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5 Inspiring Ways To Set-Up Your Record Player

When it comes to playing music on vinyl, the aesthetic is just as important as the sound. Vinyl players aren’t small like radios and phones, meaning to incorporate them into your home, you must create space.
Record player setup with plant

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Have you ever been scrolling on Instagram or Pinterest, only to find yourself mesmerised by everyone’s epic vinyl player set-ups? If you want to join in on the fun but feel stuck for inspiration, check out these vinyl player set-ups. From minimalistic to bold, modern to retro, we’ve found something for everyone.

1. The Sound System

There’s only one way to prove to the world that you’re a music-lover – by creating the best sound system ever. Take this awesome set-up for inspiration; it has everything you could possibly need to blast your music with pride.

This speaker set-up radiates super retro vibes without being too ‘in your face’. The rustic wood cabinet and sleek black record player complement each other really well, creating the perfect bridge between modern and old-school. It turns out you don’t have to focus on bold colours to make an impact!

2. The Bookshelf

One of the main reasons why your vinyl player needs a proper set-up is because vinyl records take up so much room. If you’re an avid collector, you’ll have several (if not hundreds) of records to store!

To keep your vinyl collection organised, take some inspiration from this sturdy bookshelf set-up. With help from Ikea’s famous KALLAX unit, you can display your records neatly without having to tuck them away.

The great thing about this unit is that you can use it to create a mini wall, which makes your vinyl player area more enclosed. The possibilities are endless.

3. The Subtle Cabinet

If you haven’t got a lot of space to work with or would prefer something more minimal, take notes from this subtle cabinet set-up. This is a proper old-school set-up; it’s not too dissimilar to what most homes had back in the day.

This no-fuss cabinet will slot into any room without dominating the space. It is the perfect size for storing all essentials plus a funky plant of your choosing.

To make this set-up more suited to your interior, why not upcycle an old piece of furniture? Upcycling is both a fun and cost-effective way to make sure something meets your exact needs.

4. The Retro Colour Pop

Although vinyl players automatically add a retro vibe to any room, this doesn’t mean that you can’t experiment with other themes. If you’re a fan of pastel colours and bright displays, take a look at this chic set-up.

Coloured vinyl players are all the rage at the moment, and this set-up proves why. Whether you let the colourful player do all the talking or decorate the area with other pastel objects, it’s never been easier to embrace spring vibes all year round.

5. The Bar Aesthetic

Nothing quite beats listening to your favourite vinyl records with a drink in hand. With this in mind, why not go the extra mile and incorporate a bar into your set-up? This will be a great talking point in your home.

The bar aesthetic is a popular one – all you need is a stylish drinks trolley and compact vinyl shelf to get started. For best results, team up the same colours and materials. We love the splash of copper that the above set-up utilises.

There’s A Vinyl Player For Every Vibe

As you can tell from these five different set-ups, absolutely any style of home can benefit from a vinyl player. If you’re looking for a new record player, there’s 10 things you need to know. Whether keeping it subtle or making it a centrepiece, there’s so much you can do!

Emily Wilson
Emily Wilson
Writer, record player and retro music researcher. Emily dives deep into the history of music, and legendary artists and brings their highlights to the Upbeat Geek site for your eyes. Being a regular festival and concertgoer, Emily also writes about the latest music, and soundtracks and loves anything to do with record players. Outside of music research, Emily loves Sunday walks with her dog Lee.