One smart rule to follow is to keep a mostly black-and-white design around the piano but to add bursts of color somewhere in the room. I happen to think that there's a bit too much color in this one. However, some bold black-and-white prints on the wall would balance this room out perfectly.
Here's an example of the way that black and white colors really work with a piano. The black tile on the wall here provides a great accent to the room and brings it together with the shine black of the instrument.
Consider putting your piano in a room with tile floors. Most people stick their pianos on top of carpet. However a tile floor gives a more formal presentation to the playing of music on the piano.
If a tile room is too cold for you then a room like this would be a great compromise. You still get the great tile effect. However the fluffy rugs make the room cozy and warm - perfect for sitting on while enjoying the music.
Integrate the piano with the rest of the living space but using the top of it to show off photos or other collections.
If you don't already have a piano then you will want to think carefully about the design of the one that you choose. Many people get a traditional black piano. However a wooden piano or a piano with a unique shape might better suit your existing decor.
Does a great piano remind you of an era that is now gone? If so then you might want to decorate the room around it to reflect the magic of that era. The antique-inspired furniture and wonderful curtains here take you back to a time when music was the primary form of entertainment in the home.
Of course, a piano can work in a modern space as well. In this case, the room has been decorated as a unit and the simple piano is just one piece of this total space.
People who play the piano often enjoy all of the arts. Let your music room reflect this. Choose excellent furniture, stunning artwork and nice sculptures to add to the space around your great piano.
A piano might also be a sign of broader culture interests. This room reflects that. The art on the walls, the many books, the space for conversation, the souvenirs from travels and the table for doing various projects all come together in one room to allow for maximum creativity.