Stay-at-home orders: They’re for celebrities, too! Since musicians haven’t been able to hit the road as usual this year, they’ve turned to virtual concerts as a way to engage with their fans. And in addition to allowing us to hear our favorite tunes in more intimate settings, some of these online shows have raised money for COVID-19 relief. BET hosted a virtual concert jam-packed with big names, including Kelly Rowland, Usher, Ludacris and Charlie Wilson. The concert established a fund with the United Way to support African Americans impacted by the pandemic. Meanwhile, Post Malone and Travis Barker’s Nirvana livestream tribute earned funds for The United Nations. These concerts are worthy causes, and it’s great seeing artists using their platform to put them on. But there’s another hidden benefit to virtual shows: They provide decor tips.
Sometimes the artist will remain in one spot the entire show, allowing us to study how they’ve renovated a certain room. On other occasions, we get a tour of a wider area, offering peeks into wall furnishings and arcade cabinets. These musicians are putting their homes on display, and it can inspire some creative remodeling projects. Here’s a look at four home do’s – plus a major don’t.