Laundry Room Ideas

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.

Laundry Room Ideas: Transform an armoire into a laundry center so that everything is organized and ready to go on laundry day.

Better Homes and Gardens

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.

Laundry Room Ideas: Conceal the washer and dryer with decorative curtain. Hang a standard spring rod just below the counter and choose a fabric that coordinates with your colors.

Southern Living

3 Store liquid detergent and fabric softener in beverage carafes. They’ll look so much prettier on your shelf than the original plastic bottles.

Laundry Room Ideas: Store liquid detergent and fabric softener in beverage carafes. They'll look so much prettier on your shelf than the in original plastic bottles.

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4 Make the most of your vertical space by installing shelves on the walls.

Laundry Room Ideas: Make the most of your vertical space by installing shelves on the walls.

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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.

Laundry Room Ideas: Just because it's a laundry room it doesn't mean it can't have some glamour. A chandelier is unexpected and it elevates the style in the room.

Cameras and Chaos

6 Clothes drying racks are a great way to dry delicate items. Centsational Girl shows you how to make one for a fraction of the cost. Clothes Drying Rack Tutorial

Laundry Room Ideas: Make your own clothes drying rack for a fraction of the cost. They're a great way for drying delicate items.

Centsational Girl

7 Repurpose an old ladder for use as a hanging clothes rack like Bec at Little Lucy Lu. The bright color pops in this room. Hanging Ladder Tutorial

Laundry Room Ideas: Repurpose an old ladder for use as a hanging clothes rack.

Little Lucy Lu

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

Laundry Room Ideas: This easy DIY project 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.

Burton Avenue

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

Laundry Room Ideas: 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.

Ana-White

10 Adding a pull out ironing board in the laundry room saves floor space and it’s ready whenever you need it.

Laundry Room Ideas: Adding a pull out ironing board in the laundry room saves floor space and it's ready whenever you need it.

Better Homes and Gardens

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.

Laundry Room Ideas: 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.

Better Homes and Gardens

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.

Laundry Room Ideas: Remove an upper cabinet and install a rod to make a space for hanging clothes so they can air dry.

Mini Manor

13 In small laundry rooms, stack the washing machine and dryer to allow more space for storage.

Laundry Room Ideas: In small rooms, stack the washing machine and dryer to allow more space for storage.

Style at Home

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.

Laundry Room Ideas: 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.

Better Homes and Gardens

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!

Laundry Room Ideas: Fabric Care Guide to help you understand all the symbols on clothing tag

Cleaning Institute

Which of these tips do you like the best? Which one do you think you’ll try in your home?

Peggy
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      says

      Hi Sabrina! Thank you for stopping by and joining the conversation. Glad you enjoyed the post; it was my pleasure to share these ideas. 🙂