Laundry rooms – those small, busy spaces often tucked in the most neglected slots in your home – doesn't have to always look messy. Sure, they're made for utility; there are always clothes to wash and clothes to press. But you can create a functional and stylish space that will help you make those unwanted chores pleasant at the least.
If you're looking to overhaul your laundry room into a fresh, orderly area, here are seven decorating tips:
Make it dual purpose.
Your laundry room can also be your mudroom; this is practical because you can easily hang clothes or place them directly in the washer when they get stained. You can also merge your pressing utilities in, if the space is enough. That way, you don't have to run from one room to another in organizing your laundry.
Have a place for everything. Plan for your storage; choose shelves for laundered items and baskets for the dirty ones. Choose a bigger, deeper sink that can handle those oversized cleaning errands. Design the space with ample cupboards, drawers and cabinets to keep your laundry room essentials.
Paint it in white. White, as well as other lighter colours, creates the illusion of space. It gives a feeling of neatness, helping you achieve a well-organized laundry room without the chaotic look. Choose minty or green colours for a fresh, clean atmosphere. Light yellow adds a nice pop of cheerfulness. Light grey adds a sense of calm.
For small areas, create a laundry closet.
An ample-sized closet can fit in your laundry equipment when you do not have enough space. Stack your washer and dryer on the top of each other to maximize the vertical space. Custom cabinets can help you organize your space effectively. One smart move: slip your ironing board built-in into a cabinet so it would not take up room.
Don't forget the drying bar.
This is the place where you can hang your garments, whether for drying or after being pressed. It helps you dry clothes with delicate fabrics, such as silk.
Design a place to rest.
Instead of making your laundry room strictly for utility, why don’t you utilize small corners as a haven to rest in-between chores? Incorporate a nice bench space with lovely pillows to add a cosy look to this functional area. Here is where you can do other hobbies while waiting for your clothes, such as small crafts. Add a reading nook if you’d like!
Install the right light for the task.
It is important to choose task lighting for your laundry room, but it doesn’t have to be bland. Flush mount lights are best used in these spaces. Tracklights and downlights are multi-functional and offers a modern, contemporary twist on your laundry room. Industrial pendant lights give off a vintage charm. Linear lighting displays more of a utility look.
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We hope these tips helped you in maximizing your laundry room! Let us know your comments; send us a message below.
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