Piano Decorating Ideas and National Piano Month (Saturday Spotlight)

Happy weekend and welcome to the Saturday Spotlight…where each week, I share a different theme or topic to inspire you.  Just in case you didn’t know, September is National Piano Month!  So, if you play piano or are looking for piano decorating ideas, I’ve got a bunch of inspiration for you today!

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Simple Piano Decorating Ideas:

If you have a piano in your home, you may struggle with ways to decorate around it.  I know, I have!  A couple years ago, we inherited a black baby grand piano from my mother in law.  

Black piano with yellow forsythia flowers

At that point, we just had a basic spinet piano in our living room…so the baby grand was quite an upgrade.  And at that point, both of my boys were taking piano lessons.  Well, wouldn’t you know it, soon after we brought home the beautiful baby grand piano, BOTH of my boys decided to quit piano lessons!  Of course, I’m hoping some day they decide to go back to lessons. 

In the meantime, the piano makes a gorgeous focal point in our living room.

living room with piano in corner

During most of the year, I keep our piano clear of decorations.  With it’s shape and presence in the room, it really doesn’t need much.  Behind the piano, we hung a simple world map but I’ve been thinking of changing it to something more sculptural like this gold sunburst mirror.  

If you are looking for ideas to add to the top of a baby grand piano, these items can look pretty:

  • a collection of picture frames
  • a stack of books
  • a vase of fresh flowers
  • a potted plant

Seasonal Piano Decorating Ideas:

During the holidays, it’s fun to add a few decorative items to the top of the piano…

black piano decorated for fall with white pumpkin

A simple pumpkin, some garland or colorful faux stems can subtly dress up a piano for the season.  This Christmas, I’m thinking of adding my collection of nutcrackers to the top of the piano.

If you have an upright piano (or a spinet like we had), it can be a little easier to decorate than a baby grand…

Brown piano with tropical decorations on top

When we had our old piano, we positioned it against the wall.  Not only did it give us more space in the room but it made it easy to decorate.  Most of the time, I lined the top of the piano with a plant, lantern and picture frame.  On the wall I hung a Caribbean map (which is now in my dining room)… What can I say, I love maps!

During the holidays, I covered the back in garland and other seasonal items.  Now that I think about it, nutcrackers would have looked great lined up on the top of the piano.  Why didn’t I ever do that? 

Shopping Ideas for piano lovers:

How funny is this music mug?!! 

For someone who can’t read music at all, it kind of gives me a little anxiety!  

If you’re looking for a great piano teacher gift, I think this is a cute idea! 

When decorating the top of piano, you can’t go wrong with these silver plated frames.

silver frames - top of piano decorating

If you have a dark colored piano, the silver will really stand out.  Plus, these can be monogrammed!

To celebrate National Piano Month, here are some more finds from around the internet:

Hopefully, I’ve given you some piano appreciation and inspiration!  

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