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Garage Vibe designed by Christina Whiteside
Garage VibeDesigned by Christina Whiteside
Exterior Selections Option 1 Mood Board (copy) designed by Camerata Homes
Exterior Selections Option 1 Mood Board (copy)Designed by Camerata Homes
Exterior Selections Option 2 Mood Board designed by Camerata Homes
Exterior Selections Option 2 Mood BoardDesigned by Camerata Homes
Exterior Finishes - Suggested designed by Mckenna Osterhold
Exterior Finishes - SuggestedDesigned by Mckenna Osterhold
Outdoor designed by Ashley Vu
OutdoorDesigned by Ashley Vu
Wall A & B designed by Christina Whiteside
Wall A & BDesigned by Christina Whiteside
Garage Elevations v.2 designed by Christina Whiteside
Garage Elevations v.2Designed by Christina Whiteside
Garage Elevations v.1 designed by Christina Whiteside
Garage Elevations v.1Designed by Christina Whiteside
Front Exterior designed by Jennifer Gutierrez
Front ExteriorDesigned by Jennifer Gutierrez
Untitled designed by Dorka Standard
UntitledDesigned by Dorka Standard
Garage designed by Evelyn .
GarageDesigned by Evelyn .
Accessories Wall #2 designed by Katie Mulenburg
Accessories Wall #2Designed by Katie Mulenburg

Design tips for decorating a contemporary style garage

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

What’s the best way to design and decorate a contemporary 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 contemporary 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.

What materials and home decor should I use to achieve a contemporary garage design?

The word “contemporary” is often thrown out in the design world, but what does it actually mean? (We thought you’d never ask.) Contemporary interior design is ever-evolving, reflecting current design trends and innovations while maintaining a sleek, sophisticated aesthetic. Unlike our other design styles, contemporary design isn’t tied to a specific time period. Contemporary design borrows elements from modernism, minimalism, and art deco, prioritizing clean lines, neutral color palettes with bold contrasts, and open spaces that promote a sense of calm and order.

To achieve a contemporary look in your garage, focus on furniture and accessories that are sleek and streamlined. Furniture should be stylish yet functional, with an emphasis on form and quality materials like glass, metal, and smooth wood. Decor is minimalist but impactful, with statement pieces like large-scale art or sculptural lighting taking center stage. The contemporary style is adaptive and fluid, effortlessly blending elements from various periods and movements to create spaces that are cutting-edge and harmonious.

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