We’ve had our piano in two houses and in three different rooms. Still no Mozarts here, but I do have some experience with making this large instrument work within a space so I guess that’s something. . . Here are three quick ideas for how to decorate above your piano–and a few tricks for keeping it budget friendly.
Get creative with a gallery wall. The piano can be a great place to display favorite photos–and your frames don’t have to match. When hanging them above the piano, I like to start with one larger “anchor” piece and build around it. You could even extend your gallery down one or both sides of the piano. I kept the lighting simple here with one desk lamp I found at a thrift store.
Think tall with a grid. This was one of the easiest projects I did in our last home. (Excuse the blurry photo. The iPhone camera wasn’t as good back then. . . ) I pulled pages from a vintage botanical book and framed them myself. Hanging them on a vertical grid instantly pulls the eye up and is a great trick if you have tall ceilings. Since this was also a pretty long wall, I extended this area visually by painting horizontal stripes and adding storage ottomans on either side.
Fill the wall with oversized art. This is my current situation and favorite way to make a statement. I found this huge framed canvas at a yard sale and painted over the 80s beach art with a can of white spray paint. The painting was already textured which made it even better. I’ve actually painted a couple of things over it over the years but this very easy black “abstract” works for now. Since the art is so big, I was also able to use these tall vintage lamps here as well. The art on either side is, again, pages that I framed from an art book.
PS–These ideas could all be used over a dining room server or entry console, too.