So, this post is one for the girly girls. A celebration of all things pink and sparkly and shamelessly prettified! We accessorise our clothing, bags and jewellery, our phones, our desktop wallpapers and everything else we can think of. Surrounding ourselves with things that are pretty is one of the undeniable benefits of being a girl!
To me, the next logical step in my quest for prettifying my life, was outfitting my music space. I’m lucky enough to have a room dedicated to music, but even if you only have enough room to prop up your instrument case between your wardrobe and your desk, you can still find little ways to add some pretty musical flair to your space.
As a bit of a pink fanatic (don’t laugh, I proudly embrace my girlyness) I’ve managed to buy out every pink music accessory I can find. Whether you’re a pink lover or not, you’ll find some great products below that let you express your own fashionable flair when picking out the perfect, and useful accessories. It’s also a great post if you need present ideas for the stringies in your life!
My first violin case was plain black, and while perfectly adequate, I figured if you’re going to have a case concealing your very pretty instrument, why not have that case be a little nicer to look at! Besides considering how much we spend on handbags, and how often we walk around with our instruments, you’d think this would be second nature!
If you click here you’ll find a huge assortment of music cases for every style and every string instrument. From leopard print or floral violin cases to pink patterned cello cases there is something for every style!
Next, you do not need to have a plain shoulder rest. The Everest shoulder rest is super affordable, very durable and comes in a huge range of nifty colours.
OTHER BITS AND BOBS
Yes, I do actually have several of the pink musical pencils pictured below. They are kind of my answer to the fluffly pink pen used by Elle in Legally Blonde. Apart from simply being cool to look at, it’s actually a good idea for musicians to keep a pencil handy. A pencil, not a pen. Now, I know a lot of us try to avoid using pencils and proudly wield our pens after getting our “pen licence” all those years ago in third grade, but if you are making notations on your sheet music you’ll be wanting a pencil not a pen. That way you can you rub out your little hints and tips to yourself before your fellow musicians or teacher can see them, and fix any mistakes you make without scribbling all over your sheet music or desperately trying to dry white out in the few minutes before your lesson. So, if you have to keep a pencil on hand, why not make it interesting to look at!
For the techies, it’s always handy to have USB stick in the vicinity, especially if you’ve stored all your digital sheet music on it. Whilst further expressing your dedication to cramming as much music into your life as possible, these little USB sticks will be easy to spot among all your other ones and there’s not much chance of someone accidentally picking this up instead of their own! They make great, affordable prezzies too.
A music stand might not seem like a must have accessory when you first start out but if you’re anything like me you’ll soon tire of trying to prop up your sheet music against other various objects. There are many options for music stands, but if you want to add some personal flair to it check out the Manhasset Symphony Stand in every colour under the rainbow. These stands are super easy to tilt, have a good stable base that doesn’t take up heaps of room, and a solid back to avoid loose papers falling through the back.
If you’re travelling you might also consider some musically inclined postcards. There is huge range here, but below are two of my favs.
There are heaps of other cool products and prezzies at the Animato Strings website, so have a look around and see what you can find.
If you’re just looking for some inspiration on how to decorate your music space, there are heaps of ideas out there! Just doing a simple Google image search will turn up a plethora of inspirational pictures, or you could check out our pinterest page for decorating inspiration, among other things. We’re always adding to it, so keep an eye out.
Do you have a cool personalised music space? Post a picture, we’d love to see it!
Let us know any of your own musical accessorising/decorating ideas or tips.
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