20 Laundry Room Ideas That Are Fresh and Functional: Laundry rooms are important, but they aren’t always the most beautiful rooms in the house. Moving clothes from the washer to the dryer isn’t very interesting, but the room where they live can be as interesting as any other in your house.
Sometimes all you need to do is paint your cabinets or bring some plants inside. Other people may want to go a step further with their interior design and add fun wallpaper or a floor that moves around.
20 Laundry Room Ideas That Are Fresh and Functional
1. GREENIFY YOUR SPACE
It’s often better to have less art in a room that’s meant to be used, like the laundry room. The soft white and green colour scheme in this room by interior designer Christina Nielsen adds some green to the room without making it feel too much.
2. ADD FABRICS (ON FABRICS)
If you really like a fabric, why not use it all over the place? That’s what interior designer David Frazier was told to do with this laundry room, which has a mix of old and new looks. Do you want to get this fabric? Here are the details: Framer says that the walls are covered in a standard blue-and-white acanthus fabric from Soane. “It’s used as café-style skirting under soapstone countertops to make a statement and hide the washer and dryer.”
3. PLAY WITH PATTERN
We love how the different patterns in this laundry room by Massucco Warner work together to make it soft and fun, perfect for drying clothes and pouring out soap. Why settle for puffer fish wallpaper when you can also have geometric tile?
4. OPT FOR PASTELS
A lot of people use blue, white, and green in their laundry rooms. Why not try a pale pink instead? The secret to the colour scheme in this room designed by Marea Clark is that it wasn’t always used for washing clothes: “Our client was going to have twins, so we turned this room into a laundry and mud room in order to make it bigger and give her more storage,” she says.
5. ADD A VINTAGE TOUCH
It’s great to have a shiny new interior, but adding a few old-school touches can really make it shine. For example, Cloth & Kind’s laundry room has a more worn-down, rustic feel thanks to the washbasin that is made from an old copper tub.
6. MAXIMIZE YOUR SPACE
Most homes don’t have a lot of room for a laundry room, but you can still make a cosy corner look classic and stylish. A colourful wallpaper was put up by interior designer Tineke Triggs in this home’s laundry room to make the daily rinse cycle a little more fun.
7. MAKE A MIDCENTURY MOMENT
Want to make the laundry room look more moody? The dark colours and natural wood in this room designed by Melinda K Design give it a very midcentury modern look. The room feels lighter thanks to the white walls and plants.
8. LET THE LIGHT IN
It’s common for laundry rooms to feel like caves. With an open window and a light blue-and-white colour scheme, this room by Chandos Interiors is a nice break. “A little fun can always be added to a room that is mostly practical; it makes doing laundry a little more enjoyable!” says headmaster Chandos Dodson Epley.
9. MATCH YOUR TILES
Yes, a backsplash is important, but so is a floor made of tiles that match. Design Alchemy, an interior design company, made the peaceful and bright laundry room by putting together forest-green cabinets with brass hardware, a matching tile floor and backsplash pattern, and forest-green cabinets.
10. BRING THE OUTDOORS IN
You can still add some green to your laundry room, even if it’s in the basement, with plants, wicker boxes, and other things. That’s what this space by Kate Marker Interiors does by giving the navy-blue cabinet scheme a bit of brightness.
11. KEEP IT LIGHT
If all of your appliances are dark stainless steel, then lighter colours like brown and pastels can help the heavier washers and dryers stand out. Interior designer Regan Baker made this laundry room by blending the two colour schemes together so well that it looks stylish while you fold, iron, rinse, and repeat.
12. ADD A POP OF COLOR
Laundry isn’t the most fun thing in the world, so why not make it a little more fun by painting your walls or cabinets a bright colour? This room feels brighter and less like work after Purple Cherry Architects added a bright shade of blue to it.
13. HIDE THE MACHINES
It’s no secret that most cleaning machines aren’t very stylish. Instead of trying to make them look fancy, you should just hide them, like in this room by JAM and FIG, an interior design company. You should not even be able to tell that the washer and dryer are there.
14. PAIR CLASSIC COLORS
A deep blue that is close to navy always looks good with white floors and walls. Interior designer Liz Caan did a great job of combining these two colours in this laundry room. If you add some brass hardware and wicker bins, you won’t mind that you have to steam shirts for longer.
15. ADD SOME ARTISTIC FLAIR
A purple laundry room like this one might appeal to people who are more into art. Lisa Frantz, an interior designer, also thought about how the space would be lit. “The textured cast glass on the pocket doors serves two purposes,” she says. “It brings light into a long, dark hallway from the large window and gives a bit of privacy without blocking the southern light.” The floor tile not only adds colour to the room but also helps the natural light shine through.
16.NCORPORATE A MURAL
A pattern is nice, but a painting on the whole wall will really make your laundry room stand out. The tiles in this room were designed by Dina Bandman and are from Artistic Tile. They have a large, navy-blue landscape pattern that goes well with the white cabinets and walls.
17. PAINT YOUR CABINETS
If you plan to do a lot of laundry, your cabinets should stand out instead of being lost in the background. Kate Figler, an interior designer, added a light blue to this laundry room to make the whole space feel soft and warm.
18. LEAN INTO MINIMALISM
If you think less is more, this laundry room by interior designer Melanie Raines is just what you need. A bright and airy space is made up of natural wood, lots of light, and white cabinets.
19. TILE TIME
Painter Linda Hayslett gave this laundry room’s walls and cabinets a bright white colour that matches the clean clothes. She put down a fun, speckled tile pattern on the floor, though, so it didn’t look too clean.
20. SIMPLE STORAGE
Becky Shea, an interior designer, imagines a place and thinks about how it will be most useful while also remaining aesthetically pleasing. “We optimised storage to keep the space not only neat but also beautiful” in this laundry room. I love open shelves because it lets you show off things like towels and other decorations. “Putting small things in baskets and jars gives the room a stylish touch,” she says.