Laundry rooms are often overlooked when it comes to home décor. However, with a touch of creativity and thoughtful design, your laundry room can become a stylish and functional oasis. Transforming this often-neglected space into an aesthetically pleasing and organized area not only makes the chore of laundry more enjoyable but also adds a unique flair to your home.

In this guide, we'll explore various ideas and tips to help you make your laundry room shine. Discover how to turn this functional space into one that reflects your style and makes the mundane task of laundry a delightful experience.

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Assessing the space

Let’s start with getting to know your laundry room, learn what are some specific characteristics of it, and what you need to keep in mind when planning renovations.

Size of the laundry room

A laundry room is one of the spaces that vary in size from a closet to a small living room. It all depends on the layout of your home and how much space you can spare for this utilitarian room. But don’t worry, it is possible to make a laundry room cute no matter its size.

Size mostly is important to decide what kind of items you will bring in. Whether your laundry room will have a sink and ironing board. Will it hold other practical house tools like a vacuum, broom, cleaning supplies, and others? It all impacts the decoration decisions you will have to make later.

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Ventilation properties

Ventilation is very important for a laundry room. Especially if you choose to air-dry your clothes or use it to wet-clean items often. Ventilation can be as simple as a window you can open (a window in a laundry room has another benefit – natural daylight!) or built-in ventilation. Either way, it is something to consider to keep your laundry room renovation fresh longer.

Storage options

Storage is necessary no matter the size of your laundry room. At least, you will need a place where to store washing detergent. At most – you can add storage for all the items that help you get the house clean plus extra towels and door mats. Storage can vary from cabinets, drawers, and shelves to boxes and movable carts. When planning a laundry room makeover, make sure you plan enough storage space.

Decorating a laundry room

Once you have decided on practical elements of the laundry room, it is time to choose decorative items. Let’s dig in!

Picking a theme

To have a cohesive laundry room, it is wise to pick an overall theme. A theme can be a specific interior design style or a color or pattern palette. It all depends on your preferences. Here are some ideas!

Matching the laundry room to the rest of the house

A very practical idea is to match the laundry room interior design with the rest of the house. That way the room will seamlessly blend in and feel like a part of a bigger picture. If you have decorated the rest of the house according to the era the house was built in, it just makes sense to decorate all the rooms keeping that in mind. Some popular eras are mid-century modern, colonial, cottage, victorian, modern, and others.

Going crazy and all out

Contrary to the previous paragraph, it is a fun idea to make the laundry room the craziest room in your house. It is a place where we don’t spend hours and hours of our time, so it can be a room to experiment with. If you have some bold interior design dreams, this might be the perfect moment to explore them!

Minimalist approach

It is always practical to keep functional rooms minimalistic. It means the design is clean, comfortable, and easy to work with. There are all the necessary items but the decor is kept to a minimum. The color palette also is simple – neutrals, pastels, white, and black.

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Decorating laundry room walls

The laundry room walls are a perfect place to decorate. You can explore creativity without messing with the functionality of the room. Wall decors include wallpaper, wall art, and shelving.

Laundry room wallpaper

Wallpaper can brighten up a laundry room like nothing else. There is a huge variety of patterns to choose from, they can work as wall art and you can still add shelves to wallpapered walls. What kind of wallpaper pattern you choose depends on the theme you have chosen for the space. If you are still in the decision process, we have compiled below a great list of laundry room wallpapers. Maybe some of them can spark a creative idea for you!

  • Layered Tropics – lush green plants and leaves that thrive in moist conditions. If you want that tropical feel in the laundry room, this is the wallpaper to go for!
  • Golden Palm – if your laundry room is elegant and chic, black, white, and gold palm leaves will leave a lasting impact.
  • Magnolias in the Sun – craving some color? This beautifully yellow wallpaper with a touch of white magnolia flowers can satisfy that need!
  • Line Elegance – for people who enjoy modern environments, this will be the perfect wallpaper. Minimalistic yet creative.
  • Spring Tulips – the soft tulips will help you romanticize the laundry room. Washing and cleaning have never been so desirable!
  • Blue Poppy – a tile print that’s symmetrical and bright. It will bring out the cleanliness aspect of the laundry room and inspire you to keep everything spotless.
  • Cute Petals – bring in some subtle color in the laundry room with this wallpaper. It’s simple but packs a cuteness punch.
  • Fine Eucalyptus – the light green and white make a clean combination that’s inspiring and hopeful.

When you choose a laundry room wallpaper, make sure it is peel and stick. Peel and stick wallpaper will endure better the moist environment. For more great patterns, check out our bestseller wallpaper list!

Wall art for laundry room

Functionality comes first in a laundry room. However, if there is free space on the walls and you want to style it somehow, wall art can come in handy. Here are some ideas for the laundry room wall art!

  • Cleaning and washing related texts. Little frames with texts like: “Soak, wash, dry, repeat”, ‘Siri, do my laundry”, “Clean clothes, are happy clothes”, “Fresh and clean”, and so on. You can also hang something useful, for example, a beautifully designed graphic of cleaning symbols.
  • Cleaning and washing related images and prints. Pictures or graphics, or drawings of washing machines, clean clothes, pegs, people washing clothes, and so on.
  • Prints and texts that go with the room design. Don’t treat it as a laundry room but as any other room and choose prints and pictures that you enjoy! From birds to houses and flowers.
  • Stylized hooks. Find some fun-looking hooks, for example, little chairs, different animals, plants, little humans, hands, and so on. Use them as wall art and as functional pieces!
  • Words and letters. Spell interesting words with individual letters. From laundry room related texts to something that inspires you.
  • Hang plants. Add little plant pots to the wall and use plants as wall decor.

Shelving for laundry room

Shelves are an important part of storage in the laundry room. Even though mostly they will be used for things you need for cleaning or other purposes, you can also sneak some decor elements on the shelves.

  • Frames. If you have the space add some frames on the shelves. It will give the room a decorated look.
  • Scented candles. We always love a room that smells good. Add that benefit to the laundry room by placing scented candles on the shelves!
  • Plants. Laundry room shelves are the best place where to place plants. Drooping plants are especially good for shelves – they will drape beautifully and give the room even more character.
  • Baskets and boxes. Find the cutest baskets and boxes where to keep your practical items. It will not only look better, but you will also keep your things more organized.
  • Speaker. Doing laundry is much more fun with a good tune in the background. Put a good-looking speaker on the shelf!
  • Iron. Don’t hide away some of the practical items! Find a place for the iron on the shelf and display it proudly.

Decorating laundry room floors

The laundry room floor is another flat surface that you can exploit to make a design statement. Use this space to express your personality and the room’s theme. Here are some good options!

  • Entertaining tiles. The floor can become a different world with amazing, creative tiles. From different patterns to fun colors, choose what works best with the room. You can also give yourself a challenge and match interesting tiles with themed wallpaper.
  • Peel and stick tiles. If you don’t want to commit to serious tiles, try peel and stick options! Easy to install, easy to remove.
  • Woodboard flooring. If you don’t plan to splash around too much in the laundry room, woodboard flooring can look amazing. It is a great option to explore!
  • Vinyl flooring. If you don’t like tiles but don’t want to invest in woodboard floors or just want something more practical, vinyl flooring might just be it. You can get it in different styles, for example, solid colors, wood imitations, tile imitations, and so on.
  • Rugs. Rugs can be a useful addition to the laundry room. Choose ones that are not slippery and that are easy to clean.
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In conclusion

The laundry room doesn’t have to be a boring space. You can turn it into a cute cleaning haven! Make it appealing with eye-catching wall decor from wallpaper to shelves, add good-looking floors, and hang some plants. Don’t forget to plan for storage and be sure to set up the laundry room so it is convenient to do all the practical tasks. With all that in mind, you will decorate the laundry room of your dreams in no time!