The humble laundry room has the potential to transform into a beautiful space with a bit of work and imagination. A few changes is all it takes to turn it from drab to fab. Choose an approach based on your aesthetics, budget, time and abilities. If you need a few ideas, then browse magazines or search the Web for inspiration.
We’ve made it easier for you by compiling a list of 30 laundry room decor ideas. These examples range from minimalist arrangements to more rustic designs. Some of them may entail substantial costs. Others can be completed without spending much money. If you’re ready to see them, then let’s get started!
Shiplap Inspired Wall
The plain room gets a rustic overhaul thanks to the addition of a shiplap wall. Instead of actual boards, this budget-friendly project uses printed wallpaper. Shelves add vital storage space with style.
Neat Laundry Room
This one keeps things simple by taking all the clutter away. The Spartan space has subway tiles covering the walls up to the ceiling. The wooden shelves and rattan boxes give it a warm homey feel.
If money and space are abundant, then you may want to consider this project. It features great big cabinets with a rich brown finish and elegant fixtures.
DIY Marble Countertop
A monochrome palette that creates visual interest through various textures, patterns and shades. The marble countertop adds a touch of elegance in this otherwise utilitarian room.
Text and Trinkets
Different types of décor bring this space to life including potted plants, a rattan bowl, orange towels, red circular carpet, framed images, and witty quotes. The simple wood shelf above should be easy to replicate.
Socks have a way of disappearing when you need them most. Here’s a way to keep track of the lonely ones until you find their missing pair. Hang this sign to speed up the search.
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Another room with shiplap walls that add character to the white surface. A tapestry laundry sign hangs on one side, above a wire basket, while a bigger sign dominates the other side. Rolled towels and mason jars sit atop a shelf.
Massive safety pins make an immediate impact because of their unusual size, especially in relation to the other items on the counter. They could be fun decorative additions or practical hook attachments.
Perfect Signage Accessories
A dull laundry room can come alive with inspired add-ons. Each of the crates have their own signs for organization. A bigger sign in the middle serves as the focal point.
Patterned Tiles on the Wall
Ceramic tiles with intricate patterns can break the monotony of a plain wall, especially if they are placed around a window. Have a solid plan for selection and arrangement for a unified look.
Intricate Carvings on Storage Boxes
A pleasant room lessens the pain of doing laundry. Make an effort to improve the decor. In this example, stylish shelves and wooden crates with intricate carvings make an attractive sight.
Keeping It Simple
This clutter-free room features an overhead cabinet where items can be hidden away. A framed sign announces the purpose of the space while a black-and-red carpet adds a splash of color.
Wood and Gold Trims
The white subway tiles serve as a backdrop for the wooden cabinet, shelf, countertop, and washing machines. The sides are painted black while the tops have a coat of varnish. Gold-plated fixtures pop out for a dash of sophistication.
Brick Wall and Symmetrical Storage
The bricks create a nice accent wall in the background. In the foreground are twin appliances and storage compartments in a symmetrical arrangement. Along with muted colors, the result is a clean and ordered appearance.
Oversized Sign with Distressed Cabinet
A large green sign welcomes people to the laundry room. Under it is a distressed cabinet with barnyard doors with a great deal of space inside for knickknacks. A key holder can be found on the left while a small blackboard hangs on the right.
Painted Accent Wall
Instead of using tiles for the wall, the surface can be painted using stencils to ensure a perfect pattern throughout. This one uses interlocking hexagons but you can substitute anything that you have in mind.
Most of spaces featured so far had white walls to make the rooms feel bigger and make decoration easier. However, this should not prevent anyone from trying different hues like the dark green in this image that goes well with the hanging wreaths.
The washing machines can be moved to the outside as long as there is a nearby source for water and power. Since it’s the outdoors, plants tend to be the perfect décor in this setup. Maximize vertical space with a shelf rack.
Laundry Room Decal
Decals are often found in bedrooms but there’s no reason why they can’t be used elsewhere. Consider placing some in the laundry room. They could be quotes, images, or a combination of the two.
Shabby Chic Décor
Get the basics right such as a clean background and you can pretty much accessorize to your heart’s content. Creativity can let you to do so without spending much. Hang plants from the wall, use colored paper for signs, and upcycle old boxes for storage.
Plants as Decoration
Plants naturally give life to any space. They can be placed in the room in different ways as can be seen in the image. One is on the shelf while another is on the floor. There is also a succulent on top of the machine and a framed picture on the wall.
Plywood Shiplap Wall
In another variation on the theme, this homeowner cut plywood into 8-inch planks to mimic the look of shiplap. It is a much cheaper way to get the same effect.
In this design, everything is anchored by the black cabinetry that provides ample storage for cleaning agents. They are sealed from above by butcher block countertops to add warmth and make the space feel more like home.
Organized Laundry Room
The space can get cluttered if you aren’t careful. Prevent this by installing shelves, wire racks, weaved baskets, hooks, and bars that will keep things organized. Designate a specific purpose for each area.
This design idea is great for small spaces that aim to make a big impact. Carrara marble tile was used to cover all the walls from floor to ceiling. It can take a bit of work but the end result is simply stylish.
Laundry Room Renovation
This renovation was inspired by farmhouses with its shiplap walls, distress countertop rusted pot, and old vent. Plants soften the look. The lamp provides illumination at night while the sign adds charm.
Mirror Image Design
Here is a room where the left and right sides are virtually identical from the cabinets down to the appliances. Additional points of interest include a hanging lamp, a framed canvas, a small potted plant, and a laundry sign.
Storage space is plenty in this small space thanks to big cabinets that run from the floor to the ceiling. The walls are painted matte green while the cabinet interiors and countertops are bare wood.
Repurposed Waste Materials
What should have been junk was plucked and repurposed for the laundry room. Wooden planks became a sign and small hanging shelves. Meanwhile, galvanized pipes turned into a sturdy rack.
Shiplap accent wall and weathered wood sign makes cute coastal style decor of this small laundry room. It just shows how a few strong accents can make stunning decor with little effort.
Minimal & Elegant
The uniform white of the décor exudes a quite elegance, at the same time keeping functionality in mind with the built-in drying racks. We especially love the apothecary jars for storing detergent and the flower vase.
Creative Laundry Room Plus Dog Wash
Great breakup of space with the dog wash station, relax area under the cabinet and wonderful storage. Creative exploitation of all available space means you still have the scope to hang that art piece over the shower.
L-shaped Neat Laundry Décor
Again, an example of what you can do with that little bit of extra space. The baskets allow you extra wall and counter space, hence the plants and the painting.
Love the accent of the storage wicker baskets and the little plant that nicely offset the elegant uniform white of the décor.
Classic Walnut Décor
Notice the orderliness which is carefully crafted by using identical series of storage options. Shelved washing units also raise the level and allow easier access.
Hanging Nook Great Utility Laundry
The hanging nook with the hampers and the hanging bar stands out. Also great storage options plus the wall-mounted dryer rack. And for all that, pretty neat and orderly.
Add Some Cheer
One of the most cheerful and versatile laundry spaces you may expect to come across! Great accent with the bright splashes of the rug and the hampers. And you surely haven’t missed that classic stained glass window!
Laundry Space with Slide Door Cabinets
Great idea for loft or kitchen laundry. Well-covered cabinets and the doors slide out of your way once open.
Here is what you can do with a large laundry space with double washers and dryers. Love the uniform mocha shade, the large horizontal open shelves.
Closed Door Laundry Space
Again, a great idea that helps you craft a perfectly functional and neat-looking laundry within a small amount of space. Note the hanger bar, the raised units and the folded doors.
Backsplash in Beige Setting
We love the contemporary look created with the backsplash and flushed light. Also the creative use of color achieved through the carefully chosen rug, storage baskets, floor tiles and the back panel.
Laundry with a Pendant Light
If you love grey shades, you will love this laundry room. Beautifully curated with the pendant light, the limestone floor, the plants, the floor mat and the painting.
This one is functional, but it really catches the eye for its telling penchant for the creative. Note the four-legged stool sink and also how the paintings sync with the drape heading of the window from off-the-frame space.
The Green Laundry Room
Classic look in vintage matte green with an unmistakably rustic flavor. Note the apothecary jar, the wicker basket, the walnut floor and the all too conspicuous framed Ciudad Rodrigo poster.
Craftsman Laundry Room
We love the carefully crafted workshop look of this laundry room – the all around syrupy wood grains mixed ingeniously with the beige tiles of the floor and the countertop.
Neat & Functional
This has the aroma of melted chocolate all over it! We love how the wallpaper, the tiles, the hamper and the baskets are carefully chosen to color curate with the washing/drying units.
Traditional Laundry Room with Brick Tiles
One cannot but notice the white brick tiles as well as the large floor tiles deliberately chosen to attain a rustic look. The pendant light and the little splashes of color here and there also fit nicely with this predominantly traditional white decor.
Industrial Laundry Room
Here’s your wainscoted, limestone-tiled, industrial-looking laundry room. You either like it or you don’t. But if you do, you will surely go for it!
Transitional Laundry Room
Visible wiring and baroque lighting mixed with classic walnut floor. Anyone with a taste for the transitional is sure to fall for it.
Bright & Sunny
If you like things bright and cheerful, this laundry room décor is a winner. We love pretty much everything about it – the mat, the colored cabinets, the wallpaper, the light fittings, the window, the wooden counter/shelf. And all of the rest!
All Things Storage
If you want to organize your laundry room some, here’s all you need to know about storage, organization, open cabinets as well as homemade numbered tags.
Industrial Glam Laundry Room
If the previous industrial décor idea was too pronounced for you, you may still consider settling for this one. A nice blend of industrial and traditional with loads of tiny accents and details.
Tiny Laundry Room Remodel
All you need to know to turn your not-so-nice looking tiny laundry room passage into a neatly organized, good looking and functional space. We particularly like the sliding pedestal shelves used here.
DIY Farmhouse Laundry
Another great step-by-step guide to DIY your laundry room design. This one has a modern farmhouse feel, but you can tweak around with a few details on the way to achieve a different feel.
Laundry Room Sign
Do you by any chance want to flaunt your laundry room? If the answer is yes, nothing better than creating a monster laundry room sign. Check this thread out to know how.
All About Built-ins
This one is a mishmash of industrial, rustic and other details, but we love the end result. Also shows how important built-ins can be for your laundry room.
Inexpensive Laundry Room Remodel
A great post for anyone who wants a makeover for his laundry room without having to splurge on it big time. Nice and simple idea with a great result.
Another great makeover idea to get your laundry room décor fall in line with that of the rest of your home. We particularly love the bit about replacing the carpet with hardwood floor.
No Frills, Maximum Utility
This one is a great example of how to make even the smallest of spaces work for you as a convenient laundry room. Notice the adequate storage, hanging space and the neat counter.
How About Some Bulletin Board!
We love the uniquely uniform storage pattern of this idea. Also that you still have enough space to hang a ‘Chores’ plaque and a giant bulletin board, to boot!