Music is a big part of people’s lives. We sing songs to celebrate special occasions. We dance to beats when we’re happy. We listen to different genres and artists to suit our moods. We might even play instruments and record our work. Some people are lucky enough to be able to have their own music room for their listening pleasure. This could also double as a home theater, a gaming room, or a hobby room. For serious music enthusiasts, it can be where they play their instruments and make recordings. For music teachers, it could be where they teach their regular students or vice versa. Do the following steps when setting up your music room
Find the Right Space
Look for a space that fits the intended purpose. Ideally, this should be the most quiet place in the house because you don’t want to be disturbed when you are trying to listen to music. It should be away from high-activity areas. You could renovate your attic or your basement for this. You could also turn a spare bedroom into a music room. Others build a shed in their backyard to be away from the main house and focus on themselves. You will have to work with what you have and make the most of it.
No room is perfect right away. Your chosen music room is likely to be susceptible to noise if something loud suddenly came on like a party in the neighborhood or the dogs bark at a stranger. You will also need to consider that the music you play might be enjoyable to you but an annoyance to others. If you plan to use an amp for your guitar, then things can get hairy with your neighbors. Soundproofing should be the first thing on your mind when making changes. Beef up the wall insulation. There should be minimal windows. Find solutions to minimize sound transmission.
Design and Decorate
After taking care of the basics, you can focus on the design and decoration of the room. You can improve the acoustic properties of the space by preventing sound waves from bouncing around. Acoustic foam will be good for this. Lay carpet instead shiny tiles. Hang artworks and posters about your favorite artists. Build shelves to house your music books, albums, music sheets, and anything else that you might need to store there. Add ergonomic chairs and tables to keep yourself comfortable. Provide guests and students with comfortable seating as well. If you have any awards and certifications, then display them proudly to boost your confidence.
Add Music Equipment
Now you can finally add music equipment. It could be various types of guitars or other string instruments. It could be a grand piano or an electronic keyboard. It could be a full drum set. Make sure that there is enough space for each of the things that you want to include. Provide clearance between these and nearby objects to allow freedom of movement within the music room.