Laundry rooms and bathrooms are two spaces that if you want you can go wild in, choosing decor and color schemes that step far outside the rest of your home’s design. They are that rare opportunity to do something totally different. You can be as bold as you’d like without feeling as though you may ruin the flow of the house. Instead of looking at them as a boring utility space, think of them as a great design opportunity. They are typically on the smaller side too, which makes them less expensive to decorate because you don’t need as much to get the job done.
The first step to a beautiful laundry room is keeping it organized. Here are a few tips on laundry room organization:
- Decorate up! Use the vertical space in your laundry room to maximize your organization.
- Hang a drying bar for clothes that need to air-dry. Bath towel racks, clothes racks and retractable clotheslines are perfect for this.
- Have a laundry hamper with three or four slots or multiple hampers so you can easily sort clothes as you go, rather than wait until laundry day. Label all the slots/hampers (lights, darks, delicates) for easy organization.
- Store all cleaning supplies and detergents in one spot, such as a drawer, basket, or caddy to minimize clutter.
- Keep a basket or jar to catch small objects you find in pockets.
Small laundry room? Go up! The built-in counter above the machines offers a perfect work space and the three shelves offer plenty of storage. Photo: Home and Garden Design Ideas
The laundry room is the perfect room for which to use a bright, bold color on the walls. The turquoise looks so fresh and clean! Not to mention all that fantastic storage space. Photo: Shelterness
I love how the shelving on the sides were made to make the whole set-up look like one big built-in by bridging it with a countertop. So clever! Photo: Nest Egg
This goes to show that you don’t have to keep your washing machine and dryer together. A cabinet fills the space in the middle offering extra storage, and that island in the middle is definitely helpful for folding and separating. Photo: Bob Vila
This laundry room can easily double as a craft space with the addition of that long lacquered green table and gorgeous zebra print bench. Photo: Home Bunch
A touch of floral wallpaper makes this laundry room special and feminine. Photo: Apartment Therapy
A quirky and eccentric take on a black and white laundry room. I love the idea of taking wallpaper all the way to the ceiling. Photo: Flodeau
Filled with rich textures and tones, this laundry room looks more like a retreat than a place to do a chore. Photo: Better Homes & Gardens
This cheery laundry room comes with a built-in dog tub for bathing your furry family member with ease. Photo: Smith and Vansant
With these tips and ideas, you can turn your laundry room into a more efficient and beautiful place to do some of life’s little chores. Hope you are inspired!