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Rockstar area rugs

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A rug can be the difference between a rockstar room and an ordinary room. Here are some favorite animal print, flame, skull and union jack rugs. There are enough cool guitar rugs for their own post, click here.

More skulls for the rockstar home

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Guitar Rugs in the Rockstar Home

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A room can go from ordinary to rock n roll by simply adding the right rug. Here are some favorites featuring guitars. Most are available in other sizes.

Black electric guitars rug in 100% nylon loop pile, 5′ x 7′
   
Grey electric guitar acrylic rug, 5.2’x7.5′

Red electric guitar acrylic rug, 5.2′ x7.5′

 

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Light switch plates & outlet covers featuring drums, piano & keyboards

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In a prior post, I wrote about guitar light switch plates and outlet covers while promising to give other instruments their own post. Here are some of the best drum, keyboard and piano light switch plates and outlet covers available today.  Click here for the full collection of light switch plates and outlet covers. Light switch plates and outlet covers are still a fun, fast, easy and inexpensive way to add some rock star personality to a room.

Drums
Drums, Single Toggle Switch


Drums, Single Toggle Switch

Drum Set Illustration – Light Switch Covers

   
Drum Set Illustration – Light Switch Covers – single toggle switch
Drum Set Illustration – Light Switch Covers – double toggle switch

Piano & keyboard

Black piano edge – baby grand keyboard design

      
Black piano edge – baby grand keyboard double toggle switch
Black piano edge – baby grand keyboard single toggle switch
Black piano edge – baby grand keyboard 2 plug outlet cover

More rock star light switch plates and outlet covers

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Skulls for the rockstar home

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Set the skull table
Skull drink openers

Skull glassware
Skull drink accessories
    

DripTeez silver skull wine drip stopper 

 

Skulls for the bathroom
 
Skull bedroom
Other skulls around the house
More skulls on Pinterest

Some of the latest skull finds:

Follow Live Like A Rock Star’s board Skulls for the rockstar home on Pinterest.

 

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Storage is more than a box to put it in

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Everyone is looking to control their clutter.  I’ve heard there are extreme minimalists that don’t have this problem, but I don’t know any.  (I would think that for an minimalist the clutter problem would actually be worse, but anyway).  In the spirit of controlling clutter and finding new, fun, and different ways to keep the clutter monster under control, my latest organization-crush is lunchboxes.

Fender Amp Tin Lunch Box

Lunch boxes.  Not just for lunch anymore (but still useful for lunch too).

A lunch box is the right size and shape to fit on a shelf, tabletop, or inside a drawer to keep small things together and neat and tidy.  Some places you may not have thought of using a lunchbox to keep small things:

  • Makeup table:  I like a lunchbox inside the drawer of a makeup table for lipstick, makeup sponges, or other small tools.
  • Bedside table: for small things that collect on the bedside table like eyeglasses, keys, coins, etc.
  • Desk: for sticky notes, pens, paperclips, etc.
  • Hobby/craft area: for various small things
  • Music studio: for guitar picks, extra packs of guitar strings, cables, etc.

Aquarius Boombox Tin Lunch Box

Since lunchboxes can close, they keep all these small things out of sight.  This is also an opportunity to have some fun with the lunchbox design and show off more of your personality than a plain desk organizer.

 

Then sometimes, you really need a lunchbox just to hold your lunch. This one looks like a Marshall amp head:

 

Quick links to some of my favorite rockstar lunchboxes:
Fender Amp Tin Lunch Box

Fender Custom Shop Lunch Box

Boombox Lunch Box

The Beatles Black & White bass drum lunch box

Amp head lunch box

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Liberating your domesticated musician from the garage

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As I mentioned in the welcome post, all of this started with the guitar stand in the living room.   Why the aversion to a guitar stand in the living room?  The guitar stand probably looks like this:

or like this

While these guitar stands are perfectly functional and their ability to fold flat makes them excellent for playing out gigs, they are hardly worthy of your living room aesthetic.

Many domesticated musicians have had their passion banished to the garage, the back of the closet, or under the bed.  No need to banish them when there are choices like:

A sleek modern wall hanger:
D&A Grip White & Chrome with LIFETIME WARRANTY

 

Your roadie lending a hand guitar grip: 
Black Pearl Custom Guitar Hanger Right Hand Model

 

A sophisticated wall display case (lockable): 

Guitar Fender Display Case w/ UV Protection- Lockable
Or a wall display for multiple guitars: 
Guitar Hanger 48″ long

 

It’s time for your domesticated musician to join the rest of the household as a full fledged member.  Instead of that folding guitar stand your rockstar uses for playing out, here are some guitar grips, guitar stands, and other displays worthy of the beloved guitar.

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Why a rock star/ music themed room?

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As I mentioned in my welcome post, for me it all started with the guitar stand in the living room.  I said that initially I thought the guitar stand was not appropriate living room decor.

What’s wrong with a guitar stand in the living room?

Along my journey of accepting then embracing the guitar stand in the living room I realized that guitars are very sculptural and come in a wide variety of beautiful finishes.  This is also true for many other musical instruments – electric guitars, pianos, and drums come to mind but there are countless others.

For someone that plays music it is so obvious to add a personally meaningful, beautiful, sculptural piece (instrument) to your rooms.  I will go so far as to say if you enjoy music but don’t play you can still incorporate a music theme in your rooms. Not everyone is going to be with me on that one, but hear me out.  How many fish or seashell themed bathrooms have you seen in homes of people that don’t own an aquarium?  I posit that it makes more sense for a music lover to have a music themed room than a fish themed bathroom.

So join me on my quest to incorporate beautiful, sculptural music themed pieces into our daily living.  It’s going to be fun!

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