

The modern style still has the classic outlook but newer than that of traditional. Even if you are on a budget, you can still give your living room that modern look with these simple tips:

Color

Choosing colors for your room is one of the key and difficult things in decorating your room. It is not just about the wall color but also for the furniture and decors to complement it. To have a modern look, you have to keep it simple, so it tends to lean toward warm and neutral colors such as blue, green, brown, or cream. You can still add some pop of bright colors on smaller scales.

Texture

Adding a lot of texture can help. You can have seats made of different materials. You can mix a leather couch while having smaller seats made of linen. Then you can add in some tables, like the coffee table and side tables, made of glass or wood. Just make sure that they will mix together beautifully.

Lighting

The style of the lighting fixtures will also add elegance to your room. So instead of having the standard and plain light fixtures, choose something different like a stylish stand and desk lamps. You can even look for chandeliers. Would that be expensive though? It may be, but you can look at thrift shops and can spot good second-hand ones that may need some a little bit of fixing and painting. It will not cost much compared to buying something high end. This way, you will not have to buy something too expensive just to make your room look good. These fixtures are not only for design, but they are also functional to add brightness to the room.

Decor and Accessories

What you will add to your living room will certainly affect the look. Keeping things simple is what makes a modern look, and that also counts with the decor. Lighting fixtures are mentioned earlier, and that is one part of it. You can add some framed paintings and pictures on your wall. You can also add rugs and pillows that will also help your room to look comfortable. Windows can also be accessorized by choosing the right curtain for it. A fireplace adds coziness but if you do not have one, you can add something artificial like an electric fireplace TV stand that is multipurpose.

Clean

Keeping your living room clean is a must. That means no clutter as much as possible. You should also make time and have a schedule in cleaning up your living room. One of the purposes of the living room is for you to relax whether by yourself or not, but clutter can ruin that. Also, having a clean room will make the elements mentioned above stand out.

How To Make Your Living Room Look Bigger

In almost every home, the living room is the first room to be seen. It is also the place where you entertain your guests. It is quite difficult when your living room is not that big and might look cramped

There are solutions for it to look bigger though. This way, even if you have a small space for your living room, it will not look confined that it is hard to breathe. 

Color

If you really want your space to look bigger, you will have to paint your walls white. But of course, you may not want to leave it bare and add some color. The solution would be using light colors for darker colors that absorb the light which makes the room look smaller. 

Furniture

To make your room look bigger, you will have to scale the other things down, and this includes your furniture. If you will have big couches and chairs, your room will look cramped and small. It might also take up too much space and barely give the room to breathe. You may also choose to have only one couch in your living room to make if feel bigger. You can always have additional seats if visitors come around.

Lighting

A well-lit room will look larger. At day time, give your room natural lighting as much as possible. If you cannot do that, you can do it with artificial lightings. You can put lamps and other fixtures around the room to lighten it up.

Mirrors

Place a mirror in your living room so that it will make the room look larger. It is said before that light makes the room look bigger, and the mirror reflects light whether it is natural or artificial, so it works on both day and night. It also creates an illusion. 

Focal Point

A focal point is where it will draw your eye tend to focus. It is usually something big and of course, easy to see. It could be a large decoration of some sort, but the usual focal point people tend to use is a fireplace because not only it is big, it is really eye-catching especially if it is lit. If your house does not have one, you can easily purchase artificial ones. You can have a wall mount electric fireplace to be space-saving.

Shelves and Storage

One of the keys to making your room look bigger is to declutter. It could be your stuff like phone, papers, etc. but it is not only that. Clutter also involves unnecessary furniture or decor, so avoid them. If you have items that you always use, you can have storage for them when not in use, so that they will not just lie around your room. There is a variety of furniture that doubles as storage, and you can look out for those. Shelves will not only help with your storage and decor but will also make your room look like it is put together and neat.

How To Make Your Living Room Cozy

In having a home, it is not just about having a place to live in that you could eat your meals or sleeping at night. It is also a place where you can relax and clear your mind after a stressful day or even a day. It is a place you can enjoy and can do things you want. It is not only for you or your companions in your home, but it is also for your friends or family that will visit you. Your home should be welcoming that they themselves will feel at home.

You can definitely add your personal touches, but some things can help your home be warmer and here are some:

Plants

It is said that being with nature will be good for our health and will help to take away our stress. If you cannot go out every time, why not bring some in your home. You can have your garden, and can also add to your own living room. They can help with spaces and also for adding color and life to your room.

Rugs

With different colors and textures, rugs can easily make your living room cozy. You also do not need enough space for it. You can just have it under your sitting area, and you are good. Add to that, rugs also feel good and comfortable for your feet, so it might help you to be relaxed while watching television or reading or just sitting around.

Textures

Having different textures in your living room will also help it to be cozy. Rugs are already mentioned, but you can also add other things like throw pillows that are in different shapes and sizes and also some blanket that will help you keep warm on cold lazy days and nights.

Fireplace

Having a fireplace will help your mood to be set especially with the earthy smell of the burning wood. It will also help you a place to keep warm. But not all houses have the privilege to have one. You can still have an alternative like a gas fireplace. You can also look for electric fireplaces, and they can still work. If you do not have that much space, lighting candles are a good way to add coziness to your room.

Seating

There are a variety of seatings that comes in different shapes, sizes, and even textures available. Why just stick to one couch? As long as they complement each other and the whole room, you can add more like a big couch with smaller love seats or comfortable chairs. You can even add a rocking chair if you want to. Some ottomans are so versatile. There many available that can also double as storage. Then you can use them as a table or an extra seat. If you are having a lazy day, you can also use it as a footstool to rest your foot on.

Tables

Of course, you will need something to put on your food or drinks especially if you have visitors over. A coffee table is enough, but having side tables will add more room and delight.