Doing laundry might not be one of your favorite pastimes, but doing laundry in a gorgeous laundry room can certainly make it more enjoyable! Gone are the days of shoving a washer and dryer into a dark, musty corner of the house. Now, laundry rooms are spacious, stylish, and showcase much more than just the washer and dryer. Luckily, you don’t need to upgrade your home or gut your existing laundry room to create the space of your dreams. Here are nine laundry room makeover ideas you can achieve on a budget!
Warm up the space with an area rug.
Most people don’t think to add an area rug to their laundry room, but it’s an easy and effective way to add some color to the space and make it feel more inviting. Fill the entire floor space with a large rectangular rug, use a runner in a narrower space, or add a small circular rug to a tiny laundry room. Some of the simplest laundry room makeover ideas are also the most effective!
Hang floating shelves to hold laundry supplies and décor.
Open shelving is an easy and affordable way to lighten up the space while still prioritizing functionality. If you’ve got available wall space, suspend a few floating shelves and use them to store your cleaning supplies. Add things like small faux houseplants, candles, a mini chalkboard for to-do lists, and other small décor items to make the shelving look stylish and cute!
Create a mudroom laundry room combo.
If your laundry room also serves as the entryway where everyone kicks off their shoes and shrugs off their backpacks, it’s important to provide a space for all of that! In terms of mudroom laundry room ideas, the key is storage. A storage bench is a perfect place to sit and remove your shoes and also provides a place to stash things like shoes, dog leashes, and so on. Add hooks to hang keys, purses, backpacks, and coats, and a shoe rack so that footwear doesn’t wind up scattered throughout your home.
Create a feature wall with paint, wallpaper, or tile.
Adding an accent wall to your laundry room can make a world of difference! Thankfully, this is also not a difficult thing to do. Add a few coats of paint in your favorite color for an instant laundry room glow-up, or make the space even more fun with patterned wallpaper. Another fun way to create a feature wall is by adding a tile “backsplash” behind your washer and dryer. There are plenty of peel and stick options, making this an easy DIY!
Use a folding table for additional counter space.
If you’re lucky enough to have a spacious laundry room, you should consider stashing a folding table in there. When you’ve got a clean load of laundry finished in the dryer, this table is the perfect place to sort and fold. When you’re done, stash the clean laundry and the laundry folding table to keep your space feeling organized and airy!
Upgrade your light fixture, cabinet pulls, and sink hardware.
It’s remarkable how much these simple enhancements can transform your space into the ultimate glam laundry room. Swap the boring, utilitarian overhead light for something bold and fun. Ditch the old, dull faucet for something sleek and modern. Makeover your drawers and cabinets by screwing on some pretty pulls or knobs – you can have fun with these! These are all pretty small changes that can make a huge difference in making your space feel fresh and stylish.
Don’t be afraid to incorporate nonfunctional décor!
You’ve probably spent time and money decorating your living room and bedroom, but why shouldn’t your laundry room get the same treatment? Take advantage of any blank wall space by hanging up a colorful piece of wall art or an interesting mirror to make the space seem bigger and lighter. Add greenery or florals on the shelves, or even place a large houseplant in an empty corner. In short, treat your laundry room like another space to flex your interior design muscles! Just because it’s a functional room doesn’t mean it can’t be beautiful, too.
Install a countertop over your washer and dryer.
If you have front-loading machines, this can make a massive difference in the appearance and functionality of your laundry room. By suspending a countertop over your washer and dryer units, you give yourself a ton of counter space to use for your various laundry room necessities (plus more space to decorate!). By covering the tops of the machines with a counter, you’ll make the space seem more polished and intentional.
Keep your space tidy with hooks, rods, baskets, and extra shelving.
Even the chicest and most well-designed laundry room will look drab if it’s constantly cluttered with dirty clothes, hangers, and bottles of detergent. One of the keys to designing your dream laundry room is making sure there is a space for everything. Add a few hooks on the wall to hold things or suspend a rod across your counter space so you can hang up your delicate items as they dry. Place wicker baskets on your shelves to serve as a hidden “catch-all” for your various laundry supplies. If you’ve got the space, consider adding extra laundry room shelving and storage to hold all of the miscellaneous things that inevitably end up in the laundry room.
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