Today I thought I’d share some laundry room ideas to help keep one of the busiest rooms in the house organized, efficient and looking fabulous. Unless your idea of a good time involves the words wash-dry-fold, the laundry room probably isn’t a place that you go to to have fun or kick back. But that doesn’t mean it should be neglected when it comes to decorating or organization. On the contrary, I think it needs to look just as nice as every other space in the house. For me, it makes it easier to do a job if my surroundings are orderly and attractive. These rooms are usually on the smaller side. Therefore, taking full advantage of the space takes some thought. I’ve found 15 ideas that will help you utilize your laundry space efficiently. They’ll also add style to the room. A great combination! I hope you find the inspiration you need for your laundry room.
Laundry Room Ideas
1 Transform an armoire into a laundry center so that everything is organized and ready to go on laundry day.
2 Conceal the washer and dryer with decorative curtains. Hang a standard spring rod just below the counter and choose a fabric that coordinates with your colors.
3 Store liquid detergent and fabric softener in beverage carafes. They’ll look so much prettier on your shelf than the original plastic bottles.
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4 Make the most of your vertical space by installing shelves on the walls.
5 Just because it’s a laundry room doesn’t mean it can’t have some glamour. Cameras and Chaos illuminated their laundry room with a lovely chandelier. It’s unexpected and it elevates the style in the room.
8 This easy DIY project from Burton Avenue is just what you need in the laundry room to catch all the items that you pull out of everyone’s pockets before you wash clothes. Check Your Pockets Tutorial
9 Designed by Ana-White, these stackable Laundry Basket Dressers will help keep your laundry room organized and tidy. It’s so easy to pull laundry out, fold it and put it in the baskets. Then you can take each basket to it’s respective room and put it away. Laundry Basket Dresser Tutorial
10 Adding a pull out ironing board in the laundry room saves floor space and it’s ready whenever you need it.
11 These barn-style doors were painted with magnetic chalkboard paint for a customized way to close off the laundry room. Unique yet practical, this message center is a great way for a busy family to keep track of each other.
12 Remove an upper cabinet like Ashli at Mini Manor and install a rod to make a space for hanging clothes so they can air dry.
13 In small laundry rooms, stack the washing machine and dryer to allow more space for storage.
14 Add a lot of style for less money by creating a bold accent wall using repositionable adhesive-back paper cut in a fun pattern. This treatment works best when the adhesives are applied over flat, fully cured paint.
15 Here’s a Fabric Care Guide from the Cleaning Institute that will help you to understand all the symbols on clothing tags. I’m laminating this and keeping it in my laundry room!
Which of these tips do you like the best? Which one do you think you’ll try in your home?