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Are you designing a black garage and looking for inspiration? You’ve come to the right place. Spoak has all the interior design inspiration to get those creative juices flowing. Browse room designs, inspiration images and decor ideas or take our free room design tool for a spin below!

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Bedroom designed by Victoria Garriga
BedroomDesigned by Victoria Garriga
left wall designed by Lilly Skjoldahl
left wallDesigned by Lilly Skjoldahl
Outdoor Mood Board designed by Cass Wright-Braden
Outdoor Mood BoardDesigned by Cass Wright-Braden
Outdoor designed by LOLA GILL
OutdoorDesigned by LOLA GILL
Leather & lace designed by Jasmine Bodenbender
Leather & laceDesigned by Jasmine Bodenbender
Facade Improvement designed by Erin Adkins-Oury
Facade ImprovementDesigned by Erin Adkins-Oury
655 mccown dr designed by Audrey Major
655 mccown drDesigned by Audrey Major
Service Entrance designed by Katie Mulenburg
Service EntranceDesigned by Katie Mulenburg
Exterior Ideas designed by Joanna Dyckhoff
Exterior IdeasDesigned by Joanna Dyckhoff
Outdoor designed by Emily Reist
OutdoorDesigned by Emily Reist
Untitled designed by Safir Shamsi
UntitledDesigned by Safir Shamsi
Ando Outdoor Bedroom Light designed by Maire Cahoon
Ando Outdoor Bedroom LightDesigned by Maire Cahoon
Exterior Update designed by Daniela Araya
Exterior UpdateDesigned by Daniela Araya
Untitled designed by Rosie Schwartz
UntitledDesigned by Rosie Schwartz
Untitled designed by Carly Smittle
UntitledDesigned by Carly Smittle
Other designed by Tracy Jenkins
OtherDesigned by Tracy Jenkins
Other designed by Corey Gilliland
OtherDesigned by Corey Gilliland
Basement designed by Katia Gailas
BasementDesigned by Katia Gailas
Garage Mood Board designed by hannah keesee
Garage Mood BoardDesigned by hannah keesee
Garage Side Wall designed by Rescued Room Design
Garage Side WallDesigned by Rescued Room Design
FRONT ELEVATION designed by MISSY PITT
FRONT ELEVATIONDesigned by MISSY PITT
Garage designed by Katy Harrell
GarageDesigned by Katy Harrell
Wall A & B designed by Christina Whiteside
Wall A & BDesigned by Christina Whiteside
Garage Side Wall Two designed by Rescued Room Design
Garage Side Wall TwoDesigned by Rescued Room Design

Design tips for decorating a black style garage

Here’s how to achieve the black aesthetic room of your dreams.

What’s the best way to design and decorate a black garage?

As any DIYer with a garage knows, the garage is more than just a place to park your car; it's a versatile space that holds the potential to be organized to accommodate your personal interests.

With the right layout, your garage can become an efficient and enjoyable space that meets all your practical needs while also letting you pursue hobbies or even start a side hustle. Whether you're in the process of a garage remodel or looking to makeover your existing one, these are the key elements to include in your design:

  • Car Parking: The primary function of most garages is to house vehicles. Determine the best positioning for your car that allows ample room for doors to open and for easy access to the house or workspace.
  • Paint or Wallpaper: Select a color or pattern that sets the desired mood for the garage and complements the style you want to achieve. We are partial to covering walls, ceilings, and trim in a uniform paint color to create a cohesive look. Or consider an accent wall to serve as a focal point.
  • Storage Solutions: Garages often serve as a storage hub for various items, from gardening tools and sports equipment to all those seasonal decorations you’re hoarding (we’re not here to judge). Consider incorporating a mix of storage solutions like tool chests, cabinets, pegboards, and wall-mounted racks. This will help keep your tools organized and within reach, while cabinets can hide away less frequently used items or those that need to be kept out of sight (and out of reach from kiddos or furry friends), such as cleaning supplies, automotive fluids, extra paint cans, or other hazardous materials.
  • Workbench: For the DIY enthusiasts, a sturdy workbench is essential. It provides a robust surface for various projects, from woodworking to automotive repairs. Position your workbench in a well-lit area, preferably near a power source, and consider the workflow around the bench to ensure you have enough space for your projects.
  • Decorative Lighting: Combine task, ambient, and accent lighting for a layered lighting scheme. Consider the placement of lighting fixtures to eliminate shadows and evenly light the space. Dimmer switches can adjust the mood.

By considering these key components and employing a thoughtful layout, your garage can transform into a multi-functional space that supports your lifestyle. Whether you're pulling in your car after a long day or embarking on a new DIY project, your garage will be ready to meet your needs​​. If you need an extra hand, check out our step-by-step guide on How To Design a Room.

How do you decorate with black?

Black can be both a bold statement and a subtle accent in a garage. When using black in your decor, it's important to consider balance and proportion. Too much black (or other dark colors) can make a large space feel heavy or overwhelming. Consider using black as an accent color or incorporating it in smaller doses throughout your space. A black feature wall, floor, or ceiling can create dramatic impact, making the space feel grounded and expansive without overpowering. Black accent furniture, such as a sleek sofa, a lacquered table, or matte chairs, can serve as elegant anchors in a room.

Black pairs beautifully with pretty much any other color. For a bold, contemporary look, pair black with vibrant primary colors like red, yellow, or blue. For a softer, more timeless palette, combine black with pastel shades or warm neutrals. To prevent black from making a room feel too dark or heavy, balance it with lighter elements and varied textures. Pair black with whites, creams, or light grays to create a striking contrast. Black and white patterns can add a dynamic layer to your room whether it’s through a bold striped rug, geometric tile, or an intricate wallpaper design.

Lighting plays a crucial role in how black is perceived in a space. Ample natural light can soften the intensity of black and highlight its elegance. Consider using black as a backdrop for mirrors or metallic accents. Incorporate materials like glass, metal, or textured fabrics to add visual interest and depth. The contrast between black and reflective surfaces can create a sense of depth and add a touch of glamor. Incorporating different lighting sources like pendant lights or table lamps can create a warm and inviting ambiance against a black backdrop.

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