Laundry almost always tops the list of our least favorite chores. But just because we find laundry tedious and boring doesn’t mean laundry rooms have to be.
There are a number of ways to add style, interest and storage to the average, mundane laundry room.
Most laundry rooms are small. To make the room feel larger, stick to a light, neutral color palette. The same goes for any wood tones you use; keep them light.
If you’re looking for visual interest, you can always accent a wall with a darker color to add a spark of the dramatic. And if you’re looking to express your personality, try adding some playful wallpaper or a colorful backsplash to catch the eye.
If your room is small and you’d like to fool the eye into thinking it’s larger, paint the walls with wide horizontal strips around the room.
Many laundry rooms are dark. The right lighting helps you see and sets the tone for the room. Here are three ways to maximize lighting:
• Ceiling lights need to provide enough lighting for all the tasks which will be performed in the room.
• If you have cabinets over your appliances, install under-cabinetry lights. If you don’t have cabinets, install wall sconce lighting.
• Whenever possible, have windows line one entire wall of your laundry room. If you’re worried about privacy, install a beautiful privacy shade or wood blinds.
Have a laundry room that lacks privacy? You can create a door using draperies. You also could create a divider by installing barn-style doors on a track.
When space allows, opt for beautiful cabinetry. Not only is this useful, but it ties your Landry Room in with your design aesthetic in the rest of the house.
Here are some other storage solutions to help you make the most of your laundry room:.
Store supplies under your utility tub? Hide the mess by creating a skirt out of a fun, chic accent fabric.
Who says laundry rooms can’t be elegant? Use glass jars and decorative storage containers to store soap, fabric softener and other essentials.
Don’t have space for folding? Install a countertop above your washer and dryer.
Get creative with your storage space. Use hanging baskets, hooks and shelving to create the storage you need. Consider hanging your sorting bags so they take up no floor space. If space is at a premium, extend shelves as close to the ceiling as possible.
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