19 Clever DIY Laundry Room Ideas

DIY Travel Laundry Bag
The City Sage

If you want to spruce up your laundry room, try a little DIY project! Between countertops, the layout of your room, and decorating your walls to make the room pop a little, your options are endless. Below, find 19 awesome DIYs that can transform your laundry room into a laundry oasis.

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    Plywood Laundry Room Waterfall Countertop

    DIY Plywood Laundry Room Waterfall Countertop
    Vintage Revivals

    Update your laundry room by using plywood to build a waterfall countertop that goes over your washer and dryer and wraps around the side. By using affordable materials, the countertop can be left plain or painted to any color and adds plenty of additional counter space to your laundry room for ​folding laundry or storing laundry baskets.

    DIY Laundry Room Waterfall Countertop Tutorial from Vintage Revivals

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    Rustic Wood Ironing Board Hanger

    DIY Rustic Wood Ironing Board Hanger
    The Inspired Hive

    Beautifully store your ironing board on the wall when it is not in use to save space in your laundry room by building a spot to hang the ironing board using two hooks and a block of wood. This easy DIY is the perfect project for busy people as it is quick to assemble.

    DIY Ironing Board Hanger Tutorial from The Inspired Hive

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    Laundry Bag

    DIY Laundry Bag
    The Merry Thought

    Easily store and transport your laundry to the laundromat or your parent's home with this huge drawstring canvas laundry bag with a durable shoulder strap that you can decorate with a hand-painted washing symbol and the word wash underneath.

    DIY Laundry Bag Tutorial from The Merry Thought

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    Washer And Dryer Stripes And Dots Makeover

    DIY Washer And Dryer Stripes And Dots Makeover
    A Beautiful Mess

    If you are tired of the look of your old washer and dryer, you can easily give it a temporary and easy-to-remove graphic makeover that is renter friendly. By using electrical tape, you can cut out small circles to create dots, or you can cut long strips of electrical tape to create decorative stripes.

    DIY Washer and Dryer Stripes and Dots Tutorial from A Beautiful Mess

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    Dryer List Decal

    DIY Dryer List Decal
    Sarah Hearts

    Help prevent laundry mistakes when someone puts the wrong item in the dryer, such as sweaters that could shrink or a dress that needs to be hung to dry. You can make your own dryer decal using a Silhouette machine and removable vinyl to make a decorative reminder you can stick on the washer that says "these items can't go in the dryer". A magnetic dry-erase marker can be left next to the decal so that whoever puts the clothes in the washing machine and write down everything that cannot go in the dryer for an easy reminder when it is time to remove the clothes from the washing machine.

    Dryer List Decal Tutorial from Sarah Hearts

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    Hanging Clothespin Bag

    DIY Hanging Clothespin Bag
    My Poppet

    Keep all your clothespins together so they are easy to find next time you do laundry and want to hang your clothes on a drying rack or outdoors on a clothesline. This clever hanging DIY clothespin bag can be hung up on a clothesline or drying rack and has a large opening so you can reach in and grab clothespins as you set your laundry to dry.

    DIY Clothespin Bag Tutorial from My Poppet

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    Laundry Money Bag

    DIY Laundry Money Bag
    Minted Strawberry

    Next time you need to clean your clothes in the laundry room in your apartment building, save yourself the hassle of searching for coins by having a bunch of quarters in a bag to use for the laundry machines. This beautiful script laundry money bag is made by using a template to cut the design onto iron-on vinyl which can be applied to a pencil case.

    DIY Laundry Money Bag Tutorial from Minted Strawberry

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    Hanger Laundry Room Art

    DIY Hanger Laundry Room Art
    Homemade Ginger

    Decorate your laundry room by making your own hanger artwork to hang on one of the walls in your laundry room with this easy DIY where you stencil a hanger silhouette onto a wood plank background made out of scrap pieces of lumber. 

    DIY Hanger Laundry Room Art Tutorial from Homemade Ginger

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    Travel Laundry Bag

    DIY Travel Laundry Bag
    Almost Makes Perfect

    Help keep your clothes sorted while you travel so you can always find your clean clothes in your suitcase by storing all your dirty garments in your own homemade laundry bag that is made by using an iron-on design onto a muslin bag. Once you return from your vacation doing laundry will be simple as you can grab the bag of dirty clothes wash and return all the unworn clothing to your closet.

    DIY Travel Laundry Bag Tutorial from Almost Makes Perfect

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    Crocheted Laundry Delicates Bag

    DIY Crocheted Laundry Delicates Bag
    The Merry Thought

    Skip buying a delicates bag to protect your fragile garments such as undergarments when you put them in the washer and dryer by crocheting your own delicates bag which you can use the next time you do laundry.

    DIY Crocheted Laundry Delicates Bag from The Merry Thought

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    Ombre Rope Hamper

    DIY Ombre Rope Hamper
    One O

    The pop of color on this DIY rope hamper is a great way to add some color to your laundry room. By wrapping a box with rope, and then painting the bottom of the rope with watercolor paint you can make an affordable update to your laundry room with this clever project that is fun to do.

    DIY Ombre Rope Hamper Tutorial from One O

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    Laundry Room Cleaning Supplies Printable Labels

    DIY Laundry Room Cleaning Supplies Printable Label
    Boxwood Avenue

    Unfortunately, essential cleaning supplies needed for washing clothes such as laundry detergent, bleach, Borax, or hydrogen peroxide often come in ugly plastic bottles that are an eye-sore in your otherwise clean and beautiful laundry room. One quick remedy to the problem of large ugly cleaning products in plastic containers is to store them in beautiful glass bottles with custom labels that you can print using the free template a Boxwood Avenue. Once the decorative bottles are completed, gather them together in a small bin for a decorative accent.

    DIY Cleaning Supplies Label Tutorial from Boxwood Avenue

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    Ironing Board Organizer

    DIY Ironing Board Organizer
    Flamingo Toes

    Keep all your essential items for mending clothes next to your ironing board with this clever ironing board organizer which you can sew. The completed organizer drapes over the top of an ironing board and has storage pockets on either side to hold scissors and your other sewing essentials.

    DIY Ironing Board Organizer Tutorial from Flamingo Toes

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    Wire Laundry Hamper

    DIY Wire Laundry Hamper
    The Merry Thought

    Assemble your own huge laundry basket for your home to store all your laundry until it is time to wash all your clothes. This minimal laundry basket is made by using welded wire wrapped around a wood circle to form the hamper, and then wheels are added to the bottom of the hamper so you can easily it move around your room as needed.

    DIY Wire Laundry Hamper Tutorial from The Merry Thought

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    Magnetic Ironing Mat

    DIY Magnetic Ironing Mat
    A Beautiful Mess

    If you are tight on space in your laundry room there might not be enough floor space to place a regular ironing board, but a space-saving solution is to make your own magnetic ironing mat to iron your clothes on that you can place over your washer or dryer.

    DIY Magnetic Ironing Mat Tutorial from A Beautiful Mess

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    Drying Rack

    DIY Drying Rack
    Centsational Style

    Save space in your laundry room by hanging your delicate clothes to dry on this wall-mounted drying rack that you can pull down from the wall and lay the clothes over the rods or bottom hooks. This durable drying rack once installed will quickly become a laundry room essential item that you will use all the time to let your clothes air dry.

    DIY Drying Rack Tutorial from Centsational Style

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    Fabric Laundry Basket Liner

    DIY Fabric Laundry Basket Liner
    We Can Make Anything

    While wire laundry baskets are beautiful and affordable to make, the spaces between the wire grid allow for small articles of clothing to fall out of the basket. An easy solution is to line a wire laundry basket with a beautiful, patterned fabric liner that you can sew to go within your wire basket to store your clothes. When it comes time to do your laundry you can just pull out the fabric liner and bring the fabric bag down to the washing machine. As an added bonus, the fabric pattern on the basket liner will show through the wire hamper adding a bit of additional color to your room.

    DIY Laundry Basket Liner Tutorial from We Can Make Anything

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    Laundry Room Shelf

    DIY Laundry Room Shelf
    A Beautiful Mess

    Make the most of the space beside your washer and dryer by building a plywood shelf that can be painted to match your laundry room to store two laundry baskets along with providing additional storage space on top for detergent. The simple shelf is easy to build and a perfect project to try this the weekend to organize your laundry room.

    DIY Laundry Room Shelf Tutorial from A Beautiful Mess

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    Laundry Room Storage Baskets

    DIY Laundry Room Storage Baskets
    Sarah Hearts

    Make your own set of laundry room storage baskets to keep everything organized by sorting clothes into either the wash or wear bin. You can make your own set of storage bins by crafting stencils that say wash and wear using a free template and stencil the design onto plain cloth storage bins using paint to give your laundry room a stylish update. Once completed the bins make a great accent to open-shelving you have over your washer and dryer.

    DIY Laundry Room Storage Baskets Tutorial from Sarah Hearts