How to Decorate a Garage for a Party

Turning a garage into a party room is a great idea when you are short on space. To set the party vibe, you can cover the garage walls. And you don’t have to be an interior designer to create a party atmosphere.

There are tons of options to decorate garage walls. You can use vinyl or metal coatings. Painting is another aesthetic option. Or, you can use temporary covers. A temporary solution is the cheapest way to cover the garage walls for a party.

For a permanent setup, you can install a steel or PVC frame. This way, you don’t need to re-do the garage walls before every party.

Now, let’s look at quick garage conversion for a party.

How to Cover Garage Walls for a Party

Can you turn your garage into a party space?

If you don’t have enough space in your backyard or living space, you can turn your garage into a party space. But turning a garage into a temporary party room takes a lot of patience.

Just think about it; a garage space typically has equipment lying around or boxes filled with extra stuff. But if you can rearrange the space appropriately, you can transform your garage into a party space.

Still, there’s a problem. Concrete walls, open shelving, and garage doors can ruin the party atmosphere. That’s why you need to cover garage walls and decorate them appropriately.

What should you do to get a garage ready for a party?

Here are things you need to do to prepare for your garage party:

Ensure Safety First

Most of the time, garages are messy places where boxes or other stuff are lying around. In short, it’s not a safe place to roam around. That’s why you must prioritize safety first.

Your safety measures should include the following:

  • Check the garage wall for wear and tears
  • Confirm the garage door is working
  • Verify you have air conditioning or insulation system for a comfortable temperature
  • Conduct an expert check on the garage

Clean the Space

Now, you need a complete garage overhaul. Remove any unwanted items to increase space.

Clean all the residue and dust so that the space is comfortable enough for the guests. Also, get rid of any foul smell.

Choosing a theme and decoration plan

Next, you need to choose a theme and devise a party decoration for the walls. You can cover the walls with posters, flyers, notes, pictures, or handcrafted paperwork. You can find a lot of party decoration plans online.

Find Foldable Furniture and Lighting

Foldable Furniture and Lighting

It’s always convenient to use foldable furniture for your garage party. It helps you gain additional space while the party goes on. Also, make sure the lighting system is not overwhelming for the guests.

How to Cover Garage Walls for Party

Step 1: Paint the Garage Wall

Before you start decorating, it’s important to give the garage walls a new look. And using a fresh coat of paint on the garage boundary wall is the best way.

You can use a roller to paint the majority of the walls. But, keep a smaller brush to paint the edges of your walls.

Most of the time, we forget to paint the garage ceiling. Make sure to paint that part too.

Note: Those who don’t have enough time for painting can use curtains to cover garage walls for parties.

Step 2: Covering the walls

You can cover the garage walls with vinyl, metal sheets, or plywood.

Using fresh paint to cover the garage wall is enough. But to increase the visual appeal, you may want to have a focal wall. That’s why use vinyl or metal coating can be a fun option.

We think the best way to cover garage walls is by using plywood. Plywood is versatile and durable. Not to mention, they can be adapted to any decoration style.

Step 3: Covering the Walls for Soundproofing

Most of us fail to notice this small thing at first. Nowadays, you can get soundproof foam panels. These foam panels are visually appealing and can reduce any extra noise inside a garage.

You can cover the walls with foam panels and use metal or vinyl coating instead of plywood. 

Step 4: Hire an Electrician to Install Extra Power Outlets (if necessary)

Unfortunately, the garage never has enough power outlets. One option is to hire an electrician to install additional power outlets. Why would these be necessary? A creative lighting setup is key for making a garage feel like a party zone.

If hiring an electrician is out of your price range, you can use power strips* to expand your number of available outlets and extension cords to reach distant parts of the garage. But be careful not to overload the few outlets in your garage.

Step 5: Set up Fancy Lighting and Decor

Now, you can get creative. A garage can be a blank canvas for party decor. Feel free to get crazy with your theme. For example, an underwater theme could have blue and green lights with rock salt lamps as corals. Dark-colored sheets or vinyl shower curtains with a fish theme could cover less appealing walls. Don’t be afraid to have fun!

How to temporarily set up your garage for a party?

Step 1: Use a broom to clean the garage floor. If you have enough time before the party, paint the floor too. This helps achieve a cleaner look. Furthermore, try to get rid of any foul smells.

Step 2: Cover the walls with vinyl, paint, or other materials. (Go back to the step-by-step instructions above).

Step 3: Use a foldable table or chairs to set up for the party. This way, you don’t have to worry about a shortage of space. Organize the tables and chairs so guests can move around without any problem.

Step 4: Set the food bar and drink alongside the wall or in a corner that doesn’t affect the flow of people.

Step 5: Install a music system in the corner of your garage. You can place a speaker in the garage and connect your smartphone’s music player. Additionally, adding a disco light can create a party atmosphere.

Step 6: Finally decorate the garage for the party! Some ideas include using crafts or plastic tablecloths to cover the garage walls or purchasing string lights to cover the whole ceiling.

What can you use to cover garage walls?

Now you know there are many materials you can use to cover the garage walls. But which ones comply with the fire code? Here we list some of the things you can use to cover garage walls:

Plastic Tablecloth

For temporary parties, plastic tablecloths are a cheap choice. They come in different colors and designs to enhance the decoration. You can remove them afterward.

Metal Panels

Metal panels are stylish and pretty easy to install. You can find them in different finishes, and they can cover drywall perfectly.

Solid Cement Board

Even though a costly option, solid cement boards are the best option to attach crafts or lighting setup in your garage.

Wood Sheathing

Wood sheathing is a cost-effective option if you want a more classic or indoor vibe in your garage.

Benefits of a Garage as a party space

Is decorating my garage for a party a good idea? Well, of course, it is.

Here are three benefits of turning your garage into a party venue.

You Get Plenty of Space

There is ample space on the garage floor. And when you don’t have enough space to host a party indoors or in the backyard, the garage is the right spot. Not to mention, you don’t have to worry about messing up the interior of your home.

Instead, you can use a space where you can invite many people without worrying about damage.

You Can Get Inventive with Decoration

Using your garage as a party venue is fun. Just think about it; attaching crafts and posters the way you want is always enjoyable.

Also, you can paint the walls. Not just that, most garages have cement floors. So, you can even paint the floor to match your party theme.

No Need to Rent Out a Party House

This is by far the best benefit of hosting a party inside a garage. You can bring more people together when you have more space for them to enjoy themselves.

How to make your garage party look extra fancy

Install Wall Lighting

Installing wall lighting enhances the look of your garage. So, when guests come, they think this place is made to party.

Also, wall lightings are cost-effective and won’t impact your electricity bills. What’s more, wall lighting comes in different advanced lighting options that help change the mood according to your preference. For example, LED lighting strips* can be programmed to change colors on a schedule or in time to the music.

Create a Custom Wall Cabinet

You can create a custom wall cabinet that you can use as a food bar or to keep guests’ jackets out of the way. It can also serve as a music center or media center.

Install New Door to Get Inside Your Home

If you are using your garage as a party venue for every occasion, install a new garage door to go inside your home.

Get Mini Split Air Conditioning System

You can find some good mini-split air conditioning systems on the market to control the temperature of your garage space. This will make your party space feel more comfortable even if there are a lot of guests in the space.

Wrapping Up

If you have the time, decorating a garage for the party may be more fun than the party itself.

If you’re going to regularly use your garage as a party space, it’s a good idea to go for a permanent solution for the garage walls. It saves you the effort each time you hold a party. You can paint the walls or cover them with vinyl, metal coating, or plywood. Just make sure that whatever materials you choose are appropriate for every occasion.

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Arthur Kyser Morn

Hey Guys! It's me Arthur Kyser Morn, aka AKM, the proud founder and author of Tools Auditor. I'm a content marketer, a dad of 2 lovely sons, and a handyman. I love trying out new tools, and together with my team, I've been creating helpful guides since 2017 with tools and DIY tips.

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