There is more to a garage than simple storage space. It can easily be turned into a great relaxation space, both for you and your children. You might be wondering how exactly one could turn a space that has been used only for storage purposes into a room your daughter, for instance, would see as her own. The secret is décor, a targeted décor that speaks much about your daughter’s passions. Still, there is only one problem. If you give up your garage to offer your daughter a space of her own, where will you store all those things deposited there? So, here are three ideas for garage storage, combined with décor tips. Surely, once you hear them, you will see just how simple reorganising and redecorating rooms might be, even with a small budget.
Making room for fun and gamesBefore thinking of the colour to paint the walls or what decorations to buy, you might want to consider storage. Invest in a few storage systems, organise your things and see how many items you can deposit. A word of caution: since you will be offering your daughter access to this space, you need to consider safety. Take out all items that could constitute a threat to your daughter or her friends. Sharp tools, glass, different cleaning solutions and so on, these are some examples of items you need to throw away or deposit somewhere else as soon as possible. You will gain some free space, which you could fill with our daughter’s things like dolls or games, anything that could allow her to have amazing play dates. In case you have nowhere else to deposit these items, you could always consider cabinets with key instead of the open shelving system. Since such cabinets are secure and sometimes suspended on walls, you would have double the win, safety and space.
Walls and flooringWhen the purpose of the garage changes from a simple storage place to a kid’s playroom, you have to invest a bit in appearance. You have to think of ways to embellish the room, so your daughter will feel like a princess. Think of her favourite colour and use it to paint the walls. You could even invest in wallpaper, just to make the room more stylish and elegant. As for flooring, you have quite a few options you could consider. When you are on a low budget, parquet is out of the question. Tile would be an alternative, both in terms of price and aspect. At the same time, you could use a carpet to cover the entire space, so your daughter and her friends could sit on the floor and play without a care in the world.
Art and furnitureStart with furniture. You could buy a small sofa made from textile fabric. Also you could use a few of those fluffy seats, coming in strong colour like purple or pink. It would be good idea not to buy tables of any type, because your daughter will need all the space she can get if she wants to throw great play dates. Still, she could use a storage unit, embellished with beautiful boxes and bins, ribbons or even painted in the same colour as the fluffy seats. In that particular unit she will be storing all her toys. As for art, you don’t have to invest in Renoir or Picasso paintings. You could decorate the walls with pictures of your family. If your daughter is some kind of an artist, then you know you have to hang her works on the walls. Placing posters of her favourite Disney character on thee walls is yet another idea.
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