If your laundry room is small, cramped or awkward space, you’ve probably been thinking it’s not worth much effort. However, your laundry space shouldn’t be left behind much like the rest of your home. It’s about time for a laundry room makeover and I’m certain it will be worth the gratification.
Laundry room styling matters too, regardless of the size. What better way is there to make doing laundry something to look forward to? It’s the little things that will go a long way in this space, so I am sharing 7 Affordable Fabulous Laundry Room Design Ideas.
Styling Small Laundry Spaces
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When your laundry space is small and there’s nothing you can think of doing to make it better, all you have to do is think of what you have to do to make it work for whoever does the laundry in your home. This surely could involve remodeling or hacking an existing space. You may not realize how enthused you are about remodeling your laundry room before you are overrun by laundry someday in the future. Even if you’ve never thought about the decor or arrangement of your current or non-existent laundry space, you’ll surely need to invest in some imaginative effort to convert your laundry space into one which will serve as a multipurpose laundry space while still making the whole process easier.
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If you are creative in your arrangement and decor, a tiny laundry room may indeed be a practical area for a household. Consider apartments size, compact or stackable washer and dryers, but be sure to take proper measurements before shopping for anything and also take note if the dryer is electric or gas.
Have space but finding it challenging to visualize exactly what you want? No problem! Because of course there’s an app for that! Roomstyler.com offers free room design of any room using templates and it’s popular because everyone can afford FREE and it’s pretty user friendly.
The second option I’d recommend is hiring someone to do a laundry room sketch design for you. These room and home design sketchers can be found on app Thumbtack, Fiverr.com and often on app Groupon.
RoomSketcher.com has a tool to design yourself or pay them a small fee to design on your behalf. As of today, the basic service is $38, but there are more expensive options..
Deciding on Paint or Wallpaper for Laundry Room
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Laundry is widely known as a time-consuming and labor-intensive task. The average person spends up to 2 hours every week washing laundry. Therefore, if you’re going to be the one in the laundry area for hours, why not get some walls which you’d enjoy looking at? There’s an abundance of wallpaper designs and paint ideas sure to make a tiny laundry space more visually appealing. Even if you’re in a rental, there is removable wallpaper without causing damage and there are lots of other laundry room design options for your apartment or home rental. Check out this rental laundry room makeover below for less than $100.
Gray seems to have been the color to use for an entire house for some time, but there’s a reason it is still thought of as a popular choice for a laundry room color. Gray can make a huge laundry room seem intimate while also making a tiny one appear bigger.
Nothing screams simple and efficient quite like monochromatic photography. This classic color scheme is among the greatest laundry area paint colors available. Begin by installing black cabinets or monochrome tile floors. Perhaps take it a step further with black wallpapers, which are both striking and straightforward when coupled with white cabinets and clean white trim.
Laundry folding may be relaxing for some. Make the best of the peaceful Zen vibe by painting the walls with a relaxing neutral color. To draw out the peaceful side of life, choose paint hues like soft gray or maybe even beige. Some popular examples are Agreeable Gray and Greige.
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Nothing quite like a leisure day for rebalancing the heart and spirit. Using mint green colors, bring back memories of a spa. These relaxing colors look great with birch, gray, or white cabinetry. They also provide cabinetry made of dark wood a new look.
Because most laundry spaces are tiny, you could go a bit crazy regarding color. Try putting bright yellow upon the walls when you want a pleasant zing each time you press the dryer switch. You may try a muted yellow. This subdued color, suggestive of autumn foliage, will bring you happiness throughout the year.
You may get the desired sunshine mood by using white for your foundation hue and accenting with oceanic blue, bright yellow, or coastal beige.
DIY Laundry Room Wall Shelving
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A great investment you can put in some time and money into is to build your floating shelves inside the laundry area. When the washer plus dryer quit operating within a day of one another, it’s an opportunity to rebuild your laundry area and transform it into an orderly and practical environment.
Your laundry area might be a closet in one of your bathrooms. You could try to make DIY floating shelves from your desired kind of wood so that it can give an impression that the room is larger. There are many DIY floating shelf styles to choose from including wood floating shelves using existing material or have some custom cut at your local Lowe’s or Home Depot. You will find an abundance of tutorials on DIY easy floating shelves online and on Youtube. However, you could always just purchase them on Amazon, IKEA or Wayfair and easily install them yourself, keeping in mind the max weight limitations. I install floating wall shelves alone every time!
If you wouldn’t want to construct homemade laundry shelving, then you can acquire easily available ones for a low price and improve the appearance of your laundry space even though you would not wish to construct shelves manually.
Laundry Space Baskets and Caddies
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You could find love in your renovated laundry area even though you despise laundry. It may take only a few hours to make DIY wall bookshelves on your own. Nevertheless, it’ll be worthwhile in conclusion when you have a laundry space with a modern chic appearance choosing laundry baskets which coordinate with your space. Cloth basket organizers are wonderful because they are more flexible than hard storage baskets. They’re also great for taller items.
You could organize your baskets under a folding table, a DIY wall shelf or even a laundry basket organizers where your baskets can slide in and out of it’s own space similar to pulling out a drawer.
You’ll like owning a laundry hamper that’s simple to handle and attractive to glance at. It might be difficult to locate a spot to keep your laundry bin at times. This foldable laundry basket addresses that problem while also looking excellent and comes in a variety of shades.
To keep filthy clothing out of view off your floor, place a laundry basket on your laundry room door. Many hanging laundry baskets have one zipper on the bottom of them, allowing you to conveniently unzip and throw the contents directly into your washing machine.
Using baskets as well as caddies, as storing additional items elsewhere, is the solution to avoid tiny laundry spaces from becoming overly congested.
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Innovative Storage for Small Laundry Room Ideas
Laundry rooms are equally as crucial as kitchens. A well-equipped and well-organized laundry room gives the impression that your house is in good working condition.
Baskets are the workhorses of nearly every single storage solution – may be used to collect goods that don’t have to be out to show off.
Install hooks that hold cleaning and laundry-related odds and ends to make use of any little pieces of space. Keep some brushes on hand to quickly remove dirt and debris from surfaces.
Using carefully labeled containers, you can maintain everything in its proper place.
Dry delicates such as shawls and scarves in a separate space designated for this use.
Adding wheels on your laundry trolley for more mobility and transporting it from one location to another leads to way less lifting and moving the laundry around. A canvas hamper additionally allows you to clean both the liner and the clothing within it.
Running out of space, needing a major entire home declutter (possibly intervention) or limited space due to other parts of your home needing a miracle? Check out this post for more storage ideas throughout your home.
Turn Your Laundry Room Into a Glam Zone with Lighting
The fragrance of freshly done laundry will be more appealing in a well-lit laundry area, especially a stunning focal point of lighting. If you think your laundry room is gloomy and lacks natural daylight or its only light is a single lightbulb, then you need to improve its lighting. A top priority for a laundry area should be to install some task lighting in it. Even if your laundry station is in your basement or garage, task lighting can make your laundry room look bright and open.
Laundry is indeed an inescapable home chore that so many people despise, but the laundry space doesn’t have to be. Changing a laundry space from a simply functional place to a useful and attractive room within itself will improve your daily tasks a bit and make it more bearable, regardless of how small or large a room is. Since a laundry area is a somewhat private location in the house, you may approach it like an expansion of your preexisting décor or as an opportunity to splurge and undertake some chances using color, wallpapers, flooring or style that you would otherwise be hesitant to include in the major parts of the house.
Garage Laundry Room Ideas and Design
If your garage is attached to your home and also has the right placement for your laundry space, then consider yourself lucky to have this as an option. Even if it isn’t attached, it’s still an option if you don’t mind that walk to the garage throughout the unpredictable seasons. Either way, if you’re currently using your garage for storage, then simply adding overhead garage storage instead will then give you the extra space availability on the walls to add or build new shelving to organize your new garage laundry space design. The more space you have, the more creative or even innovative you can get, like the short video below.
Thanks for reading my 7 Affordable Fabulous Laundry Room Design Ideas and I hope you are inspired to get started with your laundry room makeover. Your new laundry space is going to require a little work, a little thought and some creativity. Either way, have a good time along the way. The process is really the best part and the ending results are very rewarding so I’m very excited for you!