Top Ideas for Decorating Your Laundry Room
Your laundry room may not be as high traffic an area as other rooms in your home, but it serves an important purpose. It is the center for cleaning and folding all the laundry you and your family goes through each and every day. While it can be easy to overlook this room when it comes to décor, you deserve to have a laundry room that you enjoy spending time in—maybe it’ll even make doing laundry enjoyable.
When it comes to decorating your laundry room, what can you do to make it unique and truly an expression of your personality? With that question in mind, we have compiled a list of ideas for decorating a laundry room that can help you make this room in your home as stylish as all the others.
Paint and Wallpaper
The way your walls look forms the foundation of the look and feel of your laundry room. Take the time to choose colors you enjoy, perhaps adding a touch of DIY home design and visual texture with a wallpaper that complements the paint colors.
If you are in the process of having a new construction house built or are renovating your resale or existing home, you might want to consider the flooring in your laundry room. You want the flooring to work in a room that has the potential to get wet, but you also want it to look nice. Whether you go with ceramic, linoleum, or floor tiles, you can really improve your flooring care to make your floor eye-catching.
One of the most important things that go on in a laundry room is the folding of the laundry. To inspire you to avoid leaving the laundry in the dryer or the laundry basket, create a large counter space that is dedicated to folding laundry. This will make folding feel less like a chore and much more enjoyable because it will provide the space you need to do it with ease.
There is so much to say about storage. You can, of course, have cabinets built into your laundry room, and it’s great if you do, but there are many more storage ideas you can take advantage of. Here are some of the best:
Any functional laundry room needs shelving. You can have built in shelves, or you can purchase shelving units or shelves you attach to the wall yourself. Whichever type of shelving you choose, be sure to match it to the rest of your décor and make sure you have enough to keep everything well organized.
Hooks, rods, and racks
Hooks, rods, and racks can be so useful in your laundry room. If you store your broom or mop in your laundry room, hooks are an ideal way to keep them looking neat and tidy. A closet rod installed beneath your shelving, or a clothes rack is ideal to hang clothing you pull out of the dryer. And you can use a drying rack or two for those clothes that shouldn’t be put in the dryer.
You can use a special type of hanging apparatus to store your ironing board and iron when they aren’t in use. An alternative to this is to create built-in storage for the ironing board that allows it to fold into the wall when not in use. You can even have shelves built in behind this for extra storage.
If you don’t have a lot of space for shelving, you can also use a storage cart for many of your laundry room necessities. A multilevel cart on wheels is great for storing laundry detergent, dryer sheets or balls, cleaning supplies, and anything else you have on hand.
Bins and baskets
Whether you have shelving, loads of counter space, a storage cart, or any combination of these, you may want to help keep things even more organized by using decorative baskets or bins. This is especially the case if you store other items in your laundry room, such as lightbulbs, other cleaning supplies, and off-season clothing or patio supplies. Just be sure to keep everything well labelled.
Jars and bottles
Glass jars, whether clear or colored, are a stunning way to store your laundry supplies. You can have one for laundry detergent, one for dryer sheets or balls, one for a scent booster you might use. Add to this some decorative bottles for things like liquid detergent and vinegar and you can keep your laundry room looking stylish, while ensuring it is completely functional. As with the baskets and bins, be sure everything is well labelled.
You want your laundry room to be well lit. If you have a window in the room for natural light, that’s ideal. However, the laundry room is often in the basement, which can make it seem dark and dreary. Have a good ceiling light and install lighting under shelving or cabinets over the washer and dryer, the ironing station, and the counter area.
Finally, you want to add some finishing touches to your décor to really make your laundry room feel like home. Here are some ideas for decorating your laundry room with additional details.
You can hang original artwork or prints on your walls to bring the room alive. You can also hang or set on shelf space artistic wall signs that are made for the laundry area of your home. This can be something that has a clever saying about the laundry room. You can go low-key or hang a sign that is humorous. The sky’s the limit.
Rugs and mats
Add a nice rug or mat in front of the appliances or counter area to brighten the room and give you something comfortable to stand on.
Greenery is always a great way to brighten up a room. Choose plants that are easy to care for and don’t need much light (if there is no window in the room).
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