10 Chic and Efficient Laundry Room Ideas

Just because it is one of the most utilitarian spots in a home, doesn’t mean a laundry room can’t be just as stylish as the rest of the house. In fact, it’s amazing how much a well-designed space can effect your mood and work flow. Organization and efficiency are important, especially in a busy space such as a laundry room. Even when you are staging your home for sale, giving some love and attention to this space can make a difference to buyers’ opinions of the property. Is it clean? Organized? What is the storage like? Is it easy to maneuver around? They will be asking questions like these, and these ten laundry room ideas have the perfect answers.

10 Chic and Efficient Laundry Room Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThis laundry room doesn’t take up much square footage, but it ticks all the boxes. It offers space for folding, baskets and shelving for storage, and a place to hang clothes to dry. There’s even a stool so you can take a load off while you sort clothes.

10 Chic and Efficient Laundry Room Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comHooks on the wall offer a great spot to hang clothes or towels to dry. Baskets can make better use of open shelving; not only do they look great, but they are easy to move around, too.

10 Chic and Efficient Laundry Room Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comStylish pendants, a roman shade and a blue ceiling add a bit of charm to this laundry room, along with decorative details such as fresh flowers and a tray for the soap.

10 Chic and Efficient Laundry Room Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThis laundry room may be small, but it’s full of character. A rustic shelf holds up a vintage sign with some decorative and functional accents. Removing products such as soap or baking soda from the regular packaging and transferring it to glass jars can give the space a more chic look.

10 Chic and Efficient Laundry Room Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comColor was embraced in this space. A simple rug, some fresh flowers and colorful pillows (not to mention the blue washer and dryer) bring some life to it.

10 Chic and Efficient Laundry Room Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThe decorative art on the walls to makes this space feel a lot cozier.

10 Chic and Efficient Laundry Room Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comA black and white theme with accents of purple makes this laundry room feel unique and feminine.

10 Chic and Efficient Laundry Room Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThe tall ceilings were taken advantage of by building drawers and placing the washer and dryer atop those, with extra cabinets above. Not only does this offer storage, but also puts the machines at a better height.

10 Chic and Efficient Laundry Room Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comA beadboard backsplash gives this laundry room some cottage character and makes for easy clean-up.

10 Chic and Efficient Laundry Room Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comA relaxing blue covers the walls in this laundry room/study area, giving it tons of style and personality.

Any laundry room can be improved with some simple storage tricks and a little bit of character.

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How To Organize and Beautify Your Laundry Room

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.
Ideas for Laundry Room Design

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!

Warm regards,