Are you looking to turn that garage into a rustic space like the rest of your home? Want to use your garage as a hangout spot or extra living space? Either way, we’ve got you covered. Putting some rustic color in your home doesn’t have to be expensive, and you can find little ways to make it your own. Here are 10 rustic garage ideas to create the perfect space any time of the year.
Whether you want to turn this space into a bar or mechanic shop, you’re going to need some cabinets for storage. The best rustic garage idea that we’ve come across is to use wood cabinets. Wood cabinets come in different stains and can be used as accent pieces with functionality. Try finding some cabinets made out of distressed wood to get that true rustic feel. Remember to always look at some rustic pictures before deciding on buying a piece.
Everyone’s seen the classic pictures of old mechanic shops. Faded metal signs hanging on the wall of race cars and companies are long gone now. Finding an old, rusted sign is like finding a piece of buried Americana. When looking for rustic metal signs try finding pieces of history to put up on your garage wall. You can also enlist the help of an interior decorator to help find these pieces for you!
Another great rustic garage idea is to incorporate farmhouse traditions. One farmhouse tradition that can look great on any garage is barn doors. You can use barn doors in a number of unique ways in both your house and garage. You can use them as an entrance to your garage or as the door leading from your garage to your house. Either of these options will give your garage that wooden rustic feeling.
Shiplap or wood planks almost always lend themselves to a rustic or farmhouse look (except when paired with industrial style). If you’re looking to add a bit of character, consider putting some shiplap on the walls of your garage. Afterward, you can hang ornaments or special knick-knacks that can show off even more rustic garage ideas. You can also try engraving some special messages into the wood, or branding the wood with a family symbol.
Lighting is one of the most important factors when it comes to interior design. Lighting sets the mood for your home, and gives you a decorative flair. There are a ton of options to choose from when it comes to rustic lighting. You can spend a couple of dollars on lighting or hundreds of dollars online. Our advice? Pick specific areas in your garage that you want to illuminate or put extra rustic lighting by a workbench or door. That way the space will feel “lived in.”
Have a cabinet or door that has a plastic handle? One of the cheapest and most effective rustic garage ideas is to replace your handles with metal ones. Usually, for a rustic look, you’ll want to choose a black metal for your handles. If you still want to use silver, we suggest wrapping thin strands of rope around the handles for that rustic feel.
Want some open shelving in your garage, but still want that rustic feel? No problem! Farmhouse baskets are usually constructed of metal, but still feel rustic if used in the right way. Consider using farmhouse baskets on both sides of your garage. Wicker baskets are also another go-to, however, they might not hold up as well as the first option. Rustic baskets also help you keep your garage organized and clutter-free.
Neon signs? Rustic? We know what you’re thinking, how could a bold neon sign appear rustic? The key is to find a neon sign that looks vintage! This means that the sign will harken back to an earlier time such as this route 66 neon sign that looks like it was pulled right out of the 60s!
If you plan on using your garage as a hangout spot, then you need some rustic garage ideas for furniture. Luckily, wooden benches are perfect for having multiple guests over. You can keep them placed on either side of your garage and use them to place items that you need often. Add a couple of linen cloths to make them feel more chic.
Last on our list of rustic garage ideas is a wooden chest or rustic-looking toolbox. Either of these options can be used as a centerpiece or used for multiple other purposes. If you go with this option, find a supplier who uses real wood, not particle board. The chest will last longer and put up with the wear and tear of staying in a garage.
Are you looking for some design tips to spruce up your garage or home? Want the help of a professional? Then you should definitely come to the Montgomery Country Home & Outdoor Living Show on Saturday, August 28 – 9 am – 6 pm. We’ll have exclusive designer guests such as Rebecca Warriner, Diane Cowen, and more! Contact us today to find out more!