25 Creative Laundry Room Decorating Ideas

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    25 Creative Laundry Room Decorating Ideas You Can Copy

    WASH laundry room
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    Very few of us enjoy spending time doing laundry and the laundry room tends to get overlooked when it comes to decorating. But just a few changes can make your laundry room more pleasant and the task less dreary.

    The key is to create a space that makes you smile. It can be sleek and modern or farmhouse style; and whether you just add a coat of fresh paint or remodel the room completely with custom cabinetry, it should make you smile. Pick the colors you love and use accessories that express your...MORE style (they don't have to scream laundry!)

    Take a look at 25 decorating ideas that you can customize for a laundry room you'll love.

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    Show Your Style With Wallpaper

    Grey Wallpaper
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    Start with the walls in your laundry room. Most laundry rooms are small and if you've been afraid to give decorating with wallpaper a try, its a good place to start. With so many options in design, you can create an accent wall or cover the entire space.

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    Create Wall Interest With Paint

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    Rustic Honey.com

    The least expensive way to change any space is to paint. A new coat of paint covers lots of problems and freshens the space. And if you work with a bit of painter's tape in a graphic pattern, you can create a totally unique look.

    Gather inspiration from Lauren at Rustic Honey and see how she transformed her laundry room.

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    Stencil Your Way to Style

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    View Along The Way.com

    Stenciling is another way to add interest to a laundry room wall. You can do the entire room or just an accent wall for very little money, just a bit of your time.

    Kelly at View Along The Way took her laundry room from beige blah to fabulous for less than $200 in part by creating a custom stenciled wall. 

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    Ceramic Tile Backsplash Adds Decorating Flair

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    Fireclay Tile.com

    Ceramic tiles are a perfect choice for the laundry room because they are easy to clean, resistant to damage from water and cleaning products. And, they come in so many styles and colors you are sure to find the look you desire. This wall from Fireclay Tile offers a bit of Mediterranean flair to a standard laundry space.

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    Create a Ceramic Mosaic Focal Point

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    Fireclay Tile.com

    If a standard backsplash or solid tile wall is too boring for you, create a freeform design on your laundry room wall with mosaic tiles. This design was created by Fireclay Tile but just use your imagination to create what makes you smile.

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    Express Yourself with Laundry Room Wall Decals

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    Amazon.com

    Have a message you want to share with all those who enter the laundry room? Say it with a vinyl decal. If you're crafty and have a vinyl cutting machine, you can design words and shapes. Or, just choose from one of many decals offered for sale.

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    Add Fun Labels

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    The Sticker Hut

    Vinyl lettering doesn't just belong on the walls. These decals from The Sticker Hut add a bit of flair to the washer and dryer. Even better, add a bit of advice to the front of the washer like "Check Your Pockets". That might just save a cell phone from disaster.

    The lettering can also be used to label the contents of storage jars, tin and boxes.

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    Remember You Love Them

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    LacyBella.com

    Stop for a moment and think about why you're in the laundry room. You are, most likely, doing laundry for those you love. Why not create a display of family photos to remind you that you love them even when they present you with sticky, messy laundry? This display from Lacy Bella combines the perfect slogan and photo.

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    Let Your Mind Drift Away

    Dog Art Laundry Room
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    This laundry room is simple, well-organized and totally functional. But it is the art work that grabs your eye. Allow the artwork in your laundry room to take you to your favorite place while you fold countless piles of laundry. Use one statement piece of art or create an inspirational collage of several pieces.

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    Get a Little Modern Help

    Graphic Laundry Prints
    Rhondavous Designs/Etsy.com

    If your style is more sleek, choose some modern graphic prints like these from Rhondavous Design on Etsy. The prints add color and some even serve as a reminder on how to read clothing care labels and remove stains.

     

     

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    Clothes Pin Cabinet Hardware

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    Amazon.com

    Could this cabinet hardware shaped like clothes pins be any more fun? The hardware is hand sculpted and painted by artisans from ceramics with steel mounting hardware. They can be used as cabinet or drawer pulls and customized in your color scheme.

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    Create A Farmhouse Style Laundry Room

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    knickoftime.net

    No matter if you live on a farm or in the city if you love the Farmhouse style of decorating, the laundry room is a perfect spot to create the look. Check out what the bloggers at Knick of Time created with vintage equipment and sentimental accessories.

     

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    Add Some Rustic Charm

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    Amazon.com

    If you decide to create a little country charm in the laundry room, these accessories fit perfectly with the scheme. If you're crafty, you can make or own. Or, shop local craft fairs or online to find the finishing touch for your space.

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    Hang Some Vintage Laundry Ads

    Vintage Laundry Ads
    Amazon.com

    Vintage ads are perfect for the laundry room. They can be early 20th century, mid-century housewives in aprons, retro 70's funk or European sales posters.

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    Add a Stylish Laundry Rug or Floor Mat

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    Big or small, placing a rug to the laundry room space adds design style and comfort underfoot while working. Just look at this mud room/laundry room photo. The first thing your eye takes in is the red carpet welcoming the family in.

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    Create Your Own Custom Laundry Room Rug

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    Lowes.com

    If you can't find the rug of your dreams, just make your own. Lowe's Home Improvement store can walk you through the steps.

     

     

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    Make Your Ironing Board a Piece of Art

    Ironing Board Covers
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    Most laundry rooms have an ironing board. If yours is hanging in a prominent spot in the laundry room, make it a piece of art. Gone are the dull grey covers of yesteryear. There is an ironing board cover to match any decor.

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    Skip The Boring White Laundry Basket

    Laundry Baskets
    Target.com

    There is absolutely no reason to have a boring plain white laundry basket. Pick the colors that make you happy. When you see the next slide, you'll know why.

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    Add Inexpensive Laundry Basket Storage

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    Dreamstructure.com

    Custom cabinets are very expensive but you can still have storage by adding some basic shelving like this from Dream Structure that fits your new colorful laundry baskets. Use an old dresser or build a frame and stack in a basket for each member of the family.

    Take time to label the baskets and you can use them for both sorting laundry loads and delivering the clean clothes back to the owner.

     

     

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    Handy Storage Jars

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    Storage is always an issue in the laundry room and nothing works much better than clear jars. They can hold detergent, scent enhancers, buttons, change, clothespins and more. 

    If the container is holding laundry products, be sure to label each jar. Select a glass drink dispenser for liquid detergents and fabric softeners.

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    Baskets, Baskets, Baskets

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    Sharon Joyce Interiors

    Not everything looks pretty in a glass container. That's why baskets are so popular to hide all of the things we need but don't want to display. Baskets can hold all those batteries, flashlights, light bulbs and flotsam that seems to land in the laundry room. Just be sure to add a label!

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    Hide the Mess Behind a Curtain

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    Lucy Interior Design/Jeff Johnson

    Closed cabinets are expensive and not as flexible as open shelving. But things don't always stay orderly. So, add a curtained area above the washer and dryer. This look form Lucy Interior Design hides a hanging rod and is the perfect spot to stash supplies you use everyday.

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    Create A Skirt

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    Phoebe Howard/Rich Maciejewski

    If you liked the curtain over the washer, you'll love the skirt hiding the plumbing of a laundry sink. Simply find a decorative fabric and create a sink skirt or curtains for lower cabinets. This skirt from Phoebe Howard adds color and warmth to the room and adds hidden storage.

     

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    Upgrade Your Lighting Fixture

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    GE Appliances

    One of the most important components in the laundry room is lighting. You need to be able to see stains on clothes, see appliance dials and read instructions on products. Most of the time, the standard overhead lighting is pretty dull and sometimes dim.

    Upgrade to a fashionable fixture and make sure that it sheds enough light to make working comfortable.

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    Add Task Lighting

    GE Modern Laundry Room
    GE Appliances

    We've discussed adding overhead lighting fixtures that are both decorative and functional. But one of the best additions to any laundry room is task lighting. If you can't afford lighting under upper cabinets over a workspace, consider purchasing a lamp that casts the level of daylight brightness. It will change your laundry karma.

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