How to Decorate a Music-Themed Bedroom

Perhaps you have a tween who wants to redecorate her room with a music theme.

Or, maybe your own love of music has inspired you to create a music-themed bedroom. Whatever the case, there are many ways that do-it-yourself decorators can take this theme and personalize it based on specific musical preferences. Here are several ideas to get you started on creating a music-themed bedroom.

Purchase music-themed stencils that you can trace on your walls to create a musical wallpaper border. About halfway up your room's walls, trace around music notes, treble clefs and other music-related stencils. Then, fill in your trace lines with black interior wall paint. This look works best with solid-colored light walls.

Think black and white for your bedding. Purchase a solid black comforter, and accent it with solid white pillows. Or purchase a solid white comforter, and accent it with solid black pillows. You can also buy music-themed bedding and toss pillows from many retail websites.

Make window dressings that accentuate your music theme. One nontraditional idea is to string old CDs or records on a heavy piece of rope or twine and then hang this one-of-a-kind valance from two nails on either side of your window. Another idea is to cut out black music notes and treble clefs from felt and glue them to a solid white valance. For a more traditional look, simply hang solid white, solid black or black-and-white printed curtains on your window.

Frame sheet music of your favorite symphonies or songs to create music-themed artwork for your walls. If your music tastes include classic rock, frame old album covers to hang on your walls.

Paint a treble clef staff or music notes on the fronts of dresser or bureau drawers for instant musical panache.

Things You Will Need

  • Music-themed stencils
  • Paint and painting supplies
  • Bedding
  • Curtains
  • Felt
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Heavy rope or twine
  • Old CDs or records
  • Sheet music
  • Picture frames
  • Old album covers

About the Author

Mary Beth Lentner has more than 10 years of writing and editing experience. Lentner's publications include dozens of articles for Record Publishing Company newspapers and magazines, as well as curriculum for the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Lentner holds a Master of Arts in teaching and Bachelor of Arts in English from Kent State University.