Yes, people love the look and feel of clean clothing, but the truth is many folks can't stand doing the wash. And it makes sense if their current laundry room feels dark and dreary. That is why we think every home should have a beautiful and super functional space to get the job done. The following ideas share how to do just that with creative improvements that will both upgrade and personalize your laundry room.
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Whimsical Wallpaper in a Black and White Laundry Room
Once upon a time, laundry rooms were typically dingy spaces tucked in dimly lit basements or grimy garages. These days laundry rooms are highly personalized spaces thanks to a mix of decorative accents and gorgeous, functional features— case in point this, black and white space by Roost Interiors.
The wallpaper features illustrations of retro-inspired pinup girls doing housework. On the ceiling is a fashionable, midcentury-inspired light fixture. Black granite countertops provide plenty of space to fold clothing. White Shaker cabinetry add gobs of storage space. Of course, the most efficient laundry rooms have a utility sink. Here it is a ceramic overmount with two chrome faucets.Continue to 2 of 10 below.
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Laundry Room That Doubles as a Sewing Room
This lovely gray laundry room by Refined Custom Homes is tricked out with plenty of storage solutions from cabinetry to hanging clothing racks. But our favorite feature is the built-in sewing desk, which allows the homeowner to work on projects while doing the wash.Continue to 3 of 10 below.
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Get Creative With Flooring
When it comes to our homes, nothing says fresh and clean like a crisp white laundry room like this one by Studio McGee. We adore the checkered floor tile in marble, which lends a splash of retro whimsy. Well-chosen decorative accents like the vase filled with flowers and vintage mesh basket add visual warmth.Continue to 4 of 10 below.
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Narrow Laundry Room With Stylish Flooring
Note all the smart ideas that make the most of the narrow room. A slab of butcher block wood carves out a chic countertop on top of the washer and dryer. The ironing board is hung on the wall keeping it within easy reach. Who says gorgeous cabinetry is just for kitchens? Here navy blue cabinets add both style and function. There is no room for clutter in this space thanks to open shelves that keep decorative accents off the white, quartz countertop.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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The Best Laundry Room for Dog Owners
Heads up dog owners! If your laundry room doubles as a mudroom behold this creative idea by Kelly McGuill Home. The design team installed a customize dog washing station. For a dash of retro flavor, the design team connected oil-rubbed fixtures in the mini shower and utility sink. Check out the walls. To protect them dirt and moisture, they are covered from flooring to ceiling with gorgeous white subway. A white quartz countertop on top of the washer and dryer creates room to fold clean laundry. Pretty decorative prints and artwork further personalize the space.Continue to 6 of 10 below.
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Consider Pops of Color
Adding pops of color to your laundry room is an easy and creative way to personalize things. From the door to cabinet knobs, interior designer Alison Kandler added splashes of minty fresh goodness to this space. Vintage collectibles in bright colors boost visual appeal. Are you looking to give your old cabinetry a modern farmhouse twist? Consider replacing the front panels with wire mesh, as shown here.Continue to 7 of 10 below.
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Pretty Cabinets and Faux Greenery
Let us introduce you to (arguably) the prettiest laundry room ever. It is by the award-winning interior design firm, Beautiful Chaos Companies. Custom base cabinets painted a shade of marigold yellow delights the eyes. Upper white cabinetry with pretty eyelet styled cutouts lends a bit of old-timey charm that also feels cute and modern. Love the idea of houseplants but got a black thumb? Who says you need to decorate with the real thing? Here faux plants including a whimsical lemon tree lend pops of greenery.Continue to 8 of 10 below.
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Monochromatic Laundry Rooms
You can pack a lot of vintage style into a small laundry room, as shown in this example by Studio McGee. A herringbone tile floor anchors the space with an interesting pattern. Gray and white shaker style cabinetry surround a small apron front sink. Good lighting is essential when doing laundry. This space does not skimp thanks to three wall-mounted task lights, and one ceiling mounted fixture.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Secret Laundry Room Brimming With Style
Small and stylish are two words that beautifully sum up this laundry room by Jackson Design and Build. Pocket doors keep the space out of sight when not in use. Arrow patterned wallpaper turns the back wall into an attractive feature. We must admit we love a classic stainless steel utility sink. The one shown here has an industrial vibe and is a perfect match for the washer and dryer. Two more smart and creative features boost function: First is the white wall mounted drying rack that folds neatly into the wall. Second is the rolling laundry cart that helps keeps things organized.Continue to 10 of 10 below.
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Eye-popping Floor Tile
We mentioned earlier that patterned floor tile could personalize a space. Here John Siemering Homes transformed what would have been a traditional laundry room into a showstopper with bold floor tiles.