How can I Decorate my Laundry Room?

Sheri Cyprus

When decorating your home, don't forget the laundry room! Even if you don't really have a whole room for your laundry, but just a small cubby area, you can still make it look appealing as well as maximize its efficiency. It’s also a good spot to use up scraps of wallpaper and paint left over from other household projects.

Woman with a flower
Woman with a flower

The first step in decorating your laundry room is deciding on a theme. Do you want a sleek, modern look or a whimsical one? If you enjoy being creative you could paint a colorful mural in the area to add some interest, especially if your washer and dryer are plain white.

Decide what you need in your laundry area. One you know what items you need and want in the space, you can better plan where to keep them. If you don't have a lot of storage space you may want to consider adding a closed shelving unit if you have room. Otherwise, you can add shelves and/or racks made to hold items such as irons.

Rather than just putting a bunch of bottles and packages on a shelf, take some time to find some great-looking containers for your soaps and clothespins. Clear canister jars for these items can make your laundry room look both modern and efficient. If you don't like that idea, consider having closed shelving to hide the clutter of laundry products. The typical open white shelving used above the washer and dryer may look finished with carefully chosen items, but not with just any mix of bottles and boxes.

If you have room, you could have labeled clothing bins for whites, darks and colors. Think about how you do your laundry and what could make things easier. For one person, space for clothes to air-dry would be ideal, while for someone else a larger table area for folding clothing may be preferred. An attractive wall clock can be both practical and attractive in any laundry room.

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