10 Laundry Room Ideas We’re Obsessed With
Just because it’s a chore, the room itself shouldn’t be a bore.
One of the most commonly bemoaned, widely relatable chores that one must face week after week, is none other than the laundry. Some of us loathe it so much we end up putting it off, which results in complaining—with a sigh—of having “no clean clothes to wear.” Of course, the obvious solution is just to simply do the laundry, but it is also a tedious task that takes hours. (Maybe a single hour if you have a fancy quick wash/quick dry setting on your machines.) But the room itself shouldn’t suffer, just because it exists for a purpose everyone dreads. In fact, we think laundry rooms should be extra cheery, fun, or inspiring, just to make up for it. Here, some of our favorite inspiring rooms from, of course, Pinterest. Maybe you can pin these after you go start the next load?
Reinvent the Wheel
Laundry baskets on wheels make the most tedious part of doing laundry (carrying it back and forth) so much easier. Here, the roller carts hide neatly under the counter.
Since this is a private, small space, it’s the perfect place to really play with pattern. Here, a dramatic floral wallpaper entertains the eye.
Speaking of wallpaper... this is also a great place to get thematic. Since you (hopefully) spend a limited amount of time in this room each week, a busy, lighthearted wallpaper that nods to the room’s purpose keeps the atmosphere fun. (No laundry day doom-and-gloom!)
Laundry rooms are hard-working spaces. Max out your storage and workspace with a meticulously thought-out organization station. This one has a place for everything.
No Space Too Small
This stacker washer and dryer set wastes no space. The surrounding cabinetry disguises the laundry station, keeping necessary products and tools hidden. Plus, a surprise pullout folding board!
All-Natural Laundry Detergent
This easy and cost-effective laundry detergent requires just three ingredients: Borax, washing soda, and Castile soap. Use two tablespoons each time, or throw in an additional scoop for large or extra soiled loads. It's also safe for high efficiency washing machines.
Don’t Forget Fido
Here, a stacking washer and dryer make room for a dog-washing station—no more struggling over the tub. A dog bed nook makes for perfect post-bath naps.
Cool Blue Cabinets
These aqua cabinets are the stuff of dreams. Paired with the white shiplap walls, the room has a breezy, unfussy vibe. Brass hardware keeps things polished.
This “room” only takes up one wall, but has everything you could need in a laundry room: the machines, multiple work surfaces, a sink, and storage. Not to mention it’s simply gorgeous with the green cabinetry and marble tiling.
This laundry room utilizes one of our all-time favorite tricks: covering a small space in white. It looks like this may be a deep space with limited-to-no natural light. That’s easily combated with some white tile, warmed up by a light wooden cabinet. Just like that, the perfect balance.
Add Interest With Contrast
Clean white walls paired with rich black cabinetry sets up the perfect scheme for the intricate tile. Bamboo shades are a cost-efficient buy and keep the walls streamlined, while framed (black-and-white!) photos make it personal.