A musician’s success largely depends on the availability/unavailability of talent. In addition to abilities, many factors contribute to the formation of a musician’s personality. The environment in which the music maker lives is one of the important factors in solving this problem. In this article, we will recommend artists how to arrange a small part of their space.
Given the musical direction, the interior of the room should be suitable for the needs of a creative person. A DJ will live in this room, so the room will turn out to be original with a mix of several interior styles. Creativity is also a mixture of different types of music, musical trends. It’s no surprise that the loft style attracts musicians, artists and other creative bohemians. But let’s not limit ourselves to this style only, and at the same time apply the fusion style to the interior of the room. Fusion in the interior is a combination of different styles (textures, colors, materials), where luxury bedroom sets perfect near bare walls, as this is typical of extraordinary people who perceive a living space as a source of creative inspiration.
Space is key
Space for creativity should be arranged in a small part of the room, enclosing the “musical” zone with a screen or shelf. If space permits, allocate a separate room for music – so that no one interferes with anyone and nothing interrupts the creative process.
The loft style with an open layout and the absence of partitions is very suitable for placing records, modern technological tools, from simple to complex musical instruments. More space for a turntable, monitors, musical instruments, mixer, racks full of vinyl and other records. The ceilings in the room should be white, with a bright shade – this creates a feeling of spaciousness. A small part of the room will not be a problem, it can be visually expanded with floor-to-ceiling patio doors. Such windows will make your home bright and spacious. Thanks to them, the overall illumination increases. Do not forget the curtains for these windows and use tulle or organza.
Now let’s talk about the walls: according to the principle of economy, you can apply wallpaper imitating masonry. The remaining walls will be covered with an emulsion of cold tones. The walls can be finished with wood, and even better with textile panels – this technique is often used to decorate the head of the bed, but in other rooms it will also come in handy. Considering the fusion style, you can apply some kind of decorative technique in the form of stripes or strokes on the wall using bright and rich colors.
Neighbors are people too
The loft is characterized by minimal costs and is a budget project that does not involve the use of expensive materials, furniture and accessories. The only thing you should not save on is the floor. Obviously, musicians aren’t the quietest guys. Therefore, if you don’t live in a particular house, think of your neighbor: put carpets on the floor, otherwise your evening jams with friends will ring out in such a way that no earplugs will help. The coating should be of high quality and the costs will be fully amortized. We offer parquet strips in a fresh shade to match the walls. In the dining room, there could be a shiny kitchen set with a bar counter – it separates the living room from the kitchen from the studio. Crockery and other kitchen utensils are stored in closed modules. To save space, use convertible furniture. Household items are in hidden storage areas. It looks concise and lets you get rid of the feeling of being piled up. Bold color combinations are used in the upholstery of chairs for guests. Presentations and auditions will be held in this hall, and a large number of people will visit it – they are artists, singers and just industry colleagues.
The musician’s apartment should also have a work area. A desk and cabinets are necessary to create your music and then enjoy the lovely reviews. Using the loft style, one can choose inexpensive furniture, but with the necessary dimensions, to put instruments, vinyl records and a laptop, 2 CD players and a mixer. The music market is seductive and attractive. As soon as you buy a new “old” Fender, it turns out that a custom Lackland is the ultimate dream. Therefore, the main rule: free space. Design the room so that another guitar or a new synthesizer fits in perfectly.
The table must be comfortable taking into account the anatomical characteristics of the musician. It is necessary to have 2 seats – one in the form of a stool and another armchair in which the DJ could sit comfortably. Depending on their working mood, they choose where to sit. The presence of any type of lampshades, lamps, fixtures should be abandoned. The light should be pointed, giving a feeling of space (minimalism of the lamps).
Inevitably, a huge amount of threads is a sad and inconsolable result for those who have to clean the musician’s apartment. Unfortunately, there is no way to fix this problem. Wireless technologies have not yet arrived everywhere. The only possible solution is special containers for wires with holes: you can carefully lay the main part of the switch there, so that only small parts will remain.
Take care of yourself and your apartment
Like most creatives, the musicians’ schedule differs from the usual 5/2 office from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Several consequences flow from this. It could also be cravings for coffee in the evening rather than in the morning. And desires to sleep at noon. And the frequent absence, which means desolation of the dwellings. With the first, modern, near-silent coffee machines will help, and with the second, a well-thought-out sleeping area, for example, with light-blocking curtains and good sound insulation. And the rest is a matter of technology, namely its latest achievements: robot vacuum cleaners, vacuum cleaners for windows and walls (yes, there are some).
The great pleasure of accessorizing
And another feature of the fusion style is the presence of non-standard accessories, love of detail. Posters, vinyl records, records, maps, globes, graffiti, old photographs – all this will decorate and fit into the interior of the musician’s room. To create an atmosphere of comfort and warmth, lay a carpet on the floor, choosing a design that will look good in the interior of the room.
Portraits, painted with love in different techniques, and even paper mache figurines can settle in your house and turn it into a kind of museum. Of course, you should not neglect the love of fans: choose very good works that will fit inside and carefully place the rest in boxes with kindness in your heart – there will be something to sort out with nostalgia and clean up dust.
You probably plan to watch movies and concerts on the big screen and in good sound, not on a laptop. So you need a good TV. If the very idea of a television is terrifying, replace it with a projector and a retractable screen.
The Fusion style allows you to create a comfortable and creative atmosphere where you want to come back and feel truly at home. The musician in the house changes the environment. Whatever the interior originally, even if it is strictly minimalist, it will certainly acquire a bohemian spirit.