When we moved into our house, the laundry closet was a disaster (well the whole house really, but I'm trying to stay on topic here). We did some quick improvements that left it looking better, but not great. Then several months ago, I took my tiny laundry closet from just ok to what I consider much improved:
You can read all about the stages of this makeover here. And although it's one million times better now, there is only so much you can do with a small closet for laundry. So today, I thought I'd dream a little and come up with an inspirational mood board for an actual laundry room. Like one you can walk into, with a door an everything. Dreamers gonna dream. 😉
Speaking of dreams, let's look at some dreamy laundry spaces, shall we?
Don't you just love a good laundry room? One that doesn't take laundry so seriously. Me too. Here's what I came up with for my laundry mood board:
If you've seen some of my past mood boards, you know I love color, so it might not surprise you to see that this room is no exception. I feel like a fun, colorful, and well organized space might just be the one thing that can make laundry seem not so bad. So for this room, here are my essentials:
Lovely Laundry Room Must-Haves
Storage – Lots of storage in a laundry room is a must. If you're anything like me, this space tends to become a catch-all for linens, lost items, rags, and cleaning products, just to name a few. I like to have as many dedicated stash places as possible, so in this mood board, I've included both open shelving (for pretty storage) and closed colorful cabinets, to hide all those not so pretty items.
Artwork – Being a graphic designer, I might be biased here, but I firmly believe that every room is better with art. The laundry room is no exception. I created my own guide to laundry that is both helpful and decorative, and I also found a very cute and colorful city-scape print that features a clothes line to stick with the laundry theme. (All mood board sources are listed below!)
Utility – Since this is one room that actually has to function, utility is equally as important as aesthetics. Making room for things like a small trash can for lint, jars to stash spare buttons or pocket treasures, and a clock to make sure you have time to finish that load before you throw it in, are all great ideas. Not to mention a hamper… you know… for the laundry. Making sure all of these things are cute is just the icing on the cake. 😉
So there you have my thoughts on creating a fun and functional laundry space. I hope you've found some inspiration to make your own laundry area a nice blend of form and function. Here are the aforementioned sources for this mood board:
Similar Cabinet Color:
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