Laundry rooms must be both practical and stylish, so give it your best shot to add color or try more subdued tones that won’t fade with frequent washings.
Whitney Parkinson Design created a serene laundry room featuring sleek cabinets in soothing blue to give this space its tranquil aesthetic. Counterspace provides ample room for sorting and folding tasks while the built-in hanging rod makes air drying simple when necessary.
Applying paint to a laundry room isn’t only about adding color; it’s about creating an inviting atmosphere. With wallpaper, patterned baskets or even an energy efficient washer/dryer set you can transform an otherwise utilitarian space.
Pendant and sconce decorative lighting fixtures can add warmth and coziness to the room, especially if chosen to match with appliances’ finishes and hardware. They can also complement each other for an overall cohesive appearance.
If you enjoy citrus colors, paint the walls a bold hue to help keep your space tidy and organized. A refreshing lime green such as Charming (PPG11117-3) from PPG is ideal, or go bolder with Behr’s Laser Lemon (P290-7) in yellow for maximum impact! Either choice can help bring natural light into areas without enough of it while providing moody drama when combined with black appliances; semi-gloss finishes help guard against moisture damage and staining as well.
Even though a laundry room may not get used as often as other rooms in your home, its design shouldn’t be ignored when it comes to decor. Introduce color and pattern with tile or paint designs for an enjoyable workspace experience.
Lighting can make or break a laundry room design, both aesthetically and practically. Overhead fixtures like flush mounts or recessed lights should be bright enough to eliminate shadows and create an evenly illuminated environment; under-cabinet lighting or adjustable task lamps provide task illumination of surfaces such as countertops and ironing boards while decorative pendants or wall sconces can add visual interest and set an calming mood.
Decorate the walls with beautiful artwork or photography to turn any laundry room into an eye-catching space. Displaying glass jars filled with detergent and fabric softener is another fun way to bring personality to the space.
A laundry room can be the ideal place to explore design trends that might not work well in other spaces, like bold paint palettes or patterned flooring options. By taking small steps in this environment, it can give you time to experiment before making more permanent decisions about them later.
Laundry rooms require durable flooring that can withstand moisture and scuffing, such as tile. Tile is often an attractive solution that also protects against wear and tear.
Utilizing a dedicated utility room means your chores won’t interfere with family time – this is particularly helpful in homes with shared bathrooms or downstairs living spaces.
Designing an efficient laundry room can make chores much more pleasant and less stressful. Install a folding bench and storage units with open shelving to store baskets of clean linens. An inviting color scheme complemented by flowers or artwork will further elevate your laundry space; for example, VERANDA’s 2020 Idea House used green tile as an accent piece while still keeping things looking neat and tidy.
A laundry room may be seen as just another utilitarian space, but that doesn’t have to be true! By adding fun decor elements into its design, the laundry room can quickly transform from an essential task into an eye-catching feature of your home.
Designers advise choosing cabinetry that matches the colors of both your washer and dryer to create an integrated look in the utility room. Henderson and Flanigan recommend labeling cabinets to keep things organized – this way you know where each item belongs so that when it’s needed quickly you can find it quickly!
Add shelves or an eye-catching corner drawer to store colorful canisters, glass jars and wire baskets, which add more life and vibrancy to the room. Set aside one shelf for gift wrap supplies if you like being prepared when giving gifts! Even without cabinets available to you in your laundry room, adding storage can still be achieved using simple shelving units and bench seats.