Arrange A Living Room With A Grand Piano
A grand piano makes an elegant focal point in a living room. A grand piano in your personal salon is the glorious “elephant in the room.” It commands all the attention, so you might as well go with that and decorate the living room around it. If you already have a piano, draw a scale outline of its floor measurements and use it with the floor plan to ascertain the best location. If you don’t have the piano yet, the floor plan will illustrate your available space. From the front of the keyboard to the back, a “baby” grand piano measures 5 feet or under, a “boudoir” grand piano measures 5 to 7 feet, while a “concert” grand is around 9 feet. The grand piano is likely to be the focal point of the living room, so ensure that other furniture doesn’t crowd it. A smaller grand with plenty of space around it will look more impressive than a large one squished among other furniture. There are a few do’s and don’ts when it comes to positioning a piano.
While it may look attractive to place it in front of a window, never expose the piano to direct sunlight. This will cause fading and can affect the value. In older properties, avoid positioning the piano on an outside wall, as changes in temperature and humidity can damage it. In houses that are younger than around 80 years, this should not be such a problem, but leave a good 12-inch gap between piano and wall. Also, avoid placing the piano in your living room near a radiator or other heat source.