Just because it's a workspace, that doesn't mean the laundry room has to be plain and boring. "You spend a lot of time in there, so why not make it pretty and fun?" says Ashley, who livened up this one with a pagoda-style lantern and a tropical-print wallpaper, which is a classic Florida touch. Because this room is exposed to more moisture, Ashley chose a paper that has a glossy vinyl coating—that's right, vinyl—to protect it from water damage.
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Wallcovering: Bamboo & Birds Beige by Bob Collins and Sons; bobcollinsandsons.com for retailers.