18 Ways to Make Your Laundry Room the Best Space in the House
Just like the kitchen or bathroom, the laundry room plays a crucial role in keeping the household going, but it's often a design afterthought, stuffed into a dark closet or relegated to a dreary basement corner. Recently, however, homeowners have started to reclaim this long overlooked space, transforming their laundry rooms into beautiful, functioning parts of their home. Read on for tips on how to transform your laundry room into a space you love.
Hang an Elegant Light Fixture
Who says chandeliers are only for formal spaces? Create ambiance in your laundry room by hanging a stylish and moody light fixture.
Create Themed Vignettes
Even a functional room can benefit from purely beautiful touches, such as this vintage-inspired vignette!
Double Up on Machines
If your household is pumping out laundry faster than you can do it, consider investing in a second washer and dryer. Stack them up and get to work. You'll be twice as efficient.
Use a Pegboard For Hanging Storage
Keep the floor clear and utilize empty wall space by mounting a pegboard to hang laundry-room essentials from. It will look extrastylish if you coordinate hanging items around a color scheme.
Put Up Show-Stealing Wallpaper
It might be a chore, but you can still make doing laundry glamorous by putting up dazzling wallpaper. As evidenced by this metallic butterfly print, the right wall treatment can transform a space.
Upgrade the Floor
Give what's underfoot some attention! This homeowner went with high-end marble tiles (swoon), but you can get a stunning floor at any price point.
Invest in Your Design
Don't make the laundry room's design an afterthought. Give this space the attention and budget it deserves — considering both your practical needs and personal style — and we promise it will show.
Hang an Attractive Drying Rack
Maximize space and style with creative drying options, like this wall-mounted rack or flat drying drawers, which are great for delicates.
Embrace Piles of Clothes
In a room designed to deal with baskets full of laundry, it's inevitable that a few stacks of clothes will occasionally build up. Don't stress. Just accept the unavoidable mess.
Install a Beautiful Backsplash
Dazzling backsplashes aren't just for the kitchen anymore. Enliven your laundry room with some behind-the-counter design details.
Choose Stylish Accessories
It's all about the details! Elevate the look of the entire space by selecting thoughtful accessories, such as this vintage-style retractable brass clothesline.
Decorate With Flea Market Finds
Give your laundry room a one-of-a-kind look with unique decor, just as you would with the rest of your home. We love these shabby-chic vintage locker shelves, a flea market score.
Store Laundry Products in Glass Jars
Streamline your work area by swapping out unattractive plastic detergent bottles and cardboard boxes for glass jars. They're functional, are beautiful, and give your laundry room a polished look.
Divide Clothes Into Woven Baskets
Toss those plastic laundry bins, and put clothes into attractive baskets. This simple swap makes the entire space look more refined.
Use Curtains to Conceal Messes
Pretty curtains are not only easy to hang, they also quickly hide a mess. Use a pretty print to add an extra design element to the room.
Hang Wall Art
Some framed wall art — especially art as adorable as these laundry-themed prints — can bring a space to life.
Build Custom Upgrades
Don't make the mistake of only upgrading home spaces seen by guests. Your eyes are reason enough to install attractive upgrades, like beadboard and crown molding, in the laundry room.
Continue the Home's Design Theme
This homeowner stayed true to her home's signature Victorian style when decorating her laundry room, installing a traditional chandelier and patterned wallpaper.