February 26, 2016

Laundry Room Inspiration

I love it when a research project coincides with a project I’m longing to tackle in my own home.  I do a “Home Goals” list on my blog each year, and for the last three years my laundry room has been on that list.  However, it always gets shoved aside to address more pressing issues around the house.  This year I’ve resolved to: Get. It. Done.

Let’s explore some inspiration to update and refresh your own laundry room, whether it’s a spacious separate room or tucked in a tiny space.

Give the walls a fresh look. 

Even if your laundry room is nothing more than a closet, add a fresh color to the walls or an interesting wall treatment to update the look of the space.

Laundry room update with blue cabinets and gray marble accent walls

Source: Jillian Harris/Photo credit Mackenzie Jane Photography

Bohemian laundry room of Sophie Carpenter

Source: SF Girl by Bay

Laundry room farmhouse sign DIY

Source: DIY Industrial Farmhouse Wood Laundry sign by Funky Junk

Focus on storage & organization. 

Let’s face it — that’s probably the biggest challenge in our laundry rooms, right?  When you walk in, the last thing you want is to feel frustrated by clutter and disorganization.  We need storage and organization, but you still want it to look clean and uncluttered.  Whether you choose closed cabinets, open shelving or some combination thereof, keep aesthetics front and center, utilizing bins and containers with style.

Organized laundry room with tile backsplash by Gather and Flourish

Source: Gather and Flourish Blog- One Room Challenge

Can you squeeze in work space? 

Having a flat surface on which to fold clothes or match up socks is a bonus in many laundry rooms.  Even if it’s a small surface you will maximize the efficiency of your laundry room by creating one.

Organized rustic farmhouse laundry room showcased on Fixer Upper

Source: At Home blog by Joanna Gaines

Give it some style. 

Make it pretty!  We all spend a LOT of time in our laundry rooms so let’s make it as enjoyable as possible.  Add decorative accessories such as fun wall decor, rugs, and even a plant or two if you have space.  Even a statement light fixture can add high style to a hard working room.

Laundry room by Dear Lillie

Source: Dear Lillie

Add style to your laundry room by incorporating accent decor, wall art, area rugs and house plants.

Source: My Vintage Porch

This anti-fatigue mat from Kohl’s feels like heaven on your feet! It comes in four colors (camel, gray, black and red) and three size ways. 


Is your laundry room a challenge in need of updating?  Not every overhaul needs to cost a fortune!  I’m inspired now to tackle my laundry room this spring… how about you?

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