Since the early days of civilisation, we’ve been hooked on drawing and painting on things. From cave walls daubed with charcoal, to toddlers going nuts on their bedroom walls with a felt tip pen, we just can’t stay away. It’s like music. Only less aural, of course. It’s just part of us, and has been since time immemorial. So it’s no surprise garage doors have become just another form of canvas for some.
Ok, we may not know art, but we know what we like. And boy, do we like these ideas. Usually, when someone mentions garage door art, you’re most likely to think of a battered old sheet of metal coated with an unhealthy amount of spray-paint, as well as a few words that your mother wouldn’t approve of, and make a nun blush.
But it doesn’t have to be like that. There are tons of other ways to brighten up the much-maligned, and frankly utilitarian, garage door. Let’s take a look at a few examples of seriously awesome artwork that makes a garage door really stand out from the crowd.
Just Paint It
Sure, you could just go right ahead with a tin of exterior paint – probably in claret, midnight blue, or British racing green – and slap it on your door. But where’s the artistic merit in that? With the right paints, you could get really creative. Fancy turning your garage door into a trippy, acid-house fever dream? Yep, that’s totally a thing.
How about transforming it into a Batcave? Well, why not? It’s your garage, and in a world where personality is public, it’s the perfect way of showing off how cool you are!
If you’re thinking of pulling out all the stops, but lack the artsy side, you could always hire a pro painter. Or pay your nephew a few quid, cross your fingers and hope for the best.
Make It Real
Ah, if you want to make a serious impact, you’ll want more than a cool idea and a lick of paint. If you’re intent on creating the garage door of your dreams – it’s a thing, we swear – then make it real… Both your dreams, and your door. There are services out there that, with a bit of magic – but mostly with a plastic sheet, some creativity and printing methods – can turn your garage door into a hyper-realistic 3D image.
So instead of the garage just being home to your lovely motor, a few jerry cans and some tools, you can create the illusion that you’re storing an iconic sports car…
A jumbo jet…
…or even a horse inside.
Which actually looks pretty cool, and is limited only by imagination. Although our favourite has to be the Road Runner-style fake road.
Leave It Be
If your garage door already has a bit of charm to it, you might just want to, y’know, not cover it with paints or prints. Old-fashioned wooden garages can look pretty great all by themselves, and it’s a real statement. Just because Mrs. Jones next door has a phoney horse-box for a garage, doesn’t mean you should follow. Letting your traditional garage speak for itself is just as creative – especially if you can have it modelled after its original look, like HP did with the HP garage.
And if you must add something, how about an engraving of a family crest – even if you designed it on the back of an envelope down the pub that one time? Now that’s pure class!
Here at Lock-Up Garages we love seeing just what’s possible with garages – especially if it’s adding a creative twist. But if you’re simply looking for a classic garage solution then we can help. With more than 13500 units in over 900 locations, we offer small and large garage rental services designed to work for you. For more details about what we do and how we can help, simply contact us on 020 8882 8575 and our team will be delighted to assist with all of your enquiries.