Mid Century Modern Garage Ideas

Mid century modern garage ideas and inspo.

Are you designing a mid century modern 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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Entry HAll designed by Jillian Fiebelkorn
Entry HAllDesigned by Jillian Fiebelkorn
Dorm Room designed by Emily Bourne
Dorm RoomDesigned by Emily Bourne
Untitled designed by Kelly Nielsen
UntitledDesigned by Kelly Nielsen
The Carmody Exterior designed by Brittany Bellet
The Carmody ExteriorDesigned by Brittany Bellet
NEWMAN EXTERIOR designed by Ashley Fuchs
NEWMAN EXTERIORDesigned by Ashley Fuchs
Untitled designed by Devin Poore
UntitledDesigned by Devin Poore
Side two designed by Katie Carpenter
Side twoDesigned by Katie Carpenter
Office Finishing Touches designed by Abby Baker
Office Finishing TouchesDesigned by Abby Baker
Exterior Ideas designed by Joanna Dyckhoff
Exterior IdeasDesigned by Joanna Dyckhoff
Exterior Colors designed by Sarah Barnett
Exterior ColorsDesigned by Sarah Barnett
Front View designed by Kathryn Hoopes
Front ViewDesigned by Kathryn Hoopes
Parking Map designed by Janae Sullivan
Parking MapDesigned by Janae Sullivan
Ando Outdoor Bedroom Light designed by Maire Cahoon
Ando Outdoor Bedroom LightDesigned by Maire Cahoon
Elevation 1.2 designed by Zannëta Peart
Elevation 1.2Designed by Zannëta Peart
Untitled designed by Alyssa Markley
UntitledDesigned by Alyssa Markley
Untitled designed by Heather Aoun
UntitledDesigned by Heather Aoun
Untitled designed by Laura Lovelady
UntitledDesigned by Laura Lovelady
Elevation 1.1 designed by Zannëta Peart
Elevation 1.1Designed by Zannëta Peart
Azie Front - Trees with background designed by Megan Housekeeper
Azie Front - Trees with backgroundDesigned by Megan Housekeeper
Azie Front - Trees designed by Megan Housekeeper
Azie Front - TreesDesigned by Megan Housekeeper
Azie Front - Breezeblock Front designed by Megan Housekeeper
Azie Front - Breezeblock FrontDesigned by Megan Housekeeper
Untitled designed by Summer Wilson
UntitledDesigned by Summer Wilson
Untitled designed by Rosie Schwartz
UntitledDesigned by Rosie Schwartz
Untitled (copy) designed by McKenzie Islin
Untitled (copy)Designed by McKenzie Islin

Design tips for decorating a mid century modern style garage

Here’s how to achieve the mid century modern aesthetic room of your dreams.

What’s the best way to design and decorate a mid century modern 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 mid century modern 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 mid century modern garage design?

Mid-century modern interior design celebrates the aesthetic of the mid-20th century, characterized by organic shapes, clean lines, vibrant pops of color. This style reflects a love for sleek, timeless designs and an emphasis on both form and function making it a great design style choice for contemporary living.

The style's genesis post-World War II was a creative rebuttal to the period's austerity, with visionaries like Charles and Ray Eames, Arne Jacobsen, and George Nelson at the forefront. These designers embraced novel materials such as molded plywood, fiberglass, and plastic to forge furniture that was not only aesthetically pleasing but also lightweight, durable, and accessible. Their work often featured futuristic elements reminiscent of space-age aesthetics, including aerodynamic forms and motifs like boomerang patterns and starbursts. Iconic mid century modern furniture pieces include platform beds, tulip bases for tables and chairs, and egg-shaped lounge chairs.

To achieve a mid century modern style in your garage, look for pieces with tapered legs, streamlined silhouettes, and organic curves. Furniture pieces are often made of teak, walnut, or rosewood, with polished finishes and fluid forms. You can add mid-century flair with accessories like a statement sculptural light fixture or funky wall art featuring geometric or abstract patterns. Don't be afraid to experiment with color and vibrant hues. Common mid century modern color palettes include burnt oranges, deep teals, and lime greens mixed with warm neutral creams and beiges. Many mid century modern spaces embrace a seamless flow between the indoors and outdoors. If you don’t have outdoor space, consider bringing the outside in with greenery and plants.

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