Decorating Ideas for a Rock & Roll Theme for a Family Room

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Decorating Ideas for a Rock & Roll Theme for a Family Room
Use your passion for rock & roll to decorate your family room. (playing guitar image by bright from

The term "rock & roll" encompasses different specific genres of music from the 1950s on. Choose your favourite rock & roll decade and use it as inspiration to decorate your family room if your entire family shares your passion. Your rock & roll family room can become the place to rock out, or simply show off your posh rocker lifestyle.

Colours and Fabric

Use black and white with purple, blue or red as your colour palette, as those are common colours associated with rock & roll. Your favourite band, instrument or album can also provide your colour palette and further inspiration. Leather and vinyl are ideal materials to include in the room to bring texture to the space, such as in pillows, a chair or your sofa. Velvet or another heavy, rich fabric will work as well if you're going for an elegant, posh rocker theme. For example, purple velvet pillows and curtains could accent a purple rock & roll family room.


Any sofa or chair can work in your rock & roll family room if you tie the colour, shape and fabric into your decor. For example, use blue if your sofa is blue. Make or purchase toss pillows with flames, guitars, vinyl records or other rock & roll emblems on them. You can even make a few different pillows that mimic the album covers of your favourite band or albums. Black, silver and glass furniture will blend into any rock & roll theme.


Your wall decor can bring your entire rock & roll theme to the forefront of your family room's design. Go beyond paint by using your wall space to display a collection of real vinyl records, or make your own record decorations in black or gold. Hang hooks to hold your guitar collection and build wooden frames around them to use the guitars like art, yet still remain accessible. Make shadowboxes to display your rock & roll memorabilia, or make "platinum records" to hang on your walls the way successful rockers do. Paint images of your favourite rockers, groups or album covers, or use vinyl peel-and-stick decals.


Lay black and white tiles for a classic rock & roll feel, similar to the dance halls teens went to when rock & roll first began. Lay down a shag rug in neutral colours if you want to evoke a posh rock & roll feel. Choose area rugs and runners with colourful images of guitars or flames if you want a loud and bright look on your floors. Your rug should complement the rest of the decor in your family room.


Accessorise the room with rock & roll memorabilia or items, such as lamps or clocks, that feature a rock & roll design. For example, hang a clock that looks like a vinyl record or features a neon light around it. Small guitar-shaped bookends can hold your CD collection together on floating wall shelves. Build a small stage at one end of your family room if you like to play and perform. Disguise the stage area with a couple of armchairs and a lightweight shelf if you don't want the stage to always be in sight.

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