Top tips for decorating a garage conversion
If you’re reading this, you’ve either finally taken the plunge and converted your garage into a bedroom or you’re considering it – both of which are extremely exciting!
Garage conversions are an excellent way to add space and value to your home; however, sometimes garage conversions can feel very separate from the rest of the house. The key to making your garage conversion feel more like a natural addition to your home is all in the decoration.
We’ve put together some helpful tips for decorating your garage conversion to make it feel a bit more like home.
Consider the placement of furniture
Some who have garage conversions have opted for one that is two stories high. If this space is being utilised for an additional bedroom and bathroom, this is a lot of space to play with which in turn can seem like daunting decorating task.
The obvious starting point is furniture; when arranging furniture you need to keep in mind window and door placement. In converted garages especially, it is not recommended that you put the bed along an outside wall unless the wall has been properly insulated. It is undoubtedly important that your bedroom is warm, so if heating is an issue it might be an idea to consider placing underfloor heating.
Since the room you have is so big, you can really go large with the bed. We suggest this beautiful and contemporary canopy bed– canopy beds are a big interior trend for 2020!
Add natural light
Often the best thing about garage conversions is the added possibility of extra natural daylight. With a two-storey conversion, many choose to add skylights.
Skylights are amazing at making a space seem far more open and airy. If your garage faces the garden, replacing a wall with floor-to-ceiling windows or French doors will make the room feel more spacious.
It’s important to select the proper curtains for your windows – especially in your bedroom, in order to tie the space together and create a cosy feel.
There’s a wide range of bedroom curtains for sale in many different styles, so look for something that matches your décor and provides an element of privacy to the space.
Plan where your sockets go
Another important factor to keep in mind is the placements of your power outlets – sockets in garage conversions are normally placed along interior walls.
When choosing lighting for your new bedroom keep this in mind, as you need to have outlets available for any free-standing lights.
Using the correct lighting in your conversion will help it feel cosier and more inviting. This sand black gold shade arc floor lamp will keep the room feeling up to date, whilst also adding some sophistication to your new bedroom.
Create the illusion of more space
A garage conversion’s proportions can sometimes feel a little off; after all this room was never intended to be a bedroom when it was originally built.
Garages are normally longer then they are wide, so its important to focus on this when decorating. By using some clever tricks, you can make the space feel a lot wider.
Try placing some mirrors along the exterior and interior walls, as these will help reflect light. We love these Durgin accent mirrors that cleverly mimic windows to create a visually more open space.
Using appropriate paint is also a cheap way to make a room feel bigger and brighter. Use white paint – perhaps in combination with your mirrors – to create the illusion of more space.
Have you converted a garage into a bedroom? What tips worked for you? Feel free to share your best hacks in a comment below.