Garage bedrooms are built into areas that were never intended to be used as living space, so they require a bit of finesse and creativity to decorate. When planning the design scheme for your garage room, gear your decorating decisions toward creating a warm, cozy atmosphere that belies the fact that it is built into an area that was meant to be a storage place for cars.
Things You'll Need
- Light fixtures
- Curtains and rods
- Wall border
- High-pile carpet
- Paintings and accessories
Paint the walls a bright, cheerful color that would be unexpected in a garage.
Cover the floor with padding and a soft, high-pile carpet to help retain heat and make the room feel more like a living space and less like a garage.
Hang thick, colorful curtains on any windows to keep in warmth and maintain privacy. If your garage bedroom doesn't have any windows, hang a couple of curtain rods in appropriate spots on the walls to create the illusion of windows, which can help make the room appear more like an actual bedroom.
Include decorative touches that are normally found in homes and rarely found in garages, such as molding, ornamental light fixtures or a patterned wall border.
Sprinkle an assortment of potted plants throughout the room. Garage bedrooms can often feel dark and cold, but a bit of greenery can lift some of the gloom.
Ensure there is enough illumination in the room, but try to avoid using fluorescent lighting. If possible, remove any fluorescent ceiling fixtures and cover the ceiling with plasterboard.
Tack up framed paintings, mirrors or wooden shelving units on the walls to give the room a cozy, welcoming feel.