While many home renovations are planned to punch up your home’s curb appeal, functional but private rooms like laundry rooms are often forgotten. But, if you’re new to home renovations, smaller spaces like laundry rooms are great places to cut your teeth on interior design.
From colorful wallpapers to gorgeous cabinetry, laundry rooms can be easily transformed from functional to fabulous. With the right hardware, you can make sure your equipment covers more than just the basics but elevate your laundry room to its fullest potential.
Paint it Right
If you want to revitalize your laundry room, start with a color scheme. While white or off-white tones are the obvious choices for a laundry room, soft blues and greens can uplift your mood by making your room look clean, bright, calm, and fresh.
If you want a sophisticated yet interesting tint to your laundry room walls, shades of pale pinks and purples can be your go-to. Laundry rooms can also be canvases for bolder color choices. For a bold look, dramatic colors like a dark charcoal, deep reds, or vivid blue-greens look stunning with white cabinets.
Flood in Some Light
Light is the first step to making a small room look spacious. Still, when you’re looking into a small room such as a laundry room, space is key. Start by designing to the sources of natural light, such as windows, and arranging the space to allow the most light to flood in.
If your laundry room lacks windows, adding flush and semi-flush mount lights can be a great way to uplift the space. These lamps give off bright but diffuse illumination, softening the hard shadows of cabinets. Speaking of cabinets, recessed lighting like under-cabinet lights can help turn the mundane laundry room into a cozy bright spot.
Add Hooks and Hook Racks
Tiny or narrow utility rooms often lack floor space. And, for a room with little floor space, every bit of clutter adds another notch of claustrophobia. But, by installing wall hooks or wall-mounted rails, you can keep your space open and declutter the countertop. Using vertical space can also add functionality; keeping all your supplies in easy reach.
Establish a designated place to hang clothes for quick drying by incorporating a wooden pole or a shower rail above a radiator or sink. Choose hooks and racks not only for function, but to be accents within the decor. Little details go a long way to making a statement.
Include Bins and Baskets
A good storage system not only maximizes space but keeps everything at your fingertips. Along with cabinets, stackable systems like storage boxes, bins, and baskets are a great way to organize your space while keeping everything handy.
Whether classic or modern, you can elevate the aesthetics of the room by picking the baskets complementing the decor. From vintage black wire to seagrass baskets made of natural material, an aesthetically pleasing set of storage bins goes a long way to making functional objects match your design.
Enliven with Plants
Need some fresh air in your laundry room? Add some greenery with some potted plants or flowers. Plants go a long way to adding life and color to a commonly cold space.
Speaking of space, if you need to save on real estate, try hanging your pots from the ceiling. This is a fun aesthetic that provides a tropical feel to the room. Remember, if you’re ever needing to hang anything, make sure they’re high enough to provide clear walkways.
In terms of design, pots can be easily transformed into accent pieces. A quick paint job can turn your pot into a sleek match for your color scheme. If you want to add a rustic look, utilize baskets or other holders to add a farmhouse feel to your room.
Every laundry room comes with a series of expendable supplies, such as detergents, bleaches and dryer sheets. To keep your space organized and tidy, consider adding a shelving system.
If you’re looking to install shelves, make sure you purchase the proper brackets for your system first. Align your shelves using measuring tape and a marking pencil, and mark off points where screws need to be drilled. Along shelves, a good rack covers plenty of space while adding accessible room for hangers and more.
Pretty Up the Place
If you want to uplift your utility room, take the time to lend it a little character in design. With some simple modifications, you can pretty up the place and make it a room you’d never mind spending time doing chores:
- Add an accent to your walls by applying wallpaper for hints of color and interest.
- Paint the ceiling in a light hue and use custom covers to add color to your appliances.
- Brighten up the room by adding fresh florals and a vibrant area rug.
- Add decorative wall arts and functional tools to accentuate the charm.
Everyone Likes a Laundry Folder
If you feel so inclined, you can even add a small television to your laundry room. There’s no better way to catch up on your favorite shows than while performing the almost second nature task of tending to your laundry. And when you’re done? Add an easy slip on TV cover to hide it away until the next time you need an escape from the task at hand.